Monthly Archives: February 2022

FIRE-RAVAGED FELICITY ACE ADRIFT OFF THE AZORES

20 FEB 2022  The Portuguese Navy released new photos showing the utter devastation to the car carrier Felicity Ace as the vessel continues to drift in the waters approximately 90 nautical miles south of Horta in the Azores. The fire appears to have spread the length of the 656-foot vessel and while …

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GRIMALDI FERRY ENGULFED WITH FIRE 11 PASSENGERS MISSING

19 FEB 2021  Fire engulfed an Italian-register Ro/Pax ferry sailing in the Ionian Sea in the early hours of Friday, February 18. Reports indicated that more than 270 passengers and crew have been evacuated to the neighboring island of Corfu. A successful rescue effort was undertaken to rescue two truck drivers …

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SOUTH ASIAN SHIPBREAKERS CONTINUE TO DOMINATE SCRAP TRADE

24 FEB 2022  According to NGO Shipbreaking Platform, injuries and fatalities, exploitation of migrants and environmental pollution continue to characterize the ship dismantling industry in South Asia, which accounted for over two thirds of the tonnage recycled last year.  NGO Shipbreaking Platform’s 2021 ship dismantling data shows that a total of …

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MAJOR CLUE ON HOW CGRP CONTRIBUTES TO MIGRAINE IN OUR NERVE CELLS

23 FEB 2022 In the last few years, the deeply frustrating medical area of chronic migraine prevention has been revolutionized thanks to the discovery that a protein called calcitonin gene-related peptide, or CGRP, plays a role in the condition. While several drugs containing antibodies that block or bind the protein have now entered the market and are …

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FISH HAVE ‘TALKED’ FOR 155 MILLION YEARS, AND NOW YOU CAN HEAR THEIR ‘VOICES’

22 FEB 2022 All manner of croaks, chirps, and deep trombone moans permeate Earth’s waters, just like the cacophony of sounds that fill its forest air. For example, reefs are surprisingly noisy places, and many of the noisemakers are fish. “We’ve known for a long time that some fish make sounds, but fish …

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UN MEETING SETS SIGHTS ON GLOBAL PLASTICS TREATY

15 FEB 2022  In Nairobi this month, the world’s governments will discuss the path towards the first global treaty to tackle plastic pollution. But with multiple proposals on the table, the scope and ambition of a future treaty hangs in the balance. The UN Environment Assembly, which is scheduled for 28 …

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U.S. LNG EXPORTERS SET A NEW RECORD FOR DAILY VOLUME

14 FEB 2022 With U.S. domestic natural gas trading at the highest prices seen since 2014, America’s LNG exporters are ramping up gas exports at a record rate, sending cargoes overseas for consumers in Europe and Asia – where prices are far higher. According to Bloomberg, U.S. LNG exporters set …

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DENMARK EXTRADITES SCOT CARRIER’S HELMSMAN ON CHARGES OF MANSLAUGHTER

09 FEB 2022  The British second officer aboard the ”Scot Carrier” who was the helmsman when the vessel collided with the Danish barge Karin Høj in December has been extradited to Denmark to stand trial. The 30-year-old seaman is facing charges of negligent manslaughter and gross negligence leading to the death of the two …

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IS A FOSSIL-FREE FUTURE FOR SHIPPING A REALISTIC GOAL?

20 FEB 2022 Without extreme caution, we may pull high-carbon fuels into the value chain in pursuit of the zero-emissions dream. Countries around the world are adopting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets of zero emissions by 2050. The global marine shipping industry is also evaluating whether to increase the current …

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