Report: USS Fitzgerald Was Likely At Fault in Collision

By MarEx 2017-07-21 18:29:17

American defense officials said Friday that initial findings indicate that the destroyer USS Fitzgerald was likely at fault in her collision with the container ship ACX Crystal on June 17. Seven died and three were injured in the accident, and the Crystal’s bulbous bow tore a hole measuring 12 by 17 feet in Fitzgerald’s hull. Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin said that only the skillful damage

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NOAA Survey Ships Find Wreck of F/V Destination

By MarEx 2017-07-21 21:25:54

Two research vessels have helped the Coast Guard to locate the missing fishing vessel Destination. The Destination and her six crew members were lost on February 11,...


Royal Navy Divers Recover Famed "Bouncing Bombs"

By Royal Navy News 2017-07-21 21:14:23

A team of Royal Navy clearance divers from the Faslane-based Northern Diving Group (NDG) have assisted in the recovery of World War II-era “bouncing bombs”...


ITF: Crew Abandonment Cannot Be Tolerated

By MarEx 2017-07-21 20:59:30

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has reported three ship abandonment cases in UK waters that allegedly showed a disregard for crew welfare...


Defend Europe Prepares to Sail for Libya

By MarEx 2017-07-21 20:31:59

The anti-immigration activist group Defend Europe is set to launch its monitoring campaign off the coast of Libya, despite mounting opposition from NGOs, government officials...


What Does the Qatar Embargo Mean for Shipping?

By Chris Grieveson and Mads Ødeskaug 2017-07-21 17:13:00

Four Arab nations have recently cut trading ties and diplomatic relations with Qatar. This crisis has resulted in several confirmed and unconfirmed restrictions that will...


Storm Capsizes Freighter, Drives Four More Aground

By MarEx 2017-07-21 16:52:01

Last weekend, four ships went aground and one capsized as tropical storm Talas swept ashore at Cua Lo, Vietnam.  The small coal carrier VTB 26 was anchored off of Hon...


Diamond and Huisman Design Next-Generation Drillship

By MarEx 2017-07-21 14:12:14

Financial advising firm Evercore ISI has released a new report on drilling technology, with a primary focus on Diamond Offshore / Huisman's "Floating Factory"...


Tracking Mysterious Oil Sheens

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-07-21 12:38:43

[Images and text by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll] New Bedford was once the home of Massachusetts’ historic whaling fleet, and it still...

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