Thursday, March 11, 2021
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Maritime News

Pacific Ocean States Escalate The Fight For Ocean Rights

By Alister Doyle (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Small island states in the Pacific are opening a new front in the fight against rising seas, to secure rights to an ocean...

March 11, 2021
Total Views: 2900

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Jones Act Seaman’s Bid for Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Suit

The U.S. Supreme Court has resolved split circuit court decision sin the personal injury case of Dutra Group v. Batterton, ruling that an injured Jones Act seaman cannot recover punitive...

June 25, 2019
Total Views: 11

Friday, July 29, 2016
News

Why China Matters – U.S. Could Loose Offshore Drilling Rights To EEZ

By Peter Coy (Bloomberg) The U.S. and other coastal nations could lose millions of square nautical miles of ocean that are now in their exclusive economic zones. The loss would...

July 29, 2016
Total Views: 12

Monday, February 2, 2015
Maritime News

K-Line Executive Sentenced to 18-Months in U.S. Prison

Hiroshige Tanioka, an executive of Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd, aka K-Line, pleaded guilty last week and was sentenced to 18 months in a U.S. prison for his involvement...

February 2, 2015
Total Views: 1

Friday, November 21, 2014
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News

Bulk Carrier Owner and Master Fined for Dumping Trash Off Australia

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has prosecuted China Earth Shipping Incorporated, the owners of Panama flagged bulk carrier Xin Tai Hai and its master after the ship’s crew tossed bags...

November 21, 2014
Total Views: 13

Monday, October 27, 2014
News

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Sewol Captain

South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that capsized in April, leaving 304 people, most of them school children, dead or missing...

October 27, 2014
Total Views: 168

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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News

Chevron and Edison Chouest Face Lawsuit Over Kidnapping of American Supply Boat Captain

Nearly a year to the day after Edison Chouest’s supply vessel C-Retriever was hijacked and its captain and chief engineer kidnapped off Nigeria, a lawsuit has been filed in Houston...

October 21, 2014
Total Views: 37

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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News

EU Condemns Russian Arrest of Lithuanian Fishing Vessel

The European Union appealed to Russian authorities demanding the immediate release of Lithuanian fishing boat Juros Vilkas, detained in the Barents Sea on suspicion of poaching. In a posted statement,...

October 1, 2014
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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Collision

Volts Shipping Sues U.S. Navy Over USS Porter Strait of Hormuz Collision

Citing violation of Rules 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, and 16, of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (COLREGS) and their “otherwise negligent navigation...

August 13, 2014
Total Views: 22

Thursday, August 7, 2014
News

China to Build Lighthouses on Five Isles in Defiance of US Call

China plans to build lighthouses on five islands in the South China Sea, state media reported on Thursday, in defiance of calls from the United States and the Philippines...

August 7, 2014
Total Views: 0

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Maritime News

MV Bulk Ingenuity Detained in Queensland

A Hong Kong flagged vessel was detained in Queensland following a Port State Control (PSC) inspection conducted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) which identified a number of deficiencies....

July 31, 2014
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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News

U.S. Judge Signs Order to Seize Kurdish Oil From Tanker Off Texas

Acting on a request from the central government in Iraq, a U.S. judge has signed an order telling the U.S. Marshals Service to seize a cargo of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan...

July 29, 2014
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Incidents

Discarded Mooring Line Results in $5000 Fine

The owners of the pure care and truck carrier (PCTC) Morning Midas have been fined A$5000 and ordered to pay costs after the Melbourne Magistrates Court ruled that the crew...

July 22, 2014
Total Views: 3

Thursday, May 15, 2014
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News

Captain of Sunken Korean Ferry Charged With Murder

By Ju-min Park MOKPO, South Korea, May 15 (Reuters) – The captain and three senior crew members of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 280...

May 15, 2014
Total Views: 1

Saturday, April 26, 2014
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News

All 15 Navigation Watchstanders from South Korean Ferry Face Prosecution

By Kyungji Cho April 27 (Bloomberg) — All 15 crew members involved in navigating a South Korean ferry that sank are in custody, the Associated Press reported, as authorities directing...

April 26, 2014
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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News

SAMI Responds to Harsh Accusations from AdvanFort

AdvanFort, the US-based maritime security firm owned by Palestinian businessman Samir Farajallah and run by his son Ahmed, withdrew today from the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) on the grounds...

April 2, 2014
Total Views: 3

Monday, February 24, 2014
Maritime News

India Drops Anti-Piracy Charges Against Italian Marines

India has dropped a plan to prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen under a tough anti-piracy law, a government lawyer said on Monday, offering a chance to end a diplomatic row between the two countries.

February 24, 2014
Total Views: 0

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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Maritime News

Irving Shipbuilding Sues Davie

Halifax, Canada-based Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has added Davie Shipyard, the largest shipyard in Canada, to its lawsuit over the alleged mishandling of confidential material by former Irving employee, Jared Newcombe....

February 18, 2014
Total Views: 3

Friday, February 7, 2014
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Maritime News

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Sues Shipbuilder after MOL Comfort Loss, Insurance Claims Set to Spiral

Japan’s MOL has begun legal action against the shipbuilder of the ill-fated 8,100 teu MOL Comfort, which sank in July last year.

February 7, 2014
Total Views: 169

Monday, January 20, 2014
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News

Traces of Blood Indicate Foul Play in Case of Missing Sailor

Ukrainian sailor Igor Yavorskyy, Chief Mate on board the bulk carrier M/V Ocean Lion was last seen on Friday evening when the ship’s captain ordered him to investigate an incident...

January 20, 2014
Total Views: 1