Maritime

69 Pounds of Cocaine Found in Cruise Ship

69 Pounds of Cocaine Found in Cruise Ship

Joy Finnegan

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers seized 69.5 Pounds (31.5 Kilos) of cocaine discovered by the security services of a cruise ship, who handed over the contraband last week upon docking into Port Everglades. CBP officers assigned to Port Everglades seaport were alerted by cruise officials regarding their vessel inspection that resulted in garbage…

U. S. State Department Holding Special Passport Acceptance Fairs

Joy Finnegan

The U. S. State Department will be hosting special passport fairs across the United States to help U. S. citizens apply for passports. Most events are for first-time customers and children using Form DS-11 to apply. The State Department recommends those that are eligible to renew their passport should do so by mail.  Upcoming events Broward…

Ship Disaster Saga Continues off Sri Lanka

Joy Finnegan

A fire on the ship MV X-Press Pearl anchored off the coast of Colombo beach of Sri Lanka, has been burning since May 20. It was made worse after an explosion several days after the initial fire broke out. Sri Lanka’s air force released images a week ago showing the ship in flames. The ship…

SCA Seeks Damages from Ever Given’s Owners

Joy Finnegan

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has demanded $916 million in compensation from owner of the  Ever Given, Japanese company Shoei Kisen, for damages and financial losses caused by the ship’s week-long blockage of the canal. But on a week ago, an Egyptian court postponed a hearing in the suit filed by the Suez Canal authority,…

Ferry Boat Capsizes in Nigeria

Joy Finnegan

A wooden ferry boat capsized near Wara, a town near Kainji Lake which is part of the Niger River in the state of Kebbi, Nigeria on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. The boast, carrying around 200 people, sank in the waters as it was ferrying people from Niger. Casualties are reported but it remains unclear how…

Leidos Completes Acquisition of Gibbs & Cox

Joy Finnegan

Leidos Holdings has completed the acquisition of Gibbs & Cox for approximately $380 million in cash. The transaction was previously announced in February. Gibbs & Cox will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary and will be combined with Leidos’ maritime systems division. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Gibbs & Cox is the largest independent ship design firm…

VERIFLY’S Digital Wallet to Accept Vaccine Health Credential Globally

Joy Finnegan

VeriFLY, a digital wallet created to help travelers and event attendees quickly meet their destination’s COVID-19 requirements, is now offering the ability to upload vaccination cards as part of their secure digital health credentials. “VeriFLY is committed to establishing digital interfaces to global sources of verifiable clinical information, including proof of vaccines, as they become…

Allied Universal Seeks to Hire 35,000 Security Professionals in US Over the Next Two Months

Joy Finnegan

Global security and facility services company, Allied Universal, is seeking to hire more than 35,000 security professionals, administrative and managerial staff to fill positions over the next two months. Recently, Allied Universal joined forces with London-based global security provider G4S and is now the 3rd largest employer in North America. The company’s goal is to…

One Barge Sinks, Others Compromised in Cyclone off Coast of India

Joy Finnegan

The bodies of people 22 on board a barge that sank during a cyclone off the coast of India are being recovered. 177 people have been rescued but there were 400 on two barges, one of which did not sink. Cyclone Tauktae made landfall Monday after wreaking havoc in the waters of the Arabia Sea…

Thousands of Moroccans Swim to Spanish Territory

Joy Finnegan

Spain is facing an immigration crisis with thousands of Moroccans swimming or using inflatables to gain access to a Spanish enclave on Morocco’s coast. Relaxed border controls have prompted the rush, authorities say. Approximately 6000 people, many teenagers, had entered into Spain this week. The immigrants entered into the Spanish City of Cueta, a Spanish…