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RUSSIA BLAMES UKRAINE: “THEY MINED THE PORTS, NOT US”

29 MAY 2022 A senior U.N. official is due to visit Moscow in the coming days to discuss reviving fertilizer exports, Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said on Wednesday, stressing that the talks were not linked to a resumption of Ukrainian grain shipments. Since Russia invaded neighboring Ukraine on Feb. …

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WHY YOUR BODY MAY NEED TO SHED SOME TEARS, EVEN IF YOU DON’T FEEL SAD

30 MAY 2022 It’s been a big week and you feel exhausted, and suddenly you find yourself crying at a nice nappy commercial. Or maybe you are struck with a cold or the coronavirus and the fact your partner used up all the milk just makes you want to weep. You may …

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NTSB SAYS INCORRECTLY INSTALLED FUEL TUBING CAUSED ENGINE ROOM FIRE ON CONTAINERSHIP OFF CALIFORNIA.

29 MAY 2022 An incorrectly installed section of main engine fuel oil return tubing led to an engine room fire aboard a containership off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The fire aboard the M/V President Eisenhower broke out April 28, 2021 as …

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SUPPORT GROWS FOR NAVAL ESCORTS FOR UKRAINE GRAIN

28 MAY 2022 Support is growing in Europe to send warships to the Black Sea to escort freighters carrying Ukrainian grain, as the world worries about shortages and prices rise, according to Estonian President Alar Karis. The priority is to ensure grain gets to Africa and other developing countries, Karis …

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS DEPRIVING THE WHOLE WORLD OF SLEEP. HERE’S HOW MUCH WE STAND TO LOSE

27 MAY 2022 Anyone who’s tried to go to sleep in a heatwave knows the sweaty agony that rising temperatures can bring. And global warming won’t make it any easier to find a cool spot on the bed. According to billions of sleep measurements from smartwatches around the world, high …

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HYBRID POWER SYSTEMS ABOARD VESSELS

26 MAY 2022  Are hybrid powered ships robust enough to cope with increasing demands at sea? Very few doubt the importance of hybrid electric power technologies and the role this energy system will play across the international maritime community, particularly in the years leading up to 2030 and the importance …

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UK CHAMBER OF SHIPPING CALLS FOR MANDATORY SHORE POWER

25 MAY 2022  The UK Chamber of Shipping is calling on the British government to institute mandatory requirements for installing and using shore power at the nation’s seaports. The Chamber has adopted a target of attaining net-zero emissions by 2050, twice the current level of ambition at IMO. It wants …

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MONKEYPOX, AND WHY IT’S NOT A CAUSE FOR FEAR

23 MAY 2022 On 18 May 2022, Massachusetts health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a single case of monkeypox in a patient who had recently traveled to Canada. Cases have also been reported in the United Kingdom and Europe. Monkeypox isn’t a new disease. The first confirmed human case was in …

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NATIONAL MARITIME DAY: WHY ARE WE STILL ASKING IF WOMEN BELONG AT SEA?

23 MAY 2022  Over the last year much has been written about female mariners and our role in the maritime industry; unfortunately, the tone and tenor of the coverage might unintentionally dampen the remarkable progress women are making in breaking into this male-dominated realm. I am a proud merchant mariner …

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RUSSIA STOPS GAS SUPPLY TO FINLAND OVER REFUSAL TO PAY IN RUBLES

23 MAY 2022 Russia has cut Finland off from its natural gas supplies as relations between the two neighbors sour over the Nordic nation’s decision to join defense alliance NATO. Finland is the third European country to lose gas from Russia after refusing to pay for the fuel in rubles. Flows …

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