Norway Arrests Greenpeace Ship and 35 Activists During Protest at Arctic Oil Well
Norwegian authorities have detained Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise after a protest at a Statoil contracted drilling rig at Norway’s northernmost oil field in the Barents Sea, the environmental group said in a statement.
Greenpeace said the vessel and 35 activists were unlawfully detained after entering the exclusion zone of Statoil’s Korpfjell well, halting drilling operations for the Songa Enabler semi-submersible. The ship, activists and crew members were all arrested by the Norwegian Coast Guard, the group said.
Greenpeace said it hopes the protest will send a message to the Norwegian government to stop oil drilling in the Arctic. gcaptain.com/norw...
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Iraqi service ship sinks after collision with bulk carrier ROYAL ARSENAL, 4 dead 7 missing
Bulk carrier ROYAL ARSENAL collided with service ship AL-MISBAR in Khor Abdallah Channel soon after leaving Umm Qasr, Iraq, at around 1730 UTC Aug 19. Service ship AL-MISBAR with 21 people on board sank, only 10 were rescued, 4 bodies recovered, 7 are counted missing as of morning Aug 20. AL-MISBAR was owned and operated by Iraq Ports Authorities. ROYAL ARSENAL was brought to anchor near grounding site in Channel, at 0330 UTC Aug 20 she was in the same position.
Major Cruise Ships Will Still Call at Barcelona Following Terror Attack
Most major cruise ships scheduled to stop in Barcelona, Spain, over the next few days will continue with their schedule as planned despite the terror attack on Thursday which left 13 people dead and 100 injured in the touristic center of Las Ramblas.
Barcelona calls scheduled for liners from Oceania Cruises, MSC Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line will take place as normal on Friday and over the weekend, USA Today reports. A statement by Oceania Cruises, published by Cruise Critic, said the company was "monitoring the situation in Barcelona" and the "safety and security" of its guests and crew was its "top priority."
A spokesperson from the parent company of Royal Caribbean told USA Today that its executives hadn't made a decision yet about its scheduled calls in the Spanish city's harbor. fortune.com/2017/...
Search continues for missing Army aviators off Oahu
HONOLULU — Responders searched throughout the night and are continuing the search Saturday for five missing Army aviators from a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter approximately two miles west of Ka’ena Point. The search area is as much as 160 miles offshore from Ka’ena point having continued to expand since the incident due to the currents and swells in the area. Fixed-wing aviation assets and the Galveston Island are searching the leading edge southwest of Kauai while the helicopters and Walnut are concentrating efforts roughly 35 miles offshore of Ka’ena Point. Shoreline crews are active along the north shore of Ka’ena Point to Dillingham and along the southern shore of Kauai. coastguardnews.co...