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RUSSIA DENIES CLAIM OF VESSEL DETENTION OVER UKRAINIAN GRAIN THEFT

08 JULY 2022  The Russian government has denied Ukrainian claims that a ship full of allegedly stolen Ukrainian grain has been detained at a Turkish port. The Russian-appointed governor of the occupied Zaporizhzhia region, Yevhen Balytskyi, confirmed the departure of the Russian bulker Zhibek Zholy from the occupied port of Berdyansk on June …

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CHINA RESCUES 4, RECOVERS 12 BODIES IN SEARCH AFTER WIND SHIP SINKS

07 JULY 2022  Chinese officials reported that the chances are growing slim for finding additional survivors from an engineering vessel that was supporting the offshore wind farms near Hong Kong when a typhoon ripped through the area on Saturday, July 2. In a press briefing late on July 4, the …

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FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE, 5 CHARTS SHOW WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW

10 JULY 2022 Limiting global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels requires reaching net zero emissions by the middle of this century. This means that, in less than three decades, we need to reverse more than a century of rising emissions and bring annual emissions down to near zero, while balancing out all …

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REPORT: WAKASHIO LEFT ROUTE FOR CELLPHONE SIGNAL MORE THAN ONCE

09 JULY 2022  Nearly two years after the Japanese bulker Wakashio went aground on Mauritius and created a disastrous fuel oil spill, the Japan Transport Safety Board has issued a preliminary report based on its investigation. While the events at the time of the ground are well known, the Japanese authority is looking …

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GOOD NEWS! THE SOLAR SYSTEM IS GOING TO HOLD TOGETHER FOR NOW

08 JULY 2022 If you’ve been laying in bed at night, fretting that the planets of the Solar System are going to go ricocheting off throughout the galaxy, you can set your mind at ease. We have at least 100,000 years before that happens, according to new calculations. In a …

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GUILTY VERDICTS FOR FOUR OF FIVE NAVY OFFICERS IN “FAT LEONARD” TRIAL

07 JULY 2022  More than five years after being indicted on charges of accepting bribes in the now famous “Fat Leonard” case, four retired captains of the U.S. Navy were convicted but the jury failed to decide the case of the senior-most defendant. The U.S. Department of Justice has not …

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THE LONGER THE UKRAINE WAR, THE MORE LIKELY IT IS TO BE WON BY A SEA POWER

06 JULY 2022 The Ukraine war is at a strategic turning point. As the Russian offensive intensifies in the Donbas without resulting in any substantial gains, western leaders warn that the war will be long, and supporting Ukraine must be sustained in the long term. At the same time, a less …

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STUDY: SHIPPING IS SET TO MISS THE IMO 2050 TARGET

05 JULY 2022  The maritime industry is not currently on track to meet the IMO ambition for a 50 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, even under favorable assumptions, according to a new study released by think tank Nordic West Office. The study suggests that this target could eventually be …

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UNCTAD: WAR IN UKRAINE DISRUPTS GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

04 JULY 2022  Major ports in Europe are grappling with a warehousing and storage capacity crises due to Russia and Ukraine cargo pile up, a situation that has disrupted container shipping operations and thrown global value chains into disarray, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said. UNCTAD, …

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BULK CARRIER CAPTAIN AND CHIEF MATE FINED FOR LEAVING GREAT BARRIER REEF SHIPPING LANES

03 JULY 2022 The captain and chief mate of a bulk carrier have been fined after pleading guilty to steering the ship through a protected area of the Great Barrier Reef. The incident took place in March involving 289-meter MV Sea Coen, which is registered in the Marshall Islands, and …

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