Maritime News

  • Brazilian ‘Ghost’ Aircraft Carrier Gets a Reprieve
    on February 1, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    A decommissioned 32,000-ton 1960’s aircraft carrier has been floating off Brazil’s shore for three months since Turkey refused it entry to be scrapped there because the rusting ship is an environmental hazard.The Brazilian Navy’s Sao Paulo carrier…

  • Anchorage Launch Gets New Metal Shark-built Crew Boat
    on February 1, 2023 at 5:44 pm

    Metal Shark delivered a welded-aluminum 45 Defiant crew boat to Anchorage Launch Services Company, an Oregon-based operator providing launch, line, pilotage, and cargo services to vessels on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.Designed in-house…

  • Wagenborg’s Multi-Purpose Vessel to Support Decommissioning Works in the Southern North Sea
    on February 1, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    Offshore vessel operator Wagenborg Offshore said Tuesday it had secured a long-term deal with an unnamed energy major for the deployment of a multi-purpose offshore vessel.According to Wagenborg, the vessel will support subsea activities and…

  • Baltic Index Drops to Lowest Since June 2020
    on February 1, 2023 at 4:11 pm

    The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index fell to its lowest since June 2020, weighed by weaker demand for capesize and panamax vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels carrying dry bulk commodities…

  • Greenpeace Activists Board Heavy-lift Vessel Carrying Shell’s Penguins FPSO
    on February 1, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    Four Greenpeace activists on Tuesday boarded the heavy transportation vessel carrying Shell’s Penguins FPSO aboard, calling on the oil major to “Stop Drilling. Start Paying.”Six Greenpeace International activists attempted, and four managed…

  • 4.5 ton of cocaine on livestock carrier
    on January 29, 2023 at 3:45 am

    Livestock carrier ORION V was intercepted by Spanish Law Enforcement agencies some 60 nm southwest of Canary islands on Jan 25 and taken to Las Palmas, as suspect in drug trafficking. On arrivila to Las Palmas, ORION V was searched … Original post at, 2023-01-29 04:45:27 … Read here

  • Turkish freighter hit by missile? VIDEO
    on January 25, 2023 at 12:26 am

    General cargo ship TUZLA was reportedly hit by missile on Jan 24 at Kherson port anchorage, Dnieper riverUkraine, Ship’s bridge burned out, said Turkish news outlet VERYANSIN TV, citing ship’s Master. TUZLA, operated by Turkish company, is anchored … Original post at, 2023-01-25 01:26:08 … Read here

  • 3-ton cocaine bust, cargo ship and her crew arrested, Canary Islands
    on January 20, 2023 at 7:08 am

    General cargo ship BLUME was intercepted and seized by joint Police, Civil Guard and Customs team on Jan 18 off Western Sahara coast, and taken to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on suspicion of drug trafficking. She arrived at Santa Cruz … Original post at, 2023-01-20 08:08:01 … Read here

  • Russian ship with Nuclear Power Plant cargo banned from Bangladesh
    on December 29, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Russian general cargo ship URSA MAJOR arrived at Mongla Outer Anchorage, Bangladesh, Bay of Bengal, on Dec 24, with cargo destined for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. The ship, however, was rejected entry by direct Bangladeshi Government order, because URSA MAJOR … Original post at, 2022-12-29 18:52:29 … Read here

  • Cruise Ship Not Allowed Into Milford Sound, New Zealand Due to Snail Contamination
    on December 24, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    An infestation of snails interrupted a cruise from Australia to New Zealand. The cruise vessel “Coral Princess” was turned away by the Government of New Zealand and has to get its hull and its discharge pipes cleaned before its entry … Original post at, 2022-12-24 18:16:58 … Read here