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Mariner Missing from Cuban Tanker en Route to Venezuela

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A crew member aboard a Cuba-flagged oil tanker on its way from a Mexican shipyard to Venezuela was reported missing this week, according to a shipping report seen by Reuters, marking the second incident aboard the same vessel in about a year.Sailor Rafael Desiderio Martinez Alonso was not found last Sunday by the doctor onboard oil tanker Petion,

Ever Given Insurer Says Egypt's Reduced Claim is Still Too High

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UK Club, an insurer of the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March, said on Monday a reduced compensation claim made by the Egyptian authorities for almost $600 million to free the vessel and cover related losses was still "exceptionally large".The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) adjusted

Fire Breaks Out on Tanker Near Syrian Coast

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A small fire occurred in one of the engines of a tanker off the coast of Syria's Mediterranean port of Banias, state media said.The fire was extinguished by the crew quickly with no casualties, it said."The technical fault took place in one of the engines of the oil tanker near the caused a small fire and a plume of smoke,

Salvage Crews Begin Lightering Fuel from Seacor Power

The Seacor Eagle is on scene for salvage and pollution response operations following the fatal capsizing of the Seacor Power off Port Fourchon, La. (Photo: Brendan Freeman / U.S. Coast Guard)

Salvors have started removing fuel from the tanks of a lift boat that capsized in the Gulf of Mexico last month, the U.S. Coast Guard said.The 234-foot Seacor Power could have been carrying up to 35,000 gallons of fuel, lube oil, hydraulic and waste oil when it overturned in rough weather on April 13,

Cargo Removed from Stricken Tanker off China, Preparing for Voyage to Repair Yard

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Cargo onboard a tanker that leaked oil off China has been removed and preparations are underway so the vessel can sail to a Chinese repair yard, the ship's manager said on Wednesday.The A Symphony was anchored roughly 40 nautical miles (74 km) off the coast of Qingdao when it was struck by the bulk carrier Sea Justice in dense fog on April 27.

Lack of Continuous Monitoring An Issue in Shipyard Fire -NTSB

The Iron Maiden before the April 16, 2020 fire, with previous name and different owner. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

A 2020 fire aboard a dive support vessel docked at a  Larose, La. shipyard was able to start and spread without notice because no one was continually monitoring the vessel while fire detectors were shut off during repairs, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report issued Tuesday.

Search Ends for Survivors from Capsized Smuggling Boat Near San Diego

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The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday called off its search for more survivors from a boat that capsized off a rocky shoal near San Diego in what authorities said was an ill-fated migrant-smuggling operation that left three dead and five hospitalized.The 40-foot trawler-style vessel with 32 people aboard overturned

What Happened to the Indonesian Submarine KRI Nanggala?

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After a five-day search, wreckage from Indonesia’s missing submarine KRI Nanggala has been discovered at a depth of more than 800 meters in the Bali Sea.With no survivors from the 53-person crew—and no certainty the cause of disaster will ever be confirmed—the Indonesian Navy will

Suspected Migrant-smuggling Boat Breaks Apart off San Diego; Four Dead


Four people were killed and more than two dozen injured on Sunday when a boat suspected of attempting to smuggle migrants into California broke apart off Cabrillo National Monument at San Diego's rugged Point Loma, the U.S. Coast Guard said.The initial call arrived just before 10 a.m. (1700 GMT) and prompted a large emergency response,

Ships, Equipment in Place to Remove Oil from Stricken Tanker in China

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Ships and equipment needed to remove the remaining cargo from a stricken oil tanker near the Chinese port city of Qingdao are in place and work is expected to start later on Friday as weather conditions have improved, a maritime official told Reuters.The number of ships deployed for the oil spill clean-up has also risen to 21,

Three More Ever Given Crew Members Cleared to Go Home

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Three crew members aboard the cargo vessel that blocked global shipping in the Suez Canal last month will be allowed to return home, the ship’s manager said on Thursday.The Ever Given has been anchored in a lake between two sections of the canal since being dislodged on March 29 and is caught

A Symphony Lightering Operations Set to Start on Friday

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Work to siphon off the remaining cargo from a stricken tanker was expected to commence on Friday, the vessel's manager said on Thursday, two days after hundreds of tonnes of oil spilled into the Yellow Sea following a collision in dense fog.The size of the spill from the Liberia-flagged tanker A Symphony was revised down to about 400 tonnes (2,

Indonesia Pledges New Homes for Relatives of Doomed Submariners

File photo: Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala (402) (Photo: Alonzo M. Archer / U.S. Navy)

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday that authorities would build houses for the relatives of the crew of a submarine that went missing before being found in pieces on the bottom of the Bali Sea, killing all 53 inside.The German-built KRI Nanggala-402 was discovered at a depth of nearly 840 meters (2,

Oil Spill Clean-up in China's Yellow Sea Depends on Weather

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Chinese officials were waiting for better weather before deciding whether to siphon off the remaining cargo from a stricken tanker after hundreds of tonnes of oil spilled into the Yellow Sea after a collision in dense fog two days ago.The size of the spill from the Liberia-flagged tanker A Symphony was revised down to about 400 tonnes (2,

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