As the Solomon Trader Disaster Shows, Nowhere is Safe from Oil Spills

This March 24, Alaskans will mark the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez disaster, when, due to human error, a single-hulled oil tanker struck a reef in Prince William Sound, eventually releasing 35,000 tonnes of crude oil.The impacts on livelihoods and the marine ecosystem were devastating – and...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/as-the-solomon-trader-disaster-shows-nowhere-is-safe-from-oil-spills/

Australia’s Ichthys to make condensate cargo shipment as scheduled despite approaching cyclone: Inpex

Australia’s Ichthys project will make a condensate cargo shipment from a floating production, storage and offloading facility in the coming days as scheduled despite an approaching cyclone, an official with project operator Inpex said Friday. France’s Total is scheduled to lift a condensate cargo...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/australias-ichthys-to-make-condensate-cargo-shipment-as-scheduled-despite-approaching-cyclone-inpex/

Hapag-Lloyd 2018: Group net result significantly improved, proposed dividend of 15 cents per share

Hapag-Lloyd has disclosed its 2018 annual report. Based on the audited figures, the group net result increased to EUR 46 million for the year 2018 and was EUR 13 million higher compared to the previous year (2017: EUR 33 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/hapag-lloyd-2018-group-net-result-significantly-improved-proposed-dividend-of-15-cents-per-share/

U.S. Coast Guard Offloads $360M in Cocaine in Miami

On Friday, the crew of the Coast Guard cutter Tampaoffloaded about 27,000 pounds of cocaine at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, worth an estimated $360 million wholesale. It is the latest in a long series of multi-tonne drug seizures taken in the Eastern Pacific's busy trafficking zone.

The drugs were seized off the coasts of Central and South America, and they represent the results of a dozen separate smuggling vessel interdictions. Three cutters contributed to the haul: the cutter Dependableinte...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/u-s-coast-guard-offloads-360m-in-cocaine-in-miami