Hundreds of P&O Ferry Passengers Left Stranded in Irish Sea After Power Loss

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Hundreds of passengers onboard a P&O Ferries ship were left stranded in the Irish Sea for two hours on April 26 due to a mechanical failure. The European Causeway, which can carry up to 410 passengers and 53 crew members, …

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Black Sea Shippers Face Premiums as High as $5 million

Fourth EstateThe cargo ship MSC Mirabella underway in the Black Sea. (file photo)

Merchant ships sailing the Black Sea are facing insurance costs as high as $5 million to include additional war-risk premium. Underwriters are charging 10 percent of the ship’s hull or the vessel’s worth as an asset. A $50 million tanker …

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China Blames Omicron Cases on Packages Sent from Canada

Chinese authorities claimed a recent locally transmitted case of the Omicron variant in Beijing came from an international package sent from Canada.  On Monday, the Beijing Municipal Health Commission said the person who tested positive with the Omicron variant had …

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UAE Calls For Immediate Release of Rwabee Ship, Its Crew Hijacked By Houthi

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the UN, Lana Nusseibeh on Monday called for the immediate release of the Rwabee ship and its crew members, which were hijacked by Iran-backed Houthi militia on January 3. …

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Danish Shipping Company Maersk Spends £1 Billion on ‘Carbon Neutral’ Container Ships

Danish shipping company Maersk on Tuesday has spent £1 billion ordering eight container vessels able to run on green methanol and traditional bunker fuel as it switches to carbon-neutral operations. Maersk said the investment can save more than 1m tons …

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First Cruise Ship From California in Over a Year Heads to Mexico

A cruise ship has set sail from the Port of Long Beach, California on Saturday headed for the Mexican Riviera, making it the first cruise ship to depart after 17 months. Carnival Corp. shared in a statement that the cruise …

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Suez Canal Blocked After Mega Container Ship Runs Aground

Suez Canal became severely congested after the Ever Given, a container ship longer than the Eiffel Tower, ran aground in the southern part and blocked the whole waterway raising fears of delays for global trade. The Ever Given was traversing …

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