Coronavirus Intensifies Global Shipping Risks

The global shipping industry is responsible for transporting as much as 90 percent of world trade. The number of reported total sh...

Chinese Trawlers and the Galapagos: The Protection Challenge

[By Mélodie Ruwet] The Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) covers about 40,000 square nautical miles, and it was establi...

Op-Ed: A Simple Deal on Embarked Guards Could End West African Piracy

On July 17, 2020, the tanker Curacao Trader was boarded by pirates at a position about 210 nautical miles from Nigerian shores. 13...

When is a Rig Worker a Seaman Under the Law?

By Grady Hurley 08-10-2020 04:11:00

Posted in: Government

Historically, the Jones Act provides remedies to “seamen,” those workers more or less permanently assigned to vessels...

The Hidden World of the LCL Consolidation Market - Part 1

By Luke Robert 08-10-2020 12:15:37

Posted in: Shipping

The practice of consolidation through less than container load (LCL) shipping of cargo - which involves multiple shippers and...

An Oil Spill's Silver Lining: The 30th Anniversary of OPA 90

[By Megan Ewald] When an oil spill happens, whoever is responsible pays for the cleanup and restoration. But this has not al...

The Mysterious Decline of Sea Trout in the North Sea

By Gemini News 08-09-2020 04:28:54

Posted in: Environment

[By Steinar Brandslet and Frid Kvalpskarmo Hansen] Sea trout numbers are declining in Norway and scientists don’t know wh...

Abandoned Fiberglass Boats are Polluting the Marine Environment

Where do old boats go to die? The cynical answer is they are put on eBay for a few pennies in the hope that they will become someo...

U.S. Coast Guard Celebrates its 230th Anniversary

"A few armed vessels, judiciously stationed at the entrances of our ports, might at a small expense be made useful sentinels...