Health & Fitness

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE DIVERSIONS THREATEN CII GRADES – AND SHOW VALUE OF DATA

18 MAY 2024  The shipping industry has been enveloped by a sustained period of intense geopolitical volatility. Previous challenges – like the emergence of the Russian ‘dark fleet’ and the reduction in traffic through the Panama Canal – have now been superseded by the mass re-routing of vessels via the …

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SUSPECTED SOMALI PIRATES TAKEN TO SEYCHELLES FOR PROSECUTION

17 MAY 2024 An EU warship is transferring six suspected pirates to the Seychelles for possible prosecution following an incident in the Gulf of Aden that has now be classified as a pirate attack. The European Union Naval Force’s (EUNAVFOR) Operation ATALANTA last week confirmed a “suspicous approach” involving the …

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EU ADVISES TO GIVE WIDE BERTH AND ZIG-ZAGGING AFTER HOUTHI ESCALATIONS

17 MAY 2024  As the Red Sea security crisis and the Houthi efforts pass the 150-day mark, the EU security operation issued a new advisory to ships telling them to steer further to sea and take other evasive actions. EUNAVFOR Aspides is telling ships to “maintain a heightened state of …

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REPORT: INDIAN CLASS WITHDRAWN ON SANCTIONED RUSSIAN TANKERS

16 MAY 2024  Russian shipping interests continue to shuffle around the registry details of their large crude tankers in an apparent effort to address the Western sanctions on vessels. Reuters conducted an analysis and found that 12 of the 14 tankers listed by the United States in February 2024 have …

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BALTIMORE KEY BRIDGE BLASTED OFF M/V DALI

15 MAY 2024 U.S. crews in Baltimore set off controlled explosions on Monday to allow them to remove a portion of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge from the bow of the massive container ship that toppled the span in March. The detonations were meant to break the bridge’s truss into small sections, enabling salvage crews …

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GREEN SHIPPING COULD LAUNCH MASSIVE JOBS BOOM

15 MAY 2024  Over four million clean jobs could be created by the global shipping industry in the coming decades as the push to decarbonize gains momentum, according to the Global Maritime Forum (GMF). In a new report, the industry coalition suggests that the maritime sector’s transition to zero-emission marine fuels …

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AUSTRALIA TO BAN LIVE SHEEP EXPORTS BY SEA FROM MAY 2028

14 MAY 2024 Australia will ban the live export of sheep by sea from May 2028, and help those impacted by the decision to adjust, Agriculture Minister Murray Watt said. “Certainty for when the trade will end is critical,” Watt said Saturday in the government’s formal response to an independent report it commissioned …

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UK TO SEND CONTRACTORS NOT SOLDIERS TO GAZA PIER

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) and US Merchant Mariners attached to the MV Roy P. Benavidez assemble the Roll-On, Roll-Off Distribution Facility (RRDF), or floating pier, off the shore of Gaza in support of Operation Neptune Solace, April 26, 2024. The temporary pier will assist …

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SCIENTISTS DISCOVER FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND MOLECULE THAT ABSORBS GREENHOUSE GASSES

12 MAY 2024 A ‘cage of cages’ is how scientists have described a new type of porous material, unique in its molecular structure, that could be used to trap carbon dioxide and another, more potent greenhouse gas. Synthesized in the lab by researchers in the UK and China, the material …

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SEVEN CREWMEMBERS FROM SEIZED MSC ARIES DEPART IRAN

11 MAY 2024  After weeks of being held in Iran and promises that the crew of the seized containership MSC Aries would be released, the governments of Portugal, India, and Pakistan confirmed that the first seven crewmembers had left the ship. Iran last week had said all the crew would …

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