Here’s the latest nautical news in the U.S. and around the world (updated every Friday):
Government & Military
- U.S. Senate passes bi-partisan infrastructure deal that includes funding for ports and waterways.
- Click here to get the latest CDC COVID data and news.
- U.S. Navy sailor charged in connection with July 2020 fire onboard the USS Bonhomme Richard.
- Canada to begin allowing vaccinated U.S. visitors entry in August; entry in September for all vaccinated travelers.
- United Kingdom to allow resumption of international cruises in August.
- Carnival Cruise Lines resumes cruises to Alaska.
- Curious about the COVID-19 status of various cruise ships? Click here to find out the status of a variety of cruise ships.
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- Luxury cruise lines restart operations around the world.
Ocean Science & Conservation
- Climate change worsening and some impacts unavoidable; time is now to take major action.
- Get educated about ocean plastics pollution and take action to clean the oceans.
- Imaging system developed to help detect red tide development along the New England coast.
- Cargo ship sinking causes environmental disaster for Sri Lanka.
- Shipboard carbon dioxide (CO2) capture unit ready for testing about Japanese ship.
- Georgia coastal islands damaged by oil leaking from Golden Ray wreck.
- Sargassum seaweed blooms becoming a major environmental problem in the Caribbean and beyond.
- 4Ocean pulls 16 million pounds of garbage from the ocean, and the work continues.
Boating & Sailing
- CNBC Report: The boating industry is doing well and the future looks bright. Changing demographics, new sales and rental models, and growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. (August 10, 2021)
Maritime & Commercial
- Yet another oil spill — this time in the Black Sea. A conflict exists on the size and extent of the spill.
- Life at sea can be rough. Crew abandonment cases are on the rise … and it’s a serious problem.