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Stuck Container Ship in Chesapeake Bay Finally Refloated

BALTIMORE (AP) — A container ship the length of more than three football fields has finally been pried from the muddy bottom of the Chesapeake Bay more than a month after it ran aground. After two unsuccessful attempts to dislodge …

Sovcomflot’s Tankers Find Refuge in the Bahamas Amid Growing Sanctions

HOUSTON —At least three tankers controlled by Russian maritime powerhouse Sovcomflot FLOT.MM that have been unable to deliver their cargoes due to Western sanctions have re-routed to the Bahamas, vessel tracking data showed on Monday. Russian state-owned Sovcomflot was blacklisted …

Rough Seas Hamper Sri Lankan Divers Examining Sinking Ship

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Rough seas and poor underwater visibility are hampering navy divers who are trying to detect any fuel leakage from a fire-ravaged container ship carrying chemicals that is slowly sinking off Sri Lanka’s capital, officials said …

Explosives-Laden Boat Hits Fuel Ship at Saudi Port, Ministry Says

SINGAPORE, Dec 14 — Saudi Arabia said on Monday that a fuel transport ship anchored at a terminal was hit by an explosive-laden boat in what it called a terrorist attack, after shipping firm Hafnia said one of its tankers …

Marine Insurance Losses Projected Below $250M From Beirut Blast

LONDON — Insurance claims for damage to ships, goods and the port itself after a warehouse explosion last week in the port of Beirut were likely to total less than $250 million, reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter said on Monday. Overall …

Sources: Insured Losses From Beirut Blast Seen Around $3 Billion

Insured losses from the Beirut port warehouse explosion are likely to total around $3 billion, similar to those from an explosion at the Chinese port of Tianjin in 2015, industry sources and analysts say. The blast on Tuesday, the biggest …

Chemical Spill at Washington Port Contained

A Tacoma Fire Department hazmat crew is cleaning up a chemical spill that was discovered as workers were unloading a cargo container from a ship at the Port of Tacoma. Fire Department spokesman Joe Meinecke says firefighters were called just …