Merchant Shipping

The story of how Bengaluru’s water mafia is killing India’s Silicon Valley

The story of how Bengaluru’s water mafia is killing India’s Silicon Valley<p>Photo: Mahesh Shantaram<p>On the outskirts of Bengaluru one morning last …


Metal Shark Wins $54 Million US Navy Contract to Build Near Coastal Patrol Vessels

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has been selected by the US Navy to build Near Coastal Patrol Vessels (NCPVs) for United States partner …

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Former DDG Commander to Lead U.S. Navy Investigation Into USS Fitzgerald Collision

The U.S. Navy has chosen Rear Adm. (lower half) Brian Fort, a former DDG commander, to lead the investigation into the collision between the USS …


Why The USS Fitzgerald Is At Fault, Part 2 - Questions And Answers

The recent editorial <i>“The USS Fitzgerald Is At Fault. This Is Why.“</i> has been read 103,667 times, shared by 9,699 people via social media and ignited a …


New details emerge in USS Fitzgerald collision investigation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Five of the seven Navy sailors who died aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald when it collided with a cargo ship off the east coast of Japan may have been almost instantly "incapacitated" and died quickly, according to a preliminary Navy analysis, a defense official …

Container Ship

Investigators obtain data recorder in US warship collision

Japanese authorities have obtained a data recording device from a container ship to help determine why it collided with a U.S. destroyer, killing …

Container Ship

President Trump to Nominate Mark Buzby, Former MSC Commander, as Maritime Administrator

President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate Mark H. Buzby of Virginia to the position of Maritime Administrator at the Department …


DryShips: Bankruptcy Ahead?

DryShips is once again splitting the stock.<p>The company lacks fundamental catalysts for upside.<p>There is a clear pathway to bankruptcy if DryShips …

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Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

<b>By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and and Dan Lamothe</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i>With water rushing around them, sailors aboard the beleaguered USS Fitzgerald faced an …

Container Ship

Asbestos in America - From World War II to Now

Alda McKnight, January 25 2013<p>Asbestos is a commonly used insulation material that is acid and fire resistant. It has been utilized in construction …

World War II

With 3 Named Storms Already, What Should We Expect for the Remainder 2017 North Atlantic Hurricane Season?

By Fred Pickhardt (Ocean Weather Services) – Given the unusual occurrence of 3 named tropical cyclones prior to the end of June, one might ask what …


Man dead after Victorian tanker crash

A man has been killed after a tanker and a car collided on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.<p>The tanker, carrying flammable material, collided with the …

Victoria (Australia)

115,000 Strong: The Immigrants in Our Military

Seven sailors died last Saturday when a 30,000-ton container ship T-boned the USS Fitzgerald, a Navy destroyer off the coast of Japan. They ranged in …

Container Ship

How Could the Fitzgerald Collision Happen?

This isn't like a car crash—it's a whole different game at sea.<p>How can two oceangoing vessels collide in the seemingly limitless expanse of the sea? That's the question everyone has been asking since the U.S. Navy destroyer USS <i>Fitzgerald</i> was involved in a major incident with the container ship ACX</i> …

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Two seriously injured when small, private bus collides with tanker

Print<p>STRATHMORE, Alta. — Two adult passengers on a small private bus have sustained serious injuries after the vehicle collided with a tanker truck …

Canadian News

Tropical Storm Cindy Crimps Shipping, Forces Energy Workers Out of Gulf

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — Tropical Storm Cindy, which has already shut energy production in the Gulf of Mexico, disrupted shipping and …


Big questions in US warship's collision with container ship in Japan

TOKYO — Days after a fatal collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a merchant container ship, little information has emerged to explain how it …

Container Ship

Navy Sailor Could Have Saved Himself, Chose to Save His ‘Kids’ or Die Trying

Gary Rehm, 37, called the sailors on the USS Fitzgerald his ‘kids.’ And when his kids were trapped after the collision with a container ship, he sacrificed himself to save them.<p>As news spread through the rest of the 7th Fleet that seven sailors had perished when the <i>USS Fitzgerald</i> collided with a …

Container Ship

Fitzgerald Collision Investigation Brings Up Possibility Of Intentional Strike

Confusing and contradictory reports are surfacing regarding the timing of the collision between the U.S.S. Fitzgerald and container ship, ACX …

Container Ship

COLREGs – Give Way or Stand On

by Captain Grant H Livingstone Part Two out of Three Part articles on COLREGS. Are some professional mariners unintentionally violating COLREGS in a …


World’s First Remotely-Controlled Commercial Vessel Put to the Test in Copenhagen

Rolls-Royce and global towage operator Svitzer have demonstrated what is believed to be the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel, …


7 Sailors Killed After Navy Destroyer Collided With Container Ship

The Navy has identified seven sailors killed when their destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, collided with a cargo vessel off Japan. They came from a variety of backgrounds around the United States and ranged from a young newcomer to a 37-year-old petty officer first class.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, …

Container Ship

The strange case of the USS Fitzgerald collision

Doing business in great waters.

Container Ship

Navy identifies sailors killed in collision

The Navy identified Sunday the seven sailors killed when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippines-flagged merchant ship on Saturday.<p>The remains …

USS Fitzgerald

More Container Shipping Consolidation Expected as Smaller Carriers Try to Keep Up

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – There is a “high likelihood” of a new wave of M&A activity involving medium-size ocean carriers, as the gap widens …

Navy collisions rare but provide lessons in their wake

While investigators search for the cause of a fatal collision involving the USS Fitzgerald with a container ship near Japan, Navy experts said such accidents are "very rare" but could provide lessons for future sailors.<p>“This is big news because it happens so rarely,” said Bryan McGrath, a retired …

Container Ship

Several Dead in Navy Ship Crash off Coast of Japan

A collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Filipino merchant ship has resulted in several fatalities. The bodies of seven U.S sailors who were reported as missing have been recovered from the scene.

USS Fitzgerald

Bodies of missing sailors found after container ship collision

The bodies of seven U.S. sailors who were missing after the <i>USS Fitzgerald</i> collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan early Saturday were …

Container Ship

Urgent search underway for 7 missing sailors

The damaged ship was towed back to its home port after colliding with a cargo ship off the coast of Japan.

Cargo Ships

Weekly Indicators: Housing And The Fed Overshadow Weekly Steadiness Edition

<i>By New Deal Democrat</i><p>May data underwhelmed this week. Producer prices were unchanged while consumer prices declined. That was the best news. But …

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