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...]

South Korea to Explore Floating Offshore Wind Opportunities with Equinor

South Korea's national oil company is teaming up with Norway's Equinor to develop commercial floating offshore wind in South Korean waters as the Korean government looks to add more renewables to the country's energy mix. The deal comes in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Korea National Oil Corporation and Equinor ASA to jointly explore opportunities … [Read more...]

Japan Takes South Korea to WTO Over Financial Support for Shipbuilders

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Japan has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization to contest what it says is illegal financial support given by South Korea to commercial shipbuilders, according to a WTO filing published on Tuesday. "The measures in question relate to the development, production, marketing, and/or sale or purchase of commercial vessels, … [Read more...]

North and South Korea Reopen Maritime Communication Channel

SEOUL, July 1 (Reuters) - North and South Korea reopened a maritime communication channel on Sunday, with vessels from the two countries making radio contact for the first time in a decade, South Korea's Defence Ministry said in a statement. A North Korean patrol boat responded immediately when the South Korean Navy contacted it via an international radio channel at 9 a.m. … [Read more...]