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gCaptain Pre-Black Friday Sale – Up To 75% Off

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:35

gCaptain is gearing up for our big, once a year, Black Friday sales event with some great deals up to 75% off selected items.  Here Are The Early Black Friday Deals Available Today! 75% Off Stickers! (no coupon code required) 25% Off Kids Clothing with Coupon Code “WeLovegCaptain” 50% Off All gCaptain Posters with Coupon […]

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Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Powers Up in the UK

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:59

The Dudgeon offshore wind farm has started delivering electricity to the UK power grid, providing renewable energy to around 410,000 homes. Statoil and its partners Masdar and Statkraft officially opened the Dudgeon wind farm on Wednesday in Great Yarmouth, England. Dudgeon is made up of 67 turbines with a combined output of 402MW, and is […]

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Search for Missing Sub Reaches ‘Critical Phase’

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:04

By Walter Bianchi and Nicolás Misculin MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES Nov 22 (Reuters) – The search for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic for one week reached a “critical phase” on Wednesday as the 44 crew on board could be running low on oxygen, a navy spokesman said. Dozens of planes […]

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Search Underway for Missing Sailors After U.S. Navy Plane Crashes Off Japan

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 08:06

TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said. Eight people were rescued, with three others missing, it said, adding that all of the rescued personnel were […]

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VIKING becomes IMPA ACT preferred supplier

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 06:30

Global marine, offshore and fire safety equipment and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has announced it is now a Preferred Supplier under the IMPA ACT programme. IMPA ACT is an initiative of the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA) that commits its member shipowners, ship operators, and ship suppliers to demonstrate responsible supply chain management (RSCM) […]

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Inmarsat opens office at world-leading facility for maritime technology innovation in Ålesun

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 06:13

Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L), the world’s leading global mobile satellite communications company, has opened a new office, at the Norwegian Maritime Competence Center (NMCC) based in Ålesund, Norway, to continue to drive the digitalisation of the shipping industry. The opening of the facility in the heart of Norway’s leading edge maritime community, signals Inmarsat’s intention to […]

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Weather Improves, But It’s a Race Against the Clock to Find Argentina’s Missing Submarine

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:46

By Walter Bianchi MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The search for a missing Argentine submarine and its 44-member crew was helped by calmer seas on Tuesday, but there were no new clues about its location and worries multiplied because the vessel may be running low on oxygen, a navy spokesman said. The […]

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Companies Talos and Stone Energy Planning $2.5 Billion Merger

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:30

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Talos Energy LLC and Stone Energy Corp, two U.S. exploration and production companies focused on the Gulf of Mexico, announced on Tuesday plans to merge and create a new company valued around $2.5 billion including debt, sending Stone’s shares down nearly 13 percent. “The idea of a reverse merger […]

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Philly Shipyard Delivers Fourth and Final Jones Act Tanker to APT

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:11

Philly Shipyard has delivered the American Pride, the fourth of four next-generation product tankers that it has built for American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc. The 50,000 dwt product tanker is based on a proven fuel-efficient Hyundai Mipo Dockyards design. The 600-foot tanker has a carrying capacity of 14.5 million gallons […]

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U.S. Sanctions Chinese Shipping Companies Over Ties to North Korea

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:58

By Saleha Mohsin (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration sanctioned three Chinese trading companies on Tuesday as well as North Korean shipping firms and vessels as the U.S. seeks to disrupt funding of Kim Jong Un’s nuclear program. One individual, 13 entities and 20 vessels were sanctioned, the Treasury Department said. “These designations include companies that […]

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De Beers to Order World’s Largest Diamond Mining Vessel at Kleven

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:55

Anglo American’s diamond unit De Beers is planning what it says will be the largest diamond mining vessel ever built. Debmarine Namibia, a 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian Government and De Beers Group, announced Tuesday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven for the construction of 176-meter custom-built diamond mining […]

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Radical New Single-Hulled, Foiling America’s Cup Concept Boat Unveiled

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:28

By Rory Carroll Nov 20 (Reuters) – The boats teams will race at the 2021 America’s Cup in New Zealand will feature monohulls, a departure from the catamarans used during this year’s competition in Bermuda, the designers said on Monday. Like the catamarans raced at the America’s Cup in June, the futuristic-looking, 75-foot long boats […]

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France to Promote LNG as Alternative Marine Fuel

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:53

PARIS, Nov 21 (Reuters) – France will support the uptake of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a cleaner fuel for ships by encouraging ports to develop the necessary infrastructure, its prime minister said on Tuesday. LNG has been promoted as an alternative to fuel oil for a shipping sector facing tougher emissions standards from 2020, […]

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U.S. Hospital Ship Returns Home from Puerto Rico Relief Mission

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:26

Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to Naval Station Norfolk after providing life-saving medical care in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Comfort departed Virginia Sept. 29 and had been in Puerto Rico for almost two months providing disaster relief support after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Comfort worked […]

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After Warning, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Granted Full Accreditation

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:37

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy has been restored to full accreditation more than a year after it was issued a warning by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that its accreditation could be in jeopardy over non-compliance in certain areas. “The Middle States Commission on Higher Education granted the US Merchant Marine Academy full […]

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Search Continues for Missing Sub in South Atlantic

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 07:44

By Walter Bianchi MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Rescuers searching for an Argentine navy submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic nearly a week ago with 44 crew aboard were expected to be able to pick up the pace on Tuesday as fierce weather abated. Storms and high winds have limited […]

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Statoil Plants Flag in Big Oil’s Race for ‘Cleaner’ Crude

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 07:28

By Nerijus Adomaitis and Ron Bousso LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – There’s oil and then there’s oil, says Norway’s Statoil, which is pitched in a race to develop the cleanest crude as countries wean themselves off fossil fuels. While the world will need oil and gas for decades to come, Statoil’s Chief Executive Eldar Saetre expects […]

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What Merchant Mariners See In You

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 05:13

It seldom occurs to surface warriors to consider how they are viewed by U.S. civilian merchant mariners, despite almost constant interactions. In light of recent events in the Seventh Fleet, I spoke to Captain John Konrad, a civilian mariner who is licensed to master ships of unlimited tonnage. His perspectives are instructive and worth serious […]

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IMO: Ships Not Meeting 2020 Low-Sulphur Fuel Requirements Will Be Deemed ‘Unseaworthy’

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:38

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ships that do not comply with the forthcoming 0.5% sulphur cap on fuel oil could be considered “unseaworthy”, invalidating charter parties and liability insurance cover. That was the clear message from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at the annual meeting of the European Refining Technology Conference (ERTC) in Athens […]

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Noises Detected in Search for Missing Argentine Sub

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:54

By Walter Bianchi and Maximiliano Rizzi MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Argentine authorities were analyzing sounds detected by probes deep in the South Atlantic on Monday as they searched for a navy submarine that went missing five days ago after reporting an electrical malfunction. “Special software is being used to study different […]

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