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Brand New Ro-Ro Ran Aground in Norway

 Ro-ro cargo vessel Kvitbjørn ran aground off Ulsteinvik port, Norway, in the afternoon June 28, while approaching the port.    The vessel, owned by Norway-based Nor Lines,

Barge Captain Gets Prison Time for Fatal Explosion

An Illinois man who was captain of a petroleum barge that exploded in a Chicago canal in 2005, killing a crew member, was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday, prosecutors said.

New Marine Pollution Instrument

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, which entered into force internationally in April this year, provides another tool in the armory

Cargo Ship Celtica Hav Diverted To Aberdeen after Fire

 Fire erupted in cargo holds of general cargo vessel Celtica Hav on June 25 shortly after she left Aberdeen UK, bound for Hamburg.    Vessel, which was bound for Hamburg,

Svitzer Orders Pair of Damen Tugboats

Svitzerhas ordered two more Damen ASD 3212 tugs with 80 tons bollard pull performance for its escort and towing operations on the Thames and Felixstowe. They are

Indian Navy, Coast Guard Save 14 From Sinking Vessel

 In a swift response to an SOS from a distressed offshore coastal vessel, the Indian Navy and Indian coast guard rescued 14 people from the crew of the Indian flag cement carrier ship,

Global Opens S. California Office

  Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has expanded its California Regional operations with the addition of a new office in Southern California. Located in Signal Hill near Long Beach,

Rosneft: Fire Out at Saratov Refinery

Russia's top oil producer Rosneft said on Tuesday that a fire at its Saratov oil refinery has been extinguished and that its production plan was unaffected. Earlier

Pemex Confirms Explosion in Oil Platform at Gulf of Mexico

 An oil platform run by Mexico’s state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) in the southern Gulf of Mexico suffered what appeared to be an explosion on Monday.

Two Tugboats Capsize on St. Lawrence River

 Two tugboats capsized and sank close to each other on the St. Lawrence River on Monday. They are the latest in a recent flurry of adverse incidents on the waterway.

Charges Brought in Lac-Megantic Oil Train Disaster

Charges were brought on Monday in connection with the 2013 oil train crash that killed 47 people and flattened the heart of the Quebec village of Lac-Megantic, the Canadian government said.

Tundra Aground in St. Lawrence Seaway

 The 185 meter long drybulk vessel MV Tundra (30,892dwt, built 2009) owned by Canfornav, part of the Canadian Forest Navigation Group, has run aground overnight on the St.

Crashed Cruise Ship Refloated; St. Lawrence Seaway Reopens

 The cruise ship MS Saint Laurent has been re-floated, all passengers are safely off and the lock has been re-opened, following the collision on last Thursday.   "Today (Saturday afternoon),

Fishing Vessel Sinking Under Investigation

The U.S. Coast Guard informs it is investigating the sinking of the fishing vessel Robert C that occurred near Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Monday.   The sole person

Cruise Ship Hits St. Lawrence Seaway Lock Wall

A cruise ship struck a lock wall in the Saint Lawrence Seaway upstate New York Thursday night, injuring several passengers, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.   There were 274 people,

Responders Conduct Spill Exercise

Emergency responders from across Ohio gathered in Cleveland this week to participate in a preparedness response exercise. Exercises such as this one are designed to improve communication,

WWI U-Boat Propeller Returned to German Navy

A brass propeller from the first U-Boat to be sunk a century ago has been given back to the country it belongs to, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported.

Update: Runaway Barges Recovered

Two barges that drifted against piers of the Starved Rock Dam in Utica, Illinois Sunday afternoon have been safely recovered, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported.

Oil to be Removed from Sunken Ship off Canary Islands

Ardent, the recent merger of Titan and Svitzer Salvage and Ardentia Marine, a salvage and diving company based in Spain have, been awarded the contract to remove

Diver Pleads Guilty to Fraud Involving Historic Cannons

 A commercial diver has pleaded guilty at Southampton Crown Court to a fraud offence in excess of £46,000 following a two year investigation by the U.K. Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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