Maritime News

  • Update: Israel Blames Iran for Tanker Attack that Killed Two
    on July 30, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    A Briton and a Romanian were killed when an Israeli-managed petroleum product tanker came under attack on Thursday off the coast of Oman, the company said on Friday, in an incident that Israel’s foreign minister blamed on Iran and said deserved…

  • German NGO Sea-Watch Rescues 100 Migrants in Mediterranean Sea
    on July 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    German NGO Sea-Watch said on Friday it had rescued nearly 100 migrants in the Mediterranean overnight, many of whom were injured, some with severe “fuel burns” – chemical burns caused by exposure to gasoline mixed with seawater.Migrant boat…

  • Halter Marine to Build Fifth U.S. Navy Berthing Barge
    on July 30, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    U.S.-based Halter Marine, an ST Engineering North America company, has been awarded a contract option for the U.S. Navy’s fifth Auxiliary Personnel Lighter–Small (APL(S)) 67 Class berthing and messing barge. APLs are used by the Navy to house…

  • New Push Tug Delivered to Vane Brothers
    on July 30, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    Jones Act marine transportation provider Vane Brothers announced it has taken delivery this month of the third in a series of four 3,000-horsepower push tugs. Named the Rock Hall, Vane’s newest addition is the nineteenth Maryland-built towing…

  • FBI: Amount of Chemicals in Beirut Blast Was a Fraction of Original Shipment
    on July 30, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    The amount of ammonium nitrate that blew up at Beirut port last year was one-fifth of the shipment unloaded there in 2013, the FBI concluded after the blast, adding to suspicions that much of the cargo had gone missing.As the first anniversary approaches on Aug.

  • Tanker attacked in Arabian sea, 2 crew killed
    on July 30, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Product tanker MERCER STREET was attacked in the morning Jul 29 in Arabian sea some 60 nm north of northern Al Masirah island, Oman, while ballasting from Tanzania to Fujayrah UAE. Reports of the attack are rather sketchy, some sources … Original post at, 2021-07-30 14:57:19 … Read here

  • Aden Port Reports ‘Great Difficulty’ In Refloating Sunken Tanker
    on July 27, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    The Yemen state media agency SABA published a statement by Mohammad Amzarba, CEO of Aden Ports Administration admitting to facing difficulty in refloating the sunken oil tanker ‘Dia’ despite several efforts since last week when it sunk off the southern … Original post at, 2021-07-27 14:40:26 … Read here

  • Cocaine worth 10 million euros seized in Port of Piraeus
    on July 26, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    The Hellenic Police had a proud moment last Thursday when they seized a massive shipment of cocaine at Port of Piraeus. Weighing 350kg, a total of 298 packets of cocaine were found hidden inside the legal consignment of sacks of … Original post at, 2021-07-26 16:32:11 … Read here

  • China, expectedly, lands a heavy blow on Indian sea labor – covid wars
    on July 25, 2021 at 8:52 am

    NEW DELHI: A seafarer workers’ union has claimed that Indian sailors are losing jobs on China-bound commercial vessels as Beijing has imposed an unofficial ban and is not allowing ships with Indian crew members to berth at Chinese ports. The … Original post at, 2021-07-25 10:52:59 … Read here

  • Cocaine disguised as charcoal worth $41 million Seized in Port of Rotterdam
    on July 22, 2021 at 7:13 am

    Cocaine concealed as charcoal with a market value of up to 35 million euros ($41.4 million) has been confiscated in a combined effort by the Irish and Dutch officials. The cocaine was discovered inside two containers in the Netherlands … Original post at, 2021-07-22 09:13:52 … Read here