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NORTH KOREAN SUBMARINE ACTIVITY “HIGHLY UNUSUAL”

North Korea’s submarine force has been unusually active after the “hermit kingdom’s” second ICBM test-launch, according to a U.S. defense source.  American officials told CNN that two older Romeo-class submarines were deployed off Japan for about a week each – further afield and longer at sea than normal – and an additional …

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EUROPE TO BUILD SHIPS OF THE FUTURE

A new European research project seeks to revolutionize the shipbuilding sector by replacing steel with composite materials for the construction of more efficient large length ships. FIBRESHIP is an ambitious project that will allow for the construction of light commercial vessels, passenger and leisure transport and oceanographic vessels more than …

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PORT STATES ANNOUNCE SAFETY OF NAVIGATION CAMPAIGN

The Tokyo and the Paris MoUs have announced a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on safety of navigation commencing from September 1. The campaign will run for three months and will involve compliance checks relating to the SOLAS Convention, the overall status of the vessel’s navigation safety and the competency …

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