VIDEO: U.S. blames Iran in Strait of Hormuz tanker attacks

At a press briefing in Washington this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for the attacks on two tankers that occurred in the Strait of Hormuz earlier today. “This

Jury acquits master of all charges in illegal discharge case

After spending more than 19 months detained in Lake Charles, La., the Russian master of a ship involved in an illegal discharge case is free and able to return to Russia following

Treasury targets tanker as Venezuela sanctions tighten

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Friday designated two companies operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy as subject to U.S. sanctions. Additionally, OFAC

Japanese partnership unveils concept design for zero emissions tanker

JANUARY 30, 2019 — Two Japanese companies, Asahi Tanker Co. Ltd and Exeno-Yamamizu Corporation Tokyo, have developed a design for a zero emissions tanker with lithium-ion battery powered electric propulsion. ClassNK has

USCG and FDNY respond to tanker disabled by engine room fire

OCTOBER 9, 2018 – The U.S. Coast Guard and firefighters and rescue paramedics from the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) Special Operations Command yesterday conducted a joint safety

Philly Shipyard in non-binding agreement to build two MR tankers

JULY 17, 2018 — Philly Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA, and an as yet undisclosed customer yesterday executed a non-binding term sheet for the construction and sale of two newbuild Jones Act Medium Range (MR)

Nordic American Tankers sells two ships

JUNE 1, 2018 — Nordic American Tankers (NYSE:NAT) today confirmed the sale of two vessels, adjusting the fleet from 33 to 31 suezmaxes in the short term. It says that “the total

Coast Guard Sector NY responds to collision

MAY 16, 2018 — Coast Guard Sector New York has been responding to a report of a collision at sea Saturday evening, involving the loaded tankship Tofteviken and the commercial fishing vessel

USCG responds to heavy fuel oil discharge

APRIL 23, 2018 — The Coast Guard has been responding to a heavy fuel oil discharge near Norco, LA, today. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately

TORM uses equity raise for some bargain basement tanker buying

APRIL 8, 2018 — Publicly traded shipping company TORM recently decided to spend a good chunk the capital it raised during a recent equity offering to do a little bargain basement tanker