Safety & Security
The Navy reports that guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Baranof (WPB 1318) rescued 24 Filipino mariners in the Persian Gulf, early March 15.At approximately 2 a.m., local…
Wärtsilä has signed a five-year service agreement with U.S.-based Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.The long-term service agreement covers six vessels, a total of 27 Wärtsilä…
With the Costa Concordia incident still impacting bookings, the top executives of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) gave delegates gathered at Cruise Shipping Miami their views on cruising's safety record and policies as well as…
The BBC reports that the captain of a vessel involved in a collision with a Stenaline ferry at the mouth of Belfast Lough will appear in court on Friday on a charge of having excess…
Athens-headquartered Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ: SBLK) reports that one of its vessels, the 179,546 dwt Capesize bulk carrier STAR POLARIS, sustained bottom damage when entering the port of Eregli, Turkey. Following a survey of…
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a merchant vessel, MV Royal Grace, was reportedly hijacked in position 21:27N - 062:37E approximately 150NM off Oman on March 2, reports GAC…
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, Ore., issued a detention order against a Singapore-flagged car carrier after a series of events that began when the ship lost power. At approximately 11.09 a.m.Sunday, the 648-ft, 28,210…
The captain of a Maltese freighter was taken into custody by Coast Guard officials in Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday.The captain of the 738-foot motor vessel Laconia was taken into custody after his blood-alcohol level was found…
The Costa Crociere cruise ship Costa Allegra is under tow for the main island of the Seychelles by the Trevignan, a 300-ft French tuna seiner owned by Compagnie Francaise du Thon Oceanique. The fishing vessel's…
Costa Crociere executive VP Manfred Ursprunger is among seven Costa Cruises employees added yesterday to the investigation of the Costa Concordia sinking by the prosecutor in Grosseto, Italy. They join Captain Francesco Schettino and first…
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