Kathryn Stone

Kathryn Stone

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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.

M/V Kim Nirvana

Owner, Crew Face Murder Charges in Ferry Tragedy

By Kathryn Stone 2015-07-07 10:48:09

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 were filed against the ferry owner, Joge Bung Zarco, and the captain, Warren...

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Life Buoy

37 Rescued from Sinking Cargo Ship

By Kathryn Stone 2015-07-06 21:20:52

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 Naval base in Egypt after it started to sink. The Navy dispatched...

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Washington DC Police

Scare at Washington Navy Yard

By Kathryn Stone 2015-07-02 20:17:07

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 Police Department received a call from a worker around 7:29am. The U.S....

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Spanish Drug Seizure

Spanish Authorities Seize Over $26m in Drugs

By Kathryn Stone 2015-07-02 11:42:08

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 ton haul was discovered after French police notified Europol of a suspicious vessel thought to be connected...

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Ibrahim Konan

Ship Transporting Chemicals Runs Aground in Dardanelles

By Kathryn Stone 2015-07-01 13:13:51

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 sulfate, a common fertilizer additive, when it ran aground in a narrow part of the...

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Lim Ki-tack

Lim Ki-tack Named New IMO Secretary General

By Kathryn Stone 2015-07-01 04:57:45

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 secret ballet vote of the 40-member IMO Council, which is holding its 114...

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Cosco Container Ship

Cosco Group Inflated Profits by $20m, Audit Finds

By Kathryn Stone 2015-06-29 19:29:29

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 Office. The findings show Cosco Group falsified documents related to RMB 298m ($48m) in...

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Celtica Hav

Cargo Ship Catches Fire off Scottish Coast

By Kathryn Stone 2015-06-26 11:21:22

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 was reported coming from ship’s cargo hold. A lifeboat escorted the vessel...

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autonomous underwater vehicles

Tests for Oil Spill Response Drones Underway

By Kathryn Stone 2015-06-25 20:20:29

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 water vehicles and aerial drones will be taking part...

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Sewol Ferry

27 Companies in Bid for Sewol Salvage Contract

By Kathryn Stone 2015-06-24 22:44:27

A total of 27 domestic and international companies have submitted bids to salvage the Sewol ferry that sank last year, killing over 300 people. Both South Korean and foreign companies are vying for the contract, which has an allocated budget...

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