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  • Bligh Reef strikes again

    Well, it appears old Bligh Reef isn’t quite finished snagging ships and ripping open their hull’s. This time it was the tug Pathfinder, operated by Crowley Maritime. A recent press release on the Crowley website highlites that the Pathfinder had operated for 32 years without a single environmental incident. From the CG press release: VALDEZ, […]

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  • Indian cargo ship adrift in North Pacific

    The empty Indian flagged cargo ship APJ Suryavir has reported itself disabled and adrift in the North Pacific, approximately 544 NM south of Adak in heavy seas. It will be a busy 48 hours as the crew of 28 is preparing to abandon ship to seek shelter on another passing cargo ship. Abandoning ship in heavy seas will no doubt be a dangerous evolution, and our prayers and thoughts go out to the mariners on board this ship.

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  • Icebergs reaking havoc down under

    Icebergs drifting North from Antarctica have been getting closer and closer to Australia and New Zealand, and have more recently began to constitute a fairly serious threat to shipping in that area. Navigation is made more dangerous as the large icebergs move North into warmer temperatures and begin to break up, scattering hundreds of smaller yet still dangerous icebergs.