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Container Ship Docks with 46-Foot Whale on Bow

A dead whale estimated to be 46 feet (14 meters) long was carried into New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga on the bow of a Maersk container ship on Wednesday. The local Department of Conservation (DOC) says the Bryde’s whale was dead when the ship berthed. The death is viewed as an “unfortunate incident at sea,” […]

12 Fishermen Missing After Collision with Tanker

[Brief] On Thursday, the Japanese coast guard initiated a search for 12 missing crewmembers of the 300 gt Chinese fishing boat Lurong Yuanyu 378 after she collided with the 115,000 dwt tanker Brightoil Lucky.  The vessels collided at a position about 250 nm north of Matsue, Japan, in the Sea of Japan (or the East […]

Dunkirk-Style Evacuation Underway In Vanuatu

Smoke and ash emanates from the Manaro Voui volcano located on Vanuatu’s northern island Ambae in the South Pacific, October 1, 2017. REUTERS/Ben Bohane by Alison Bevege (Reuters) – Vanuatu has launched a Dunkirk-style evacuation on the northern island of Ambae as a flotilla of boats rescues islanders from an erupting volcano. The eruption has […]

Coast Guard Releases El Faro Investigation Report: Here’s the Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations

SS El Faro. Photo: Tote Maritime The U.S. Coast Guard today has released the S.S. El Faro Marine Board of Investigation report, which includes a detailed account of the event along with the MBI’s conclusions on contributing factors and recommendations.  The 199-page report identifies causal factors of the loss of the S.S. El Faro and 33 crew […]

Panama Canal Marks 2,000 Transits Through Expanded Locks

Photo: Panama Canal Authority The Panama Canal has marked the 2,000 transits of the expanded Neopanamax locks as more and more bigger ships are replacing older Panamax vessels on the route. The conatinership COSCO Yantian completed the 2,000 transit through the Expanded Panama Canal on Tuesday, heading north (from the Pacific to the Atlantic). The […]

U.S. Denies Request for Puerto Rico Jones Act Waiver as Senator McCain Applies Even More Pressure

File Photo: A Jones Act container barge operating between Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo credit: Crowley Maritime Corporation <img data-attachment-id=”89354″ data-permalink=”http://gcaptain.com/freeport-lng-export-terminal-proposal-closer-to-approval-after-impact-study/reuters_logo1-3/” data-orig-file=”http://gcaptain.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/reuters_logo1.jpg” data-orig-size=”161,41″ data-comments-opened=”1″ data-image-meta=”{” aperture data-image-title=”reuters_logo1″ data-image-description=” Reuters Logo ” data-medium-file=”http://gcaptain.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/reuters_logo1.jpg” data-large-file=”http://gcaptain.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/reuters_logo1.jpg” class=”alignright size-full wp-image-89354″ src=”http://3kbo302xo3lg2i1rj8450xje.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/reuters_logo1.jpg” alt=”Reuters” width=”161″ height=”41″> By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The Trump administration on […]

Two Officers Arrested for Freighter Grounding

The Swedish Coast Guard has taken the master and chief mate of the coastal freighter Atlantic into custody after their vessel went aground off Oskarshamn, a small port on the east coast of Sweden. The men may face charges related to the accident. At 0200 hours on Saturday, the Atlantic was under way on a voyage […]

Carnival Orders New Cruise Ship for Cunard Line

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth meet in the Liverpool for Cunard’s 175th anniversary in 2015. Photo: Cunard/James Morgan Carnival Corporation has signed an agreement to build a new cruise ship for its iconic Cunard brand with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. The world’s largest cruise company said Monday it has signed a memorandum […]

Puerto Rico Oil Terminals Still Hampered After Hurricanes

Buckeye Partners LP’s Yabucoa oil terminal in Puerto Rico has two berths and capacity for about 4.6 million barrels. HOUSTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Buckeye Partners LP’s Yabucoa oil terminal in Puerto Rico remained closed on Friday, the company said, days after Hurricane Maria left a trail of destruction and at least 25 people dead […]

Europe Diesel Exports Hit Record as Harvey Redraws Trade

  By Ron Bousso LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Europe is set to export a record volume of diesel in September as Latin American buyers struggle to recover from a drop in U.S. supplies in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, according to shipping data and traders. Europe regularly imports large volumes of the road fuel as […]