Merchant Shipping

Bringing a shipwreck back to life with photogrammetry

A little over 76 years ago, the British merchant steam ship SS Thistlegorm was sunk by a WW II German bomber off the coast of Egypt, taking nine souls down with it. It has only been seen in detail by divers, but a new website from the University of Nottingham and Egypt's Alexandria Universities …

Weekly Indicators: The Long Term/Short Term Divergence Continues

<i>By New Deal Democrat</i><p>September data included a negative reading of the leading economic indicators. If you take out the heightened initial jobless …

Economy

Noble Group Faces 11th Hour Oil-Unit Sale as Stock Is Halted

By Jasmine Ng and Lianting Tu (Bloomberg) — Noble Group Ltd. suspended its shares from trading in Singapore on Friday pending the announcement of a …

Markets

ICS ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Canada’s Proposed Tanker Ban in Northern British Columbia Waters

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says it is deeply concerned over proposed legislation that would ban crude oil tankers from operating in …

Canada

WATCH: Tanker Caught in Hurricane Ophelia Off Ireland

Check out this video showing a tanker battling the elements off Cork, Ireland as remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the island as one of the strongest …

Weather

One Killed, One Still Missing After Explosion on Crude Oil Barge Off Port Aransas, Texas

Update: The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that one person has died and another person was still missing after a fire on barge operated by Bouchard …

U.S. Coast Guard

Dry Bulk Shippers And The BDI

The BDI is finally trending in the right direction and it appears to be holding those gains.<p>What is the BDI and why should it be of interest to …

Business

Qatar Diplomatic Crisis Delays Sale of Gulf Shipping Firm, Sources Say

By Jonathan Saul and Tom Arnold LONDON/DUBAI, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Qatar’s diplomatic crisis is holding up the sale of a shipping company it part owns, …

Middle East

MAIB: ECDIS Safeguards ‘Overlooked, Disabled or Ignored’ in Grounding of Cargo Ship Off England

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch says that ECDIS safeguards were either “overlooked, disabled or ignored” in the grounding of a bulk …

Master Fined Over Cargo Ship’s Grounding Ireland

The captain of a Dutch cargo ship that ran aground off Northern Ireland earlier this month has been fined £1,000 after pleading guilty to failing to …

Northern Ireland

Potential buyers to view detained Malaviya Seven in Aberdeen

<b>People who have expressed an interest in buying a supply ship detained in Aberdeen for more than a year are expected to visit the vessel on Thursday.</b><p>The Malaviya Seven was detained in June last year, and again in October, under merchant shipping regulations.<p>The 24 crew are understood to be owed …

Aberdeen

Scorpio Bulkers Is Set To Surge

Scorpio Bulkers is a modern dry bulk pureplay: 52 owned vessels on the water with an average age of under two years.<p>Dry bulk shipping rates have been …

Business

Despite Peak Demand, Norway’s Oil Chief Wants to Pump More Crude

The renewable energy revolution doesn’t scare the man overseeing western Europe’s biggest crude oil spigot.The post Despite Peak Demand, Norway’s Oil …

Oil

America’s Shale Gas Guru Seeks Buyers, Only Finds Partners

The billionaire evangelist of U.S. natural gas exports is finding himself having some surprising conversations these days.The post America’s Shale …

Oil

World’s First Floating Wind Farm Opens Up Off Scotland

The first offshore wind farm to use floating wind turbines has started producing power for the Scottish energy grid in what could be the start of …

Wind Power

Oil’s Biggest Rigs Get Sent to Junkyard as Daily Losses Mount

By David Wethe (Bloomberg) — Transocean Ltd. is finally sending Pathfinder to its grave, after two years in a Caribbean purgatory that cost about …

Trinidad and Tobago

Bermuda Triangle Long Sleeve Shirt

For decades, the Atlantic Ocean’s fabled Bermuda Triangle (also known as the Devil's Triangle) has captured the human imagination with unexplained …

Clothing

Coast Guard Patrol Boat Catches Fire in Gulfport, Mississippi

The Gulfport Fire Department helped the U.S. Coast Guard put out a fire aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Brant while moored in Gulfport, Mississippi on …

U.S. Coast Guard

Two-Year Contract for Ultra-Deepwater Drillship ‘Deepwater Invictus’

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced Tuesday that its ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Invictus has been awarded a two-year contract with options …

Oil

Ship Photos: World’s Largest Containership Docks in Wilhelmshaven

One of the world’s largest containerships docked at the EUROGATE Container Terminal in Wilhelmshaven, Germany on Monday during its maiden voyage from …

Container Terminals

Republicans May Use Budget to Open Arctic, Atlantic to Oil Rigs

By Ari Natter and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Congressional Republicans have found a way to use the federal budget to open the Arctic National …

Oil

Strangers rush to save couple trapped under burning tanker

Dramatic video shows a brave good Samaritan rushing to save a couple whose car ended up wedged beneath a burning tanker on a New York highway.

Greek officials say Athens coast clean-up nearly finished

Greek authorities say they have finished cleaning up a section of Athens coastline polluted by a large oil slick more than a month ago, and the full …

China to Take 70 Percent Stake in Strategic Port in Myanmar – Official

By Yimou Lee and Thu Thu Aung YANGON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – China has agreed take a 70 percent stake in a strategically important sea port in Myanmar, …

China

Tanker Raises Anchor, Finds Torpedo Off England

A pretty scary situation in the southern England last Friday as a tanker pulled up an old test torpedo when it raised its anchor in Portland. A …

Royal Navy

Announcing The ULTIMATE Ship Shirt

After months in the making, countless back and forth emails and phone calls with our design team… we are proud to announce gCaptain’s brand new …

Clothing

Editorial: Why the U.S. Embraced the Jones Act a Century Ago

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of gCaptain. By Stephen Mihm (Bloomberg View) — Repealing the so-called Jones Act, which is …

Jones Act

Newest Outpost for U.S. Crude Exports: India

By Julia Simon and Nidhi Verma NEW YORK/NEW DELHI, Oct 17 (Reuters) – India is set to emerge as a key market for American crude exports in coming …

Oil

Bad passwords and weak security are making ships an easy target for hackers

Researchers have found that lax security makes it easy to track a ship sailing on international waters.<p>Commercial shipping vessels have such poor …

Cybersecurity

Russian Cargo Ship Docks at International Space Station

An uncrewed Russian cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station early Monday (Oct. 16) to deliver nearly 3 tons of fresh food, fuel and …

Exploration