New Guidance Helps Seafarers and Shipowners Navigate Pandemic Challenges

The International Chamber of Shipping has worked with a coalition of industry partners to produce the new and updated guidance, which aims to empower seafarers and shipowners in order to protect and support themselves through the next stage of the pandemic.

Maersk CEO Says Construction of Fossil Fueled Ships Should Be Banned

Maersk CEO Soren Skou says the International Maritime Organization should take a tip from the European auto industry by banning the construction of fossil fueled ships.

Two Crew On Euronav VLCC Killed By Large Wave Rounding Cape Horn

Two crew members on board a Euronav-owned Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) have died after apparently being struck by a large wave as the ship rounded Cape Horn on Saturday, September 11th.

MV Heng Tong 77 Cargo Ship Finally Refloated After Being Stuck In Pakistan For 50 Days

After being stuck off the coast of Karachi in Pakistan for about fifty days, MV Heng Tong, a 3,600 DWT cargo ship has been finally rescued by the Pakistani authorities, reported the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aide on maritime affairs, on Tuesday.

Golden Ray Wreck Removal Nearing End as Final Cut Completed

The St. Simons Sound Incident Response says the cut to separate sections four and five was completed Saturday, leaving the last two sections that will now need to be lifted onto a barge for eventual towing to a Louisiana recycling facility.

Crowley, Shell to build largest LNG bunker barge in US

Florida-based marine solutions, transportation and logistics company Crowley Maritime Corporation has signed a long-term time charter with Shell NA LNG for the building and operation of a new LNG bunker barge.

US Strengthens Ties With Israeli Navy

US Navy and Israeli Navy have strengthened ties by conducting combined maritime security patrols in the Red Sea.

Hurtigruten Coastal Ship Loses Power Off Norway

A rescue operation was launched Tuesday night after a Hurtigruten coastal passenger ship lost power and was drifting off a notoriously dangerous area off the coast of Norway.

Battery-Powered Speedboat Looking To Become The Tesla Of The Sea

Sweden’s Candela Speed Boat AB is challenging the conventional combustion-engine leisure-craft industry with a new battery-powered speedboat, betting that flight can solve the main hurdle to marine electrification.

World’s Largest Cruise Ship on Sea Trials

Assembly of the new cruise ship began on October 10, 2019 when the first block was lowered into the dry dock. The first section was a 970-ton block, measuring 155 feet by 65 feet and construction was expected to be completed in 2021.

Ningbo-Zhoushan terminal closed for sixth consecutive day

The Meishan terminal at Ningbo-Zhoushan port remained closed for a sixth straight day on Monday, with ship queues outside the port at record levels.

US imposes sanctions on Omani oil broker and VLCC for Iranian oil smuggling

The US Treasury Department is imposing sanctions on an Omani oil trader and a crude oil tanker accused of supporting the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

How the Taliban takeover in landlocked Afghanistan will change shipping patterns

Afghanistan had previously been working with India and Iran to develop Chabahar Port in Iran’s east.

White House Calls on OPEC and Its Allies to Pump More Oil

U.S. President Joe Biden’s top aides are pressuring OPEC and its allies to boost oil output to tackle rising gasoline prices that they see as a threat to global economic recovery.

Wood Chip Carrier in Trouble Off Japan

A Panama-flagged wood chip carrier grounded and is reportedly suffering from a cracked hull off the coast of Hachinohe, Japan, located on the northeast coast of Honshu island.

Bureau Veritas wraps up first-ever remote in-water hull survey

Bureau Veritas has completed, together with MaDfly – Marine Drone Services, the first full in-water ship’s hull survey with a mini remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

G7 Calls Out Iran for Attack on Mercer Street

In a statement issued Friday, the G7, along with the High Representative of the European Union, said the group stands united in its commitment to maritime security and the protection of commercial shipping.

Shipping Urged to Review LNG Use as Methane’s Role in Climate Change is Revealed

Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a body of scientists and others from 195 countries, will launch the first of four reports on Monday, which is expected to highlight the growing influence of methane in the warming of the atmosphere.

Maersk Reports Record Profit in Q2. Q3 and Q4 Could Be Even Better

For full year 2021, Maersk expects an underlying EBITDA of $18-$19.5 billion with free cash flow expected to be a “minimum” $11.5 billion, Maersk said.

Royal Caribbean Falls on Earnings Miss, Delta Variant

The cruise operator reported a loss of $5.06 a share (or $1.3 billion), excluding some items.

Indian Navy Task Force Departs For South China Sea

Four ships, including a guided-missile destroyer and a missile frigate, will be deployed for a two-month period to southeast Asia, the South China Sea, and the western Pacific, the navy said in a statement.

Eneti to acquire Seajacks, exits dry bulk sector

Eneti Inc.’s wholly-owned direct subsidiary entered into a binding agreement with Marubeni Corporation, INCJ, Ltd., and Mitsui O.S.K., Lines Ltd. under which Eneti will acquire 100 per cent of Atlantis Investorco Limited, the parent of Seajacks International Limited.

Wakashio stern remains lodged on reef 375 days on from its infamous grounding

Mauritius authorities continue to investigate the grounding, 2020’s most high profile shipping accident, pay out decisions to the local community are ongoing, and the ship’s crew are still being detained on the island.

Tanker Seized by Suspected Iranian-Backed Forces in Arabian Sea -Sources

Iranian-backed forces are believed to have seized an oil tanker in the Gulf off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, three maritime security sources said, after Britain’s maritime trade agency reported a “potential hijack” in the area on Tuesday.


At least four ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates broadcast warnings Tuesday that they had lost control of their steering under unclear circumstances as authorities reported “an incident” was underway in the area.

Accident report for another ship near the port of Fujairah in the UAE

The UKMTO warning notice, based on a third party source, advised vessels to exercise extreme caution in the area, around 61 nautical miles east of Fujairah.

10 containers lost, washed ashore on resort island beaches, Andaman sea

Caravan encountered heavy seas, resulting in the loss of 10 containers. All were located, with majority being washed ashore on Ko Bulon Le island beaches

New partnership aims to turn non-recyclable plastics into marine fuel

Swedish waste management firm Riverrecycle and UK-based renewable energy company Clean Planet Energy have entered into an agreement to remove non-recyclable plastics from rivers and then repurpose the waste as new ultra-clean fuel for the marine sector.

Iran Suspected in Deadly Tanker Attack off Oman

London-based Zodiac said on its website that the attack in the Arabian Sea on the Mercer Street, a Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned ship, was “suspected piracy,” adding that it was still being investigated.

NTSB Opens Public Docket in Golden Ray Investigation

The docket, released Thursday, contains 96 items totaling over 1,700 pages, including interview transcripts, photographs and other investigative materials.