Cruise ship heads to Bahamas after U.S. issues arrest warrant

A cruise ship that was supposed to dock in Miami sailed to the Bahamas instead after a U.S. judge granted an order to seize the vessel as part of a lawsuit over unpaid fuel. Cruise trackers show Crystal Symphony currently docked in the Bahamian island of Bimini. Passengers were taken...
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NATO sending ships, jets to Eastern Europe

NATO announced on Monday that it is deploying additional ships and fighter jets to Eastern Europe, a move that comes amid increased tensions between Russia and Ukraine and concerns that Moscow is planning a military incursion against Kyiv. "NATO Allies are putting forces on standby and sending additional ships and...

ESL Shipping offloads barge as part of fleet renewal program

Finnish shipping company ESL Shipping has decided to sell its smallest, 9,000 dwt towable barge Espa to Estonia-based company Raduga Shipping and Trading OÜ as part of the fleet renewal program. As disclosed, the transaction was concluded and Espa was delivered to its new owner on 18 January. A...

NATO sends fighter jets, ships to Eastern Europe as 'deterrence' against Russian aggression

NATO said Monday that it is putting forces on standby as member states bolster the alliance's "deterrence" presence in Eastern Europe. The military alliance is warily watching Russia's massive troop buildup along its border with Ukraine, which is not a NATO member but has aspirations to join. Denmark is sending a frigate and F-16 fighter jets to Lithuania while Spain is sending warships to Bulgaria, with fighter jets and French troops on standby. Russia insists it has no plans to invade Ukraine.
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A 1912 Dutch Sail Vessel to Be Turned Into a Modern Zero-Emissions Cargo Ship

Sailing is making a big comeback in the maritime industry, as modern technology enables a much more efficient use of wind power, one of the cleanest sources of renewable energy. In addition to building new sail vessels from scratch, a Dutch company wants to also retrofit existing ships, such as this respectable boat from the twentieth century.

NATO to dispatch warships & jets to Eastern Europe

The military bloc says the move is a response to Russian posturing. NATO members will order more fleets and fighter planes into Eastern Europe amid a worsening standoff with Russia, with the bloc citing reports that Moscow is building up troops on its side of the Ukrainian border. In a...

Cruise Has Surprise Ending After Judge Orders Ship Seized Over Debts

The Crystal Symphony left Miami on Jan. 8, as scheduled, on a two-week cruise. On the way back, things took an unexpected turn. The ship was scheduled to arrive in Miami on Saturday, but mid-trip, a United States federal judge ordered the cruise ship seized over a lawsuit regarding unpaid fuel bills. The ship changed course for Bimini, in the Bahamas, according to a cruise tracker, rather than sail into the clutches of federal authorities.

NATO Allies send more ships, jets to enhance deterrence and defence in eastern Europe

In the past days, a number of Allies have made announcements regarding current or upcoming deployments. Denmark is sending a frigate to the Baltic Sea and is set to deploy four F-16 fighter jets to Lithuania in support of NATO’s long-standing air-policing mission in the region. Spain is sending ships to join NATO naval forces and is considering sending fighter jets to Bulgaria. France has expressed its readiness to send troops to Romania under NATO command. The Netherlands is sending two F-35 fighter aircraft to Bulgaria from April to support NATO’s air-policing activities in the region, and is putting a ship and land-based units on standby for NATO’s Response Force. The United States has also made clear that it is considering increasing its military presence in the eastern part of the Alliance.

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DSIC bags orders for 6 ammonia-ready boxships, 4 bulkers

Dalian Shipbuilding (DSIC), part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), made a good start to the year as it received new orders for the construction of a total of ten vessels. As informed, DSIC has signed two shipbuilding contracts encompassing six dual-fuel 16,000 TEU containerships and four 37,000-ton bulk carriers,...