Monday, June 20, 2011

Chief engineer sentenced to prison for ‘Magic Pipe’ pollution case

BALTIMORE – Dimitrios Grifakis, 57, of Kallithea, Greece, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis to six months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release,...

June 20, 2011
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Greenpeace Again Scales Oil Rig

LONDON—The head of Greenpeace has scaled an oil rig offshore of Greenland operated by Cairn Energy PLC, defying a court order aimed at stopping activists from further disrupting the oil...

June 17, 2011
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Thursday, June 9, 2011
ocean, sea, rob almeida

‘Healthy oceans are everyone’s business’

Photo By Rob Almeida, Copyright 2011 Remarks by NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco during Capitol Hill Oceans Week June 7, 2011 Good morning everyone! Let me begin with some heartfelt...

June 9, 2011
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Brazil Officials Prevent Petrobras from Restarting Offshore Platform

RIO DE JANEIRO— (Dow Jones & Company) Brazilian labor officials prohibited Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, from restarting operations at a troubled offshore platform until safety issues are addressed, as...

June 8, 2011
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

“IMO Legend”, Mr. Yoshio Sasamura, Dies at 84

​Mr. Sasamura is greeted by IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos at the World Maritime Day reception, September 2008 courtesy IMO NOTE: is saddened to receive word of Mr. Yoshio...

May 25, 2011
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Friday, April 1, 2011

Dredger strikes subsea gas pipeline in Gulf of Mexico, El Paso production platform shut in

Image (c) Lisa Haug CAMERON, LA – The Dredge Bayport, operated by Manson Gulf, LLC, was dredging in the Calcissieu Ship Channel on 30 March when they struck a 12″ condensate...

April 1, 2011
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

South Korea to Ban Single-Hulled Tankers in 2011

South Korea declared yesterday that single-hulled tankers greater than 5,000 tons will be “barred from operating in territorial waters” as of 1 January 2011.  At first glance, this requirement appears...

October 14, 2010
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Familiarity with the ISM code is a subject that has reappeared multiple times during the Deepwater Horizon trails. The ISM code was designed, in part, to assure the responsibility of...

July 21, 2010
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Saturday, June 12, 2010
Oil Spill

Cool Oil Spill Technology – Top 5 Oil Recovery Devices Not Being Used By BP

Since the Deepwater Horizon exploded nearly two months ago everyone from NASA to NOAA, not to mention Kevin Costner & James Cameron, has been looking for new technology to deal...

June 12, 2010
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Incident Photo of The Week – Tanker Collision in Singapore Strait

Image source: Reuters Early Tuesday morning, the Malaysian-registered M/T Bunga Kelana 3 collided with the St. Vincents and The Grenadines registered bulk carrier, M/V Waily, about seven miles southeast of...

May 25, 2010
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Monday, January 5, 2009

Garmin Oregon GPS – Garmin’s Oregon Marine GPS

We are excited about Garmin’s new line of Portable Marine GPS’s the Garmin Oregon GPS. Why is this the must buy Portable GPS of 2009? First it has an iPhone...

January 5, 2009
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Monday, November 17, 2008
Maritime Security

Poll – IMO Initiatives

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November 17, 2008
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Thursday, March 20, 2008
Oil Spill

Sailor, Mariners, seafarers and to whom it may concern. Cosco Busan Pilot Charged

Sailor, Mariners, seafarers and to whom it may concern by Captain John Denham The Department of Justice has submitted “information relative to a criminal action ” in U.S. District Court...

March 20, 2008
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Monday, March 17, 2008
Oil Spill

Criminal Charges filed against Cosco Busan Pilot

The damaged Cosco Busan is seen in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 The Associated Press is reporting that criminal charges were filed today against Capt. John Coda in...

March 17, 2008
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Friday, February 29, 2008

San Fran – “Over 100 liable for COSCO BUSAN Oil Spill”

The following post is written by Fred Fry: This is from the 13 December 07 Haight’s Maritime Items email newsletter: San Francisco sues everyone re oil spill – The Office...

February 29, 2008
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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Rubbish Soup – Plastic At Sea

Bitterend found this great image of so called “Rubbish Soup”. They tell us; “The vast expanse of debris – in effect the world’s largest rubbish dump – is held in...

February 7, 2008
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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Independent Panel Releases Report on Cosco Busan

San Francisco, CA (28 January): A panel of outside experts formed by the commandant of the Coast Guard to study the response to the Cosco Busan oil spill today released...

January 31, 2008
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Friday, January 18, 2008
Oil Spill

Alaska Oil Spill – M/V Dolphin

Seattle based Trident Seafood’s 175′ freighter Dolphin with 34,000 gallons of diesel aboard grounded south of Wrangel AK. Dolphin spilled an unknown amount of fuel. The Juneau Empire story is...

January 18, 2008
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Saturday, December 8, 2007
Oil Spill

Hebei Spirit South Korea Tanker Incident – Video . Video of the Hebei Spirit Oil Spill In South Korea. Video not working in your browser? Try the direct link.

December 8, 2007
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Friday, December 7, 2007
Oil Spill

Hebei Spirit Oil Spill – 81,000 Barrel Oil Spill Of South Korea Coast

Click Photo For Details Bloomberg News tells us: South Korea’s coast guard sent boats to contain the country’s biggest oil spill in more than a decade after a Hong Kong-registered...

December 7, 2007
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