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Caught on Video: Explosion Rocks Ferry Docked in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

As many as 25 people were injured in an explosion aboard a ferry docked in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico on Wednesday.  Video of the incident shows several people on the dock at the time of the explosion.   Amazingly, there are no reported...Show More Summary

Panama Canal Working to Increase LNG Vessel Capacity as Demand Grows

Executives from U.S. LNG exporter Cheniere Energy met with representatives from the Panama Canal this week in Panama to discuss the waterway’s growing LNG vessel segment. Since the opening of the Expanded Panama Canal in 2016, LNG has...Show More Summary

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Delivers World’s Largest LNG-Fueled Bulk Carrier

10 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Sout Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has delivered the world’s largest LNG-fueled bulk carrier.  The 50,000 dwt vessel was ordered in 2016 by Ilshin Logistics in collaboration with steelmaker POSCO. It features a new cryogenic Type ‘C’...Show More Summary

Towboat Fire on Lower Mississippi Forces Crew to Abandon Ship

10 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The crew of a towboat was forced to abandon ship after their vessel caught on fire while pushing barges on the lower Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi on Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a report at 7:20 a.m. Show More Summary

Offshore Oil Recovery Beginning in World’s Harshest Environments

12 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

By David Wethe (Bloomberg) — Explorers are once again testing the waters in their search for oil, according to Transocean Ltd., the world’s biggest offshore rig contractor by market value. Drillers worldwide are forecast to boost new...Show More Summary

Cyprus to Pursue Exploratory Drilling in Mediterranean Amid Standoff with Turkey

12 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

ATHENS, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Cyprus said on Wednesday it would press ahead with oil and gas exploration, signalling resolve in a standoff with Turkey over access to potential energy riches after Ankara extended military exercises in the eastern Mediterranean to early March. Show More Summary

Chief Mate Goes Missing from Anchored Bulk Carrier in Puget Sound

13 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

U.S. authorities are investigating the disappearance of the chief mate of a bulk carrier who went missing while his ship was at anchor in Puget Sound near Seatle, Washington last week. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound command center watchstanders received a call last Thursday, Feb. Show More Summary

Russian Oil Product Exports from Black Sea Port ‘Collapse’ Due to Managerial Conflict -Transneft

14 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

LONDON/MOSCOW, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Shipments of oil products from a Russian Black Sea port, hit by a managerial conflict, have “collapsed”, Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft said on Wednesday. A Transneft spokesman said as manyShow More Summary

European Commission Fines Car Carriers 395 Million Euros for Participating in Cartel

14 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The European Commission on Wednesday fined four shipping companies a total of 395 million euros for taking part in cartel relating to the transportation of new cars and other vehicles by sea in violation of EU competition laws. In aShow More Summary

Oil Worker Killed on Talos Energy Platform in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is conducting an investigation into the fatality of a third-party construction worker in an area of the Gulf of Mexico known as West Cameron 215A, about 64 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Show More Summary

Wärtsilä and Maersk Drilling Agree to Long-Term Strategy for Thruster Maintenance

Finnish technology company Wärtsilä on Tuesday said it has reached an agreement with offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling create a long-term strategy aimed at reducing costs and downtime associated with thruster maintenance across Maersk’s fleet of modern deepwater drilling rigs. Show More Summary

World’s Biggest Container Company Looks for Deals Outside Shipping

By Christian Wienberg (Bloomberg) — The world’s largest container company will start looking for takeover targets outside the shipping industry as it tries to pre-empt a new competitive landscape in which customers are morphing into rivals. Show More Summary

Shell Time Charters Two Pioneering LNG-Powered Tankers from SCF Group

Russian state-owned shipping company SCF Group has signed time charter agreements with a unit of Royal Dutch Shell for the charter of two of the world’s first LNG-powered oil tankers. The signed agreements mark the next step in SCF Group’s...Show More Summary

Maersk Energy Boss Sees Uptick in Offshore Oil Drilling But Profit Still Squeezed

By Stine Jacobsen COPENHAGEN, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Prospects for the offshore oil drilling market are improving but profits for drillers are still under pressure and rates will not rise before 2019, the head of A.P. Moller-Maersk’s energy business said. Show More Summary

Intense North Atlantic Storm Producing 19-Meter Significant Waves Near Main Shipping Lanes

An intense low pressure system in the North Atlantic was producing significant wave heights of an incredible 19 meters (62 feet) on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.  This is a very dangerous storm with hurricane force winds and extreme waves in some of the main shipping lanes between Europe and the United States. Show More Summary

Golden Ocean Boosts Dividend Amid Improving Dry Bulk Market

By Joachim Dagenborg OSLO, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Dry bulk shipper Golden Ocean proposed a bigger than expected dividend for the fourth quarter on the back of forecast-beating results on Tuesday, and reiterated the market was getting better. Show More Summary

Commodities Shipper Seeks $150 Million to Start Digital Coin

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Reshaped Maersk Looking to Compete Directly with UPS, Fedex

By Stine Jacobsen COPENHAGEN, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk plans to compete directly with package delivery companies UPS and Fedex as it expands its transport and logistics business, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

U.K. Sells Royal Navy Flagship HMS Ocean to Brazil

By Tiago Ramos Alfaro (Bloomberg) — The U.K. has sold Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean to Brazil for about 84 million pounds ($117 million) as new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth prepares to take over as leader of the fleet. HMS Ocean will be modified by BAE Systems Plc and Babcock International Group Plc, with […] The post U.K. Show More Summary

Violent Brawl Breaks Out Aboard Carnival Cruise Ship in Australia

A 3-day Australian cruise aboard a Carnival cruise ship turned into a trip from hell for some as an unruly group allegedly spent two days terrorizing other passengers on board, culminating in a violent brawl with ship security. Police...Show More Summary

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