Kayla Turner

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Kayla Turner

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Kayla Turner is the news editor for the Maritime Executive. In addition to writing for the website and newsletter, she is also a contributing writer for the Maritime Executive Magazine.

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Celebrating Women in Shipping

By Kayla Turner 2015-02-19 16:15:22

***From Nov-Dec 2014 Edition of The Maritime Executive magazine*** The Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) began 40 years ago with six women from three different European countries. Today, it has almost 2,000 members in 33 countries with representatives from nearly every sector of the maritime industry.    WISTA hosts meetings around the world that foster networking, camaraderie and professional growth among its members. It is truly “the voice of women in shipping,” and...

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Hanjin container ship

Update: Hanjin Drops Portland Port Amid Labor Battle

By Kayla Turner 2015-02-11 17:22:11

Hanjin Shipping Co. withdrew officially from the Port of Portland on Tuesday as a labor dispute at an International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI)-operated terminal continues. Local media reported that Hanjin sent a letter, dated February 10th, saying it would terminate calling at Portland, but would continue to serve Portland and nearby regions via truck and rail transport to Seattle. The expected last day of service is March 9. ICTSI Oregon was reportedly surprised by the move and was made...

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Costa Concordia

Schettino's Fate in Judges' Hands

By Kayla Turner 2015-02-10 16:07:57

The trial of Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino has entered its final stages on Tuesday with the verdict of the three appointed judges expected by Thursday at the latest. Schettino is currently facing charges of multiple manslaughter and dereliction of duty in relation to the fatal January 2012 shipwreck. The prosecution and defense teams have now made their closing arguments. Despite the anticipated large crowds, the room remained largely empty except for a small group of international press. The prosecution reiterated...

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Grounded MV Floreana

Grounded Cargo Ship Causes Ecuador Emergency

By Kayla Turner 2015-02-05 14:20:34

On February 4, Ecuador’s Environment Minister, Lorena Tapia, together with the Minister of Transport and Public Works, Paola Carvajal, and the Minister of Non-Renewable Natural Resources Pedro Merizalde, issued a declaration of emergency for the Galapagos Marine Reserve and Galapagos National Park, to “implement the necessary and appropriate measures aimed at the rehabilitation and maintenance of marine and coastal ecosystems to environmental damage” that could be triggered by the stranding of the MV Floreana. The cargo ship ran aground off...

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11 Rescued from Sinking Ship off India

By Kayla Turner 2015-02-05 08:55:15

In the early hours of Thursday, the Indian Coast Guard rescued all 11 crewmembers of a cargo ship bound for Maldives as it started sinking off India’s Vizhinjam coast.  Once receiving the distress signal from the Maldivian MV Minnath, Coast Guard rescue teams deployed in two ships and were able to successfully rescue the entire crew. The water inside the vessel was pumped out, and two leaks were plugged - preventing the ship from sinking. It is being towed ashore.  The...

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Grounded Reefer Ship Refloated in Delaware Bay

By Kayla Turner 2015-01-28 12:24:13

A reefer cargo ship has ran aground near Miah Maull Shoal in Delaware Bay while inbound to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 470-foot M/V Santa Lucia was carrying fresh produce at the time of the incident. A crewmember contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday to report the grounding. New Jersey and Delaware government officials, along with the U.S. Coast Guard, evaluated the situation and assisted the shipowner to safely refloat the ship. The Santa Lucia got back underway under its own power...

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Fallen Continental Sloop Providence

Winter Storm Juno Knocks Over Historic Tall Ship

By Kayla Turner 2015-01-28 10:08:15

A piece of American history was severely damaged on Tuesday when a replica of a Revolutionary War tall ship was toppled by strong wind gusts produced by Winter Storm Juno in Newport, Rhode Island.  The 110-foot Continental Sloop Providence fell on its side overnight, causing extensive damage – including a broken mast and punctured hull. The ship was stored in Newport Shipyard for the winter. Extra support was added before the storm, but it could not sustain the heavy winds. Winds reached up...

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Serenade of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Ship Delayed by Pipe Burst

By Kayla Turner 2015-01-26 09:59:25

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship was cleared by United States Coast Guard investigators to leave the Port of New Orleans on Sunday afternoon after a broken water pipe forced delays and some cancellations. Some passengers were stuck on board the Serenade of the Seas for nearly 24 hours this weekend following electrical damage caused by a broken water pipe. The incident caused some minor flooding and outages, while also forcing the cancellation of several reservations after power was briefly lost...

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10 Missing After Vessels Collide off South Korea

By Kayla Turner 2015-01-25 15:43:47

Ten crew members are missing after a Chinese fishing boat collided with a cargo ship near South Korea, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. The collision took place off the coast of South Korea's Jeju Island on Thursday night, Xinhua said, citing Yonhap news agency. The fishing boat subsequently sank about 100 miles west of the island. Three other crew members were rescued. No information was given about the identity of the cargo ship or its crew, although it reportedly did...

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Russian Warship Spotted in Havana

By Kayla Turner 2015-01-21 10:19:13

Russian intelligence warship Viktor Leonov CCB-175 docked in Havana on Tuesday with a crew of about 200 for a reported three-day stay, one day ahead of the first official diplomatic negotiations between the United States and Cuba. The ship's presence was not officially announced by Cuba, but U.S. defense officials are “not alarmed.” The ship also made unannounced docks last February and March in Havana. The U.S. and Cuba are set to have talks this week seeking to normalize relations after more than...

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