Monday, February 19, 2018
Maritime News

Dangerous North Atlantic Storm Impacting Shipping Lanes

A developing hurricane force storm low over the west-central North Atlantic continues to move eastward at 35 knots producing winds of 55-75 knots with significant wave heights up to 12...

February 19, 2018
Total Views: 12

Friday, January 19, 2018
Maritime News

Gigantic 17-Meter Significant Wave Heights Forecast for NW Pacific Ship Lanes

A rapidly developing storm low is forecast off the coast of Japan January 22nd-23rd with storm to hurricane-force winds and significant wave heights to 17 meters, or about 56 Feet....

January 19, 2018
Total Views: 32

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Maritime News

U.S. East Coast Braces for Rapidly Intensifying Winter Storm

The Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Captain of the Port set ice condition two and plans to close the Capes to all inbound and outbound vessel traffic at 6 p.m....

January 3, 2018
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Enormous 57.8 ft Significant Wave Heights Recorded in NW Pacific Ocean

A hurricane-force low-pressure system in the northwestern Pacific Ocean is living up to the hype, generating massive heights measured at over 57 feet! Following up on forecasts calling for 55...

October 25, 2017
Total Views: 413

Monday, October 23, 2017
Maritime News

Merging Pacific Storms Could Produce 17-Meter Wave Heights

Update: This storm has produced significant wave heights in excess of 57.8 feet (19.6 m)! Read the update here. Post-Tropical Hurricane Force Storm Lan will move rapidly northeast and transfer...

October 23, 2017
Total Views: 31

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Maritime News

With 3 Named Storms Already, What Should We Expect for the Remainder 2017 North Atlantic Hurricane Season?

By Fred Pickhardt (Ocean Weather Services) – Given the unusual occurrence of 3 named tropical cyclones prior to the end of June, one might ask what should we expect for...

June 21, 2017
Total Views: 4


Tropical Storm Cindy Crimps Shipping, Forces Energy Workers Out of Gulf

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — Tropical Storm Cindy, which has already shut energy production in the Gulf of Mexico, disrupted shipping and forced workers off oil and gas platforms,...

June 21, 2017
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Maritime News

Tropical Storm Cindy Disrupts Gulf of Mexico Shipping, Crude Imports

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — Tropical Storm Cindy has halted service at a major oil terminal in the Gulf of Mexico, prompted some evacuations at rigs and platforms and...

June 20, 2017
Total Views: 27

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Eighty-Six Fishermen Missing in Bangladesh After Cyclone

DHAKA, June 13 (Reuters) – Three bodies were recovered on Tuesday from the Bay of Bengal, where 86 fishermen remain missing after a cyclonic storm in the coastal district of...

June 13, 2017
Total Views: 0

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Atlantic Hurricane Season May Bring More Storms Than Normal

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — The Atlantic hurricane season will likely churn out an above-average 11 to 17 named storms, in part due to fading odds than an El...

May 25, 2017
Total Views: 26

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Hurricane Claudette Seen From Space

CSU Confirms Below Average Hurricane Season In 2017

Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting a slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2017, citing the potential development of El Niño as well as recent anomalous cooling in the...

April 19, 2017
Total Views: 2

Monday, February 20, 2017

WATCH: North Sea Platform and Accommodation Rig Take HUGE Wave

Video shot aboard the Judy platform in the North Sea shows giant 50-foot waves hitting the platform and adjacent accommodation rig CSCL Rival back in January. Check out the wave...

February 20, 2017
Total Views: 208

Friday, February 17, 2017
Maritime News

Watch: Heavy Surf Sea Trials with Safehaven Marine’s ‘Thunder Child’

Here’s a look at the heavy surf sea trials of Safehaven Marine’s new XSV 17 craft during several days of recent storms to hit Ireland. The vessel here is the Thunder Child, powered...

February 17, 2017
Total Views: 98

Monday, February 6, 2017

Severe Weather Alert: 932 MB Hurricane Force Storm Over Eastern North Atlantic

As of 0600 UTC 06 February, an intense hurricane force 932MB low was moving northward over the eastern North Atlantic is producing storm force winds outward 350-450 NM of the...

February 6, 2017
Total Views: 26

Monday, January 16, 2017
Maritime News

WATCH: Fishing Vessel Battles Chetco River Bar (Nearly Loses)

Check out this amazing video posted to facebook showing an inbound fishing vessel crossing the Chetco River (Brooking) bar near Brooking, Oregon. The footage is grainy but if you watch and listen...

January 16, 2017
Total Views: 138

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Maritime News

Fifteen Containers Lost from Cargo Ship in North Sea

A total of 15 containers were lost from a general cargo ship in the North Sea off the Netherlands on Wednesday. The Dutch Coastguard reported the containers were lost from the...

January 12, 2017
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Maritime News

Natural ‘Buffer Zone’ Found to Protect U.S. Coast During Active Hurricane Periods

A natural buffer zone of wind shear and cooler ocean temps has been found to form along the U.S. East Coast during periods of greater Atlantic hurricane activity, weakening storms...

January 4, 2017
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

One Dead, 18 Crew Missing After Ferry Sinks in Philippines During Typhoon Nock-Ten

A major search and rescue is underway in the Philippines for 18 people reported missing after the car and passenger ferry Starlite Atlantic sank during the height of Typhoon Nock-Ten...

December 27, 2016
Total Views: 39

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

19-Meter North Atlantic Wave Sets New World Record

An expert committee convened by the World Meteorological Organization has established a new world record significant wave height of a massive 19 meters (62.3 feet!) measured by a buoy in...

December 13, 2016
Total Views: 157

Monday, December 5, 2016
Maritime News

How a Loose Anchor Cut Up Britain’s Power Link With France

By Rachel Morison (Bloomberg) — Autumn storms often do damage to Britain’s electricity networks as falling trees bring down local power cables. Angus, a November 20 gale that brought gusts...

December 5, 2016
Total Views: 32