Monthly Archives: November 2019

SCIENTISTS SEE THE SUN TRANSFER ENERGY FROM ITS INTERIOR TO ATMOSPHERE

28 NOV 2019 You can’t tell from Earth, but the Sun’s outer atmosphere is hundreds of times hotter than its surface – it’s a long-standing mystery that astrophysicists have been working on for years, and now we might just have an answer. Scientists have previously suggested that solar plasma jets …

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6 SCIENCE-BACKED WAYS WE CAN ACTUALLY TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

27 NOV 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg claims we need system change to save the planet, and the majority of experts, from the IPCC, through to our own research, would certainly agree with this. But for most people, it often isn’t clear what changes actually need to be made to address environmental problems. And …

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IMO’S EDMUND HUGHES TALKS IMO 2020

26 NOV 2019 Edmund Hughes is Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency in the Marine Environment Division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialised technical agency responsible for the regulation of international shipping. A member of the IMO Secretariat since 2010, his responsibilities cover MARPOL Annex VI, the …

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SHIPS AUTOMATION CALLS FOR MODIFICATION TO EDUCATIONAL MODELS

25 nov 2019 The beginning of the 21st century has seen significant technological development in all industries including the shipping industry. This development has been primarily driven by digitalization arising from progressions in information and communication technology. The world has been deeply affected by a rather rapid transition into a …

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SAMSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES TO PAY $75 MILLION IN BRIBERY CASE

24 nov 2019 Samsung Heavy Industries Company Limited (SHI) has agreed to pay penalties totalling more than $75 million to resolve a U.S. government’s investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The Department of Justice says SHI paid millions of dollars to a Brazilian intermediary knowing that some …

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INDIA AGREES TO RATIFY IMO SHIP RECYCLING CONVENTION

The largest ship recycling nation has agreed to ratify the Hong Kong Convention on Ship Recycling which will push shipowners to take closer heed of how they dispose of tonnage India, perhaps the most important ship recycling nation, has announced its intention to ratify the IMO’s Ship Recycling Convention and …

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CONSEQUENCES TO CLIMATE IF EVERY PLANNED FOSSIL FUEL PROJECT GOES AHEAD

22 NOV 2019 As the world races to mitigate a climate crisis, too many nations are having their cake and eating it too. If nothing is done to curb the global extraction of fossil fuels, commitments to the Paris agreement and other national goals will mean very little. In just …

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PETROBRAS SET TO BECOME WORLD’S LARGEST OIL PRODUCER

21 nov 2019 Petrobras is on track to become the world’s largest oil producer among publicly listed companies by 2030, according to Rystad Energy. Brazil’s biggest-ever oil auctions in November were generally deemed to be disappointing, receiving muted interest from international exploration and production companies. However, national oil company Petrobras …

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WEST AFRICAN STOWAWAYS CONVICTED ON RIOTING CHARGES

21 nov 2019 A UK court has convicted four Nigerian and Liberian stowaways of the crime of affray for allegedly throwing fecal matter and threatening the crew of the Grimaldi con/ro Grande Tema last year. They were acquitted of the more serious charge of attempted hijacking. Last December, the defendants – Samuel Jolumi, 27, …

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HOUTHI FORCES RELEASE SOUTH KOREAN VESSELS

20 nov 2019 After South Korea deployed a destroyer and called for American assistance, Houthi rebel forces released two Korean vessels and one Saudi tug that they had captured near Hodeidah on Sunday night. The vessels – identified as the Woongjin T-1100, Woongjin G-16 and Rabigh 3 – were boarded and seized by Houthi …

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