Saturday, January 14, 2023

How Does A Big Ship Anchor In Bad Weather To Avoid Grounding?

Anchoring a ship in heavy seas can be challenging and requires careful consideration to ensure the ship’s safety. The following steps are typically

January 14, 2023
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Monday, September 5, 2022
Typhoon Hinnamnor Wave

Typhoon Hinnamnor Rips Across South Korean Ports

By Soo-hyang Choi (Reuters) – A powerful typhoon tore through South Korea’s southern industrial hubs on Tuesday, leaving at least two

September 5, 2022
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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Storm of the Century Stalls Canada’s Biggest Port

By Marcy Nicholson and Natalie Obiko Pearson (Bloomberg) — Traffic at Canada’s largest port has been cut off by what local officials are calling the

November 17, 2021
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Thursday, October 28, 2021
seacor power capsized

US Coast Guard Reminds Mariners of Dangers From Unexpected Heavy Weather

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued a marine safety alert reminding mariners of the dangers of unexpected heavy

October 28, 2021
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Wednesday, September 8, 2021
super typhoon chanthu

Super Typhoon ‘Chanthu’ Rapidly Intensifies Over Western Pacific

Typhoon Chanthu rapidly intensified has from a tropical depression to a Category 4 super typhoon over the north-western Pacific Ocean with maximum sustained

September 8, 2021
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

National Hurricane Center Watching Strengthening Low Pressure System Expected to Enter Gulf of Mexico

The National Weather Services’s National Hurricane Center says it is closely watching a broad area of low pressure that is forecasted to track into the

August 25, 2021
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Thursday, August 6, 2020
Maritime News

NOAA Upgrades Hurricane Outlook to Record 25 Named Storms

HOUSTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday increased its prediction for the number of

August 6, 2020
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Maritime News

Heavy Weather Topples Cranes at India’s Top Container Port

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Three cranes collapsed at India’s largest container port on the outskirts of Mumbai due to strong winds on Wednesday, police and

August 5, 2020
Total Views: 112

Monday, December 9, 2019
Rogue Wave Photo
Maritime News

Monster 74-Foot Wave Measured Off Northern California

The low pressure system that impacted the west coast of the United States over Thanksgiving was generating monster waves rarely observed on the high seas. The

December 9, 2019
Total Views: 140

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Maritime News

Imelda Disrupts U.S. Gulf Coast Energy Operations from Refineries to Terminals

By Erwin Seba HOUSTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Energy infrastructure on the U.S. Gulf Coast was hit hard by Tropical Storm Imelda on Thursday, as flooding

September 19, 2019
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
tropical storm dorian
Maritime News

Dorian Heads Toward Puerto Rico; New Forecast Track Shows Florida Threat

By Brian K. Sullivan and Will Wade (Bloomberg) –Tropical Storm Dorian is about to sideswipe Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. And if you live on

August 28, 2019
Total Views: 3

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Maritime News

The National Hurricane Center Recorded an 83-Foot Wave Height Associated with Florence. It Could Be An Error, But Maybe Not

My eye lit up in amazement Wednesday morning after I scrolled to a tweet by the National Hurricane Center’s Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch

September 13, 2018
Total Views: 260

Saturday, September 3, 2016
Maritime News

Hermine Churns North into Carolinas After Pounding Florida

Sept 3 (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Hermine plowed across North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Saturday, threatening the U.S. East Coast with a mix of

September 3, 2016
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Thursday, March 3, 2016
Rogue Wave Photo

Warning: Rogue Wave Ahead — Predicting the Ship Killing Waves

Rogue waves are real sea monsters. Rising many times higher than surrounding waves, they have the power to sink ships and to cripple offshore platforms.

March 3, 2016
Total Views: 153

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Fiji Takes Direct Hit from Worst-Ever Tropical Cyclone Winston

By Emma O’Brien (Bloomberg) — Fiji is surveying the damage from the strongest tropical cyclone to ever hit the South Pacific nation, with at least

February 21, 2016
Total Views: 77

Friday, February 19, 2016
Maritime News

Tropical Cyclone Winston Bears Down On Fiji – 140 Knot Winds Forecasted!

TC Winston continues to strengthen and at 06UTC 19th was located about 330 NM east of Suva, Fiji and was moving west at 12 knots.  Max winds are estimated

February 19, 2016
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Thursday, January 14, 2016
Maritime News

Alex Becomes First January Hurricane Since 1938

Subtropical storm Alex has strengthened into a hurricane, becoming the first January hurricane to form in the Atlantic since 1938, the U.S. National Hurricane

January 14, 2016
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Unusual North Pacific Storm Tracking Through Main Shipping Lanes – UPDATE

Update (Jan 14) – The intense and dangerous North Pacific storm continues to pack winds to 90 knots and wave heights to 50 feet (15.2 meters) this

January 13, 2016
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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Fierce North Sea Storm Forces Platform Evacuations; Loose Barge Drifts Past Danger Zone

By Gwladys Fouche and Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO, Dec 31 (Reuters) – A fierce storm in the North Sea forced oil firms to evacuate platforms and shut down

December 31, 2015
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Maritime News

One Dead, Two Injured After Wave Hits North Sea Drilling Rig COSL Innovator

One person has died and two other were injured on Wednesday after a large wave hit a semi-submersible drilling rig operating in the North Sea. Statoil

December 30, 2015
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