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Another Record Breaker at the Port of Felixstowe

<i>The largest container ship to call in North Europe so far has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe.</i><p>The 20,568 TEU Madrid Maersk, operated …

Why are Lifeboats Killing Seafarers?

By Nick Yatsenko, Master Mariner<p>During my life at sea, I was always anxious during lifeboat drills. One of my relatives was employed on a MSC …

Merchant Shipping

The Bullish Case For DryShips

Source<p>DryShips' (NASDAQ:DRYS) has announced another dividend, but investors should ignore it because the stock price is too volatile for the sub-4% …

Fears over 'ghost ships' sailing under the radar

The vessels are believed to be turning off GPS-style devices so authorities cannot track them or what they are doing.<p>A growing number of so-called …

Sailing

US to offer 73m acres in Gulf of Mexico at August lease sale

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) will offer 73m acres for oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico at a lease sale set for August this …

U.S. Dept. of the Interior

M-Maritime stays in the flow

Brokers tell <i>Splash</i> that fast emerging Greek owner M-Maritime has picked up yet another ship, going back to where it all started by snapping up a …

Shipbuilding

U.S. Gulf Corn Hits Post-Harvest Highs as PNW Port Gridlock Persists

By Karl Plume CHICAGO, March 3 (Reuters) – A backlog of grain ships waiting to load at U.S. Pacific Northwest (PNW) ports is threatening to persist …

Hanjin: the Lehman Brothers of the shipping sector?

The shipping bubble has burst. Hanjin, the large South Korean shipping firm, went bankrupt, fueling thousands of newspaper headlines about the …

Choosing A Marine Boiler While Designing A Ship

Marine boilers used in ships today are mostly for auxiliary purposes in vessels that run on marine diesel engines or diesel electric propulsion. In …

LNG for transport

LNG for shipping<p>In Europe and North America, environmental regulations introduced in 2015 require shipping operators to reduce local emissions. LNG …

Bureau Veritas To Class Unique Arctic Ice-Breaking LNG Carriers

Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas is to class the series of innovative Arctic-capable LNG carriers which will be built in …

Alaska Cruise Or CruiseTour? Either Can Be A Good Travel Value

An Alaska cruise offers unique options for adventure travelers, cruisers who just want to see what Alaska has to offer or frequent Caribbean cruisers …

Iranian Supertanker Collides With Giant MSC Boxship in Singapore Strait

An Iranian Very Large Crude Carrier and a large containership collided in the busy Singapore Strait late Wednesday night, causing damage to both …

Transocean Rig Aground in Scotland After Tow Breaks in Heavy Weather

A Transocean semi-submersible drilling rig is hard aground in Scotland’s Western Isles after breaking free from its tow overnight in heavy …

NTSB recovers El Faro VDR

AUGUST 9 — The voyage data recorder (VDR) from El Faro, the TOTE cargo ship that sank during Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015, was successfully …

Rowing

Italy recovers 217 bodies from 2015 migrant shipwreck

<b>Rome:</b> Italian emergency workers have recovered 217 bodies from the wreck of a boat that sank in the Mediterranean in April 2015, killing some 500 …

Kenya

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Studies testing kelp as local fix for acidifying seawater

HOOD CANAL, Wash. (AP) — Scientist Joth Davis unspooled 150 feet of line holding thousands of tiny spores of kelp into Hood Canal in Washington …

How does climate change affect coral reefs?

Climate change is the greatest global threat to coral reef ecosystems. Scientific evidence now clearly indicates that the Earth's atmosphere and …

An update: Useful public weather websites

By Ken McKinley<p>When I first began writing these newsletters in 2007, in one of the first issues I wrote about the availability of weather data for …

Weather

Real Life Accident: Ship's Engine Room Flooded In 10 Minutes

A bulk carrier was entering ice-infested waters. In preparation, the engineering staff completed an ice navigation checklist and, among other things, …

Seawater

An Introduction to Radar Watchkeeping And SOLAS Requirements For Radars Ships

Radars have been playing a vital role in ship navigation for several decades now, assisting in collision avoidance and early detection of …

Tropical revolving storms

A look at how the worst storms form and tactics for dealing with them<p>BY TOM CUNLIFFE<p>Powerful storms like hurricanes can add to the strength of their …

Sailing

Panama Canal's Chartered Training Vessel Transits New Locks

The Panama Canal’s chartered vessel transited the new Atlantic-facing Agua Clara Locks today. These transits, performed by the Neopanamax dry bulk …

Royal Caribbean’s Adventure Of The Seas To Undergo $61m Revitalization

<b>MIAMI, June 10, 2016</b> – Royal Caribbean International will debut a robust array of all-new thrills and enhancements onboard <i>Adventure of the</i>Seas this …

Royal Caribbean