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Underwater Metal Detectors Help Police, Military

A growing number military dive teams and law enforcement agencies are putting underwater metal detectors to work in their search and recovery operations.   They

Kooiman to Repair MTS Julius Rütgers

Eiltank Schiffart GmbH & Co KG has placed the order for the repair of the inland waterway tanker vessel Julius Rütgers Shipyard with the shipyard Gerb. Kooiman B.

AFMA Moves to Strengthen Seabird Safety

Being followed by an albatross is considered to bring good luck to mariners but the birds themselves aren’t always so lucky when trying to pick up a free feed from fishing boats.

Houston Ship Channel Closed after Benzene Spill

A section of the Houston Ship Channel has been closed following the release of approximately 500 gallons of benzene from the tanker Maritime Jingan while moored at Vopak Terminal Thursday afternoon.

Ardent and Ardentia Join Forces

The Iberian connection: Ardent and Ardentia join forces   Global maritime services firm, Ardent, and Ardentia Marine Group, a Spanish salvage, engineering and commercial diving company,

Neches River Traffic Restricted due to Sunken Boat

Vessel traffic on the Neches River is restricted as a result of a shrimp boat that sank Monday morning. At approximately 3 a.m., the Captain Kevin sank in the Neches River,

Ardent in for Major Expansion in India

Before the furious monsoon and tropical cyclones hit South East Asia, Ardent, the amalgamation of two salvage giants, has already positioned itself to tackle the

Diesel Spill Forces Closure on the Mississippi

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed Lock and Dam 25 due to diesel in the water on the upper Mississippi River near St. Louis, Missouri, Wednesday.   An estimated 2,

Tanker Allision on the Piscataqua River

The U.S. Coast Guard says it is continuing to monitor the condition of the chemical tanker Chem Venus, after it allided with three unoccupied, moored sailboats

Williamson Named GM of Donjon-Smit

Donjon-Smit, LLC, an OPA-90 Alliance, announced that after a recent Board of Directors meeting Tim Williamson has been promoted to General Manager of Donjon-Smit,

Waterway Reopened after Barge Grounding

The U.S. Coast Guard has opened the Red River from mile marker 40 to mile marker 42 for vessel traffic, Monday.   The Red River had been closed due to a barge that had run aground at mile marker 41,

Magnetic Sledge Aids Underwater Object Retrieval

A new magnetic sledge introduced by Oslo-based Miko Marine is capable of retrieving ferrous objects as small as a fingernail from underwater.   Measuring two meters by one meter,

Red River Closed after Barge Grounding

The Red River was closed Sunday from mile marker 40 to mile marker 42, after a barge reportedly ran aground and was protruding into the channel near mile marker 41, according to the U.

Seafarers’ Charity Aids Crew of Grounded MV Benita

A seafarers’ charity in Mauritius has been providing pastoral support to the crew of a bulk carrier which ran aground off the country’s southern coast.   Apostleship

US Coast Guard Tows in Disabled Fishing Boat

The 86-foot fishing vessel Buzzards Bay, which became disabled with five people aboard 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod, was towed in by U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane on Tueday.

Researchers Recover Treasures from Ancient Greek Shipwreck

A team of international researchers has discovered a spectacular array of artifacts during its ongoing excavation of the Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 B.C.) off

Crashed EgyptAir Plane Located on the Seafloor

The cockpit voice recorder from EgyptAir flight MS804 has been retrieved by search teams in a breakthrough for investigators seeking to explain what caused the

Merchant Ship Rescues Yachties near NZ

 The container ship Southern Lily  sailing around 500km north of New Zealand were able to save two men and a womanfrom the battered yacht Platino.   Five crew

Containership Joins Rescue Effort

A containership is rerouting to assist three people aboard the battered yacht, Platino, 550 kilometers north of New Zealand, after a crewman was lost overboard

Gas Leak on INS Vikramaditya Kills 2 on Board

 Two people, including a sailor, were killed and two others injured after inhaling toxic fumes on board India's aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya at Karwar Naval base in Karnataka.

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