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Another Ferry Seized on Disrupted Dover-Calais Route

LONDON –– A second P&O ferry that sails between the English town of Dover and the French city of Calais has been detained by British officials due to a “number of deficiencies,” likely exacerbating Easter holiday travel disruption. P&O Ferries, …

War in Ukraine Puts Shipping’s Recovery in Jeopardy

Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine has the shipping industry bracing for new shocks to its labor force, which relies on experienced crew from both countries. Ukrainian and Russian seafarers make up nearly 15% of the industry’s 1.9 million seafarers and …

Aging Oil-Storage Ships Pose Safety, Environmental Risks Around the World

The decades-old, oil-storage ship that blew up off the coast of Nigeria recently — killing some of its crew and spewing its contents into the Atlantic Ocean — is one of many vessels of similar vintage dotted across the globe. …

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 …

Alabama Fire Chief Confirms 8 Deaths in Boat Dock Fire

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — At least eight people were killed early Monday in an explosive fire that consumed at least 35 vessels docked along the Tennessee River. Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus said all eight people who were known to be …

Charred Wreckage of California Dive Boat Raised from Ocean Floor

LOS ANGELES – A dive boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast, killing 34 people, was raised from the ocean floor on Thursday as federal safety officials said the crew had no night watchman on duty, as …