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Iranian VLCC Busted for STS Transfer Off Indonesia

Indonesian maritime authorities have detained an Iranian tanker and a Chinese-operated VLCC for conducting an ship-to-ship transfer in a prohibited area. The two vessels were operating dark without AIS, and they did not respond to radio calls, according Indonesia’s coast guard.  While under way on a patrol off Pontianak, Kalimantan on Sunday morning, the Indonesian […]

10 Months After Outbreak, USS Theodore Roosevelt is Back in W. Pacific

The USS Theodore Roosevelt and her escorts have returned to the South China Sea, marking the carrier’s second deployment to the region in less than a year’s time.  “After sailing through these waters throughout my 30-year career, it’s great to be in the South China Sea again, conducting routine operations, promoting freedom of the seas, […]

Norway Invests in R&D to Propel Offshore Wind Development

NTNU and SINTEF will be partners in the newly funded FME NorthWind research center, which will develop competitive offshore wind farms within ten years. The NorthWind Research Centre for Environment Friendly Energy (FME) has been awarded $14 million for the next eight years by the Research Council of Norway. The goal is for a consortium […]

Photos: Preparations for Third Golden Ray Cut Continue

Salvors are still conducting preparations for the third chain cut through the hull of the wrecked ro/ro Golden Ray.  Divers are removing debris and sediment that is blocking the cutting chain from entering the cut groove for the third cut, according to the response command. Crews are working on the topside of the wreck to […]

How Climate Change is Affecting Humpback Whales in the NW Atlantic

[By Joanna Kershaw] Climate change is having a serious impact on the world’s oceans in various ways, ranging from its devastating effects on tropical coral reefs to melting polar sea ice. But until now, it wasn’t known how these changes could be affecting whale populations. Globally, humpback whales are increasing in numbers following the end […]

One Killed, 15 Abducted in Gulf of Guinea Pirate Attack

On Saturday morning, a boxship was reportedly boarded by pirates and its citadel breached at a position off Sao Tome, according to security consultancy Praesidium International.  Praesidium reports that at about 0530 hours on Saturday morning, the Turkish-operated container ship Mozart was transiting about 95 nm to the northwest of Sao Tome when she was […]

USCG Medevacs Injured Hiker Who Survived Three Days Out in the Cold

On Friday, a Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued a badly-injured hiker who had been stranded in a canyon near Cascade Locks, Oregon for three days.  Two hikers found the injured man near Gorton Creek Trail in the Columbia River Gorge on Friday. The victim, identified by local media as 43-year-old Morgan Bailey, had fallen […]

Maritime Leaders Will Seek Green Solutions at GreenTech Forum

Major shipowners, service providers, research and government bodies will gather for two days of knowledge sharing and networking at the 3rd GreenTech in Shiping Virtual Forum on March 2 and 3, 2021. The forum will cover a rich variety of topics and speakers from different segments who are united by a shared goal – lowering […]

Digital Solution for Seafarer’s Soft & Cognitive Skills Development

Safebridge, one of the maritime industry’s leading EdTech companies, partners with a leading expert in Human Resource Development services, Charakis Research & Consulting Ltd, to deliver the first complete and digital solution for the continuous development of seafarers soft and cognitive skills.  The Emergence of the Soft & Cognitive Skills  Throughout recent years, various technological […]

RSC Bio Solutions Announces Marine Business Development

To meet the growing demand for its offerings around the world, RSC Bio Solutions is excited to announce team expansions in several key geographic areas, as well as expanded distribution coverage. Hideki Tominga and Alhareth Shahen are joining as business development managers, Thomas TO is joining as a Technical Business Consultant, and Miranda Lo and […]

New Law Helps U.S. Coast Guard Crack Down on Laser Strikes

The National Defense Authorization Act for FY2021 includes a little-noticed provision that will improve waterway safety: it is now a felony crime to aim a laser pointer at any vessel operating on the navigable waters of the United States.  While there are already laws on the books that prohibit aiming laser pointers at aircraft – […]

Siem Offshore has Terms for European Restructuring Diluting Shares

Siem Offshore reported that it making process with its restructuring. The company reports that it has reached terms with the European banks and is calling bondholders to a special meeting. However, the company has yet to reach terms with its Brazilian banks for their participation in the restructuring and raised the possibility of restructuring without […]

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