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ASIA TOPS CHILD LABOR AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACTIVITY

18 nov 2019 A new report indicates that a significant share of child labor and human trafficking in global supply chains occurs in activities such as raw material extraction and agriculture, with South-East Asia having the highest percentage of child labor. The report, Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking …

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IMO AGREES GOAL-BASED APPROACH TO CUTTING EMISSIONS

17 nov 2019 Meeting last week, the IMO has agreed that a goal-setting approach is the best way to reduce carbon emissions in the short-term. Full details of the approach will be resolved next year. States and NGO’s discussed the details and the complexities of the different submitted proposals and …

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U.S. COAST GUARD INTERDICTS SEMI-SUB CARRYING $70M IN COCAINE

15 NOV 2019 On October 23, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane intercepted a suspected semi-submersible smuggling vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean and seized more than two tonnes of cocaine. The crew of a maritime patrol aircraft alerted the Harriet Lane to the suspect vessel’s presence, …

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ITF CALLS FOR ACTION ON GULF OF GUINEA PIRACY

12 nov 2019 Following back-to-back attacks on two vessels in the Gulf of Guinea last week, the International Transport Worker’ Federation has called for urgent global and regional cooperation to fight piracy off West Africa. On November 2, pirates kidnapped nine crewmembers from the Norwegian-flagged MV Bonita while the vessel …

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WORLD POWERS TIE UP FOR NAVAL FORCE TO POLICE MIDEAST OIL ROUTES

07 NOV 2019 An MH-60S helicopter hovers in the air with an oil tanker in the background as the USS John C. Stennis makes its way to the Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz, December 21, 2018. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo By Verity Ratcliffe (Bloomberg) –A U.S.-led coalition created to …

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GREEN GROUPS RETURN TO COURT TO STOP ARCTIC OIL DRILLING OFF NORWAY

06 NOV 2019 Environmental groups urged a Norwegian appeals court on Tuesday to take emissions from the country’s oil and gas exports into account when ruling on the government’s decision to allow oil firms to explore in Arctic waters in 2016. The session follows the dismissal by a lower court …

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PIRATES KIDNAP FOUR CREW FROM GREEK TANKER OFF TOGO – TOGO NAVY

04 NOV 2019 Pirates attacked a Greek oil tanker off the coast of Togo on Monday and fled after taking four crew members as hostages, the West African nation’s navy and Greek authorities said, two days after a similar attack in the waters of neighboring Benin. Of the missing crew members, two …

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PIRATES KIDNAP NINE FROM BULK CARRIER OFF BENIN

03 NOV 2019 A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin on Saturday, and nine crew members were kidnapped, the company said on Sunday. The remaining crew of the Norwegian-flagged MV Bonita notified local authorities, and the …

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GREEK SHIP MANAGER DENIES INVOLVEMENT IN BRAZILIAN OIL SLICK

02 NOV 2019 The manager of an oil tanker being probed by Brazilian authorities in connection with an oil spill off the country’s coast has found “no proof” of the vessel conducting activities that may have led to leaks on a journey between Venezuela and Malaysia. In a statement sent to Reuters …

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DISPARITY: THE MISUSE OF AID

30 OCT 2019 The International Federation of Journalists has hosted the premier screening of a new film exposing how global aid budgets are used to reinforce spiraling inequality in the world. The film Disparity was directed by activist Renu Mehta and features nine Nobel Laureates, with narration by Sir Ben Kingsley. It …

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