Monthly Archives: April 2015

Maersk Ship Detained By Iranian Navy

A Maersk containership was seized Tuesday by Iranian forces as it travelled through the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian territorial waters, the U.S. Pentagon has confirmed. The ship has been identified as the Marshall Islands-flagged containership MV Maersk Tigris, which … Continue reading

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Traffic Delayed By Grounded Bulk Carrier

Update (April 22): Polsteam Bulk Carrier Refloated in St. Lawrence River A 621-foot bulk carrier remains hard aground in the St. Lawrence River Tuesday with salvors on scene and preparing to refloat the ship. The Bahamian-flagged MV Juno, carrying a … Continue reading

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Record Depth Salvage Yields Tons Of Silver Coins

Deepwater salvage and recovery firm Deep Ocean Search says it has pulled “several tens of tons” of silver coins from a WWII shipwreck at a world record depth of 5,150 meters. The bounty is estimated to be worth a whopping … Continue reading

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Man Fined For Jumping Off Ferry

A passenger of a Washington State Ferry has been fined $5,000 for intentionally jumping overboard from the vessel prior to its departure from the Bremerton ferry terminal. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, on March 21, an adult male passenger … Continue reading

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West Coast Ports Labor Deal Wins Dockworkers Union Approval

April 3 (Reuters) – A union caucus representing dockworkers at West Coast ports voted to recommend to its members a labor contract deal reached over months of negotiations that led to major disruptions to trans-Pacific trade, the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Tanker Runs Aground On Delaware River

Some amateur video has captured the moment a large freighter ran aground in the Delaware River near the Burlington Bristol Bridge on Wednesday. The Liberian-flagged 600-foot bulk carrier, Agia Irini, was headed southbound when it reportedly lost propulsion and ran … Continue reading

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