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Collision Course with a Hurricane: How Doomed US Ship Met its End

El Faro (File photo: TOTE)

The ill-fated U.S.-flagged El Faro cargo ship sunk by Hurricane Joaquin was sailing at near full speed into the center of the storm before it lost propulsion amid mountainous waves and brutal winds, according to ship tracking data.

Chiarello: TOTE Continues Support to El Faro Families

TOTE President and CEO Anthony Chiarello (Photo: TOTE)

Anthony Chiarello, President & CEO of TOTE, owner of the cargo ship presumed to have sunk with 33 mariners aboard last week amid Hurricane Joaquin, issued a statement Wednesday afternoon promising continued

White House Backs El Faro Investigation

President Barack Obama (White House photo)

President Barack Obama on Wednesday offered condolences to the families of the 33 sailors presumed to have lost their lives aboard cargo ship El Faro which is believed to have sunk amid Hurricane Joaquin last week.


Tsakos Fixes Three LR2s on Timecharter

Photo: Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd

Crude, product and LNG tanker operator Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd (TNP) announced the charter

Servowatch IPMS Completes FATs for UK Navy

A BAE Systems Surface Ships Offshore Patrol Vessel for the U.K. Royal Navy (Image: Servowatch)

The fully integrated platform management system Servowatch designed and built for three new

Steel Cut on UK Navy’s Newest Warship

Image: BAE Systems

Construction has begun on a new warship for the U.K. Royal Navy as the Minister of State for


Sea Truck's DP3 Construction Ship Passes Sea Trials

Photo: Sea Trucks

Sea Trucks has completed sea trials of the DP3 offshore construction vessel Jascon 18 in Singapore.

Royal Thai Navy Orders Harbor Tug

Photo: Robert Allan Ltd.

The Royal Thai Navy has ordered a new 32-meter tug from shipbuilder Italthai Marine Limited of

Oil Up, Shrugs Off U.S. Stockpile

Crude oil futures rose in early Asian trade on Thursday, shrugging off a surprise build in U.S. inventories as some Chinese traders returned following a weeklong National Day


EfficienSea2 Rolls out Maritime Cloud

Image: Danish Maritime Authority

The Danish-led e-navigation project, EfficienSea2, got one step closer to being launched when a

Using Big Data for Engine Preventive Maintenance

The Methanol carrier MAYARO. Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it has started a demonstration test of a next-generation

Accelerating Mapping, Surveys with High Speed ROV Ops

MMT completed offshore integration trials of its new high-speed remotely operated vehicle (ROV) with Sonardyne International’s SPRINT inertial navigation system.


Zim plans Wall Street IPO

Photo: ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd

Israel’s Zim Integrated Shipping Services has hired two banks to carry out its initial public

Former Shipping Execs Indicted on Price-fixing

Photo: NYK

Three former executives of ocean freight shipping firms have been indicted for participating in a

UK Subsidy Cuts Eliminate Solar Jobs

Hundreds of jobs will be lost at British solar panel insulation firm Mark Group after administrators were called in late on Wednesday, the company said

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Captain of Ill-fated El Faro was Known as Trusted Mariner

El Faro (File photo: TOTE)

The captain of the ill-fated cargo ship that sank in a hurricane off the Bahamas with no survivors

Cordero Reconfirmed as FMC Commissioner

Mario Cordero (Photo: FMC)

Mario Cordero was reconfirmed today as a U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner.   Cordero joined the

Seadrill Hopes to See Market Turn in 2017

Photo: Seadrill

Offshore rig driller Seadrill is facing another two years in the doldrums but hopes the