Saturday, January 14, 2017

Seven Crew Rescued After Cargo Ship ‘Fluvius Tamar’ Sinks in North Sea

The UK Coastguard coordinated an extensive search and rescue effort overnight after a 90-meter cargo ship sank in the North Sea approximately 35 nautical miles northeast of Ramsgate, England. All...

January 14, 2017
Total Views: 76

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Maritime News

Aberdeen Officially Moving Forward with £350 Million Port Expansion

Scottish authorities have approved a massive £350 million expansion project for the port of Aberdeen as the port positions itself to handle larger vessels across a wide range of industries,...

December 21, 2016
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

UK Signs Emergency Towing Vessel ‘Ievoli Black’ to 5-Year Contract Off Scotland

The UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has signed a 5-year agreement with the marine salvage company Ardent for emergency towage services off the north and north-western coasts of Scotland...

December 20, 2016
Total Views: 251

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Maritime News

Liverpool Port Eyes Transatlantic Expansion to Overcome Shipping Turmoil

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Liverpool’s new container terminal expects to ramp up transatlantic shipping as British companies look to deepen business ties despite concerns that the...

December 6, 2016
Total Views: 2

Monday, December 5, 2016

Place of Refuge Sought for Fire-Damaged Bulk Carrier Off U.K.

Officials in the U.K. are searching for a place of refuge for the bulk carrier V Due after a fire in one of its cargo holds while at anchor in...

December 5, 2016
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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Maritime News

Britain Should Speed Up Military Shipbuilding to Create Jobs

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Britain needs to speed up shipbuilding for the Royal Navy and spread work more widely across companies and shipyards to help create jobs and ensure...

November 29, 2016
Total Views: 22

Friday, September 2, 2016

UK Announces New Merchant Navy Medal

UK Chamber Of Shipping CEO, Guy Platten has welcomed the announcement today of the recipients of the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service;   “I am delighted to congratulate all...

September 2, 2016
Total Views: 24

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Maritime News

Offshore Vessels Detained In Aberdeen Over Unpaid Wages

by Polly Toynbee (TheGuardian) M/V Malaviya Twenty has been moored in Great Yarmouth docks since December. To look at, it’s no rustbucket, kept in good shape by its Indian crew...

August 30, 2016
Total Views: 1

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Is It Time For The UK To Get Behind Offshore Wind?

by Phillip Inman (TheGuardian) Cancelling the planned new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point will be a huge victory for the offshore wind industry. The word from inside No 10...

August 20, 2016
Total Views: 2

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Maritime News

Post-Brexit Exclusion from EU Ports Plan Could Help British Terminals

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) – British ports could gain a competitive edge in tough shipping markets through post-Brexit exclusion from planned European Union regulation of the sector,...

July 21, 2016
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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Tugboat Captain, First Officer Found Guilty of Drug Trafficking in UK’s Biggest Ever Cocaine Bust

The captain and first officer of an ocean going tug have been found guilty of drug trafficking in what authorities have described as the biggest seizure of class A drugs...

July 12, 2016
Total Views: 53

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Maritime News

Cameron Says ‘Brits Don’t Quit’ in Plea to Stave Off Brexit

By Robert Hutton, Alex Morales and Svenja O’Donnell (Bloomberg) — Prime Minister David Cameron made an impassioned plea to the British people to consider their children’s futures before voting on...

June 21, 2016
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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Maritime News

UK Shipping Sector Risks Sinking Fortunes if ‘Brexit’ Prevails

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) – If Britain votes to leave the European Union, the country’s shipping sector faces years of disruption as trade agreements get reworked and...

April 5, 2016
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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BAE Systems Lands Contract to Continue Type 26 Combat Ship Work for UK Government

LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) – British defence company BAE Systems has won a 472 million pound ($671 million) contract from the UK government to continue with work to prepare for...

March 22, 2016
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Maritime News

Bigger Ships Calling at Port of London

The Port of London says more larger ships than ever called at the port in 2015, helping the total tonnage of cargo handled at Thames terminals climb to 45.4 million...

March 9, 2016
Total Views: 24

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Multiple Crews Battling Cargo Ship Blaze Off England

The Uk Coastguard and several other crews were battling a fire Wednesday aboard a cargo ship in the North Sea off England. The Coastguard says it received a mayday call...

January 13, 2016
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Maritime News

Peel Ports to Expand Liverpool to Weather Container Slump

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 23 (Reuters) – Peel Ports, one of Britain’s largest port operators, expects to withstand the container shipping slump with a bold project aimed at attracting...

December 23, 2015
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Maritime News

Adrift Cargo Ship Now Under Tow Off Scotland

A 99-meter cargo ship is under tow the North Sea off the Scotland’s Orkney Islands after the ship lost power in heavy weather. The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency says...

November 24, 2015
Total Views: 7

Monday, September 7, 2015
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UK Set to Reject Large Offshore Wind Project in English Channel

  COPENHAGEN, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Britain is poised to reject a large wind farm project in the English Channel as it would jeopardise the UNESCO World Heritage Site status...

September 7, 2015
Total Views: 1

Monday, July 27, 2015

UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch Releases 2014 Annual Report

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has issued its annual casualty and incident report, providing information on what kept the branch busy during 2014. The report notes that in...

July 27, 2015
Total Views: 3