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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 21:37:09 Z

Fact Check: The Simpsons Did Not Predict Baltimore Bridge Collapse

A fabricated image of characters from the animated television series The Simpsons viewing a collapsed bridge and a large ship has been widely shared on social media with the false suggestion that the show predicted the collapse of Baltimore’s…

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 22:11:45 Z

Cruise Industry Reports Record Passenger Volumes

The global cruise industry reported record passenger volumes in 2023 as the sector continues its rebound following the lows of the COVID-19 pandemic.Cruise ships carried 31.7 million passengers in 2023, up 7% from previous highs recorded in 2019…

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 19:20:33 Z

Ingalls Delivers LPD 29 to the US Navy

HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered the amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29) to the U.S. Navy.Richard M. McCool Jr. is the 13th San Antonio-class ship delivered by Ingalls and is the final Flight I transition…

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 17:29:52 Z

Unexpected But Welcome: US Navy’s Amphibious Warship Plan Supported Across Political Parties & Government Branches

Here’s some good news for America’s sea power. While the U.S. Navy has initiated another review of its 30-year shipbuilding plan in the face of widespread dissatisfaction, one element within that plan has been praised: the decision to provide…

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 16:44:07 Z

Greenpeace Targets Russia-linked Baltic Sea Fuel Tanker

Greenpeace activists painted slogans on an Estonian-owned tanker in the middle of the Baltic Sea on Friday, and said the ship supplied bunker fuel to vessels transporting Russian oil that posed a danger to the environment and would fuel conflict."Oil fuels war," the campaigners, who arrived in small

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 16:21:24 Z

Seaspan Launches Second LNG Bunkering Vessel

This week, Seaspan Energy launched the second of its three 7600m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessels, the Seaspan Lions, named after the twin peaks of the North Shore, or known as Ch'ich'iyúy Elxwíkn (“Twin Sisters” or “Two Sisters”)…

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 15:09:29 Z

Time Charter for Flex Endeavour Extended to 2032

Flex LNG on Friday announce that the charterer of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Flex Endeavour has exercised an option to extend the firm period of the time charter by 500 days, from the third quarter 2030 to the first quarter of 2032.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 14:55:51 Z

Due Diligence Needed for Maritime Tech Adoption to Minimize Risk with Digital Transformation, Says OrbitMI

Rapid technological change, complex regulation and competitive pressures are driving digital transformation in the shipping industry. But navigating a confusing software landscape can be difficult, and sound decision-making is essential to minimize innovation risk…

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 14:44:33 Z

Ten Years After South Korean Ferry Disaster, Mothers Express Their Grief On Stage

For Lee Mi-kyung, whose son was one of the 250 children who died in South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster 10 years ago, coping with the grief and anger has been incredibly hard. She works through her pain on stage."I will no longer hide in darkness…

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 10:44:54 Z

CY Shipping and BigLift Shipping Order Two New HTVs from Chinese Shipyard

Partners CY Shipping and BigLift Shipping have ordered two new heavy transport vessels (HTVs), increasing their HTV fleet to six vessels.The first vessel, owned by CY Shipping will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2025, while the second vessel…

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