Society of Master Mariners

SRI LANKA GIVES GO-AHEAD FOR $20B REFINERY AT PORT OF HAMBANTOTA

02 oct 2019 The underutilized port of Hambantota, Sri Lanka is set to gain a major new tenant. The Sri Lankan government has given its approval to the Singaporean company Sugih Energy International (SEI) to build a $20 billion refinery at the port. The project’s value exceeds the total of all foreign …

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FAST FACTS: WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON FORM OF OCEAN LITTER?

01 OCT 2019 Broken bottles, plastic toys, food wrappers … during a walk along the coast one finds any of these items, and more. In all that litter, there is one item more common than any other: cigarette butts. Cigarette butts are a pervasive, long-lasting, and a toxic form of …

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UNIQUE CLOUD-BASED DATABASE NOW SUPPORTS PARTS PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS

30 sept 2019 A cloud-based database containing the details of millions of machinery parts has eliminated inventory inconsistencies for technical managers – now it is also being used to support procurement contracts. The MESPAS global master database is a unique maritime software solution. It includes every part and component needed …

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REEFER COLLIDES WITH TRAWLER OFF WESTERN SAHARA, 11 MISSING

27 SEPT 2019 On Thursday night, the 3,500 dwt reefer Montelaura collided with the fishing trawler Al Akhawayn at a position about 35 nm off Dakhla, Western Sahara, according to Moroccan officials. The trawler, a local Moroccan vessel, sank after the collision. Five of its crew have been rescued and eleven are believed missing. …

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IPCC: SEA LEVEL RISE AND EXTREME SEA LEVEL EVENTS ARE INEVITABLE

26 SEPT 2019 After a review of 7,000 scientific studies, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that the world economy is on track to increase the mean sea level by about 2.8 feet, dramatically reduce the extent of warm-water coral reefs and raise the frequency of marine …

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PM SEEKS EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION TO ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

25 SEPT 2019 Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said collaboration among countries at regional and global levels was fundamental to accelerate progress in the universal health coverage. ‘Resource mobilisation to ensure universal health coverage is a fundamental obstacle in many countries. Effective global partnership to formulate healthcare financing strategy …

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