Survey Reveals Detail of Australian Submarine Wreck
Coast Guard Reports Another HFO Spill Near New Orleans
Nigerian Pirates Kidnap 12 Crewmembers from Freighter
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Survey Reveals Detail of Australian Submarine Wreck

A joint U.S. and Australian expedition to survey Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 has provided detailed new images of the 103-year old shipwreck, which lies on the seafloor off the Duke of York Islands in PNG. The Royal Australian Navy’s...

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Coast Guard Reports Another HFO Spill Near New Orleans

On Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard reported another heavy fuel oil release on the Mississippi River near New Orleans. The spill is the second HFO discharge upstream of the city's main tourist district in two weeks.  In the early hours...

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Nigerian Pirates Kidnap 12 Crewmembers from Freighter

Dutch general cargo vessel operator ForestWave reported Monday that pirates abducted 12 crewmembers from the freighter FWN Rapide in the Gulf of Guinea.  On Saturday, the Rapide was approaching Port Harcourt, Nigeria when pirates approached and boarded her. They kidnapped...

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Two Killed in Gas Leak Aboard Chinese Bulker

[Brief] On Sunday, two crewmembers were killed by an unspecified gas leak aboard the 60,000 dwt bulker Feng Hui Ha. One more was injured and has been hospitalized.  The Hong Kong-flagged Feng Hui Ha was near Navlakhi, Gujarat at the...

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New Jersey Blocks Offshore Drilling

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed bipartisan legislation that bans offshore oil and gas exploration and its production in the state's waters last Friday. The bill, A-839, also prohibits the Department of Environmental Protection from issuing any permits and...

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Canada and Turkey Ratify Polluter Pays Convention

Canada and Turkey deposited their instruments of ratification to the 2010 Protocol to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS Convention) on Monday. When in...

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U.S. Salvors Pass Every Coast Guard Verification To-Date

On April 18, Rear Admiral Anthony Vogt, Assistant Commandant for Response Policy, released an update on the status of the most recent U.S. Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) industry verification initiative. According to the report, the Coast Guard has conducted...

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Trump Administration Scrutinizes COSCO Bid for OOCL

Chinese shipping conglomerate COSCO is seeking to purchase Overseas Orient Container Lines (OOCL), but if it wants approval from the Trump administration for the merger, it may have to spin off OOCL's valuable Long Beach Container Terminal. The U.S. Treasury's Committee on...

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China's Aircraft Carrier Drills Near Taiwan

China's carrier battle group, led by the aircraft carrier Liaoning, conducted its first combat exercise in the western Pacific on Friday and Saturday. Liaoning, several guided-missile destroyers, guided-missile frigates and dozens of aircraft took part in the exercise east of...

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Vessel Remains in Detention After Iraq Collision

The managers of the Royal Arsenal bulk carrier have voiced concern about the vessel’s continued detention at Umm Qasr in Iraq following a collision with a vessel owned and operated by the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) in August 2017. ...

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Maersk Honam Arrives Off Jebel Ali

The damaged container ship Maersk Honam has arrived at an anchorage off Jebel Ali, UAE. When salvors have put out the last hotspots from the fire in her forward holds, she will dock for offloading, inspection and repairs.  In a...

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