British Warship Shadows Russian Naval Task Force in English Channel

LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) - A British destroyer is shadowing a Russian naval task group as it passes the English coast, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Wednesday. HMS Defender was called upon to sail over the weekend and keep watch on the frigate Admiral Gorshkov and three auxiliary ships as they neared UK territorial waters off Scotland. It will continue to escort … [Read more...]

New Video Shows Russian Cargo Ship’s Busan Mayhem

Some new footage published by Korean media today gives us new  look at the mayhem that went down last week in Busan as a Russian cargo ship hit moored sailboat before alliding with a bridge. As we reported, the 5,998-ton MV Seagrand ran into the side of the Gwangan Bridge near Busan, South Korea last Thursday afternoon. Upon boarding the vessel, the Coast Guard found … [Read more...]

Russia Eyes Island Storage for Arctic LNG Amid China Demand Boom

By Tsuyoshi Inajima (Bloomberg) -- Russia’s Novatek PJSC is looking at storing liquefied natural gas produced in the Arctic on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu so it can better meet spot demand from China and cut shipping costs. Saibu Gas Co., which last month signed a preliminary deal to allow Russia’s biggest LNG producer to use its storage facilities, said … [Read more...]

Amid Export Boom, U.S. Still Imports Natural Gas from Russia

By Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. may be exporting natural gas at a record clip, but that hasn’t stopped it from accepting imports of the fuel, including a shipment of Russian gas likely headed for Massachusetts. Pipeline constraints, depleted stockpiles and a 98-year-old law barring foreign ships from moving goods between U.S. ports is opening the way for … [Read more...]

Caught in Russia-Ukraine Storm: A Cargo Ship and Tonnes of Grain

By Polina Ivanova BERDYANSK, Ukraine, Dec 5 (Reuters) - When the Island Bay cargo ship arrived from Beirut at the Kerch Strait, gateway to the Azov Sea, it sailed into a perfect storm of geopolitics and bad weather. The following day, Russia opened fire on three Ukrainian naval ships, impounded them and detained their sailors, some of them wounded. It then blocked the … [Read more...]