US Nuclear Sub Damaged in Underwater Collision in South China Sea

The US nuclear powered submarine USS Connecticut was damaged after it struck an unknown object while submerged on the afternoon of 2 Oct 2021 in the South China Sea. According to a statement from the US Navy Pacific Fleet, the …

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Suez Canal Blocked Again

The Suez Canal Authority announced the temporary suspension of operations after another giant container ship ran aground. The Coral Crystal, a Panama-flagged bulk carrier ran aground after sailing 54km into the channel. According to a local news report, four ships …

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China Demands Declaration from Foreign Ships Before Entering “Its Waters”

China announced on Sunday new maritime rules demanding foreign vessels to report to Chinese maritime authorities before entering Chinese waters would take effect on September 1.  China’s Maritime Safety Administration said that under the new maritime laws, operators of submersibles, …

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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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Italy Bans Large Cruise Ships From Venice Lagoon

Italy has banned large cruise ships from entering the Venice lagoon, days before a United Nations cultural body convenes over proposals to add  the city to its endangered world heritage sites. “From August 1, large ships will no longer be …

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Ever Given Owners Agree to Pay $550m Claim

Ever Given’s Japanese owner Shoei Kisen Kaisha and its insurers have agreed on a compensation deal on Wednesday amounting to $550 million to free the container ship. “Following extensive discussions with the Suez Canal Authority’s negotiating committee over the past …

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Dozens Feared Dead After Boat Sinks in Nigeria

Dozens of people were missing and feared dead on May 26 after a boat carrying about 200 passengers sank in northwest Nigeria. A rescue operation of divers and emergency workers are searching for those missing and feared drowned after a …

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