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Cruise ships confirm outbreaks as omicron spreads and coronavirus upends travel plans

Placeholder while article actions loadAshley Peterson had a different mental image of her Christmas break than what actually transpired: The 34-year-old thought she would finally visit the Caribbean reef-lined island of Bonaire, the 99th destination in her quest to travel to at least 100 countries.Instead, her cruise ship…

British Virgin Islands Premier, Port Director Charged with Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Cri

Federal prosecutors in Miami, Florida have charged three people, including British Virgin Islands (BVI) Premier, Andrew Alturo Fahie, and Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Oleanvine Pickering Maynard, with cocaine trafficking and money laundering crimes for allegedly conspiring to smuggle tons of Colombian cocaine bound for Miami through BVI ports, the U.S.

Zelensky warns of food crisis as Russia blocks ports, attacks grain store and steals locked tractors

The Russian army bombed a grain warehouse in Ukraine and tightened its blockade on Black Sea ports, sparking fears of a new global food crisis.Around 4.5million tonnes of grain are sitting in closed occupied Ukrainian ports, according to UN World Food Programme director Martin Frick.Mr Frick said: 'None of the grain can be used right now.

Norwegian Destinations: Caribbean (All)

beaches, abundant water sports and duty-free shopping. cruises and Eastern Caribbean cruises. Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach. beaches of Barbados. Bahamas, San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos. competitive pricing and the best per-diem rates on a Caribbean cruise. cruise season -- when ships return to the Caribbean from Alaska and Europe.

Russia-India coking coal deal unlikely to impact Panamax shipping

Russia and India have recently entered into an agreement whereby Russia will supply up to 40 million tonnes of coking coal to India every year. Drewry believes this trade will have little or no impact on the demand for dry bulk shipping.The Indian government plans to sharply lift the domestic production capacity of crude…


NATO MEMBER OWNED SHIP SINKS OFF ODESA – Russia Used Civilian Ship As A Human Shield

UPDATE: “The Estonian-owned cargo ship Helt SUNK on Thursday off the Ukrainian port of Odesa after an explosion,” Igor Ilves, managing director of Tallinn-based manager Vista Shipping Agency, told Reuters. “Two crew members were in a life raft at sea while four others were unaccounted for.”“The vessel has finally sunk,” he said.

The Lancaster ship with starring role in Disney's Treasure Island that met a fiery end in Morecambe

Lancashire has been known to produce some of England's greatest entertainers.From Bobby Ball, to Thora Hird, Lee Mack, and Eric Morecambe; the north west has long been a hub for bringing great thespians into the world. While we are well versed in the careers of the county's most famous sons and daughters, few people are…

Paramount Maritime Launches Advanced 35m Sentinel Vessel

Paramount Maritime, subsidiary to the global aerospace and technology company, Paramount Group, is pleased to announce the christening of the MV TUGUEMI 35m Sentinel vessel, which took place at Hamlet Quay in Elliot Basin, Cape Town, South Africa.With dignitaries and special guests in attendance, the occasion marked the second inauguration of the latest version of the 35m Sentinel high-speed…

NIMASA Boss Bags Maritime Public Sector Icon Award

The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh, has emerged winner of Vanguard PublicSectorIcon, Maritime, 2021 award.Mr Edward Osagie, Assistant Director, Public Relations, NIMASA made this known in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday.The Editor of Vanguard Newspapers, Mr Eze Anaba…

MOWCA under Nigerias leadership: Implications for regional maritime business | The Guardian Nigeria

The emergence of Dr. Paul Adalikwu, a Nigerian, as the Secretary-General of the 25-member Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa (MOWCA) comes with a lot of implications for the country in particular, maritime business in the Gulf of Guinea and, indeed, the international maritime community in general.First of all…

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CNOOC-linked giant subsalt ultra-deepwater oil field in Brazil enters production

The FPSO vessel-Guanabara used for the Mero project Photo: Courtesy of MODECThe phase one of Mero, a global giant subsalt ultra-deepwater oil field jointly constructed by China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC), went into production in Brazil, the company told the Global Times. The project is an important achievement for the in-depth cooperation between China and Brazil…

The UK Set To Join U.S. In Oil Reserve Release

While higher oil prices mean…A cargo of 2 million…Charles KennedyCharles is a writer for Oilprice.comMore InfoBy Charles Kennedy - Apr 01, 2022, 12:30 PM CDTThe United Kingdom is set to join the United States in the latest round of releases from strategic petroleum reserves as the Western allies and the International Energy…

Jefferies Financial Group Research Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Ardmore Shipping Co. (NYSE:A

Ardmore Shipping Co. (NYSE:ASC - Get Rating) - Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group increased their Q1 2022 EPS estimates for Ardmore Shipping in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, April 27th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst R. Giveans now anticipates that the shipping company will post earnings per share of ($0.05) for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of ($0.15).

What is happening in the Gulf of Oman, 6 oil tankers lost control

AGI – Tensions escalate in the Gulf of Oman, five days after the attack on an Israeli oil tanker, attributed to an Iranian drone, in which two crew members were killed. At least six oil tankers have warned in the past few hours that they are “out of control” off the coast of the emirate of Fujairah. One of them, the Panamanian Princess of Asphalt…

Saipem Nets $325M Offshore Drilling Deal with Aker

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has awarded Italy's Saipem an offshore drilling contract worth $325 million.Saipem said Thursday the operations under the three-year contract, to be carried out by the Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible drilling rig, would kick-off from the end of Q4 2022, upon the termination of the works…