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Maersk Shanghai Heads to Bahamas for Salvage of Collapsed Containers

News from gCaptain - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 15:55

Customers with cargo aboard the MV Maersk Shanghai will have to wait until next week for word on when they may receive their shipments after a stack of about 70 containers loaded aboard the vessel collapsed during severe weather off the U.S. East Coast last Saturday night. Following inspections earlier this week off Charleston, South […]

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New York Asks for Exclusion from Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plan

News from gCaptain - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:09

March 9 (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday said he had formally asked for the state to be excluded from a federal offshore drilling program that he said would threaten its ocean resources and endanger efforts toward a cleaner energy economy. “New York State strongly opposes the Department of the Interior’s National […]

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Maersk Honam Fire: Firefighting Commences on Maersk Ship Adrift in the Arabian Sea

News from gCaptain - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 09:37

Firefighting is underway for the containership Maersk Honam which is adrift and continues to burn in the Arabian Sea off Oman, Maersk Line said in an update. The salvage firms Smit Salvage and Ardent have been hired to lead the salvage. An Indian Coast Guard vessel commenced firefighting on Thursday, March 8. Two additional vessels […]

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SAR Operation Underway as Bulk Carrier Takes on Water in Gulf of Finland

News from gCaptain - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 08:55

Maritime authorities in Finland are responding to a bulk carrier that has taken on water in its engine room in the Gulf of Finland. The Panama-flagged bulk carrier MV Glory Hongkong is located west of Suursaari island in the western Gulf. The leak was reported at 1241 local time on Thursday (March 8) as the […]

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Maersk to Expand Onshore Services in Port Unit APM Terminals -Report

News from gCaptain - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 08:01

COPENHAGEN, March 9 (Reuters) – Danish shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk will begin expanding onshore services at its global port division to accommodate demands from companies like railway operators and freight haulers, according to newspaper Borsen. “Until now it has been the big shipping lines that have paid our bills, and that’s why we’ve focused on […]

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2x Australian Shipbuilding Industries ASD Tugs for Sale

News from gCaptain - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 04:15

GraysOnline, Australia’s leading online industrial auctioneer is currently selling two 1986 ASD Tugs (Coongan and Conunna) built by Australian Shipbuilding Industries via expressions of interest. Both tugs are located in Onslow, Western Australia and are available for inspection upon appointment.  For more information on each vessel and photos are available on the sale page www.graysonline.com/sale/9008151.

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Harvey Gulf Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:49

By Tom Hals WILMINGTON, Del., March 8 (Reuters) – A U.S. marine transportation company that pleaded for the Trump administration to protect its industry filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, according to court records, the latest sign of struggles in the offshore energy services business. Louisiana-based Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC, which has more than 50 […]

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First Photos Show Fire on Maersk Ship | Hope Fading for Missing Crew Members, Maersk Says

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:47

The chances of finding the four missing crewmembers of the containership Maersk Honam alive are fading as the fire aboard the vessel rages for the third straight day, Maersk Line said in an update Thursday.   “While search operation continues the hope of finding our missing colleagues is fading. We are in contact with their families and […]

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Trump’s ‘Trade War’ Threat Could Damage Transpacific Shipping

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:46

By Gavin van Marle in Long Beach (The Loadstar) – The risk posed by Donald Trump’s appetite for a trade war with China could derail what promises to be a strong year for trade growth, a leading economist warned delegates at this week’s TPM conference in Long Beach. IHS Markit chief economist Nariman Behravesh said […]

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NOAA’s New Marine Forecast Product Improves Weather Forecasts and Safety at Sea

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 13:40

By Tom Cuff, Director, NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) rolled out a new forecast product suite this week to provide mariners with comprehensive weather forecasts every 24 hours out to day four. Our goal is to deliver the very best impact-based decision support services and products possible to our users. These […]

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USS John S. McCain Collision Caused by Destroyer’s ‘Sudden Turn to Port’, Singapore Investigation Says

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:21

SINGAPORE, March 8 (Reuters) – A U.S. guided missile destroyer’s deadly collision with an oil tanker near Singapore in 2017 was caused by “a sudden turn” made by the warship that put it in the path of the commercial vessel, said a report by the Singapore government on Thursday. The collision on Aug. 21, which […]

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U.S. Fund Manager to Launch First ETF for Shipping Futures

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:37

By Jonathan Saul and Maiya Keidan LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) – U.S.-based fund manager Breakwave Advisors is launching the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) focusing on freight futures, reflecting growing investor interest in shipping as it emerges from a near-decade long crisis, a regulatory filing showed. Around 90 percent of traded goods by volume are transported by […]

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Trump Says U.S. to Be Very Flexible on Tariffs He Plans to Sign Today

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 09:40

By Justin Sink (Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump will sign an order on Thursday over steel and aluminum tariffs that he said could spare certain countries if they have strong trading and military ties with the U.S. Trump will sign the formal proclamations on the tariffs at 3:30 p.m. in Washington, the White House said […]

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ABB Wins Total Solution Order For First Polar New Build For Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc.

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 09:09

ABB will deliver a comprehensive scope of power, automation, propulsion and digital solutions for the new Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. vessel that will take passengers on exploration cruises in remote polar areas. Designed with a focus on safety, environmental sustainability and comfort, this ice-going vessel will be equipped with ABB’s power and automation solutions, as […]

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High End Catamaran Ferries to Service Cancun

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 08:05

           

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Maersk Honam Fire: Evacuated Crew Member Dies from Injuries

News from gCaptain - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 14:46

An evacuated crew member from the 2017-built container ship Maersk Honam has died from injuries sustained during the major fire that broke out aboard the vessel while underway in the Arabian Sea on Tuesday, Maersk Line has confirmed.  The deceased crew member was one of twenty-three who evacuated from the burning ship. The male victim, […]

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Australian Beachgoers Find World’s Oldest Message in a Bottle 132 Years After Being Tossed from German Ship

News from gCaptain - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 13:50

MELBOURNE, March 7 (Reuters) – The oldest known message in a bottle was found on an Australian beach 132 years after being thrown from a German ship in the Indian Ocean as part of an experiment to track currents, experts said. The Dutch gin bottle, with no cork or top, was spotted by Tonya Illman […]

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PONANT Places Orders for Two More Luxury Expedition Cruise Ships at VARD

News from gCaptain - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 13:00

Global shipbuilder VARD has announced it has secured contracts for the design and construction of two additional luxury expedition cruise ships for the French Cruise company PONANT. The order follows construction contracts signed in 2016 between the two parties calling for a series of four expedition-style cruise ships. The two new vessels will be identical […]

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Norway’s $1 Trillion Wealth Fund Reveals Thinking on Oil Risk

News from gCaptain - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:58

By Mikael Holter and Sveinung Sleire (Bloomberg) — The man running the world’s biggest wealth fund said snapping up oil stocks now could pay off down the line. It’s just not a good idea for Norway. The $1 trillion fund, built from Norway’s own production of petroleum, shocked markets in November when it announced a proposal to […]

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Notice to Mariners: Changes to NOAA Marine Products Could Make Heavy Weather Avoidance More Difficult

News from gCaptain - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:28

Lee Chesneau is a senior marine meteorologist, lecturer, & a graduate from the University of Wisconsin (Madison).   Lee has had a distinguished career with NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), NOAA Satellite Service (NESDIS), U.S. Navy Ship Routing Officer (SRO) and a Route Analyst for Ocean Routes, Inc. This article originally appeared on the Ocean Weather […]

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