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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Black Sea Gas Platform Launched Off Romania Despite War Risks and No Insurance

By Luiza Ilie VADU, Romania, June 28 (Reuters) – A new Black Sea offshore gas platform was officially launched off Romania on Tuesday

June 28, 2022
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Sunday, June 26, 2022
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Ukraine Attacks Crimean Oil Platform For Second Time In A Week

June 26 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces have attacked a drilling platform in the Black Sea owned by a Crimean oil and gas company,

June 26, 2022
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The Ukraine War: The Longer The War, The More Likely It Is To Be Won By A Sea Power

Basil Germond (The Conversation)–The Ukraine war is at a strategic turning point. As the Russian offensive intensifies in the Donbas without resulting in

June 26, 2022
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Monday, June 20, 2022

Port of Odesa Comes Under Missile Attack As Russians Advance In Eastern Ukraine

By Natalia Zinets and Max Hunder KYIV, June 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces captured territory along a frontline river in eastern Ukraine on

June 20, 2022
Total Views: 2061

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Ukraine Strikes Crimean Black Sea  Drilling Platforms, Pro-Russian Regional Head Says

June 20 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces attacked drilling platforms in the Black Sea owned by a Crimean oil and gas

June 20, 2022
Total Views: 16664

Sunday, June 19, 2022
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EU Seeks To Release Ukrainian Grain Stuck Due To Russia’s Sea Blockade

BRUSSELS, June 19 (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers will discuss ways to free millions of tonnes of grain stuck in Ukraine due to

June 19, 2022
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Friday, May 27, 2022

Black Sea Convoys…Odesa, We Have a Problem!

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D.  The Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 had a profound impact on shipping in the Black Sea. To prevent

May 27, 2022
Total Views: 4836

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Russia Blames Ukraine: “They Mined the Ports, Not Us”

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, May 25 (Reuters) – A senior U.N. official is due to visit Moscow in the coming days to discuss reviving

May 25, 2022
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Saturday, May 21, 2022
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China Has Militarized Seafarers Says US Navy Report

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Over the many years of reporting maritime news, the idea that China could militarize its commercial maritime fleet has been

May 21, 2022
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Monday, May 16, 2022

Watch: Will The Black Sea Turn Into A Tanker War?

In this episode, of What’s Going On In Shipping, maritime historian Sal Mercogliano discusses how the conflict in the Black Sea between Ukraine and

May 16, 2022
Total Views: 3125

Friday, May 6, 2022
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The Black Sea Is The Next Front In The Ukraine War

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg) On the surface, the tiny Ukrainian navy, just 5,000 active-duty sailors and a handful of small coastal boats, appears to

May 6, 2022
Total Views: 4947

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
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Russia Threatens NATO Convoys With Submarine Strike

May 4 (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday it had fired two Kalibr cruise missiles at Ukrainian targets from a submarine in the Black

May 4, 2022
Total Views: 17785

Saturday, April 30, 2022
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First Ship With Ukrainian Corn Departs Romania

By Megan Durisin (Bloomberg) Enough grain has made its way out of Ukraine to fill an export vessel in neighboring Romania, marking a small but important first

April 30, 2022
Total Views: 9561

Sunday, April 10, 2022
Grain is loaded onto a ship in Odessa, Ukraine, August 9, 2021

War To Slash Ukraine’s GDP Output By Over 45%

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s economic output will likely contract by a staggering 45.1% this year as

April 10, 2022
Total Views: 1169

Friday, April 8, 2022
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Black Sea Ship Insurance Rates Continue To Rise Alongside Dangers To Commercial Shipping

By Ann Koh and Alaric Nightingale (Bloomberg) The costs of insuring merchant ships sailing to ports in the Black Sea has spiraled out of control, becoming a

April 8, 2022
Total Views: 3129

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Floating Mines in Black Sea Increase Risk to Grain and Oil Trade

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) – The risk of coming across floating mines in the major Black Sea shipping route is adding

April 5, 2022
Total Views: 2587

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Russia Trades Accusations with Ukraine on Drifting Black Sea Mines

LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – Russia accused Ukraine on Thursday of laying hundreds of mines near its coast and said some were drifting into open waters

March 31, 2022
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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Ukraine Considering Farming Exports from Romanian Black Sea Port of Constanta

LVIV, Ukraine, March 30 (Reuters) – Ukraine is in talks with Romania on shipping its farming exports via the Romanian Black Sea port

March 30, 2022
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Ukraine Accuses Russia of Planting Mines in Black Sea

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Russia on Wednesday of planting mines in the Black Sea and said some of those

March 30, 2022
Total Views: 1289

Monday, March 28, 2022

Turkey Defuses Another Stray Naval Mine in Black Sea

ISTANBUL, March 28 (Reuters) – A military diving team deactivated a stray naval mine off Turkey’s northwest coast on Monday, Turkey’s

March 28, 2022
Total Views: 2956