Cargo Ship Hits Bridge in Japan, Cutting Off Water Supply and Internet to 15,000

The Japanese island of Suo-Oshima is without water and internet this week after a ship hit a bridge on Monday, taking out piping on the underside of the bridge. Officials say the Maltese-flagged cargo ship Erna Oldendorff struck the underside of the Honshu - Suo-Oshima bridge on Monday as it headed for the Port of Etajima in the Hiroshima Prefecture of Japan. As it passed … [Read more...]

Venezuela’s Main Oil Port Partially Operating After Tanker Allision

by Marianna Parraga (Reuters) - Venezuela’s main oil port of Jose is operating partially after a tanker collided with a dock at the weekend, curtailing state-run PDVSA’s ability to export upgraded crude and receive imported diluents, three sources with knowledge of the incident said on Tuesday. PDVSA has been struggling this year to deliver exports on time to most customers … [Read more...]

Nasty Oil Spill Closes Mississippi River Near New Orleans After Cargo Ship Hits Pier

The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to reports of an oil spill after a cargo ship struck a pier near mile marker 100 on the lower Mississippi River near New Orleans on Thursday. The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 10:30 a.m. that the Singapore-flagged ship Pac Antares had allided with a pier and was reportedly leaking diesel fuel into … [Read more...]

Passenger Vessel Carrying 447 Smashes Pier in Baltimore

A passenger vessel carrying nearly 450 people struck a pier in Baltimore on Sunday, causing damage but no serious injuries among passengers or crew. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that the Spirit of Baltimore struck the pier at the Henderson Wharf Marina, located on the Patapsco River in the Fells Point area, near the city's historic Inner Harbor district. There were 447 … [Read more...]