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The Grounding of the MV Rena on the Astrolabe Reef

On October 5, 2011, three short years ago, the MV Rena, a container ship owned by a Greek shipping company ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef, some twenty kilometers (12 miles) offshore from Mount Maunganui where we live, causing what has been called the worst oil spill disaster in New Zealand. 804 more words

Moving To New Zealand

Crewmembers of Matson ship given Coast Guard award for at-sea rescue

Crewmembers of the Matson container ship Manukai received an award from the Coast Guard Monday morning for rescuing three men from a sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio. 168 more words


CSCL Globe – the World’s New Largest Containership (for now)

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. in Ulsan, South Korea has just named the new title-holder for the world’s largest container ship; a 19,000 TEU giant for China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) named CSCL Globe. 167 more words

International Shipping

Update - Important Clues to MOL Comfort’s Demise

Many may recall the shocking pictures of MOL Comfort’s last voyage last year – images of a huge crack in the fully laden container ship on the high sea. 687 more words

International Shipping

Repaired cargo ship heading home to Russia

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. – Repairs to a Russian container ship have enabled it to head home after a power outage left the vessel loaded with diesel fuel adrift off British Columbia’s north coast. 234 more words