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Salvage crews conduct operations onboard M/V Dali to remove wreckage and impacted shipping containers in Baltimore, Maryland, April 10, 2024. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Accidents

Baltimore Bridge Wreck Removal: Fourth Body Recovered

April 15, 2024: Fourth Body Recovered Another missing victim was recovered at the Key Bridge incident site on April 14, 2024, and was identified today, the

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Department of Interior officials tour Dominion Energy’s wind turbine installation vessel Charybdis under construction at the Seatrium AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville, Texas, March 20, 2024. Photo courtesy BOEM
Offshore

First US-Built Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Launched in Texas

Virginia-based energy company Dominion Energy has announced the launch of the first U.S.-built and Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation

7 hours ago
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Responders with the Unified Command conduct an overflight assessment of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore, Maryland, March 29, 2024. The Key Bridge was struck by the Singapore-flagged cargo ship Dali early morning on March 26, 2024. (Unified Command courtesy photo)
Accidents

City of Baltimore Pursuing Legal Action Against ‘Dali’ Stakeholders Over Key Bridge Collapse

Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott confirmed that the city is taking legal action against stakeholders of the containership Dali in response to the

9 hours ago
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Illustration of Kalypso's Jones Act-compliant offshore wind cable layer
Offshore

Kalypso and Royal IHC to Build First Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Cable Layer

Emerging U.S. offshore wind contractor, Kalypso Offshore Energy, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with maritime technology leader, Royal IHC, to construct

9 hours ago
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Iranian Seizure of Israeli-Linked Ship Stirs Regional Concerns
Shipping

Iranian Seizure of Israeli-Linked Ship Stirs Regional Concerns

Maritime security firm Ambrey has warned Israeli-linked shipping remains at risk in the Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea following Saturday’s seizure of the MSC

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FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen on the Maersk's Triple-E giant container ship Majestic Maersk, one of the world's largest container ships, next to cranes at the APM Terminals in the port of Algeciras, Spain January 20, 2023. REUTERS/Jon Nazca/File Photo
News

Maersk Makes no Deployment Changes After Vessel Seized in Strait of Hormuz

COPENHAGEN, April 15 (Reuters) – Shipping company Maersk has not made any deployment changes after a Portuguese-flagged container ship

12 hours ago
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Ice-resistant self-propelled platform Severniy Polus. (Source: Roshydromet)
Shipping

Russian Survey Platform Drifts Into Norwegian Territorial Waters

By Malte Humpert (gCaptain) – A Russian ice-resistant survey platform has drifted with pack ice into Norwegian territorial waters to the north of the

12 hours ago
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News

FBI Opens Criminal Probe Into Baltimore Bridge Collapse

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) – The FBI has opened a federal criminal investigation into the deadly collapse of a Baltimore bridge last month

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Iran Says Seized MSC Aries was ‘Violating Maritime Laws’
Shipping

Iran Says Seized MSC Aries was ‘Violating Maritime Laws’

DUBAI, April 15 (Reuters) – A Portuguese-flagged container ship, the MSC Aries, was seized by Iran on April 13 for “violating maritime

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Ship Speed Reduction Lowers California Coastal Air Pollution Numbers
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Ship Speed Reduction Lowers California Coastal Air Pollution Numbers

Environmental benefits include lower risk to whales, less ocean noise Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies vessel speed reduction (VSR) program announced

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Sunday, April 14, 2024
A French Navy warship escorts a CMA CGM containership in the Red Sea. Photo courtesy French Forces
Navy

Naval And Military Rearmament To Face New Threats Could Cost $10 Trillion

By Enda Curran, Natalia Drozdiak and Bhargavi Sakthivel (Bloomberg) A new era of global rearmament is gathering pace, and it will mean vast costs and some

April 14, 2024
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Sunday, April 14, 2024
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News

Ukraine War Enters New Phase With Oil In The Crosshairs

By Daryna Krasnolutska (Bloomberg) Russia and Ukraine may have struggled to shift things significantly on the battlefield for more than 16 months, but a new

April 14, 2024
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Navy

Philippines Tells US It Will Assert South China Sea Rights

By David Brunnstrom (Reuters) – The Philippines is determined to assert its sovereign rights in the South China Sea, its foreign secretary said on Friday

April 14, 2024
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A boat sails next to a shipping vessel MV Abdullah in this screengrab obtained from a social media video released on March 12, 2024
Piracy

Somali Pirates Claim MV Abdullah Was Released After $5 Million Ransom Was Paid

By Abdiqani Hassani (Reuters) – Somali pirates released a hijacked ship, MV Abdullah, and its crew of 23 early on Sunday after a $5 million ransom was

April 14, 2024
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Saturday, April 13, 2024
Satellite image shows a closer view of the Dali container ship and a collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge, in Baltimore, Maryland. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
Shipping

Shippers In Baltimore Disaster Face ‘General Average,’ MSC Says

By Brendan Murray Apr 13, 2024 (Bloomberg) –The owner of the ship that destroyed Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge has started a formal process

April 13, 2024
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MSC Ship boarded by Iran Navy Helicopter
Incidents

Iran Seizes Portuguese Containership MSC Aries in the Strait of Hormuz 

By Maha El Dahan (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards seized an Israeli-linked cargo ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, days after Tehran

April 13, 2024
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Friday, April 12, 2024
Congressional Budget Office Estimates Higher Costs for New Navy Landing Ships
Shipbuilding

Congressional Budget Office Estimates Higher Costs for New Navy Landing Ships

The U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has projected the construction of 18 medium landing ships for the U.S. Navy to cost anywhere from two to three times

April 12, 2024
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Defense

Worker Shortage Hobbles Construction of U.S. Navy Frigates

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The shipyard producing the US Navy’s new frigate has been hobbled by a failure to “achieve engineering and skilled

April 12, 2024
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Chinese Coast Guard vessels fire water cannons towards a Philippine resupply vessel Unaizah May 4 on its way to a resupply mission at Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea. REUTERS/Adrian Portugal
Shipping

Philippines Says it Will Assert South China Sea Rights in Meeting with U.S.

By David Brunnstrom and Simon Lewis WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) – The Philippines is determined to assert its sovereign rights in the South China

April 12, 2024
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Shipping

Container Freight Rates Stabilizing

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – While container spot rates on the Asia-Europe and Asia-North America trades continued to remain elevated, year on

April 12, 2024
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Greenpeace Nordic launches a peaceful protest against a bunker vessel off the Swedish island Gotland. Photo courtesy Greenpeace
Environment

Greenpeace Targets Baltic Sea Bunkering Tanker Over Russia-Linked Refueling

STOCKHOLM, April 12 (Reuters) – Greenpeace activists painted slogans on an Estonian-owned tanker in the middle of the Baltic Sea on Friday, and

April 12, 2024
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