Thursday, September 7, 2017
Blog

The Chennai Six – Justice for Crew of M/V Seaman Guard Ohio

By Captain George Livingstone – Some stories are worth telling over, this is one.  Perhaps the reader will recall a rather spectacular international story from 2013 regarding an anti-piracy ship...

September 7, 2017
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Friday, May 19, 2017
News

Second Bulker Detained Over Western Sahara Legal Challenge

By Patrick Markey ALGIERS, May 18 (Reuters) – Panama authorities have detained a Moroccan phosphate shipment from the disputed territory of Western Sahara after the Polisario independence movement claimed the...

May 19, 2017
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Friday, September 9, 2016
Maritime News

U.S. Marshalls Detain Shell-Chartered Tanker Near Philadelphia

NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) – The U.S. Marshals Service has blocked a Royal Dutch Shell-chartered vessel carrying up to 600,000 barrels of crude oil headed to the Monroe Energy...

September 9, 2016
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Incidents

Australia: Bulker Crew Remains Stranded Without Food In Australia

by Joshua Robertson (TheGuardian) The Chinese coal ship crew who were left without enough food, wages, or fuel for their return voyage to China remain in limbo off Australia’s east coast. The...

August 16, 2016
Total Views: 15

Friday, April 1, 2016
News

Photos Show Damage to Detained ‘Star of Abu Dhabi’ Bulker After Mississippi River Allision

Some new photos obtained by gCaptain show damage to the Star of Abu Dhabi bulk carrier after it reportedly drifted into the dock of a Louisiana sugar refinery, causing millions...

April 1, 2016
Total Views: 25

Saturday, March 26, 2016
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Defense

North Korean Ship Released From Arrest

By Ditas B Lopez (Bloomberg) The Philippines has released a North Korean-controlled cargo ship it seized on March 4 under UN sanctions after the vessel received clearance from the United...

March 26, 2016
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Maritime News

New Offshore Construction Vessel Arrested in Singapore

A new deepwater construction vessel formerly owned by Sea Trucks Group has been arrested in Singapore over a dispute with a local shipyard. The vessel arrested is the DP3 pipelay...

January 13, 2016
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Sunday, April 26, 2015
News

Bulk Carrier KIND SEAS Detained in Washington Over Multiple Safety Violations – Update

Monday Update: The detention of the MV Kind Seas has been lifted by the Coast Guard, according to the ship’s managers. “Managers of the Kind Seas report that Class NK has...

April 26, 2015
Total Views: 11

Friday, March 27, 2015
News

Ukraine Arrests Turkish Cargo Ship Over Crimea Port Call, Threatens Crew With Jail

Ukrainian authorities have arrested a Turkish-owned cargo ship and detained its captain over a visit it made to a port in Crimea after Russian annexed the peninsula from Ukraine last year.

March 27, 2015
Total Views: 15

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Maritime News

American Crew Returns Home After 52 Days in Honduras Jail

Crew members of a Florida-based salvage ship who had been jailed for 52 days in Honduras on gun smuggling charges were welcomed back to their home port on Wednesday after a Honduran court dismissed the case against them.

July 3, 2014
Total Views: 1

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Maritime News

China Releases Japanese Ship Held Over WWII-Era Dispute

By Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda April 24 (Bloomberg) — A Chinese court released a Japanese ship owned by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. after the cargo carrier paid compensation for...

April 24, 2014
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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Maritime News

Greek Shipowner Victor Restis Released Pending Trial On Embezzlement Charges

Greek shipowner Victor Restis has been conditionally released after spending four months in jail pending trial on money laundering and embezzlement charges, court officials said on Tuesday.

December 3, 2013
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Thursday, November 21, 2013
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Maritime News

Indian Bulk Carrier Bound for China Arrested In Singapore

SINGAPORE, Nov 21 (Reuters) – A vessel owned by India’s Essar Shipping carrying iron ore bound for China was arrested in Singapore on Sunday due to a dispute with a...

November 21, 2013
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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finance

Greek Shipowner Victor Restis Arrested Over Suspicious Bank Loans

UPDATE: Greek shipowner Victor Restis was arrested on charges of money laundering and embezzlement on Tuesday, becoming one of just a few prominent businessmen to be detained by police since Greece sank into crisis.

July 23, 2013
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Thursday, January 17, 2013
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Maritime News

Iranian Cargo Ship Busts out of Sri Lanka After Being Arrested for Unpaid Debts

By Shihar Aneez and Jonathan Saul COLOMBO/LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – An Iranian-flagged cargo ship has fled Sri Lanka’s waters after weeks of detention by its navy, acting on a...

January 17, 2013
Total Views: 7

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Arrest Warrant Issued for Carnival Cruise Ship in Texas Over Concordia Lawsuit

Bloomberg has reported that an arrest warrant has been issued for the MS Carnival Triumph in Galveston, TX as ordered by a U.S. judge following a lawsuit filed against Carnival...

March 31, 2012
Total Views: 15

Monday, March 14, 2011
Maritime News

India Navy Captures 61 Somali Pirates In Arabian Sea

PHOTO: Pirate mothership ‘Vega 5’ courtesy Indian Navy NEW DELHI (AFP)–The Indian navy has captured 61 suspected Somali pirates and rescued 13 fishermen after a firefight with a pirate mothership...

March 14, 2011
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Saturday, September 25, 2010
Incidents

Japan Releases Chinese Fishing Boat Captain

Last week gCaptain asked “Could Criminalization Of The Mariner Lead To War?” after the troubling arrest of a Chinese fishing boat captain in disputed waters. While this doomsday scenario was...

September 25, 2010
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Uncategorized

Activists Held Hostage By Whalers

In breaking news from the Antarctic Japanese whalers have taken two activists hostage after they boarded the whaling ship Yushin Maru. The BBC tells us; The Sea Shepherd campaign group...

January 15, 2008
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