Today is the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and south of the equator, the start of winter.
A huge drug bust on a container ship in Philadelphia highlights a flaw in US cargo security: only a small fraction of the millions of shipping containers that enter the U.S. annually are inspected.
International banks that lend billions to companies that want to build cargo ships have laid down the law to shippers: comply with the Paris Climate Accord regarding ship emissions goals, or they won’t lend them money to build ships.
A look at the St. Lawrence Seaway, where ships can dock securely without tying up with docklines. Instead, they use massive suction devices to snug the ship up against the pier.
A look at the different nationalities and cultures on the foreign flag ships we see on the Columbia.
A rescue story where lives were saved because of a handy device called an EPIRB: Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon.