Tuesday, April 10, 2018
FILE PHOTO: China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea
Navy

Vanuatu and China Deny Talks of Secret South Pacific Military Base

SYDNEY, April 10 (Reuters) – Vanuatu and China on Tuesday denied a media report that Beijing wanted to establish a permanent military presence in the Pacific island nation. Australia’s Fairfax...

April 10, 2018
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Sunday, October 1, 2017
Manaro Voui volcano Vanuatu
Incidents

Dunkirk-Style Evacuation Underway In Vanuatu

by Alison Bevege (Reuters) – Vanuatu has launched a Dunkirk-style evacuation on the northern island of Ambae as a flotilla of boats rescues islanders from an erupting volcano. The eruption...

October 1, 2017
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
Royal Australian Navy's Landing Ship Dock, HMAS CHOULES
Defense

Australian Navy Underway To Help Evacuate 11,000 From Vanuatu Volcano

By Garfield Clinton Reynolds (Bloomberg) Australia is sending a naval vessel to help Vanuatu in its efforts to evacuate 11,000 residents from Ambae Island as a volcano there threatens to...

September 30, 2017
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Sunday, December 11, 2016
Blog

Maritime Monday for Decemeber 12th, 2016: Farpotshket

Latest Update from the Mary A Whalen at Portside NY: David Levine contributed a useful word of the day: farpotshket. Yiddish for “broken because someone tried to fix it.” Our...

December 11, 2016
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
News

South Korean Shipping Company Fined $950,000 in Hawaii Over Illegal Discharges

A a federal judge in Hawaii has sentenced a South Korean shipping company to pay a total of $950,000 for its failure to maintain an accurate oil record book, in violation...

April 6, 2016
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Sunday, February 21, 2016
News

Fiji Takes Direct Hit from Worst-Ever Tropical Cyclone Winston

By Emma O’Brien (Bloomberg) — Fiji is surveying the damage from the strongest tropical cyclone to ever hit the South Pacific nation, with at least three people reported to have...

February 21, 2016
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Friday, May 15, 2015
Uncategorized

Australia to further restrict shipping around Great Barrier Reef

SYDNEY, May 16 (Reuters) – Australia will more than double an area near the Great Barrier Reef subject to special curbs on shipping in a bid to protect the environmentally...

May 15, 2015
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Dragonfly superyacht
News

Superyacht Dragonfly Comes to Vanuatu’s Rescue After Devastating Cyclone

Under the direction of the yacht owners, the crew of M/Y Dragonfly put the hammer down and sailed 1600 nautical miles over 3.5 days to reach the south Pacific island nation...

April 8, 2015
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Thursday, April 2, 2015
News

At Least 56 Now Dead After Russian Trawler Sinks in Icy Western Pacific

At least 54 crew on a Russian fishing trawler died and 15 were missing after it sank in freezing waters off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Western Pacific Ocean late on Wednesday, officials in the area said.

April 2, 2015
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Monday, December 22, 2014
imo international maritime organization
News

IMO Secretary Meets with ICS to Discuss Ballast Water Management Convention

This morning, IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu met with the chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Mr. Masamichi Morooka, to discuss the ICS’ position on the ratification of the 2004...

December 22, 2014
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Sunday, June 23, 2013
wilphoenix awilco drilling
News

Awilco’s WilPhoenix Semisubmersible Gains 3-Year Drilling Contract

Aberdeen-based offshore drilling contractor Awilco Drilling PLC, announced today they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Apache North Sea Ltd and TAQA Bratani Ltd for the provision of...

June 23, 2013
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Maritime News

Matson Expands South Pacific Network, Buys Assets of NZ’s Reef Shipping

Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX), the leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, announced this week that it has struck a deal to acquire the primary assets of Reef Shipping, a South...

December 27, 2012
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Uncategorized

Caesar Pipelay Vessel Joins Helix ESG Fleet

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. new deepwater pipelay vessel, Caesar, departed the shipyard in China on November 28, and is transiting to the Gulf of Mexico where she will join the company's subsea construction fleet.

December 2, 2009
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Friday, August 1, 2008
Uncategorized

P&O Pacific Sun – Rough Week for Cruise Ship Passengers

Passengers aboard the P&O cruiser ‘Pacific Sun’ got a little more than they bargained for when the vessel got caught in the middle of a powerful storm off the coast...

August 1, 2008
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Sunday, July 15, 2007
Incidents

Damaged Cruise Ship Docks in Vanatu

We mostly think of Vanuatu as a flag of convenience state, not a port of refuge but that is what it has become for the P&O cruise ship Pacific Star....

July 15, 2007
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