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Friday, May 27, 2022
Black Sea Convoys…Odesa, We Have a Problem!
Shipping

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: 5337

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Russia Blames Ukraine: “They Mined the Ports, Not Us”
Shipping

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
Total Views: 2281

Saturday, May 21, 2022
A Chinese flag is seen in front of the Friendship bridge over the Yalu River connecting the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in China
Navy

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
Total Views: 11873

Monday, May 16, 2022
Watch: Will The Black Sea Turn Into A Tanker War?
Navy

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: 3155

Friday, May 6, 2022
Russian Sailors silhouette Sevastopol
Navy

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: 5079

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Russian Black Sea Sub BAse
Navy

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: 17939

Saturday, April 30, 2022
grain ship Unity N loading in Romania
Ports

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: 9810

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

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: 1219

Friday, April 8, 2022
Maersk Black Sea
Navy

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

April 8, 2022
Total Views: 3233

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
A bulk carrier departs the Port of Odessa prior to the war. Image courtesy VolodymyrT / Shutterstock.com
Shipping

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: 2626

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Russia Trades Accusations with Ukraine on Drifting Black Sea Mines
Shipping

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
Total Views: 1360

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
ship loads grain at the port of Odessa, Ukraine
Shipping

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
Total Views: 1692

Danger mines sign is pictured at an empty beach, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Odesa, Ukraine, March 26, 2022. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
Shipping

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: 1309

Monday, March 28, 2022
Turkey Defuses Another Stray Naval Mine in Black Sea
Defense

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: 2985

Saturday, March 26, 2022
Turkey Defuses Mine After Russia Warns of Strays from Ukraine Ports
News

Turkey Defuses Mine After Russia Warns of Strays from Ukraine Ports

By Yoruk Isik and Azra Ceylan RUMELIFENERI, Turkey, March 26 (Reuters) – Turkey’s military deactivated a mine on Saturday that had

March 26, 2022
Total Views: 3850

Monday, March 21, 2022
Russian Navy amphib
Defense

Ukraine Dismisses Russia’s Claim About Drifting Mines in Black Sea

March 21 (Reuters) – Russia’s main intelligence agency said several hundred mines had drifted into the Black Sea after breaking off from

March 21, 2022
Total Views: 3353

Sunday, March 20, 2022
Russia Strikes Ukraine With Cruise Missiles From Ships In The Black Sea And Caspian Sea
News

Russia Strikes Ukraine With Cruise Missiles From Ships In The Black Sea And Caspian Sea

March 20 (Reuters) – Russia struck Ukraine with cruise missiles from ships in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea,and launched hypersonic missiles

March 20, 2022
Total Views: 3569

Saturday, March 12, 2022
NATO MARCOM
Navy

NATO Warns Ships Away From Russia’s Largest Port

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesterday NATO’s Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) issued an urgent warning to ships operating in the Black Sea. The

March 12, 2022
Total Views: 9865

Friday, March 11, 2022
ship loads grain at the port of Odessa, Ukraine
Navy

Russia’s Naval Blockade May Starve Millions

In more peaceful years Ukraine’s agricultural exports find their way onto ships at the Port of Odessa but today, the nation’s biggest ports

March 11, 2022
Total Views: 5523

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Russian Sailors silhouette Sevastopol
Maritime Security Incidents

Ship Insurers Extend War Risk Zone “Close To Romania”

by Jonathan Saul (Reuters) – London’s marine insurance market has widened the area of waters around the Black Sea and Sea of Azov that it

March 8, 2022
Total Views: 2596
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