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  • U.S. Cargo Ship Attacked and Robbed

    In a relatively lightly published and un-noticed event, the U.S. flagged cargo ship M/V SAGAMORE was attacked and robbed on Aug. 8th by two men with AK-47s near the al-Basrah Oil Terminal, which lies about 19 miles from the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr. The SAGAMORE is operated by Sealift Inc., a privately held company […]

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  • Canada deals with unique maritime challenge

    The appearance of the small foreign freighter loaded with over 490 Tamil refugees off the shores of the U.S. and Canadian border in the Pacific Northwest posed a fairly significant challenge to the Canadian Maritime Forces this week.  It became a particular challenge for Canada vice the U.S. because the vessel was requesting asylum in […]

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  • Messy Ship Collision off Mumbai

    Things have turned into a mess following a collision involving the container ship, MSC Chitra, and the bulk carrier, M/V Khalijia III.  The collision has left the MSC Chitra partially aground with a severe list, leaking fuel oil, and losing containers into the seaway.  Further complicating the environmental problem is the potential hazard posed to […]

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  • Abandoned British ship found after 157 years in arctic waters

    Over 157 years ago, the crew of the HMS Investigator were forced to abandon their ship after being trapped in the ice of the ironically named “Mercy Bay”  for nearly three years.  Now, archeologist have located the nearly perfectly intact and preserved ship within the cold and clear waters of Canada’s Northwest Territories.  The discovery is the first for […]