Kathryn Stone

Kathryn Stone is the MarEx News Editor for the U.S. and North America. She holds degrees in English and Foreign Languages and has been a member of the Maritime Executive staff since 2013.

Life Buoy

37 Rescued from Sinking Cargo Ship

By Kathryn Stone 2015-07-06 16:02:25

Thirty-seven people were rescued from a Ro-Ro cargo ship in the Red Sea enroute to Saudi Arabia on Sunday. The 3,133 dwt Taba issued a distress call to the Safaga...

M/V Kim Nirvana

Owner, Crew Face Murder Charges in Ferry Tragedy

By Kathryn Stone 2015-07-06 14:51:22

Police in the Philippines have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of the M/V Kim Nirvana, which sank on July 2nd killing over sixty people. The charges...

Spanish Drug Seizure

Spanish Authorities Seize Over $26m in Drugs

By Kathryn Stone 2015-07-02 11:36:41

Spanish authorities intercepted a cargo ship this week carrying a massive load of hashish resin, valued at 24 million Euro ($26.6 million).  The nearly 16...

Washington DC Police

[Updated] Scare at Washington Navy Yard

By Kathryn Stone 2015-07-02 08:48:52

Tensions were high Thursday morning after a worker at the Washington Navy Yard reported hearing gunfire in the same area as a 2013 massacre.   The Washington DC...

Ibrahim Konan

Ship Transporting Chemicals Runs Aground in Dardanelles

By Kathryn Stone 2015-07-01 13:12:22

A cargo ship transporting chemicals ran aground this morning in the Dardanelles. According to local media reports the 7,618 dwt Ibrahim Konan was carrying ammonium...

Lim Ki-tack

[Updated] Lim Ki-tack Named New IMO Secretary General

By Kathryn Stone 2015-06-30 11:57:27

Lim Ki-tack, president of the Busan Port Authority in South Korea, has been elected the new Secretary-General of the IMO. Today’s decision was passed down by a...

Cosco Container Ship

Cosco Group Inflated Profits by $20m, Audit Finds

By Kathryn Stone 2015-06-29 12:31:55

Global shipping leader, Cosco Group, has been found to have falsified profits, according to a 2014 work report released over the weekend by China’s National Audit...

Celtica Hav

Cargo Ship Catches Fire off Scottish Coast

By Kathryn Stone 2015-06-26 11:10:10

A fire erupted aboard general cargo ship late Thursday evening shortly after departing from Aberdeen Harbor. The 1,720 dwt Celtica Hav was en route to Hamburg when smoke...

autonomous underwater vehicles

Tests for Oil Spill Response Drones Underway

By Kathryn Stone 2015-06-25 12:27:06

Final testing for a new fleet of drones aimed at rapid oil spill detection at sea are set to begin June 25 in Cartegena, Spain. Five drones comprised of both autonomous...

Indian Sailor Recue

Crew of 14 Rescued from Sinking Cement Carrier

By Kathryn Stone 2015-06-24 15:56:26

Fourteen crew members aboard an Indian-flagged cement carrier were rescued from their sinking vessel Wednesday morning. The Indian Navy and Coast Guard received a distress...

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