Readers’ Choice: Top 10 Maritime Stories of 2015

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 30, 2015

  • CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin (Photo: CMA CGM)
  • Josh Harris and Casey McManus from Deadliest Catch
  • Laser scanning of the 107-year-old vessel Mohican (Image: API Services)
  • El Faro (File photo: TOTE)
  • CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin (Photo: CMA CGM) CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin (Photo: CMA CGM)
  • Josh Harris and Casey McManus from Deadliest Catch Josh Harris and Casey McManus from Deadliest Catch
  • Laser scanning of the 107-year-old vessel Mohican (Image: API Services) Laser scanning of the 107-year-old vessel Mohican (Image: API Services)
  • El Faro (File photo: TOTE) El Faro (File photo: TOTE)
Per usual, the year 2015 was an eventful one for the global maritime market, with a number of historical firsts and technological breakthroughs, a year fraught with triumph and tragedy, As 2015 comes to a close we look here at the 10 stores ... 10 stories from a cumulative 18,719 posted to MarineLink.com during the calendar year to date ... that were clicked on and passed along the most by you, our readers.
 
 
Josh Harris and Casey McManus, stars of the Discovery' Channel's Deadliest Catch, discuss their decision to protect their vessel, Cornelia Marie, with Sherwin-Williams marine coatings.
 
In June, a LPG tanker collided with a containership in waters off Gresik, causing no injuries to the crews but extensive damage to both vessels.
 
A commercial diver in the U.K. plead guilty to fraud in a case related to the underwater recovery of several historic ship cannons.
 
Norwegian car ferry Norled Ampere debuts world’s first all-electric propulsion system, marking an important milestone for green technology.
 
An investigation into the tragic fate of U.S.-flagged cargo ship El Faro sunk by Hurricane Joaquin
 
Lake George Steamboat Company commissioned API Services to laser scan the hull of its oldest boat, the 107-year-old Mohican.
 
Japan prepares to flex its military muscles in the South China Sea in the face of China's growing maritime dominance.
 
The 18,000 teu CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin called the port of Los Angeles on December 26, becoming the largest containership to ever to call a U.S. port.
 
The world's largest ocean carrier began workforce reduction as part of a plan to cut costs by $250 million.
 
Shipbuilder Austal USA held a keel laying ceremony for the U.S. Navy's new Independence class littoral combat ship, the future USS Omaha (LCS 12).
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