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Houthis Release Video of Alleged UAV Attack on Bulk Carrier

News from gCaptain - Tue, 04/30/2024 - 15:15
A new video released by the Iranian-backed Houthis appears to show an attack on a Maltese-flagged bulk carrier in the Red Sea on Monday. The footage, which has not been...
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China COSCO May Seek Arbitration Over Exclusivity Rights to Peru Mega-Port

News from gCaptain - Tue, 04/30/2024 - 14:45
LIMA, April 29 (Reuters) – The Peruvian government is looking to avoid an international arbitration process which could be filed by Chinese port operator Cosco Shipping over a legal dispute regarding exclusivity rights to a...
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Philippines Weighs New Strategy to Counter China’s Sea Actions

News from gCaptain - Tue, 04/30/2024 - 14:19
By Peter Martin and Andreo Calonzo (Bloomberg) — The Philippines is weighing a new approach in the South China Sea where increasing encounters with Beijing have damaged its vessels and injured...
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Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Deepened Channel Planned for May 10

News from gCaptain - Tue, 04/30/2024 - 13:11
April 30, 2024: Coast Guard Announces Plans for 45-Foot-Deep Channel The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) has announced plans to open a 45-foot-deep channel, tentatively scheduled for...
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Pilot Error Led to Major Tanker Accident at South Carolina Naval Base

News from gCaptain - Tue, 04/30/2024 - 11:22
A navigation error by a pilot led to a 600-foot-long tanker striking a pier at the Joint Base Charleston’s Naval Weapons Station in South Carolina, the National Transportation Board (NTSB)...
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Biden Administration Proposes New Offshore Wind Auctions Off Maine, Oregon

News from gCaptain - Tue, 04/30/2024 - 10:37
The Department of the Interior has announced two proposals for offshore wind lease sales off the Oregon coast and the Gulf of Maine. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)...
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Western Insurers Say Russian Oil Price Cap Pushing More Ships to ‘Shadow Fleet’

News from gCaptain - Tue, 04/30/2024 - 09:45
LONDON, April 30 (Reuters) – A group of Western insurers has said a Russian oil price cap has become unenforceable and only pushed more ships into joining a shadow fleet, delivering one of the...
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Houthis Attack Commercial Ship in the Indian Ocean

News from gCaptain - Tue, 04/30/2024 - 09:31
Maritime authorities are reporting that a MSC containership sustained minor damage from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in the Indian Ocean approximately 300 nautical miles southeast of the Horn of...
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Seafarers ‘Happier’ to Start 2024

News from gCaptain - Tue, 04/30/2024 - 08:56
The latest Seafarer Happiness Index (SHI) report by the Mission to Seafarers shows an increase in overall happiness among seafarers, attributed to better financial security, positive crew relationships, improved connectivity,...
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Philippines Accuses China of Damaging its Vessels in Disputed South China Sea Shoal

News from gCaptain - Tue, 04/30/2024 - 08:52
BEIJING/MANILA, April 30 (Reuters) – The Philippines on Tuesday accused China’s coast guard of harassment and of damaging two of its boats in a disputed area of the South China Sea, rejecting Beijing’s position...
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Red Sea Diversions Spew Carbon Emissions Equal to 9 Million Cars

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/29/2024 - 14:45
By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — Ships seeking to avoid ongoing attacks by Houthi rebels in the Red Sea area are emitting millions of additional tons of carbon, making it tougher for...
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GAO Urges U.S. Navy to Improve Ship Crewing Data Management

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/29/2024 - 14:02
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says the U.S. Navy needs to improve the reliability and management of its ship crewing data. The Navy has historically assigned fewer crew members...
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Maersk Shares Hammered as Red Sea Boost Masks Overcapacity

News from gCaptain - Thu, 02/08/2024 - 08:06
By Christian Wienberg and Sanne Wass (Bloomberg) — A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S shares plunged after the shipping company said it expects renewed gloom in the industry later this year when the current...
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Maersk’s Profit Warning Amid Shipping Overcapacity and Red Sea Disruptions

News from gCaptain - Thu, 02/08/2024 - 07:56
By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen COPENHAGEN, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Maersk warned on Thursday that container shipping overcapacity would hit profits more than expected this year and that it didn’t see a major boost from the jump...
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Congressman Makes Urgent Call for U.S. Sealift Capacity Expansion to Counter China

News from gCaptain - Wed, 02/07/2024 - 15:12
Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI), the Chairman of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, is sounding the alarm on the United States’ “woefully inadequate” sealift fleet capacity...
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Panama Canal Expected to Maintain Current Transit Levels Through Dry Season

News from gCaptain - Wed, 02/07/2024 - 13:15
By Elida Moreno PANAMA CITY, Feb 7 (Reuters) – The Panama Canal sees no need for further vessel transit restrictions until at least April, when its authority will evaluate water levels at...
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HMS Richmond Takes Over for HMS Diamond in Red Sea’s Operation Prosperity Guardian

News from gCaptain - Wed, 02/07/2024 - 12:08
As tensions in the Red Sea continue to escalate due to Houthi attacks on commercial vessels, the Royal Navy warship HMS Richmond is stepping in to replace HMS Diamond. The...
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NTSB Investigation Reveals Probable Cause of ‘Carib Trader II’ Sinking

News from gCaptain - Wed, 02/07/2024 - 10:47
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued its investigation report into the sinking of the Carib Trader II during a dead ship tow from the Port of Miami to...
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Marine Insurers Continue to Support Red Sea and Black Sea Trade Despite Challenges

News from gCaptain - Wed, 02/07/2024 - 09:46
The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) confirmed in its annual winter meeting that the global marine insurance market continues to support trade in the Red Sea and the Ukraine/Black...
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Orsted Cuts Investment, Capacity Targets in Offshore Wind Revamp

News from gCaptain - Wed, 02/07/2024 - 09:27
COPENHAGEN, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Orsted, the world’s biggest offshore wind farm developer, trimmed its investment and capacity targets on Wednesday and paused dividend payouts as part of a major review. The Danish company...
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