Two Officers Arrested for Freighter Grounding

By MarEx 2017-09-25 13:51:48

The Swedish Coast Guard has taken the master and chief mate of the coastal freighter Atlantic into custody after their vessel went aground off Oskarshamn, a small port on the east coast of Sweden. The men may face charges related to the accident.  At 0200 hours on Saturday, the Atlantic was under way on a voyage from Visby to Oskarshamn. At 0430, the Swedish Coast Guard JRCC rescue center received a report that Atlantic had gone

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Australia Commissions Destroyer HMAS Hobart

By MarEx 2017-09-24 21:18:01

The guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart (III) was commissioned in to the Royal Australian Navy fleet in Sydney on Saturday.   The Prime Minister of Australia, the...


Total Joins Chevron to Explore Gulf of Mexico

By MarEx 2017-09-24 21:04:20

Total has agreed to participate in seven prospects operated by Chevron in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GoM). The agreement covers 16 blocks.   The associated...


North Koreans Added to Trump's Prohibition List

By MarEx 2017-09-24 20:49:27

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation that prohibits the entry of citizens from North Korea to the U.S. as part of a new travel ban that includes Iran, Chad,...


Seven Green Innovations That Are Changing The World

By John Hawthorne 2017-09-24 20:20:58

It’s no secret that we need to make significant changes if we’re going to preserve our planet. As humans make more of an impact on the earth, the planet is...


WTO Upgrades 2017 Forecast as Trade Rebounds

By MarEx 2017-09-24 19:32:30

World Trade Organization (WTO) economists have issued a strong upward revision to their forecast for 2017 trade expansion following a sharp acceleration in global trade...

USS Fitzgerald

USS Fitzgerald to Change Homeport

By MarEx 2017-09-24 19:09:46

The U.S. Navy has confirmed that the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) will be changing homeport from Yokosuka, Japan, to Pascagoula, Mississippi, effective...


ILO Steps Up Moves to Protect Migrant Fishers

By MarEx 2017-09-23 21:37:39

The International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a resolution aimed at boosting protection for migrant fishers last week. The resolution addresses matters such as close...

Gerda III

A Ship of Salvation: Gerda III

By MarEx 2017-09-23 21:00:51

Gerda III was built as a supply boat for lighthouses, but in World War II she took on much more important cargo. Owned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Mystic Seaport in...

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