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A BP North Sea Field to Test U.S. Policy on Iran

20 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

By Ron Bousso LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – A small gas field on the edge of the British North Sea could become a litmus test for U.S. policy towards Iran. London-based BP this week agreed to sell to North Sea producer Serica Energy three fields in the aging offshore basin, including the Rhum field which […] The post A BP North Sea Field to Test U.S. Show More Summary

Hope Fades as Search for Argentine Submarine Enters 9th Day

20 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

By Hugh Bronstein and Nicolás Misculin BUENOS AIRES, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Families of the 44 crew members of a missing Argentine submarine gave up hope and went home on Friday after a days-long wait at the sub’s Mar del Plata naval base, saddened and angered by evidence that the vessel may have exploded. Show More Summary

AMVER Assists In Rescue Of Lost Pacific Fishermen

22 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

HONOLULU — Seven fishermen are safe, Wednesday, after their Japanese-flagged 50-foot fishing boat, the Gyotoku Maru No. 1, reportedly capsized 218 miles southwest of Palau. The fishermen were rescued and transferred safely by another fishing vessel to General Santos, Philippines. Show More Summary

Explosions Heard Near Missing Argentine Sub

22 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Argentina (Reuters) – The Argentine navy raised the possibility on Thursday that a navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic suffered an explosion, heightening concerns over the fate of the 44 crew members on the eighth day of an international search effort. Show More Summary

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VIKING becomes IMPA ACT preferred supplier

Global marine, offshore and fire safety equipment and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has announced it is now a Preferred Supplier under the IMPA ACT programme. IMPA ACT is an initiative of the International Marine Purchasing...Show More Summary

U.S. Sanctions Chinese Shipping Companies Over Ties to North Korea

By Saleha Mohsin (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration sanctioned three Chinese trading companies on Tuesday as well as North Korean shipping firms and vessels as the U.S. seeks to disrupt funding of Kim Jong Un’s nuclear program. One individual, 13 entities and 20 vessels were sanctioned, the Treasury Department said. Show More Summary

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Powers Up in the UK

The Dudgeon offshore wind farm has started delivering electricity to the UK power grid, providing renewable energy to around 410,000 homes. Statoil and its partners Masdar and Statkraft officially opened the Dudgeon wind farm on Wednesday in Great Yarmouth, England. Show More Summary

Search for Missing Sub Reaches ‘Critical Phase’

By Walter Bianchi and Nicolás Misculin MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES Nov 22 (Reuters) – The search for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic for one week reached a “critical phase” on Wednesday as the 44 crew on board could be running low on oxygen, a navy spokesman said. Show More Summary

Gulf of Mexico Oil Companies Talos and Stone Energy Planning $2.5 Billion Merger

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Talos Energy LLC and Stone Energy Corp, two U.S. exploration and production companies focused on the Gulf of Mexico, announced on Tuesday plans to merge and create a new company valued around $2.5 billion including debt, sending Stone’s shares down nearly 13 percent. Show More Summary

Philly Shipyard Delivers Fourth and Final Jones Act Tanker to APT

Philly Shipyard has delivered the American Pride, the fourth of four next-generation product tankers that it has built for American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc. The 50,000 dwt product tanker is based on a proven fuel-efficient Hyundai Mipo Dockyards design. Show More Summary

Search Underway for Missing Sailors After U.S. Navy Plane Crashes Off Japan

TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said. Eight people were rescued,...Show More Summary

De Beers to Order World’s Largest Diamond Mining Vessel at Kleven

Anglo American’s diamond unit De Beers is planning what it says will be the largest diamond mining vessel ever built. Debmarine Namibia, a 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian Government and De Beers Group, announced Tuesday it has...Show More Summary

Inmarsat opens office at world-leading facility for maritime technology innovation in Ålesun

Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L), the world’s leading global mobile satellite communications company, has opened a new office, at the Norwegian Maritime Competence Center (NMCC) based in Ålesund, Norway, to continue to drive the digitalisation of the shipping industry. Show More Summary

Weather Improves, But It’s a Race Against the Clock to Find Argentina’s Missing Submarine

By Walter Bianchi MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The search for a missing Argentine submarine and its 44-member crew was helped by calmer seas on Tuesday, but there were no new clues about its location and worries multiplied because the vessel may be running low on oxygen, a navy spokesman said. Show More Summary

Radical New Single-Hulled, Foiling America’s Cup Concept Boat Unveiled

By Rory Carroll Nov 20 (Reuters) – The boats teams will race at the 2021 America’s Cup in New Zealand will feature monohulls, a departure from the catamarans used during this year’s competition in Bermuda, the designers said on Monday. Show More Summary

After Warning, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Granted Full Accreditation

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy has been restored to full accreditation more than a year after it was issued a warning by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that its accreditation could be in jeopardy over non-compliance in certain areas. Show More Summary

What Merchant Mariners See In You

It seldom occurs to surface warriors to consider how they are viewed by U.S. civilian merchant mariners, despite almost constant interactions. In light of recent events in the Seventh Fleet, I spoke to Captain John Konrad, a civilian mariner who is licensed to master ships of unlimited tonnage. Show More Summary

IMO: Ships Not Meeting 2020 Low-Sulphur Fuel Requirements Will Be Deemed ‘Unseaworthy’

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