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Marine Insurers Demand Better Fire Protection for Large Containerships

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has warned that Solas firefighting regulations for container vessels are “inadequate” – particularly as ships have grown in recent years. IUMI said the...Show More Summary

Senator McCain Urges End to 100-Hour Work Weeks in Navy After Collisions

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain called on Tuesday for an immediate stop to U.S. sailors working over 100 hours a week as top Navy leaders struggled to explain a series of fatal naval collisions in the past few months. Show More Summary

Mattis To Review Navy Accidents

by Idrees Ali (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that he was working to see if there was a link between a spate of recent military accidents and budget caps, but said he could not draw a direct line at this time. Since June, more than 70 U.S. service members have […] The post Mattis To Review Navy Accidents appeared first on gCaptain.

Coast Guard Closes Ports in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands Ahead of Cat 5 Hurricane Maria

The United States Coast Guard has closed all ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Maria, which made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane in Dominica overnight causing widespread devastation to the Caribbean island. Show More Summary

Subsidy-Free Wind Farms Risk Ruined Reputations for Industry

By Jessica Shankleman (Bloomberg) — Energy companies that stunned the world by offering to build wind farms with no subsidy may ruin the industry’s reputation by never actually delivering on their promises. That’s the warning of industry executives, who are cautious about the future of zero-subsidy offshore wind farms planned in Germany this year. Show More Summary

Boston Startups Teaching Boats to Drive Themselves

By Joshua Brustein (Bloomberg) — Frank Marino sat in a repurposed U.S. Coast Guard boat bobbing in Boston Harbor one morning late last month. He pointed the boat straight at a buoy several hundred yards away, while his colleague Mohamed...Show More Summary

Strengthening Hurricane Maria to Pass Right Over Puerto Rico, Forecasters Say

By Robert Edison Sandiford BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18 (Reuters) – A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria barreled towards the eastern Caribbean islands with 125 mile-per-hour (200 kph) winds on Monday, threatening the region with its second major storm this month. Show More Summary

World’s Largest Wind Turbines to Be Installed in UK North Sea

By Lefteris Karagiannopoulos OSLO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – A consortium planning to build Britain’s Triton Knoll offshore wind park will buy 90 giant turbines from MHI Vestas, it said on Monday, in what the maker said was the first announced deal for its record 9.5 megawatt (MW) capacity product. Show More Summary

Evergreen Marine, Asia’s Most Dramatic Hot-to-Cold Stock, Slides as China Bet Wanes

By Yu-Huay Sun and Richard Frost (Bloomberg) — A Taiwanese shipping company is enduring the sharpest swing in fortunes among Asian shares. Evergreen Marine Corp., which operates the region’s second-largest container fleet, surged 39 percent last month in the top performance among members of the MSCI Asia Pacific Index. Show More Summary

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 August 11, 2017, Transport Canada has been imposing a 10-knot speed limit for larger vessels operating in designated areas of the Gulf of St. Show More Summary

DP World to Buy Dubai Maritime City and Drydocks World for $405 Million

DUBAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, has agreed to buy two fellow state-owned maritime companies from its parent for $405 million. DP World will acquire Dubai Maritime City owner Maritime World...Show More Summary

Wärtsilä launches new eco-friendly tug designs

The technology group Wärtsilä is introducing a new portfolio of tug designs, to be known as the Wärtsilä HYTug series, with the emphasis on environmental sustainability. Since they typically operate in or close to harbours and populated...Show More Summary

Maritime Monday for September 18th, 2017: Sexy Beasts

After high winds and heavy rains brought by Hurricane Harvey, a mysterious sea creature with fangs and no face washed up on the shoreline in southeastern Texas. Preeti Desai, social media manager at the National Audubon Society, posted...Show More Summary

John McCain Blames Navy For Lack Of Training

By Ben Brody (Bloomberg) Following a series of deadly accidents, Senator John McCain on Sunday renewed his calls to address what he described as a U.S. failure during the past eight years to ensure that the military is prepared, equipped and trained. Show More Summary

Harvey Spilled 22,000 Barrels Of Oil Say Coast Guard

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Beaumont Port Still Restricted After Harvey

By Julia Simon NEW YORK, Sept 15 (Reuters) – While crude deliveries by larger ships to Beaumont in Texas remain restricted after Hurricane Harvey, a workaround using pipelines can supply Exxon Mobil’s refinery there, shipping sources said. Show More Summary

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Applauds THE Alliance’s $50 Million Contingency Plan

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) yesterday approved THE Alliance’s plan for a $50m contingency fund in case one of its members becomes insolvent or suffers serious “financial distress”. EachShow More Summary

Two Weeks After Harvey, Cheniere’s Sabine Pass is Shipping More Gas Than Ever

By Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — Two weeks after Hurricane Harvey flooded the U.S. Gulf Coast, brought shipping to a halt and knocked out power to millions, the only company sending U.S. shale gas overseas is back in business. In fact,...Show More Summary

CMA CGM Confirms Order for Nine Megaships as Improving Shipping Market Lifts Profits

PARIS, Sept 15 (Reuters) – CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container shipping firm, said it expected operating profits to improve further in the second half as the market continues to recover, and confirmed an order for nine giant vessels. Show More Summary

Phillips 66 Uses Jones Act Waiver to Charter Foreign-Flagged Tanker -Report

Phillips 66 has taken advantage of the U.S. Department of Homeland Securities’ temporary Jones Act waiver applying to tankers in response to fuel shortages in the southeast United States in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Argus...Show More Summary

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