The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency crews responded Wednesday to an explosion at an oil and gas facility, according to Surfside Police Department. Police said the explosion happened around 11:40 a.m at the Freeport LNG at Quintana Island
China's sea levels reached their highest on record last year, swelled by rising water temperatures and the melting of glaciers and polar icecaps, the government said in a report. Coastal sea levels were 84 millimeters (3.3 inches) higher in 2021 than the average over the period from 1993 to 2011
Sao Paulo - The world lost an area of forest the size of the U.S. state of Wyoming last year, as wildfires in Russia set all-time records and Brazilian deforestation of the Amazon remains high, a global forest monitoring project report said on Thursday
Drone giant DJI Technology said it will temporarily suspend business in Russia and Ukraine to ensure its products are not used in combat, making it the first major Chinese firm to cite the conflict in halting sales in Russia
More than 100 people were killed overnight in an explosion at an illegal oil refining depot in Nigeria's Rivers state, a local government official and an environmental group said on Saturday: "The fire outbreak occurred at an illegal bunkering site and it affected over 100 people".
French ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) producer Bio-Uv Group has formed a partnership with Fluid Global Solutions (FGS), a provider of pumps and spares to the maritime sector, to strengthen its presence in the Italian ship repair and newbuilding market
The following are some facts about the "Moskva", the Soviet-era flagship of Russia's Black Sea fleet, which sank on Thursday after a fire according to the Russian Defence Ministry. Ukraine said the fire was caused by its missile strike
Damietta - Containership "Sc Phoenix" (IMO 9236262, dwt 12.457, capacity 1.155 TEU, built 2001, flag Liberia, manager Conbulk Shipmanagement) is reported on fire in Mediterranean 90 nautical miles north of Damietta, Egypt
The Hague - A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a suit against Shell brought by four widows of activists who were executed by the Nigerian government in 1995 after they protested against the oil's company's exploitation of the Niger Delta
A salvage team and naval architects are working together to figure out how to free a cargo ship stuck in Chesapeake Bay. The "Ever Forward" was headed from the Port of Baltimore to Norfolk, Virginia, when it ran aground Sunday night, the U.S. Coast Guard said
Buenos Aires - A team of Argentine scientists is using microorganisms native to Antarctica to clean up pollution from fuels and potentially plastics in the pristine expanses of the white continent. The tiny microbes munch through the waste
Tug boats have towed free one of the world’s biggest container ships, the Mumbai Maersk, which had run aground off the German island of Wangerooge in the North Sea, Germany’s Central Command for Maritime Emergencies said on Friday
An oil production and storage vessel exploded off the coast of Nigeria early on Wednesday with 10 crew members on board though it was not yet clear if there were any casualties or how much crude might have spilled into the sea
The Hague - The Dutch coastguard rescued 18 crew members from a ship that collided with another vessel in the North Sea on Monday during a storm off the coast of the Netherlands. The vessel, the Maltese registered "Julietta D." collided with an oil and chemicals tanker
An oil slick from a damaged submarine pipeline has reached Mae Ram Phueng Beach in Thailand’s Rayong Province. It is cleaned by approximately 200 seafarers and 150 employees of Star Petroleum Refining Public Company Limited (SPRC)
Quito - Ecuador's privately held heavy crude pipeline burst on Friday and technical staff are at the scene working to contain the damage, crude transport company OCP Ecuador said. The incident happened in the so-called Piedra Fina zone
Russia's Gazprom has rejected Moldova's request to reschedule its January gas payment, forcing the country to introduce a state of emergency in its energy sector, the government said on Wednesday
The undersea telecommunications cable connecting Tonga to the rest of the world that was damaged by a volcano eruption will take at least a month to fix, its owner said on Wednesday, with the delay likely hampering disaster recovery efforts. The explosion of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano, which has killed at least three people and sent tsunami waves across the Pacific, knocked out connectivity to the archipelago on Saturday
Maritime piracy and armed robbery attacks reached the lowest recorded level since 1994, the annual piracy report of the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), published today, reveals. Imb attributes the drop in incidents to vigorous action taken by authorities but has called for continued coordination and vigilance to ensure the long-term protection of seafarers
Copenhagen - A Danish frigate has killed four pirates in waters south of Nigeria in an operation to protect shipping in the Gulf of Guinea, the Danish military said on Thursday. The "Esbern Snare" is deployed last month to the Gulf of Guinea amid heightened security risks from pirates
London - General Electric will split into three public companies as the storied U.S. industrial conglomerate seeks to simplify its business, pare down debt and breathe life into a battered share price, the company said on Tuesday. The split marks the end of the 129-year-old conglomerate that was once the most valuable U.S. corporation and a global symbol of American business power
London - It was the break-up that eluded a generation of General Electric insiders. When Larry Culp, the first GE chief executive not to rise from within its ranks, convened a board meeting earlier this month to greenlight the split of the industrial conglomerate into three companies, he secured its backing. It was a far cry from board meetings held in the 1980s and 1990s by one of Culp's predecessors
Genoa - Navis has announced that it has gone live with its Master Terminal operating system at Inter Modal Logistic (IML) Milano Segrate Terminal (Ignazio Messina & C.). Milano Segrate is currently in the process of updating its inland and intermodal terminals
The pension funds’ investments would target areas including low-carbon energy infrastructure, green bonds and environmentally friendly investments in properties
Authorities discovered 183 cloth sacks full of cocaine, destined for the continental European market, inside the sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean, around 550 kilometres from Portugal's coast.
An investigation into the spill, which includes multiple pipeline scenarios and additional vessels, is ongoing.
India is the second largest importer, consumer and producer of coal, and has the world's fourth largest reserves. It mainly imports from Indonesia, Australia and South Africa.
Investors shared Willsher's optimism, sending the company's stock up more than sevenfold since the beginning of the year to $5.75 at the close of trading on Friday.
On Monday Japan's defence ministry saidthat ship, along with another carrier the USS Carl Vinson, had carried out multinational joint exercises in waters southwest of Okinawa
Two important factors need to be addressed with the introduction of these technologies. First, validation procedure standards for sensors and how to verify that signal accuracy is maintained over the time
On Thursday, Australia said it would scrap the $ 40 billion deal with France's Naval Group to build a fleet of conventional submarines and would instead build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines with U.S. and British technology after striking a trilateral security partnership
Australia on Thursday said it would scrap the $40 billion deal with France's Naval Group to build a fleet of conventional submarines and would instead build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines with U.S. and British technology after striking a trilateral security partnership
He expects global trade volumes to grow 7%-8% this year compared with 2020. "We see very, very strong end-user demand combined with re-stocking and the fact that capacity in ports, warehouses and on ships is not fully utilized due to COVID-19"
Shanghai - China needs to impose an absolute cap on carbon emissions during the 2021-2025 period to help meet its climate goals, an influential government advisory body said in a new report. China currently has no set cap on greenhouse gas emissions, now the highest in the world at more than 10 billion tonnes a year
Singapore - Singapore authorities said that they have started their own investigation into a stricken cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals that caught fire off Sri Lanka's west coast. The Singapore-registered "X-Press Pearl" was anchored off Sri Lanka's west coast when a fire erupted onboard
Willie Walsh, director general of the International Air Transport Association, said that challenges of the kind encountered by Exxon, Chevron and Shell this week could boost investment in the lower-emission fuels so desperately needed by airlines
London - The window of opportunity for reaching net zero emissions by mid-century is narrowing unless the world radically changes the way energy is produced, used and transported, the International Energy Agency (Iea) said on Tuesday
Shanghai - China has punished more than 2,500 firms and detained 95 people after an inspection across eight provinces turned up instances of illegal quarrying and wetland encroachments among others, the environment ministry said. The inspection teams fanned out from Beijing last month to assess compliance with environmental laws and regulations in the provinces and regions of Shanxi, Liaoning, Anhui, Jiangxi, Henan, Hunan, Guangxi and Yunnan.
London - Tesla boss Elon Musk's sudden u-turn over accepting bitcoin to buy his electric vehicles has thrust the cryptocurrency's energy usage into the headlights. Some Tesla investors, along with environmentalists, have been increasingly critical about the way bitcoin is "mined" using vast amounts of electricity generated with fossil fuels
New York - Colonial Pipeline, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline operator, has halted all operations after it fell victim to a cybersecurity attack on Friday, the company said. The company learned of the attack on Friday and took systems offline to contain the threat, it said in a statement. That action has temporarily halted operations and affected some of its IT systems, it said
Berlin - Disagreements over intellectual property rights mean Germany, France and Spain have yet to agree the next steps for a joint fighter jet project, the defence ministry in Berlin said on Saturday after a deadline to find a solution ran out
Total suspended work on the project, which is due to produce its first cargo in 2024, on March 27 after the militant attack.
Maintenance is particularly recommended where the environmental and utilization conditions cause both mechanical and electrical overstressing of the circuit breaker.
Leading Japanese lenders have joined an initiative that links the provision of shipping finance to cuts in carbon dioxide emissions as the sector accelerates efforts to go green
Shipping and trade groups are calling on the European Union to advance the development of ammonia and green hydrogen as the best marine fuel options to enable the industry to accelerate decarbonisation
Greece will deliver 50 tons of animal feed to the Togo-flagged ElBeik, which has been stuck at sea for nearly three months in the Mediterranean carrying hundreds of cattle rejected by their buyers amid fears of disease
A Chinese-flagged fishing vessel with 16 crew members carrying 130 tonnes of oil has run aground off Mauritius, causing a minor spill
Ban Khu - Muhammad Lamoh had no inkling that his small village of Ban Khu in southern Thailand would be key to the nation's renewable energy goals, until local authorities called a community meeting to inform them of a plan to build a biomass plant. The 25 megawatt plant began operating in March last year, despite villagers' concerns about its effects on their health
New York - North Korea maintained and developed its nuclear and ballistic missile programs throughout 2020 in violation of international sanctions, helping fund them with some $300 million stolen through cyber hacks, according to a confidential United Nations report seen by Reuters on Monday. The report by independent sanctions monitors said Pyongyang "produced fissile material, maintained nuclear facilities and upgraded its ballistic missile infrastructure"
Shanghai - China will set up a new information platform to allow the public to track the emissions of polluting enterprises and help authorities prosecute those that break the rules or try to "evade supervision", the environment ministry said
The August report had named the three banks alongside France's Natixis, Switzerland's UBS and Dutch bank Rabobank as the main backers of the shipment of about $10 billion of Ecuadorean oil to the United States over the past decade.
Taipei - Strong winds and rough seas caused dozens of containers on a Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine Corp. vessel to fall into the ocean off Japan's Kyushu on Wednesday after the ship departed from Busan for Los Angeles, the shipping company said Saturday. In a statement, Evergreen Marine, the largest shipper in Taiwan, said the incident happened when the "Ever Liberal" encountered strong winds about 20 nautical miles
Istanbul - A car bomb targeting workers of a Turkish company killed four people including one Turkish citizen on Saturday in Somalia, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said. The company's staff were working on the construction of a road between Mogadishu and Afgoye, northwest of the capital, the ministry statement said. Abdiasis Abu Musab, military operation spokesman for the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab, said the group was behind the attack
U.S. investment company EnTrust Global, already a player in shipping finance, aims to buy ships that generate lower emissions, an executive said, the latest sign of efforts in the shipping industry to go green
Singapore - Tanker "Hyun Jin" is reported to be abandoned, drifting in South China sea in vicinity 19 00N 115 00E in the afternoon Nov 24. Tanker was en route to Singapore, ETA Nov 25. Last AIS signal dated Nov 19, when tanker was passing Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Tanker "Hyun Jin", IMO 8910940, dwt 1220, built 1989, flag Niue, manager Mrm Services, Singapore
Singapore - A containership identified as Cyprus-registered "Tina I" ran aground in the Singapore Strait on Sunday, November 22 after hitting an Iranian vessel grounded in the area since May
Athens - In an original and socially responsible way, the Propeller Club celebrated the 85th anniversary of its founding, by symbolically cleaning the Votsalakia Beach in Piraeus, on Sunday, October 25th. More than 60 volunteers, led by President Mr. Costis Frangoulis and Members of the Board of Governors, participated in the cleanup, meticulously following the protection measures taken due to the pandemic
Dubai - Israeli venture capital firm Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) is in talks with potential partners in the United Arab Emirates to set up an innovation hub there, its chairman said on Monday. JVP Chairman Erel Margalit has met with potential partners and looked at at least one possible site for a hub during a visit to the UAE this week
Port of Spain - A container ship, the "Kourou", ran into the dock at the Port of Port of Spain on Saturday night, Seamen and Waterfront Workers trade Union (SWWTU) head Michael Annisette confirmed to Newsday on Sunday
New York - A crack has been found in the hull of the "YM Mandate", which has lead to a significant oil leak at the Bayonne Bridge Terminal in New Jersey. The US Coast Guard has intervened to stem an oil spill from the fuel tanks of Yang Ming Marine Transport’s 6,572TEU container vessel, "YM Mandate" in the port of New York and New Jersey
Brussels - ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, committed on Wednesday to being carbon neutral by 2050, although it said a level playing field with green border adjustments and abundant, affordable clean energy would be required to get there. The company, which makes around 5% of the world's steel, said last year it aimed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30% by 2030
Marseille - French liner major CMA CGM confirmed that it was currently dealing with a cyber-attack impacting peripheral servers. The attack does not include CEVA Logistics: “As soon as the security breach was detected, external access to applications was interrupted to prevent the malware from spreading
London - Achieving net zero emissions by mid-century would cost an estimated $1 trillion-$2 trillion a year of additional investments, or 1-1.5% of global gross domestic product, a report by the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) said on Wednesday. To limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius this century, global greenhouse gas emissions will need to reach net zero
The Panamanian-flagged MV Wakashio began spilling fuel oil on Aug. 6, prompting the Mauritian government to announce an environmental emergency
"We will provide long-term contributions to the environment and the society of Mauritius with the support and cooperation of experts and organizations with specialized knowledge of environmental restoration and protection," the company said in a statement
Sydney - Eight young Australian students have brought a class action in the country's federal court seeking an injunction to prevent government approval of a coal project, lawyers representing the claimants said on Wednesday
The MV Wakashio, owned by Japan's Nagashiki Shipping, began spilling oil on Aug. 6, prompting the Mauritian government to announce a state environmental emergency
Dubai - A thaw in relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates has raised expectations of an influx of funding in Silicon Wadi, Israel's answer to Silicon Valley: "The UAE has excess amounts of money, but not enough places to invest it in the Middle East" said Eldad Tamir, founder and CEO of the Tamir Fishman investment house, one of Israel's top investment funds
Shanghai - Criminal networks are smuggling plastic trash from the West to illegal recycling plants in Asia, profiting from a 2018 ban on waste imports in China where the bulk of used plastic was previously processed, Interpol said on Friday. The decline in the number of legal export channels for millions of tonnes of waste has "opened the door to illegal business opportunities," the police organisation said in a report
he shipping company will continue planning with local authorities and specialists on the removal of the remaining part of the carrier from the reef, it said in a statement
Tokyo - Most of the fuel left on a Japanese bulk carrier that has leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil off the Mauritius coast has been pumped off, ship owner Nagashiki Shipping said on Wednesday
Bruxelles - European battery makers are gearing up to take advantage of massive "green" stimulus packages unveiled since the coronavirus pandemic though many acknowledge it will be tough to match the Asian giants that dominate the mainstream market. While Sweden's Northvolt, and more recently France's Verkor, are making a play for large-scale production
Tokyo - The Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground off Mauritius and has leaked at least an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil, passed the latest annual inspection in March with no problems, Japan's ClassNK inspection body said on Tuesday. The ship, MV "Wakashio", is owned by Nagashiki Shipping and operated by Mitsui OSK Lines, which said earlier on Tuesday it had set up a task force and was cooperating with the authorities in Japan and Mauritius
Beirut - French President Emmanuel Macron promised angry Lebanese crowds in shattered Beirut that aid to rebuild the city would not go to „corrupt hands“ and he urged the political authorities to carry out reforms or risk plunging Lebanon deeper into crisis.Macron was speaking during the first visit by a foreign leader to the Lebanese capital since the biggest blast in its history tore through the city
Beirut - Lebanon's main grain silo at Beirut port was destroyed in a blast, leaving the nation with less than a month's reserves of the grain but still with enough flour to avoid a crisis, the economy minister said on Wednesday
Mumbai - Three cranes collapsed at India's largest container port on the outskirts of Mumbai due to strong winds on Wednesday, police and port officials said. Heavy rainfall has hit India's west coast since Monday night
Teheran - Iranian teams have cleaned up an oil slick near field in the northern region of the Gulf that had extended over a six-square-km (2.3 square mile) area, an Iranian maritime official said on Saturday
Hong Kong has reversed itself reinstituting tighter controls governing crew changes scheduled to take place in the port. A month ago, port officials had relaxed the rules as part of the worldwide effort to facilitate crew changes
Washington - The Pentagon needs Congress to approve “around $10 billion” to cover defense contractors’ coronavirus-related expenses, a top defense official said Monday. Alan Shaffer, deputy defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, became the first Defense Department official to put a price tag on the relief effort
Tripoli - 14 Ukrainian seafarers who were arrested off Libya in 2017 have finally returned home. None of them were ever formally charged with a crime, but officials in Tripoli held them for more than three years. The Ukrainian crew and their ship, the product tanker "Ruta", were intercepted by Libyan Navy forces in April 2017 and detained for allegedly smuggling a cargo of diesel
Ocean City - A containership operated by Danish shipping major Maersk suffered an explosion some 275 miles off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, USA, on 5 June. The explosion, which occurred in the engine room of the Post-Panamax vessel "Laura Maersk", caused burn injuries to a crewmember and disabled the vessel, the US Coast Guard said
Jacksonville - Fire officials in Jacksonville, Florida, say the blaze aboard the "Höegh Xiamen" has been contained but not extinguished. The fire was reported on the seventh deck of the car carrier shortly after loading operations
Putin says Nornickel should have changed fuel tank sooner. Orders changes to law to try to prevent similar disasters
Singapore - "APL England", a Singapore-flagged 5,780 TEU containership, which lost around 40 containers in heavy weather off Sydney last week, has been detained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). Inspections of "APL England" have found inadequate lashing arrangements for cargo and heavily corroded securing points for containers on the deck
China saw the largest drop in emissions in April, followed by the United States, Europe and India. In the countries with the strictest lockdown restrictions, emissions from aviation plunged 75% in early April, while emissions from land transport fell by 50% and from power generation by 15%
Port Canaveral - The crew of the SpaceX Fleet ship "Go Searcher" performed a good Samaritan rescue on Friday while practicing recovery of the Crew Dragon astronaut capsule. The 54-year-old man was rescued by the Good Samaritan vessel near Port Canaveral
Kuala Lumpur - Indonesia's Government has condemned the alleged abuse of Indonesian fishermen aboard a Chinese fishing vessel, after footage of a body bag being thrown overboard caused widespread outrage in the South-East Asian country
Hamburg - German engine builder MAN Energy Solutions has partnered up with Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding, ClassNK classification society, Mitsui E&S Machinery
Geneva - Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has confirmed that some of its digital tools and its website were down due to a malware attack. The network outage which was affecting the company’s data centers in Geneva from Friday, April 10, was resolved Wednesday
Port of Spain - Ordinary Seaman Takeem Alexander appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Wednesday charged with the unlawful killing of his colleague, Ordinary Seaman Gyasi Richardson.
Cologne - The German government is facilitating talks between major naval shipbuilders in an effort to set up a national conglomerate rivaling industry champions like Naval Group in France and Fincantieri in Italy, according to a local media report. Negotiations to that effect have been ongoing behind closed doors since the beginning of 2020
Port of Spain - An ordinary seaman attached to the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) in Staubles Bay was accidentally shot and killed late yesterday evening
"We have difficulties shipping needed equipment to Vietnam and travel bans will make it difficult for foreign contractors to send their workers to the refinery," one of the sources said, adding the maintenance may be delayed until 2021
Narashino - The laboratory of Chiba Institute of Technology and NYK will jointly collect seawater from around the world to investigate the actual situation of microplastics that are likely to affect the ecosystem.
Finnish ship technology and power-plant maker Wartsila reported on Thursday lower-than-expected quarterly profit, burdened by slower demand
Fincantieri has been awarded a prestigious order, worth almost 100 million euros, for a number of high-profile equipment furniture and installations as part of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
Ships globally have switched to lower sulphur fuels, or use emissions-removing devices, to comply with new rules imposed by the International Maritime Organization this year
The generator and the loading crane were also submerged. The Emergency Operations Committee (COE) took «immediate action to reduce the environmental risk» in the so-called Enchanted Islands
Geneva - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) announces that the company is now starting to use biofuel in its vessels calling in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.