Monthly Archives: April 2022

THIEVES STEAL $325,000 WORTH OF DIESEL FROM ROYAL NAVY’S MAIN BASE

19 APR 2022  Thieves have made off with about $325,000 worth of diesel from the Royal Navy’s main base in Plymouth, England, the UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The theft occurred last year at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport, the largest naval base in Western Europe and the only …

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ITF, V.GROUP HELP 100 RELATIVES OF UKRAINIAN SEAFARERS ESCAPE FIGHTING

18 APR 2022  A coalition of unions and shipmanagers have successfully helped over 100 seafarers and their family members to find refuge from ongoing hostilities in Ukraine. The joint humanitarian initiative was set up by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the ITF Seafarers’ Trust, the Marine Transport Workers’ Trade …

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FATIGUE AFTER COVID IS A REAL ISSUE. HERE ARE 5 THINGS YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

17 APR 2022 People are often surprised by how fatigued they are during a COVID infection. Fatigue is more than being worn out or sleepy. It’s an excessive tiredness that persists despite resting or good sleep. It’s likely a result of our body’s strong immune response to the virus. But in some …

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UKRAINE ACCUSES RUSSIANS OF TAKING CREWS FROM SHIPS STUCK IN MARIUPOL

14 APR 2022  Further reports are emerging from Ukraine that Russian forces are possibly taking crews from foreign-flagged ships that have been trapped in ports including Mariupol since the fighting began nearly two months ago. Russian media is reporting that the crews have been removed for their safety as fighting continues …

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RUSSIAN NAVY FIRES ON TURKISH-OWNED BULKER NEAR MARIUPOL

13 APR 2022  On Sunday (10th April), Russian state media claimed that the Russian military has attacked another civilian vessel near Ukrainian waters. The incident is at least the seventh Russian attack on merchant shipping reported since the start of the invasion in February. In a statement carried by Russian …

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CONTAINERS BEGIN COMING OFF EVER FORWARD AS SALVAGE CONTINUES

12 APR 2022  Salvage effort for the containership ever forward entered a new phase over the weekend as the 127,000 dwt vessel remains firmly aground in the Chesapeake Bay. After days of dredging and two failed attempts to pull the vessel free, the team determined that they needed to lighten the vessel …

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CHILDHOOD TRAUMA HEIGHTENS RISK OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, MASSIVE STUDY FINDS

16 APRIL 2022 The impact of childhood trauma can last a lifetime, and leave people feeling like shadows of their former selves. Victims of abuse also face unimaginable pain and very real health consequences, none of which is their fault. Now, a study of nearly 78,000 Norwegian women has found …

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PYRAMIDS’ PERFECT ALIGNMENT MIGHT BE EXPLAINED AFTER ALL

15 APR 2022 For centuries, the pyramids of Giza have puzzled researchers – not just their mysterious voids and hidden chambers, but exactly how ancient Egyptians built such impressive structures without modern technology. One of the most confounding issues is how the structures became so perfectly aligned. Although it’s slightly lopsided, overall the square sides …

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TANKER MEGA-MERGER: FRONTLINE AND EURONAV TO COMBINE IN $4.2 BILLION DEAL

14 APR 2022 By Terje Solsvik and Victoria Klesty OSLO, April 7 (Reuters) – Belgian oil tanker group Euronav and smaller Oslo-listed rival Frontline plan to merge in an all-stock transaction valued at $4.2 billion that they said would cut costs and help in their low-carbon transition. Norwegian-born billionaire John Fredriksen, the largest owner …

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IS TAIWAN’S EVERGREEN HELPING TO FINANCE CHINA’S NAVAL EXPANSION ?

13 APR 2022 A new report says that commercial shipbuilding efforts by prominent companies – including Carnival Cruise Lines, CMA CGM, and Taiwan’s Evergreen Shipping – are helping China finance warships. Contracts between China’s top state-owned shipbuilding firm and Taiwan’s leading shipping company are likely lowering the costs of upgrading China’s navy, …

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