The Americas

12 Mar 2024

Huntington Beach Oil Sheen Response Wrapped Up

On Monday, a Unified Command wrapped up its operations addressing an oil slick observed off Huntington Beach on California's coastline.

Huntington Beach Oil Sheen Response Wrapped Up
29 Feb 2024

Del Toro Aims to Jumpstart U.S. Shipbuilding via Korea Investment

During a recent visit to Korea, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro engaged with leading executives from the shipbuilding industry.

Del Toro Aims to Jumpstart U.S. Shipbuilding via Korea Investment
29 Feb 2024

$3bn Clean Ports Investment Announced by Biden Admin.

The US Environmental Protection Agency has initiated a $3bn initiative aimed at supporting zero-emission technology and infrastructure in ports.

$3bn Clean Ports Investment Announced by Biden Admin.
27 Feb 2024

Four Men Charged in Lethal Navy SEAL Incident

The U.S. Justice Department has initiated legal proceedings against four individuals implicated in the shipment of Iranian-produced arms to Houthi insurgents.

Four Men Charged in Lethal Navy SEAL Incident
27 Feb 2024

Change to U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential Format On Way

The United States Coast Guard is preparing to launch an updated version of the merchant mariner credential (MMC) on March 1, 2024.

Change to U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential Format On Way
23 Feb 2024

4 Charged by U.S. for Smuggling Iranian-Made Weapons Into Yemen

The U.S. has brought charges against four individuals following the interception of a dhow carrying Iranian-produced arms in the Arabian Sea.

4 Charged by U.S. for Smuggling Iranian-Made Weapons Into Yemen
22 Feb 2024

Panama Canal Water Crisis: Promises $8.5B To Aid Climate

Authority overseeing the Panama Canal has revealed plans to dedicate upwards of $8.5 billion to eco-friendly initiatives over the coming 5 years.

Panama Canal Water Crisis: Promises $8.5B To Aid Climate
20 Feb 2024

Spilled Oil Returning to Venezuela After Vessel Capsizes

Illicitly obtained oil originating from Venezuela has begun its return journey home, albeit in a concerning manner; as a 170km long oil slick.

Spilled Oil Returning to Venezuela After Vessel Capsizes
14 Feb 2024

Biden Confirms Two Oregon Sea-Windspots

BOEM has officially designated two Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) offshore Oregon, encompassing a total of approximately 195,012 acres.

Biden Confirms Two Oregon Sea-Windspots
6 Feb 2024

ARC Ro-Ro Ship Now Under U.S. Flag

ARC has successfully expanded its maritime fleet, welcoming its ninth U.S.-flagged roll-on roll-off vessel, now known as the M/V ARC Honor.

ARC Ro-Ro Ship Now Under U.S. Flag
6 Feb 2024

Harassment Crisis Aboard Canadian Ships

SIU Canada discloses concerning findings from a recent study, showing almost half the maritime workforce has encountered harassment or bullying.

Harassment Crisis Aboard Canadian Ships
31 Jan 2024

Bulker Vessel Collides with Bridge in Argentina

A Kamsarmax bulk carrier owned by Foremost Group, a U.S. company, experienced damage after colliding with a bridge in Argentina.

Bulker Vessel Collides with Bridge in Argentina
31 Jan 2024

Saltchuk Ventures Launch 2nd Takeover Bid for OSG Privatization

Saltchuk has renewed its focus on Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) after withdrawing its pursuit of the Tampa-based company in September 2021.

Saltchuk Ventures Launch 2nd Takeover Bid for OSG Privatization
22 Jan 2024

Team Enlisted to Dismantle Trawler Grounded Near Portland ME

Local media reports that the U.S. Coast Guard has approved dismantling a trawler that ran aground near Portland, Maine, over the weekend.

Team Enlisted to Dismantle Trawler Grounded Near Portland ME
21 Jan 2024

RIBCRAFT Expands Lifesaving Resources for Maine Firefighters

The specialized RIB not only expands the department’s response capabilities but also offers a secure platform for conducting rescue missions.

RIBCRAFT Expands Lifesaving Resources for Maine Firefighters