Geest in Line for Portsmouth Return

Eastern Caribbean shipping firm Geest Line is returning to Portsmouth two years after relocating to Dover.

The company moved its cargo handling operation to the Kent port due to scheduling difficulties at Portsmouth, which have now been resolved.

Geest Line’s headquarters and its 32 staff remained in Hampshire and bosses say it makes logistical and business sense to return.

The company has been an exclusively Europe-to-Caribbean freight operator for more than 60 years, with weekly westbound...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/geest-in-line-for-portsmouth-return

Έκτακτη είδηση: Αγνοούμενοι δύτες στην Κάρπαθο

Έκτακτη είδηση: Αγνοούμενοι δύτες στην Κάρπαθο

Τέσσερα μέλη της Μονάδας Υποβρυχίων Αποστολών αναμένεται να καταδυθούν σήμερα στη θαλάσσια περιοχή Σώκαστρου Καρπάθου, για τον εντοπισμό δύο δυτών ηλικίας 30 και 65 ετών, που αγνοούνται από χθες το απόγευμα σε σπηλιά βάθους 45 μέτρων.

Ένας τρίτος δύτης που πραγματοποιούσε κατάδυση με τους αγνοούμενους εντός της σπηλιάς, λόγω έλλειψης αέρα αναδύθηκε μέχρι την έξοδο της σπηλιάς χωρίς ωστόσο να εντοπίσει τους άλλους δύο.

Ο ίδιος ειδοποίησε το Λιμενικό Σώμα και άμεσα ξεκίνησαν έρευνες προς εντοπισμό...

https://www.naftikachronika.gr/2019/08/25/ektakti-eidisi-agnooumenoi-dytes-stin-karpatho/

NWSA ranks highest on West Coast in Quest for Quality awards

NWSA ranks highest on West Coast in Quest for Quality awards

The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s commitment to best-in-class service earned top overall marks in the West Coast category in Logistics Management’s 2019 Quest for Quality awards.

Winners were selected by the magazine’s readers—the buyers of logistics and transportation services. The magazine received more than 4,500 responses this year.

Readers evaluated North American ports using five criteria: ease of doing business, value, ocean carrier network, intermodal network, and equipment and operations....

https://container-news.com/nwsa-ranks-highest-west-coast-quest-quality-awards/

Luxury yacht burned out off Mallorca beach VIDEO

Luxury yacht D’ANGLETERRE was engulfed in flames in the afternoon Aug 24, while at anchor off Es Trenc Beach, Campos, Mallorca, Spain. 15 people on board were rescued by Spanish SAR boat, though it was said, that the skipper remained on board to assist in firefighting. Yacht is for charter, with 5 crew, so there were at least 9 passengers on board. No news on further development, from the looks of fire yacht may burn out to a total loss. No AIS tracks found.
Luxury yacht D’ANGLETERRE, GT 165,...

https://maritimebulletin.net/2019/08/25/luxury-yacht-burned-out-off-mallorca-beach-video/

Funding Pledged for Floating Wind Project at Oil Field

Enova has pledged NOK 2.3 billion ($257 million) in support for what will become the world's largest floating offshore wind farm and a first to provide power to an offshore oil field. 

The amount of funding for Equinor's Hywind Tampen project, which will help to supply the Gullfaks and Snorre oil fields with renewable energy, is the largest from Enova, which is owned by Norway's Ministry of Climate and Environment.

The offshore wind farm will consist of 11 8MW floating wind turbines which produce...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/funding-pledged-for-floating-wind-project-at-oil-field

Fast Facts: How Long is the U.S. Shoreline?

NOAA's official value for the total length of the U.S. shoreline is 95,471 miles.

As there is no reference that designates one specific shoreline as the "legal" shoreline, numbers for the length of the U.S. shoreline can vary depending on how the shoreline is defined.

The NOAA shoreline length calculation of 95,471 miles was determined by hand in 1939-40 with a recording instrument on the largest-scale charts and maps available at that time. Shorelines of outer coast, offshore islands, sounds,...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/fast-facts-how-long-is-the-u-s-shoreline

Two Security Cutters Commissioned in Honolulu

The U.S Coast Guard’s two newest national security cutters were commissioned on Saturday in Honolulu.

The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) and the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) will homeport at Base Honolulu. They are the seventh and eighth legend-class national security cutters in the Coast Guard’s fleet and will join three other fast response cutters in Honolulu.

Known as the Legend-class, national security cutters are capable of executing the most challenging national security...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/two-security-cutters-commissioned-in-honolulu