Another Bulker Is Stranded As Grain War Heats Up

by Josephine Mason (Reuters) - A vessel carrying 70,223 tonnes of sorghum from the United States to Asia switched its destination on Thursday, data showed, becoming the latest diverted cargo in a trade flow roiled by China’s move to impose hefty deposits on U.S. shipments of the grain. The M/V RB Eden was heading to the Canary Islands’ Las Palmas, in the Atlantic Ocean, … [Read more...]

Sunken Russian Trawler Leaking Oil Off Canary Islands

An oil slick has been spotted in the water near the Canary Islands that is believed to be from a Russian fishing trawler that sank in the area last week following a fire. The wreckage of trawler Oleg Naydenov has been located on the seabed about 80 meters from where it sank off Punta Maspalomas in the Canary Islands on April 14. Authorities have been collecting … [Read more...]

Shocking Video Shows Spanish Navy Attacking Greenpeace Protesters Off Canary Islands

In a bold move of aggression on Saturday morning, Spanish Navy rigid-hulled inflatable boats repeatedly slammed into Greenpeace protesters off the Canary Islands.  The activists were protesting against an offshore drilling campaign headed up by Repsol utilizing the Rowan Renaissance drillship. In the following video released by Greenpeace, an activist suffered a broken leg … [Read more...]

Repsol Gets Support for Drilling Campaign Off Canary Islands

By Todd White June 24 (Bloomberg) -- Repsol SA’s plans to explore for oil off the Spanish Canary Islands in a $10 billion project won backing from the nation’s Supreme Court. The justices rejected seven appeals against Repsol’s exploration permits, and sentence will be published in coming days, according to a court official who spoke on condition their name not be … [Read more...]