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AUDHD EXPLAINED: FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES

11 JULY 2024 You may have seen some new ways to describe when someone is autistic and also has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The terms “AuDHD” or sometimes “AutiADHD” are being used on social media, with people describing what they experience or have seen as clinicians. It might seem surprising …

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INDUSTRY CALLS FOR MEASUREMENT AND REGULATION TO TACKLE METHANE SLIP

10 JULY 2024  Focusing on the problem of methane slip in the “well-to-wake” approach, an industry-led group released its first report detailing research, trials, and the required steps to create greater understanding and eliminate the problems of methane slip associated with liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels. The report outlines the …

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HOUTHIS RENEW ATTACKS TARGETING MSC AND MAERSK US-FLAGGED CONTAINERSHIP

09 JULY 2024  After a lull in documented attacks in the early part of July, there are fresh reports of attacks coming from the Houthi militants in Yemen. This comes as the U.S. and EU NAVFOR Operation Aspides both reported increased efforts in the past few days and successfully stopped …

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STRAITS OF SINGAPORE AND MALACCA REPORT PIRACY DECLINES IN 2024

08 JULY 2024  After several years of warnings about the high rate of piracy in the Singapore and Malacca straits, ReCAAP Information Sharing Center provided details of a strong decline in piracy in the region during the first half of 2024. They are reporting that enhanced measures and cooperative efforts …

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QUESTIONS OVER HIGH SEAS DISAPPEARANCE OF RUSSIAN FERTILIZER SENT TO KENYA

07 JULY 2024  Kenyan authorities are trying to explain the whereabouts of a large consignment of fertilizer donated by Russia that failed to arrive at the Port of Mombasa. Political opponents and critics of the government are asking if it was a possible theft, while the government is defending itself …

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SHIPPING INDUSTRY NEEDS TO IMPROVE TO PREVENT INJURY AND SUICIDE SAYS GARD

06 JULY 2024  A new report examining key trends within crew-related insurance claims identifies concerns with an increase in injuries as well as a “worryingly high number” of the percentage of deaths caused by suicide among seafarers. While there is a positive trend in illness-related claims (excluding COVID) the report …

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CARBON CAPTURE IS NO SILVER BULLET, BUT HOLDS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SHIPPING

05 JULY 2024  Can onboard carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology be a viable tool in shipping’s decarbonization journey? Answering this question requires a holistic perspective, accounting for the entire carbon value chain. In short, the technical ability to capture and store CO2 is only part of the equation – …

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AS MORE SHIPS HEAD FOR CAPE ROUTE, STELLA MARIS SETS UP FOR CREWS’ NEEDS

03 JULY 2024  To meet the needs of the growing number of vessels on the Cape route, The maritime charity Stella Maris has launched a new office in the East African port of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Due to the anti-shipping campaign launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the Red …

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SEARCH FOR CREWMEMBER FEARED OVERBOARD CALLED OFF WHEN HE WAS FOUND ON SHIP

02 JULY 2024  After a search spanning more than two days and covering hundreds of miles in the Pacific, the U.S. Coast Guard was informed that the suspected missing crewmember was found safe aboard his ship. Teams had been urgently searching while the USCG coordinated an effort from Guam after …

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JAPANESE PROJECT REACHES MILESTONE IN DESIGN OF HYDROGEN-FUELED TANKER

02 JULY 2024  A design project launched in Japan in 2023 reports it has reached a milestone in the development of a hydrogen-fueled domestic coastal tanker. The project which was launched under the sponsorship of The Nippon Foundation seeks to complete the demonstration vessel in 2025 and with a hydrogen-fueled …

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