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Dangerous North Atlantic Storm Impacting Shipping Lanes

A developing hurricane force storm low over the west-central North Atlantic continues to move eastward at 35 knots producing winds of 55-75 knots …

Weather

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

Productivity

The LOOP’s About-Face on Oil Imports Cues U.S. Drive Into Global Market

By David Wethe and Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg) — The latest example of America’s turnaround from buyer to supplier in the global oil market can be seen …

Merchant Shipping

Waterfront Shipping to Add Four More Methanol-Fueled Tankers to Fleet

Methanol shipping specialist Waterfront Shipping has announced a plans to build four new oceangoing tankers capable on running on clean-burning …

Merchant Shipping

Awesome Adventure Lodges That Won't Break the Bank

We found five impressive spots you can actually afford.<p>Camping might make you feel one with nature, but it far from guarantees a good night’s rest. At the same time, shelling out for quality accommodations in America’s most spectacular outdoor destinations can be a hard-to-justify luxury.<p>We scoured …

Travel Photography

Oil Tanker With 22 Indian Crew Missing Off Benin's Coast

New Delhi (AP) -- India has sought the help of the Nigerian and Benin navies to find an oil tanker that has gone missing with 22 Indian crew members …

Africa

Snow Bear Chalets Offer Treehouse Lodging in Whitefish, Montana | Adventure Sports Network

Treehouses for grownups, and worth the price.<p>Skiers and snowboarders: You thought you outgrew that treehouse phase years ago? Well, Montana's Snow …

Skiing

US military photos from January

More than 1.3 million people serve in the five branches of the US armed forces. Add in civilian employees from the Defense Department and you get the world's largest employer: 3.2 million employees, according to the World Economic Forum. Take a look at some of the things the military has been doing …

Military

21 crew members stuck on drifting container ship off B.C. after engine fire

2 men were airlifted from vessel Thursday, relief ship arrived around midnight<p>Two crew members had to be rescued from a container ship off the B.C. …

Western Canada

Podcast: A Leader's Leader - How the Maritime Administrator Runs the U.S. Maritime Industry

In this episode, U.S. Maritime Administrator, Admiral Mark Buzby, sits down with Klaus Luhta to discuss the state of the American maritime industry …

NASSCO Launches One Unsexy Ship

On Saturday General Dynamics NASSCO christened the Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, a most unsexy but important US Navy ship. …

Military

U.S. Firm Given 90 Days to Find Missing MH370 Aircraft

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Malaysia signed a deal on Wednesday to pay a U.S. seabed exploration firm up to $70 million if it finds the missing …

Sanchi Tanker Burns for Third Day in East China Sea

By Josephine Mason and Yuna Park BEIJING/SEOUL, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Strong winds, high waves and toxic gases are hindering dozens of rescue boats …

Rowing

US adds platform for stealth jets to Pacific

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> The US military boosted its stealth attack options in the Pacific on Saturday when the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp moved into the 7th Fleet area of operations.<p>The 40,00-ton, 844-foot-long Wasp is essentially a baby aircraft carrier. Built in 1980s, it has been upgraded to …

Military

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

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 …

Iranian Tanker Leaks Fuel After Colliding With Chinese Ship

Tanker was loaded with about one million barrels of oil, and 32 crew members are missing<p>A massive Iranian oil tanker was ablaze and leaking fuel in the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a large Chinese cargo ship, Iranian and Chinese officials said.<p>China’s state broadcaster CCTV showed …

Oil Spills

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

Norwegian subsea firm DeepOcean AS has been awarded what it says as a ‘significant’ contract for performing the marine operation work on the Snorre …

Piracy threat returns to African waters

<b>(CNN) —</b> A small Iranian fishing boat was hijacked off the coast of Somalia Tuesday, a local mayor reported.<p>The boat would be used as a "mother ship" by its captors to launch further attacks, Ali Shire, mayor of the town of Haabo, told Reuters.<p>The attack is the latest in a series of hijackings in …

Africa

A fantastical ship has set out to seek Malaysian Airlines flight 370

ON JANUARY 2nd, at 8pm local time, a strange vessel weighed anchor and sailed out of the Port of Durban, in South Africa, heading east. Her hull was …

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

The Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Captain of the Port set <i>ice condition two</i> and plans to close the Capes to all inbound and outbound vessel traffic …

Try These 6 Made-in-Texas Whiskeys

Texas is the land of plenty: plenty of space, plenty of proud people and, now, plenty of whiskey. The hot Texas air does magical things with the …

The Archaeologist’s Backpack: Building the Ultimate 4×4 Office

Unexpected snow flurries chill our fingers as we excavate through abrasive granitic soils. Our rental SUV is loaded beyond the GVWR and can’t access …

DARPA Is Building A Flying Aircraft Carrier

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – more commonly known as DARPA – is moving ahead with a project to create <b>a flying aircraft carrier.</b> …

Aerospace

Tanker Hits Oil Platform in Dutch North Sea

A Portuguese-flagged oil and chemical tanker rang in the New Year with some new damage to its bow after it collided with an oil platform in the Dutch …

Icy Rivers Slow New York Barges Trying to Deliver Heating Fuel

By Laura Blewitt (Bloomberg) — Shivering New Yorkers may have to pay more to get warm as ice in the Hudson River delayed fuel-barge deliveries and …

S. Korea holds Panama oil tanker suspected of N. Korea trade

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged oil tanker suspected of evading international sanctions by trading with North Korea, officials said Sunday.<p>An official from South Korea's Foreign Ministry said the 5,100-ton KOTI and its crew members were being held at …

Trump Administration Rolls Back Offshore Safety Rules Put In Place After Deepwater Horizon

The Production Safety Systems Rule, which the Trump administration is planning to roll back, addresses safety and pollution prevention equipment, …

Merchant Shipping

Russian Tankers Fueled North Korea Via Ship-to-Ship Transfers at Sea - sources

By Guy Faulconbridge, Jonathan Saul and Polina Nikolskaya LONDON/MOSCOW, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at …

Trump admin looks to roll back regulations on offshore drilling

The Trump administration is proposing revisions that would roll back some safety measures that were installed after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill …

Deepwater Horizon

USS Constitution to mark 205th anniversary of key battle

A ceremony aboard the USS Constitution will commemorate the 205th anniversary of a battle the warship fought in 1812.<p>The Dec. 29 ceremony to mark the …