Ebola: Texas Lab Worker Isolated Onboard Carnival Cruise Ship

Update: Lab Worker Tests Negative for Ebola A lab worker from the Dallas hospital where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan died and two other nurses have fallen ill is in isolation onboard a Carnival cruise ship in the Caribbean after it was discovered that the woman boarded the vessel in Texas and left the country under a CDC required self-monitoring period. According to a … [Read more...]

Me Mother Was a Mermaid

On September 13, this one-eyed flea-ridden kitten was rescued in Troutdale, Oregon and has since turned into a global internet sensation. When "Sir Stuffington" was brought into Multnomah County Animal Services, he was discovered to have calicivirus, a severe flea infestation, a heart murmur, a missing eye and a possible jaw fracture that had since healed. Hopefully … [Read more...]

The Costa Concordia Parbuckling in HD Pictures

On the night of January 13, 2012, the 114,500 ton cruise liner Costa Concordia ran aground on the island of Giglio located just off Italy's Tuscan coast, killing 32 people and resulting in what would become the largest and most expensive maritime salvage in history. A team consisting of Titan Salvage, a subsidiary of U.S.-based Crowley Maritime, and the Italian … [Read more...]

China’s Economic Stimulus and the Short-Term Dry Bulk Shipping Impact

Why has there been a relatively sudden demand spike for dry bulk shipping since June 2013? The origins lead directly back to an “Unofficial Economic Stimulus” plan instituted by Premier Li Keqiang of China. It has been reported in Forbes and other publications that during the first two weeks of August, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang silently instituted a new round of … [Read more...]