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Iranian Tanker at Risk of Exploding as Rescue Crews Wrestle to Tame Fire

News from gCaptain - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 08:12

BEIJING/SEOUL, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Rescue crews wrestled to bring a blaze on an Iranian oil tanker off China’s east coast under control on Monday as fire raged for a second day following a collision with a grain ship, while the body of one of the 32 missing crew members was found on aboard. Concerns […]

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Here’s a List of Major Oil Tanker Spills Since 1970

News from gCaptain - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 03:56

BEIJING, Jan 7 (Reuters) – A tanker carrying Iranian oil and run by the country’s top oil shipping operator was ablaze and spewing cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese bulk ship, leaving its 32 crew members missing. Sanchi Tanker Incident Updates The Panama-registered tanker was sailing from Iran […]

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Iranian Tanker Burns After Collision with Bulk Carrier Off China; 32 Missing

News from gCaptain - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:13

Monday Update: Iranian Tanker at Risk of Exploding as Rescue Crews Wrestle to Tame Fire By Meng Meng and Josephine Mason BEIJING, Jan 7 (Reuters) – A tanker carrying Iranian oil and run by the country’s top oil shipping operator was ablaze and spewing cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with […]

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Will Oil Majors Actually Sink Money Into America’s Waters?

News from gCaptain - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 14:37

By Liam Denning (Bloomberg Gadfly) — Energy dominance begins at home, and that includes any beachfront property you might have. The Interior Department unveiled on Thursday a draft proposal for leasing areas of the U.S. outer continental shelf for oil and gas drilling between 2019 and 2024. As five-year plans go, it’s an ambitious one, […]

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DeepOcean Awarded ‘Significant’ Contract for Statoil’s Snorre Expansion Project in North Sea

News from gCaptain - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:27

Norwegian subsea firm DeepOcean AS has been awarded what it says as a ‘significant’ contract for performing the marine operation work on the Snorre Expansion Project in the North Sea. The award covers project management, engineering, procurement of anchors for risers and umbilicals and offshore installation activities, and iincludes installation of six integrated subsea template […]

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World’s Biggest Rig Builder Delivers First Rig of 2018

News from gCaptain - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:07

The world’s largest rig builder, Keppel FELS, has delivered its first rig of 2018 and the first of five jackups that it is building for Borr Drilling. The jackup rig, SAGA, was delivered by Keppel FELS in Singapore. Keppel FELS is a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine. “We are pleased to deliver the first […]

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Japanese Carriers Looking Forward to ‘ONE’ Network Launch

News from gCaptain - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:58

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – K Line, MOL and NYK are banking their future group profitability on the success of the Ocean Network Express (ONE) – the merger of the Japanese transport groups’ respective container businesses scheduled for April. According to reports, the trio say they expect to save ¥50bn ($440m) in costs in the […]

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VARD to Build All-Electric Ferry for Norway’s Boreal

News from gCaptain - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:47

Norwegian shipbuilder VARD has won a contract for the construction of an all-electric car and passenger ferry for Boreal in Norway. The RoPax ferry is specially designed for environmentally friendly operations in the Norwegian fjords with a fully electric battery package for continuous all-electric operations. The ferry, designed by Multi Maritime, will measure 74 meters […]

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Private Firm to Take Up Search for Missing MH370 Aircraft

News from gCaptain - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:20

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Malaysia will allow a U.S.-based exploration firm to resume the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an airline support group told families of the victims on Friday, in a bid to solve one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries. Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, disappeared en route from Kuala […]

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North Korea Sneaking Oil With Secret Ship Transfers at Sea

News from gCaptain - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:57

By Serene Cheong and Dan Murtaugh (Bloomberg) — Donald Trump’s desire to squeeze Kim Jong Un’s regime risks being undermined by the furtive maneuvers of oil tankers at sea. The enforcement of international measures limiting sales to North Korea — part of an effort to force Kim to abandon nuclear weapons — is becoming near […]

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Trump Seeks to Open ‘Nearly All’ U.S. Coastal Waters to New Drilling to Dismay of Environmental Activists

News from gCaptain - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:29

 By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration is proposing to open almost all U.S. coastal waters to oil drilling, including those off California and Florida where activists have fought for decades to spare delicate ecosystems from oil spills. The proposal released Thursday will go far beyond President Donald Trump’s April order directing the […]

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‘Bomb Cyclone’ Hits U.S. East Coast Energy, Power Supply

News from gCaptain - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:39

By Scott DiSavino and Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) – A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses. Utilities in the Southeast have […]

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Trump Administration Aims to Open Nearly All of America’s Offshore Waters to Drilling

News from gCaptain - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:55

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday proposed opening nearly all U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, reversing protections in the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific. The bid to expand American energy production faces objections from environmentalists, state officials and some business groups worried about spills and the […]

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Taiwan Releases On Bail Suspect Behind Illicit North Korean Oil Transfer

News from gCaptain - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:43

TAIPEI, Jan 4 (Reuters) – A court in Taiwan has released on bail a man prosecutors allege to have made false declarations in the case of a Hong Kong-flagged tanker suspected of transferring oil to North Korea in violation of international sanctions. The man, surnamed Chen, said the vessel was bound for Hong Kong, despite […]

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Foss Ships Hundreds of Utility Trucks to Puerto Rico to Help Restore Power

News from gCaptain - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:14

At the Port of Virginia in Norfolk and the Port of Lake Charles in Louisiana, Seattle-based Foss Maritime is loading hundreds of utility trucks onto barges bound for Puerto Rico as part of the on-going effort to restore power to nearly half of the island’s population. Last Friday, Ricardo Rosselló, governor of Puerto Rico, announced […]

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Commentary: 2018 is The Year for Protecting The Planet

News from gCaptain - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:56

By John Light Jan 3 (Reuters) – This will be a big year for the Paris climate agreement. The broad outlines of the deal were figured out in 2015, but the specific rules governing what it requires countries to do will have to be written by the end of 2018. In spite of Donald Trump’s […]

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Norway Beats Back Lawsuit Seeking to Curb Arctic Oil Drilling

News from gCaptain - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:07

By Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) — Norway beat back an unprecedented lawsuit by environmental groups that sought to curb oil drilling in the country’s Arctic waters. The government acted lawfully in awarding exploration licenses in the Arctic Barents Sea to companies such as Statoil ASA and Chevron Corp. in 2016, Oslo District Court said in a […]

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Cruise Ship Breaks Free from Moorings in Bahamas – Incident Video

News from gCaptain - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 16:02

A large cruise ship broke free from its moorings due to strong winds in Freeport, Bahamas on Wednesday. A video of the cruise ship during the incident was posted to Facebook. According to the post: The M/V Grand Celebration has broken her moorings in Freeport, Bahamas and is laying hard against the wharf at Freeport’s […]

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U.S. East Coast Braces for Rapidly Intensifying Winter Storm

News from gCaptain - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:41

The Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Captain of the Port set ice condition two and plans to close the Capes to all inbound and outbound vessel traffic at 6 p.m. Wednesday ahead of a strong winter storm that is forecasted to explode in intensity over the next 24 hours, creating impacts from the mid-Atlantic to […]

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WATCH: Runaway Tanker Plays Bumper Boats as it Floats Downstream

News from gCaptain - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:16

Few details are available about this video made its way onto social media this week and has since racked up nearly 900K views on Facebook. The video appears to have been filmed on river or estuary in Myanmar, but I can’t seem to make out the name of the vessel.

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