Sunday, April 11, 2021

San Francisco Group Blames Ships For Dead Whales

by Rich McKay (Reuters) – Four dead gray whales washed ashore on San Francisco Bay area beaches in nine days, with experts announcing that two of the giant aquatic mammals...

April 11, 2021
Total Views: 6261

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Maritime News

Reducing Ship Speeds Seen as ‘Silver Bullet’ for Reducing Pollution and Protecting Environment

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) environmental work group gathers in London for its annual conference this week, delegates are being urged to...

November 12, 2019
Total Views: 36

Thursday, October 10, 2019
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Maritime News

Ship Strike Kills Humpback Whale Spotted Swimming in Thames

LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – A humpback whale found dead in the River Thames just east of London had likely been struck by a ship, scientists who conducted an autopsy...

October 10, 2019
Total Views: 12

Monday, August 5, 2019
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Maritime News

Panama Canal Imposes Ship Speed Limit to Protect Whales

The Panama Canal has implemented a 10 knot speed limit aimed at protecting whales, dolphins and other large marine mammals against ship strikes. The speed limit will run from August...

August 5, 2019
Total Views: 336

Monday, March 11, 2019
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Over 80 Injured as High-Speed Hydrofoil Ferry Hits Whale in Japan

More than 80 passengers were reported injured, several seriously, after a hydrofoil ferry apparently struck a whale while underway in the Sea of Japan on Saturday. The high-speed hydrofoil, named...

March 11, 2019
Total Views: 2098

Monday, September 18, 2017

Canadian Coast Guard Ship Hit with $6K Speeding Ticket in Gulf of St. Lawrence

The Canadian government has issued a $6,000 speeding ticket to a Canadian Coast Guard ship for travelling over the posted speed limit in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence. Since...

September 18, 2017
Total Views: 37

Friday, August 11, 2017
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Maritime News

Canada Orders Ships to Reduce Speed to Prevent Whale Strikes

TORONTO, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Certain ships are being ordered to reduce speed because of the deaths of at least 10 North Atlantic right whales in Canada’s Gulf of St...

August 11, 2017
Total Views: 10

Monday, July 31, 2017
right whale

High Number of Deaths Among North Atlantic Right Whales Puzzles Scientists

TORONTO, July 31 (Reuters) – North American conservationists are scrambling to find out why North Atlantic right whales are dying in unprecedented numbers, with nine deaths in Canada’s Gulf of...

July 31, 2017
Total Views: 0

Saturday, July 30, 2016
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NOAA Announces Plan To Silence US Oil Rigs, Dredges and Ships

(Reuters) The ocean has gotten noisier for decades, with man-made racket from oil drilling, shipping and construction linked to signs of stress in marine life that include beached whales and...

July 30, 2016
Total Views: 60

Monday, May 4, 2015
blue whale research ship

Blue Whales Can’t Avoid Large Ships, Says Stanford Biologist

BY BJORN CAREY, Stanford University For millions of years, blue whales have cruised the world’s oceans with hardly a care, their sheer size making them largely free from predator attacks....

May 4, 2015
Total Views: 107

Monday, October 13, 2014
Maritime News

Ship Strike Likely Killed Giant Fin Whale

A 58-foot-long whale that washed up last week along a New York beach was likely killed by a collision with a vessel.

October 13, 2014
Total Views: 5

Thursday, September 11, 2014

No Charges After Ship Strike Killed Humpback Whale off Alaska

A ship strike killed a protected humpback whale off Kodiak, Alaska, but an investigation could not conclude whether a state ferry was responsible and no charges will be filed, federal officials said on Wednesday.

September 11, 2014
Total Views: 0

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blue Whales Under Increased Threat of Ship Strikes Off California, Study Finds

Blue whales off the West Coast of the United States are under an increased threat of injury and mortality from ship strikes and only slight changes in shipping lanes could be a huge boon for whale safety, a comprehensive 15-year analysis conducted by Oregon State University has found.

July 24, 2014
Total Views: 39

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hanjin Hamburg Containership Strikes Female Fin Whale

The Port Of Rotterdam reports that the 102455 DWT containership Hanjin Hamburg struck a Fin whale in the Bay of Biscay on Friday. The adult female was discovered strewn across...

August 6, 2013
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
right whale

NOAA Seeking Permanent Rule to Reduce Whale Ship Strikes Along U.S. East Coast

NOAA Fisheries Service is seeking comments on its proposal to make permanent the rules it implemented five years ago to reduce the number of collisions between ships and North Atlantic right whales.

June 5, 2013
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Cloudy With a Chance of Whales

New technology will enable scientists to forecast patterns of whale traffic in the Pacific, which will help ships steer clear of whales and reduce fatal ship strikes. By NOAA Fisheries...

April 10, 2013
Total Views: 6

Saturday, December 29, 2012

California Shipping Lanes Tweaked to Reduce Whale Strikes

By Alex Dobuzinskis Several endangered whale species may get a new lease on life when some cargo shipping lanes off the California coast are shifted next year. Routes due to...

December 29, 2012
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
maersk norwich whale strike

Sad Scene in Rotterdam After Containership Spears Whale with Bow Bulb

By Hursh Joshi, MaerskLineSocial Maersk Line does everything it can to avoid creating a negative impact on the marine environment. Despite these efforts on Wednesday 6 June we saw images of...

July 17, 2012
Total Views: 72