Accidents

First Cut in Golden Ray Salvage Progresses Through Keel

Responders are continuing with the first cut in the salvage of the Golden Ray car carrier in St. Simons Sound, Georgia, the St. Simons Sound Incident Command said Wednesday in...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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The operation to cut up and remove the Golden Ray is one of the largest maritime salvage jobs in U.S. history.


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Defense

USS Nimitz Deploys to Gulf

DUBAI, Nov 28 (Reuters) – U.S. aircraft carrier USS Nimitz was deployed to the Gulf this week, days before the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, although the U.S.Navy said on...

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Friday, November 27, 2020
Shipbuilding

Fincantieri Reveals Plans for Major New Shipyard in Yucatan, Mexico

Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri has revealed plans to manage a major new shipyard in Mexico’s Yucatan state capable of servicing some of world’s largest cruise vessels, cargo ships and oil...

23 hours ago
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Environment

World’s Biggest Wind Farm to Be Built Offshore U.K.

By Lars Paulsson (Bloomberg) — The world’s biggest offshore wind park is a step closer to construction. The British utility SSE Plc and Norwegian energy major Equinor ASA reached financial close on the project off...

November 27, 2020
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Shipping

Venezuela Resumes Direct Oil Shipments to China Despite U.S. Sanctions

By Luc Cohen and Marianna Parraga Nov 26 (Reuters) – Venezuela has resumed direct shipments of oil to China after U.S. sanctions sent the trade underground for more than a...

November 27, 2020
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Friday, November 27, 2020
Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Completes Unmanned Surface Vehicles Test Off Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard has completed a 30-day demonstration and evaluation of unmanned surface vehicles off Oahu. The focus of the test, which wrapped up in early November, was to...

November 27, 2020
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Environment

DFDS Planning Hydrogen-Powered Ferry

European ferry operator DFDS has announced plans for a partnership to develop a hydrogen-powered ferry to be in operation as soon as 2027. The partnership includes DFDS, ABB, Ballard Power...

November 27, 2020
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Shipping

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Cracks Down on Ocean Carrier Alliances

By Alex Lennane (The Loadstar) – The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has tightened the screws on the three major ocean carrier alliances, demanding carrier-specific trade data is filed monthly rather than...

November 27, 2020
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Environment

Shipping Industry and Asian Nations Object to EU Pollution Plan

By Ewa Krukowska (Bloomberg) — Plans to extend the world’s biggest carbon market into shipping drew criticism from the industry and Asian nations, highlighting growing conflict over Europe’s unprecedented moves to...

November 27, 2020
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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Offshore

Houthis Approve UN Plan to Assess Decaying ‘Safer’ Tanker Off Yemen

By Lisa Barrington DUBAI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Houthi authorities in Yemen have given long-awaited approval for a United Nations plan to visit and assess a deteriorating oil tanker off...

November 25, 2020
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Accidents

Mariners Rescued from Disabled Barge Off Rhode Island

Three mariners were rescued from a disabled barge off the coast of Point Judith, Rhode Island on Wednesday after their tug sank. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that watchstanders at...

November 25, 2020
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Environment

Tokyo Gas to Develop One of Japan’s Largest Offshore Wind Farms

By Aya Takada (Bloomberg) — Tokyo Gas Co. plans to develop one of Japan’s largest offshore wind projects as the nation looks to a major expansion of the technology to achieve...

November 25, 2020
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Shipbuilding

Russia to Build Far East Metal Plant to Supply Arctic Shipbuilding

MOSCOW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Russia plans to build a metals plant in the Far East at an estimated cost of $2.2 billion and supply steel sheet to the Zvezda...

November 25, 2020
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Accidents

Oil Tanker Hit by Blast at Saudi Terminal in Red Sea

The ship’s manager confirms the Maltese-flagged MT Agrari was hit by an unknown source about one meter above the waterline, causing a breach. The vessel is reported stable. By Jonathan...

November 25, 2020
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Accidents

Search Called Off for Missing Fishermen Off Cape Cod

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the active search for four missing fishermen off the coast of Massachusetts after 38 hours and more than 2,000 square miles searched. Watchstanders from the...

November 25, 2020
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Accidents

NTSB Cites Pilot Error in Tugboat’s Allision with Wharf

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has issued a marine accident brief related to its investigation into last year’s accident involving the G.M. McAllister striking a wharf on the Elizabeth...

November 24, 2020
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Accidents

Containership Grounds Next to Wrecked Containership in Singapore Strait

A bizarre incident in the Singapore Strait this week as a containership apparently grounded next to (and possibly struck) a second grounded containership that has been shipwrecked in the area...

November 24, 2020
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Accidents

Tug Crew Member Missing After Falling Overboard During Transfer

A 42-year-old man is missing after failing overboard while transferring from a commercial tug to a barge near Blount Island in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday. The Coast Guard suspended the...

November 24, 2020
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Shipping

Orsted Plans to Develop Offshore Wind Projects in South Korea

Offshore wind developer Orsted announced Tuesday its intention to develop up to 1.6GW of offshore wind power off the coast of Incheon City in South Korea. The company said the...

November 24, 2020
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Ports

Container Crunch Means It Pays More to Sail Empty to Asia

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — Shipping carriers seeking to capitalize on the most lucrative trade routes are returning empty cargo containers to Asia, contributing to freight rates that have soared to...

November 24, 2020
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