U.S. Approves Cuba Ferry Service

By Reuters 2015-05-05 18:25:42 The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday approved licenses for passenger ferry service between the United States and Cuba, a Treasury Department official told Reuters. One of the licenses was issued to Baja Ferries, part of a major shipping group with passengers and cargo operations, including on Mexico’s west coast, according to…

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John A.C. Cartner on Recent Iranian Actions

By MarEx 2015-05-05 17:24:12 Maritime TV is pleased to present a special report in the Internet TV series known as “Conversations with Cartner”, a weekly video and blog discussion on maritime industry issues of the day with Shipmaster and Maritime Lawyer, Dr. John A.C. Cartner. In this 9th program in the series, Dr. Cartner provides…

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VLCC Tanker Market Thriving

By Kathryn Stone 2015-05-05 16:10:20 The VLCC market is thriving as major market players announce impressive earnings for the first quarter of 2015. According to a weekly report by Poten & Partners, the VLCC market is “firing on all cylinders” and set to continue this trend into the second half of the year. So far…

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Two Dead after Mexican Rig Accident

By MarEx 2015-05-05 14:31:16 Mexican oil company Pemex said an accident on Tuesday has left an offshore maintenance rig in the southern Bay of Campeche listing, killing two workers, but has not affected crude production. Pemex has confirmed via Twitter that there were 101 workers aboard the platform when the incident occured and that the…

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Accident Reported on Mexican Offshore Rig

By MarEx 2015-05-05 14:31:16 Mexican oil company Pemex said an accident on Tuesday has left an offshore maintenance rig in the southern Bay of Campeche listing, killing two workers, but has not affected crude production. Pemex has confirmed via Twitter that there were 101 workers aboard the platform when the incident occured and that the…

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Sailors Return Home After Five Month Ordeal

By Kathryn Stone 2015-05-05 13:20:09 The ordeal of 16 sailors stranded in Baharini waters since December has come to an end as 14 Indian crew members returned home Monday and two Myanmar crew members are set to depart today. The sailors have been waiting to return home for five months following a dispute between Singapore-based…

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