Watercraft http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24156/all en UPDATE 2-Tanker hits San Francisco Bay Bridge, Coast Guard says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-tanker-hits-san-francisco-bay-bridge-coast-guard-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>(Adds details throughout)</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - An oil tanker struck a<br /> tower of the San Francisco Bay Bridge on Monday but did not<br /> appear to spill any oil into the bay, the U.S. Coast Guard said.</p> <p>The 750-foot-long "Overseas Reymar", sailing under a<br /> Marshall Islands flag, was empty except for water that was used<br /> as ballast, U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Heather Lampert said.</p> <p>The tanker was about five miles from the Golden Gate Bridge,<br /> where the San Francisco Bay opens into the Pacific Ocean.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-tanker-hits-san-francisco-bay-bridge-coast-guard-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridges California COSCO Interstate 80 Man Made Disaster MSC Venezia Oil tanker Person Career Quotation San Francisco Bay San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge Tanker Technology Watercraft Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:03:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731556 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. attack submarine strikes vessel in Gulf http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/us-attack-submarine-strikes-vessel-gulf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A nuclear-powered U.S. attack submarine struck a suspected fishing vessel shortly after passing through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf on Thursday, damaging one of the submarine's periscopes but injuring no one, a Navy official said on the condition of anonymity.</p> <p>The Navy's Fifth Fleet said in a statement the vessel appeared unaware of the incident, adding it "continued on a consistent course and speed offering no indication of distress or acknowledgment of a collision."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/us-attack-submarine-strikes-vessel-gulf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gulf of Oman Nuclear technology Watercraft Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 02:45:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732962 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. judge approves BP agreement for Gulf oil spill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/us-judge-approves-bp-agreement-gulf-oil-spill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 29 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has accepted an agreement by BP Plc to plead guilty for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster and pay $4.5 billion in penalties for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.</p> <p>The April 2010 explosion on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers. The mile-deep (1.6 km) Macondo oil well then spewed 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf over 87 days, fouling shorelines from Texas to Florida.</p> <p>"The judge has accepted the plea," a court official said on Tuesday.</p> BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill Disaster Watercraft Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:00:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741160 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-US judge okays BP plea, $4 bln penalty in Gulf oil spill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-us-judge-approves-bp-agreement-gulf-oil-spill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* BP still faces civil penalties and state claims</p> <p>* BP has 60 days to submit remedial plan to U.S. authorities</p> <p>* US banned BP from new drilling deals, old leases unaffected</p> <p>Jan 29 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge accepted an agreement by BP Plc to plead guilty for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-us-judge-approves-bp-agreement-gulf-oil-spill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BP BP Plc Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange Deepwater Horizon oil spill Disaster Petroleum Watercraft Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:15:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741169 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia blasts Japan after whaling fleet incursion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/australia-blasts-japan-after-whaling-fleet-incursion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Australian government Friday lodged a protest with Tokyo after a ship from the Japanese whaling fleet entered its exclusive economic zone in the Southern Ocean near Macquarie Island.</p> <p>Canberra is strongly opposed to whaling and launched legal action challenging the basis of Japan's so-called "scientific" hunt in December 2010.</p> <p>The Japanese fleet left for the Southern Ocean in late December, planning to catch up to 935 Antarctic minke whales and up to 50 fin whales and the Shonan Maru No.2, a support vessel, strayed into Australia's economic zone Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/australia-blasts-japan-after-whaling-fleet-incursion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Watercraft Whaling in Japan Whaling ships AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:45:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742539 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia blasts Japan after whaling fleet incursion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/australia-blasts-japan-after-whaling-fleet-incursion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Australian government Friday lodged a protest with Tokyo after a ship from the Japanese whaling fleet entered its exclusive economic zone in the Southern Ocean near Macquarie Island.</p> <p>Canberra is strongly opposed to whaling and launched legal action challenging the basis of Japan's so-called "scientific" hunt in December 2010.</p> <p>The Japanese fleet left for the Southern Ocean in late December, planning to catch up to 935 Antarctic minke whales and up to 50 fin whales and the Shonan Maru No.2, a support vessel, strayed into Australia's economic zone Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/australia-blasts-japan-after-whaling-fleet-incursion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Watercraft Whaling in Japan Whaling ships AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:45:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742582 at http://www.globalpost.com French tanker hijacked off Ivory Coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/french-tanker-hijacked-ivory-coast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French tanker with 19 Togolese crew on board has been hijacked off Ivory Coast, port authority officials in the economic capital Abidjan said Monday, amid concerns the area was becoming a new pirate hotspot.</p> <p>"The boat was hijacked in international waters," Alexis Guie, in charge of communication at the port, told AFP. The International Maritime Bureau said earlier that a French tanker disappeared at the weekend off the coast of the west African country, apparently in an act of piracy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/french-tanker-hijacked-ivory-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Piracy Piracy in Somalia Watercraft AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:01:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745578 at http://www.globalpost.com French tanker hijacked off Ivory Coast freed, crew safe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/blank-headline-received-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ABIDJAN, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A Luxembourg-flagged, French-owned products tanker hijacked by suspected Nigerian pirates off Ivory Coast at the weekend has been released, and its 17-person crew is safe, the vessel's owner said on Wednesday.</p> <p>SEA-Tankers, which owns the vessel Gascogne, lost contact with the ship on Sunday morning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/blank-headline-received-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Watercraft Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:45:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747337 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-French tanker hijacked off Ivory Coast freed, crew safe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-french-tanker-hijacked-ivory-coast-freed-crew-safe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Makes clear in paragraph 2 that Ivorian waters are part of the Gulf of Guinea)</p> <p>* Second tanker hijacked in Ivory Coast in three weeks</p> <p>* Ivory Coast waters are new target for Nigerian pirates</p> <p>By Joe Bavier</p> <p>ABIDJAN, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A Luxembourg-flagged, French-owned petroleum products tanker hijacked off Ivory Coast at the weekend has been released, and its crew of 17 are safe, the vessel's owner said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-french-tanker-hijacked-ivory-coast-freed-crew-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerial refueling Chemical tankers Piracy in Somalia Transport Watercraft Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:45:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747365 at http://www.globalpost.com French tanker released by pirates heading to Togo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/french-tanker-released-pirates-heading-togo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French tanker that was released on Wednesday by armed pirates who seized it earlier in the week is headed to Togo's capital Lome, a port official in the west African nation told AFP.</p> <p>A spokesman for Sea Tankers, owner of the vessel that was hijacked off Ivory Coast, had earlier confirmed the release and said that two of the 17 sailors on board reported light injuries when the ship was freed.</p> <p>"The ship is indeed expected in Lome," said the port official, who requested anonymity. "We received information last night that the ship is moving towards," the city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/french-tanker-released-pirates-heading-togo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Piracy in Somalia Transport Watercraft AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:46:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747611 at http://www.globalpost.com US scales back to one carrier in Gulf: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/us-scales-back-one-carrier-gulf-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US military will maintain only one aircraft carrier in the Gulf instead of two due to potential deep budget cuts that could kick in next month, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>For several years, the United States has kept two carriers deployed in the Gulf due to tensions with Iran, but uncertainty surrounding the Pentagon's budget forced the decision, officials said.</p> <p>The USS Harry S. Truman had been scheduled to head to the Gulf on Friday but Defense Secretary Leon Panetta canceled the deployment after conferring with Navy commanders, officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/us-scales-back-one-carrier-gulf-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Leon Panetta Politics United States Watercraft AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:01:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748257 at http://www.globalpost.com US scales back to one carrier in Gulf: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/us-scales-back-one-carrier-gulf-officials-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US military will maintain only one aircraft carrier in the Gulf instead of two due to potential deep budget cuts that could kick in next month, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>For several years, the United States has kept two carriers deployed in the Gulf due to tensions with Iran, but uncertainty surrounding the Pentagon's budget forced the decision, officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/us-scales-back-one-carrier-gulf-officials-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Nimitz class aircraft carriers Politics United States Watercraft AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:45:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748289 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Five crew killed in Canaries cruise ship safety drill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/update-1-five-crew-killed-canaries-cruise-ship-safety-drill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Five crew members died in an emergency drill on a cruise ship in the Canary Islands on Sunday, police and the cruise ship operator said.</p> <p>Cables snapped on a lifeboat and it plunged 20 metres (65 feet) to the ocean and fell upside down, killing the five and injuring three others aboard, during the mock rescue exercise on the Thomson Majesty, operated by British travel group TUI Travel plc. The boat was docked in the port of the capital of the island of La Palma, Santa Cruz.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/update-1-five-crew-killed-canaries-cruise-ship-safety-drill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruise lines Disaster Technology Transport Watercraft Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752008 at http://www.globalpost.com Carnival cruise ship adrift off Mexican coast after fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/carnival-cruise-ship-adrift-mexican-coast-after-fire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, Feb 10 (Reuters) - The Carnival Triumph, a cruise ship owned by Carnival Corp under its Carnival Cruise Lines brand, was adrift 150 miles (241 kilometers) off southern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula on Sunday after a fire that caused no injuries, the company said in a statement.</p> <p>The engine room fire, which took place in the morning, had been extinguished and the ship was without propulsion, and operating on emergency generator power, the company said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/carnival-cruise-ship-adrift-mexican-coast-after-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruise lines Transport Watercraft Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:15:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752317 at http://www.globalpost.com Cruise ship with 4,200 aboard adrift near Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/cruise-ship-4200-aboard-adrift-near-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US cruise ship with more than 4,200 people aboard was adrift for a second day Monday off the coast of Mexico after an engine room fire crippled it, the US Coast Guard confirmed.</p> <p>The Carnival Triumph was operating on reserve power 240 kilometers (150 miles) off the Yucatan peninsula, and awaiting a tow vessel to pull it back to port at Progreso, Mexico, Carnival said.</p> <p>None of the 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew aboard the 272 meter (893 foot) ship were injured in the fire.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/cruise-ship-4200-aboard-adrift-near-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruise lines Cruise ships Watercraft AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:46:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752847 at http://www.globalpost.com