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Six missing after crab fishing vessel sinks in Bering Sea

The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to search for the six missing crewmembers of the Seattle-based crab fishing vessel Destination, which is believed to have sunk in the Bering Sea off St. George, Alaska over the weekend. The Coast Guard...

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Three containers fall into the sea from Maersk Kensington

Three containers were knocked off a Maersk vessel at the US Port Elizabeth container terminal operated by APM Terminals on February 12, 2017, local media reported.  The ship in question is the 2007-built Maersk Kensington which had...

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Statoil hires Seadrill rig for work offshore Canada

Seadrill Partners has secured a contract for one of its offshore drilling rigs with Statoil. According to the driller, the contract is for two wells plus a two well option for the West Aquarius rig with Statoil, offshore eastern Canada. The con...

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Chinese seafarers: An invisible group

In recent years, China has emerged as a world leader in shipbuilding, shipowning and seafarer-supply. Why is it then that Chinese seafarers remain an invisible group as far as many of the nation’s legal protections are concerned?Dr Pengfei Zhan...

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Lundin strikes oil in Barents Sea

Lundin Petroleum has made an oil and gas discovery in the main well 7219/12-1 and is presently drilling a sidetrack 7219/12-1A on the Filicudi prospect in the Barents Sea. The wells are located in PL533 approximately 40 km southwest of Johan Castb...

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