WATCH | Fishing plastic 'ghost nets' out of the Baltic

2019-10-29 13:13

On a small fishing boat out in the Baltic Sea, Pekka Kotilainen rifles through buckets of fishing gear, mixed with rubbish and mussel shells.

Scientists reproduce coral in lab, offering hope for reefs

2019-08-27 13:05

A team of scientists in the US have managed to reproduce coral in a lab setting for the first time ever, an encouraging step in the race to save "America's Great Barrier Reef" off the coast of Florida.

Fishermen rescued after bumping into whale

2019-05-29 11:27

Five fishermen have been rescued after their boat struck a whale, cracking the vessel's hull in the process.

Marine insurers meet after attacks on ships near UAE

2019-05-18 13:33

Marine insurers in London are holding an extraordinary meeting to discuss the situation in the Gulf following attacks on ships off the United Arab Emirates.

WATCH: US Coast Guard rescued dozens of whale watchers

2019-05-10 17:44

The US Coast Guard says dozens of passengers have been rescued from a Canadian whale-watching boat from British Columbia off the coast of Washington state.

Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm

2019-03-26 07:05

Norwegian officials have opened an investigation into why a cruise ship carrying more than 1 370 people set sail despite storm warnings, forcing a major evacuation after a mayday call had been issued.

WATCH: Cargo ship's lost containers wash up on Dutch islands

2019-01-03 20:14

Dozens of containers with items including flat-screen televisions have washed up on Dutch islands in the North Sea after a ship lost part of its cargo in heavy seas, bringing a windfall for local treasure hunters.

The Italian job: Transnet's R7bn Durban port project flounders amid alleged corruption

2018-12-09 08:04

News24 has learnt that the project was put on hold after Transnet was presented with a forensic report compiled by Paul O'Sullivan and Sarah-Jane Trent of Forensics for Justice.

Ukraine demands Russia release vessels as tensions build

2018-11-26 22:45

Ukraine's president has demanded that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and ships seized in a standoff around Crimea that sharply escalated tensions between the two countries and drew international concern.

Fisheries department rotting from the top

2018-11-13 09:00

South Africa's fisheries authority is in a state of crisis, paralysed by a factional war between its two most senior officials and hollowed out by a culture of corruption, GroundUp reports.


Maritime industry seeks solutions to limit pollution

2019-10-21 12:01

Shipowners say they are trying to cut their heavy-polluting industry's impact on the environment by using cleaner energy - but some have stalled over limiting the speed of ships.

Switzerland turns to courts after Nigeria drops anchor over detained oil-tanker it seized

2019-06-03 06:29

Switzerland has asked an international court to order Nigeria to release a Swiss-flagged oil tanker, its cargo and crew, that have been detained off Port Harcourt for the past 16 months.

WATCH: Shark kills California man, 65, in Maui, Hawaii

2019-05-27 10:51

A California man who died after being attacked by a shark while swimming in Hawaii was pulled ashore missing a leg, according to a witness. Warning signs were posted after the attack in Ka'anapali Beach Park area on Maui where the man died.

'Super corals' give glimmer of hope for world's dying reefs

2019-05-15 22:13

Hawaiian "super corals" that have recovered despite living in warm and acidic water offer a glimmer of hope that dying reefs across the world could be saved, a new study says.

Ocean heat hits record high - UN

2019-03-29 14:39

Ocean heat hit a record high in 2018, the United Nations said, raising urgent new concerns about the threat global warming is posing to marine life.

Ocean mission's emergency ascent caused by motor burning out

2019-03-21 11:42

A drama in which a submersible made an emergency ascent from 250m below the Indian Ocean was caused by condensation burning out a small motor in the cockpit, the director of the British-led Nekton Mission said.

Cruise ship rescues fishermen who had been adrift for weeks

2018-12-24 10:06

A cruise ship has rescued two Costa Rican fishermen who had been stranded at sea for about three weeks.

Biggest coral reseeding project launches on Great Barrier Reef

2018-11-28 19:52

Scientists have launched the largest-ever attempt to regenerate coral on the endangered Great Barrier Reef by harvesting millions of the creatures' eggs and sperm during their annual spawning.

Shrinking Sea of Galilee has some hoping for a miracle

2018-11-14 06:29

It was not so long ago when swimmers at Ein Gev would lay out their towels in the grass at the edge of the Sea of Galilee.

Opportunities for youth and small businesses in maritime

2018-11-10 13:03

Stakeholders are looking to develop SA's maritime sector, which has opportunities for youth and small businesses, says an industry representative.

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