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Chinese Archaeologists Recover 900 Relics From Two Ming Dynasty Wrecks

China’s archaeological authority announced Thursday that more than 900 valuable relics have been recovered from two wrecks in the South China Sea, providing physical evidence for China’s history-based claim to ownership over this area of international waters. The wrecks, dubbed No. 1 and No. 2, are located just off the southern tip of China’s Hainan […]

Is Chile Moving Too Fast on Green Hydrogen Production?

    [By Yasna Mussa]   The Chilean government has set out ambitious plans and targets to develop green hydrogen, and to grow an industry it believes holds much promise for the country. Chile has some of the best natural conditions in the world for the renewable energy needed to produce the gas, and the government says […]

Nations Push Back the Timeline for Arctic Fishing Rules

  Arctic coastal states have failed to agree on a protocol for commercial fishing in the central Arctic Ocean. The countries had met last week in South Korea for the third conference of parties (COP3) on the Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Agreement (CAOFA), but could not reach a deal. The parties include Canada, China, Denmark […]

Report: Control Transfer Error Sent a Trawler Into the Side of a Tug

The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Bureau (MAIB) has released its report into an allision between a trawler and a moored tug at the port of Hull in 2022. The accident was caused by a mismatch between the controllable pitch propeller’s control levers when transferring control from the bridge to the engine room, according to the […]

Van Oord Dredger Hits Bunker Tanker, Spilling Oil in Singapore’s Harbor

On Friday, a dredger struck a bunker tanker at the port of Singapore, leading to a substantial spill.  At about 1440 hours local time, the Van Oord-operated dredger Vox Maxima allided with the berthed bunker tanker Marine Honour at the Pasir Panjang Terminal, tearing open its hull amidships on the starboard side. In a statement, […]

Two Bulkers in Danger of Sinking After Houthi Attacks

  Yemen’s Houthi rebels issued an unverified claim on Saturday, June 15, that one of the two bulkers attacked last week has now sunk in the Gulf of Aden and a second is in danger of sinking in the Red Sea. Western officials have acknowledged that both vessels were abandoned and taking on water but have […]

World Trade Month Highlights Agricultural Shipping’s Role in World Commerce

World Trade Month recognizes the importance of international trade each May. It highlights how trade between countries creates jobs, opens new business opportunities, and strengthens the global economy. The United States has been celebrating it since 1938, and many events and programs are held throughout the month to promote its significance. World Trade Month wouldn’t […]

Suez Canal Authority Extends Discounts as Traffic and Revenues Plummet

  It is now over six months since the Red Sea crisis began and as expected, Egypt’s Suez Canal has taken a hit with the economic impact now becoming clear. Data released this week for last month shows that revenues of the Suez Canal dropped by 64.3 percent to approximately $337.8 million, compared to $648 […]

MacGregor Secures Crane Order for MMA Offshore

[By: MacGregor] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a large order for its 50-tonne active heave compensated (AHC) crane to be installed on board MMA Valour, a versatile and ?exible multi-purpose platform supply vessel. The vessel has a proven track record in servicing a broad range of offshore work scopes across the energy and offshore […]

Laborde Powers M/V The Gunnar With Mitsubishi S6R2 Engines

  [By Laborde Products] Laborde Products is excited to announce that it has equipped Maritime Partners’ new vessel, M/V The Gunnar, with a pair of high-performance Mitsubishi S6R2 engines. Each engine, known for its reliability and efficiency, produces 803 horsepower at 1400 revolutions per minute, chartering optimal performance for the vessel’s operations. Austin Sperry, Co-Founder […]

Iconic Ocean Liner SS United States Ordered to Leave Berth by September

  The iconic ocean liner ss United States is facing a new challenge in the more than decade-long struggle to repurpose the once fastest passenger ship in the world for a new use as a static attraction. The ship has been ordered to vacate from Pier 82 in Philadelphia by September 12, 2024, prompting the […]

First Mega Cruise Ship Built for Short Cruises Delivered to Royal Caribbean

  Royal Caribbean International took delivery on its second mega cruise ship in 2024 as the brand continues to push the industry with a broad array of amusements for passengers. However, the Utopia of the Seas is unique as she is the first of the largest class of cruise ships to be deployed on delivery […]

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