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CARRIERS MUST TRAIN CREWS FOR IMO 2020 OR RISK CRIMINALITY, WARNS SEAFARER UNION

08 DEC 2019 Seafarer representatives are increasingly worried that the forthcoming IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulations could result in a spate of criminal convictions. Seafarer union Nautilus International said a recent case involving a P&O Cruises vessel in the North Europe special emission control area (SEVA), which extends from the Channel …

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SPACEX GETS ITS OWN AIS AIDS TO NAVIGATION MARKERS

07 DEC 2019 Satellite launch contractor SpaceX will soon be using its own private AIS aids to navigation (ATON) to mark the temporary exclusion areas it uses during rocket launches at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is the first official Coast Guard approval for a “dynamic” restricted area. SpaceX’s operations at …

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HOW FINANCE CAN HELP PROTECT THE WORLD’S OCEAN RESOURCES

06 DEC 2019 Can finance contribute to seafood sustainability? This is an increasingly relevant question given the projected growth of seafood demand and the magnitude of social and environmental issues associated with its production. Since the 1960s, aquaculture has been the world’s fastest-growing food sector. Rates of fish consumption have …

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TEN TRENDS TO BRING HUMANITY “TECHNOLOGICAL BLISS”

05 DEC 2019 A new report from DNV GL has identified 10 technology trends, and their associated risks, that will shape industry and society in the coming decade. The rapid advancement of digitalization is behind many of the trends. The relationship between humans and technology is switching, with humans increasingly …

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TANZANIA PUSHES BACK ON CHINESE PORT PROJECT

01 DEC 2019 China’s Maritime Silk Road ambitions suffered a setback after Tanzanian officials refused to budge over stalled negotiations to build what would be the largest deep-water port in Africa. Initially agreed to in 2013, the terms of the agreement remain a point of contention between Tanzanian President John …

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RECAAP ISC WARNS ON SINGAPORE STRAIT PIRACY

30 nov 2019 The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre has issued an incident alert on incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait. The alert follows an earlier one in October and comes after more incidents were reported in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme …

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IMO ASSEMBLY ELECTS NEW 40-MEMBER COUNCIL

29 nov 2019 The Assembly of the IMO has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2020-2021 biennium: Category (a) 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services: China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway, Panama, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United …

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CYBER SECURITY WORKBOOK FOR ON BOARD SHIP USE

28 nov 2019 The maritime industry has done much to embrace digitization in recent years. Cost savings and efficiencies are always welcome but, as with every benefit, there are potential pitfalls to overcome. Cyber security in the maritime domain has become a hot topic in the last two years. While …

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