Paul Benecki

Staff Writer

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Paul Benecki is a graduate of Cornell University's chemistry program. He worked in industry for several years before shipping out on freighters and tugs on the U.S. West Coast, then with the University of Washington's research vessel, the Thomas G. Thompson. He studied navigation and bridge resource management at the Pacific Maritime Institute, and is currently a staff writer and news editor at The Maritime Executive Magazine.

Interview: Wärtsilä Voyage's Hendrik Bußhoff on Vessel Autonomy

Published Jan 9, 2022 4:44 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Shipping

Autonomous vessels are already in limited use in the defense sector, and several research and survey operators have announced plan...

The Year in Salvage: Ever Bigger

Published Dec 30, 2021 11:22 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Tugs & Salvage

The grounding of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal brought shipping to the sudden attention of the general public – as large...

Photos: Australian Border Force Burns Illegal Fishing Vessels

Published Nov 8, 2021 1:02 AM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Government

The Australian Border Force has begun cracking down on illegal fishing in protected marine sanctuaries off the northern coast of W...

New Photos Show the Full Extent of the Damage to the Ever Given

Published Nov 5, 2021 8:43 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Tugs & Salvage

Last month, the container ship Ever Given arrived at a shipyard in Qingdao, China for repairs to her bulbous bow, which was damage...

U.S. Shipowners Back Jones Act Penalties for "Canadian Rail" Scheme

Published Sep 15, 2021 5:11 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Government

Four American shipowners are supporting a multi-million-dollar Jones Act enforcement action against affiliates of American Seafood...

American Seafoods Company Fights Giant Jones Act Penalties

Published Sep 6, 2021 7:33 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Shipping

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has stirred up a storm in the Alaska pollock fishery by issuing Jones Act penalty notices total...

IN THE KNOW Podcast 32: The Biggest Risks for Shipping in 2021

Published Aug 20, 2021 4:25 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Shipping

In this episode of the In the Know podcast, Capt. Andrew Kinsey, senior marine risk consultant for insurer Allianz, joined The Mar...

Hybrid Propulsion Solutions Leading the Way to a Zero-Carbon Future

Published Aug 13, 2021 4:08 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Shipping

(Article originally published in March/April 2021 edition.)  When battery-hybrid power first arrived in the maritim...

Caterpillar Exits Production of Medium-Speed Engines

Published Jul 14, 2021 5:25 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Business

American engine-builder Caterpillar has decided to phase out production of its medium-speed diesel engines, the company confirmed...

IN THE KNOW Podcast 27: Protecting Mariners in the Strait of Hormuz

Published Jun 11, 2021 4:37 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Government

In this episode of The Maritime Executive's podcast series, editor in chief Tony Munoz spoke with four top officers of Coaliti...

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