U.S., Canada forces battling “drug subs”; Rolls-Royce bets on autonomous ships with new facility

VIDEO: U.S., Canada forces battling “drug subs”
January 26, 2018 — In its ongoing battle with drug smugglers, the U.S. Coast Guard yesterday offloaded more than 47,000 pounds of cocaine with a street value of over $721 million from the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, in San Diego. The narcotics were turned over to federal agents. The seized cocaine was the result of 23 separate interdictions in the eastern Pacific Ocean by U.S. and Canadian forces operating in international waters off the coast of Central and South America.


Rolls-Royce bets on autonomous ships with new facility
Called the Research & Development Center for Autonomous Ships, the new facility includes a Remote and Autonomous Experience Space aimed at showcasing the autonomous ship technologies Rolls-Royce has already introduced as well as those in the development stage.
U.S. and Russia propose new Bering Strait two way routes

The nations jointly developed and submitted the proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to establish six two-way routes and six precautionary areas.
Carnival orders second LNG fueled ship for P&O Cruises

The ship will be built at Meyer Werft’s Papenburg, Germany, shipyard and will be fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) both while in port and at sea.
Jackup rig values rise on oil recovery

Rising oil prices have increased interest in secondhand for jack-up rigs, pushing asset values up 36 percent from a year ago, according to data compiled by VesselsValue.