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 tropical storms expected this year to as many...

August 6, 2020
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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 port officials said. Heavy rainfall...

August 5, 2020
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Monday, December 9, 2019
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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 wave heights were recorded...

December 9, 2019
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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 forced a major refinery,...

September 19, 2019
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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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 Florida’s east coast,...

August 28, 2019
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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 claiming that satellite radar picked up...

September 13, 2018
Total Views: 59

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 high winds and heavy rain after...

September 3, 2016
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Thursday, March 3, 2016
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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. Recently, engineers from MIT have...

March 3, 2016
Total Views: 24

Sunday, February 21, 2016
News

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 three people reported to have...

February 21, 2016
Total Views: 15

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 to...

February 19, 2016
Total Views: 2

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 Center has said. The NHC says...

January 14, 2016
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Interesting

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 morning. From NOAA...

January 13, 2016
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Thursday, December 31, 2015
News

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 production on Thursday...

December 31, 2015
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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 confirmed the incident in...

December 30, 2015
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Interesting

Incredible Footage: Heavy Weather Tow Of Russian Aircraft Carrier in Bay of Biscay

February 2012: New footage of the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov towed by the tug Nikolay Chiker after the aircraft carrier lost propulsion in the Bay of Biscay.

November 10, 2015
Total Views: 129

Sunday, October 25, 2015
Interesting

Top Hurricane Tracking Sites [Ranked]

Editor’s NOTE: With Hurricane Sandy currently over Cuba and threatening Florida and the U.S. East Coast, here is a look at some of the top websites for tracking hurricanes as picked...

October 25, 2015
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Monday, March 30, 2015
Interesting

Tall Ship Abandoned – Nine Rescued from Canadian Schooner Off Massachusetts

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued all nine crewmembers from the Canadian tall ship Liana's Ransom 58 miles east of Gloucester, Massachusetts on Monday.

March 30, 2015
Total Views: 24

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Maritime News

WATCH: Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel Takes Seriously Heavy Roll

This is the kind of video you don't show your family back home:

February 5, 2015
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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Watch: VOS Vigilant Encounters Big Breaking Seas

Vroon Offshore’s 2011-built Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel VOS Vigilant took a bit of a pounding while operating off the Shetland Islands last month. This UK-flagged vessel is an IMT955L-design from...

February 3, 2015
Total Views: 28

Friday, January 23, 2015
Interesting

WATCH: Pilot Transfer in Heavy Seas from BP Oil Tanker

Check out this video showing a pilot transfer in heavy sea conditions outside Milford Haven, Wales. The tanker in the video is BP Shipping’s 2003-built Aframax crude oil tanker British Robin....

January 23, 2015
Total Views: 196