Maersk Essen Diverted to Mexico Due to California Container Port Congestion

Yesterday, we posted about the Maersk Essen that recently lost 750 containers over the side in a  storm in the North Pacific. An unknown number of containers still aboard the ship are believed to have been damaged during the storm. … Continue reading

Cruise Ships : Out With the Old, Will There Be Employment For the New?

In early February, outbreaks of the coronavirus began to occur on cruise ships. On one quarantined ship, the Diamond Princess, one infection spread to over 700 cases and seven deaths from COVID-19. In March of 2020, the cruise industry was … Continue reading

Navy Captain Mike Desmond Sets Unofficial Record for Time at Sea

Due to Covid-19, the Navy’s Captain Mike Desmond has inadvertently set an, as of yet, unofficial record for continuous-time deployed at sea. When the pandemic broke out, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group canceled port calls in Europe and … Continue reading

Bark Europa — An Unexpected 10,000 Mile Voyage Home From the End of the World

The bark Europa arrived in the port of Ushuaia, Argentina in late March. Ushuaia, which describes itself as “the end of the world, the beginning of everything,” would normally be the jumping-off point for the ship’s regular voyage to Antarctica. … Continue reading

More Than 100,000 Crew Still Trapped Aboard Cruise Ships

The Miami Herald recently helped to quantify the scale of the crew repatriation crisis aboard cruise ships around the world. They report that “two months after the cruise industry shut down amid repeated COVID-19 outbreaks on ships, more than 100,000 … Continue reading