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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 20:46:50 Z

One Dead, a Dozen Missing, Six Rescued After Lift Boat Capsizes off Louisiana

One person has died, a dozen are still missing and six others have been rescued after a commercial lift boat used to service oil rigs capsized in hurricane force winds south of Louisiana’s Port Fourchon, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday.Rescuers in Coast Guard cutters…

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 21:28:46 Z

Sea Machines' Wireless Helm System in Use on Two ATBS

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics revealed on Wednesday that its SM200 wireless helm system has been installed and is being used aboard two sister U.S.-flag articulated tug-barge (ATB) tugboats.Sea Machines said its dealer Rio Controls & Hydraulics…

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:43:31 Z

Panama Canal Delays Fee Increases

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced Tuesday that it will postpone increasing canal transit fees following calls from the shipping industry to reconsider the rate hikes amid a spate of global supply chain disruptions.The higher rates for…

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:08:25 Z

US Navy, Coast Guard Extend Maritime R&D Partnership

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif. and the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) in New London, Conn. agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on April 14 extending for five more years their previous…

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:48:48 Z

Evergreen Studying Scope of Egypt Court Order over Suez Ship

Evergreen Line said on Wednesday that it is investigating the scope of an Egyptian court order to detain the Ever Given container ship which got stuck in the Suez Canal last month.The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has made a $916 million compensation claim against the ship’s Japanese owner Shoei Kisen…

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:34:12 Z

Antarctic Supply Ship Returns to Australia After Engine Room Fire

Antarctic resupply ship MPV Everest berthed in Fremantle, Australia at 5:30 p.m. local time Tuesday, after it suffered an engine room fire earlier this month, the Australian Antarctic Division said.Australia’s chartered Antarctic resupply vessel MPV Everest was about 1…

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 15:45:26 Z

Coverage for Suez Canal Supply and Trade Disruptions

The six-day blockage of the Suez Canal by the Ever Given has resulted in numerous trade and supply chain disruptions for businesses that depend on timely shipments. At least 400 cargo ships were stuck and many forced to reroute. Businesses may…

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 15:15:09 Z

Svitzer Americas Opens Regional HQ in Panama

Maersk's towage arm Svitzer announced it has opened a new Americas regional headquarters in Panama City.Svitzer said it decided early last year to relocate its Americas headquarters from Miami, U.S. to Panama and move into the Panama Design Center…

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:48:53 Z

New Zealand to End Seaborne Livestock Exports

New Zealand said on Wednesday it will stop the export of livestock by sea following a transition period of up to two years, citing animal welfare concerns for a decision that will affect major trading partners including Australia and China.The ban was welcomed by animal welfare groups…

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:29:56 Z

Arrested Suez Ship Fit for Onward Passage, Manager Says

The cargo vessel that blocked global shipping in the Suez Canal and is caught in a legal dispute in Egypt is fit to sail once approval is given, its technical manager said on Wednesday.The Ever Given was declared suitable for onward passage from the Great Bitter Lake to Port Said…

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