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Caribbean Islands Threatened By Tropical Storm Maria

Tropical Storm Maria NOAA map for Sunday Sept 17, 2017, 20 AST (Reuters) Tropical Storm Maria is likely to reach hurricane strength on Sunday, prompting U.S. weather forecasters to issue warnings and watches for a string of Caribbean islands, some of which were battered by powerful Hurricane Irma less than two weeks before. Maria was […]

Hurricane Irma Heads for Florida

On Wednesday, Hurricane Irma swept over Puerto Rico, leaving one million residents without electrical power and 150,000 without running water. Flood levels have been reported in rivers across the island, and more rain is expected. The U.S. Coast Guard has begun overflights to assess the damage and search for residents in distress. “Our first priority […]


Cargo Ship Splits in Two Off Turkey

A 40-year-old general cargo ship broke in two in the Black Sea off Turkey on Sunday. All 11 crew members were rescued by Turkish authorities and are reported safe. The 114-meter Mongolian-flagged MV Leonardo started buckling and broke in two while at anchor off Istanbul’s Kilyos coast. The forward half of ship was towed to […]

Very Large Crude Carrier Aground in Java Sea

A very large crude carrier belonging to Belgian tanker company Euronav ran aground Wednesday while carrying a cargo of crude oil through the Java Sea, but the ship manager says the vessel is in good condition even as it remains stuck in the mud. Euronav Ship Management confirmed Thursday that their 299,446 dwt VLCC Alex was involved […]