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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Taiping Island

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 24, 2014

The Spratly Islands are a group of islets, cays, atolls, and coral reefs located in the southern portion of the South China Sea. Taiping Island (also called Itu Aba Island) is the largest of these islets and the only one with fresh water springs.

Southern California ports start agitating over the Panama Canal

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on December 31, 2011

A sudden mood of desperation is enveloping corporate head honchos and port boosters in Southern California. A coalition called the Jobs 1 Alliance has formed to counteract the post-2014 Panama Canal, which is seen as a huge threat that could send LA-Long Beach reeling.

High Speed Misery: for Both Superferries & U.S. Taxpayers Alike

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on July 6, 2011

As Marad closes the book on the Hawaii Superferry debacle and limps along in autopilot – hoping no one asks them the hard questions – I reflect back to the previous administration’s version and frankly yearn for the spirited give-and-take of…

Private security guards allowed on Indian ships

Posted to Private security guards allowed on Indian ships (by Joseph Fonseca) on May 25, 2011

With the International Maritime Organization (IMO) having approved a Maritime Safety Committee (MCA) circular providing interim guidance on the use of privately contracted armed security guards on board ships in the high risk piracy area, Dr. S. B.