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WORLD’S FIRST MEGA-CONTAINER VESSEL LNG RETROFIT CONTRACTED

07 MAR 2019 The 15,000 TEU Hapag-Lloyd container ship Sajir will be the first mega-container vessel to be converted to dual-fuel operation. Contracts have been signed, and the conversion will be undertaken by MAN Energy Solutions. The project will entail the conversion of an existing, HFO-burning MAN B&W 9S90ME-C engine to a …

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LIMITED’ NUCLEAR WAR COULD WRECK EARTH’S CLIMATE AND TRIGGER GLOBAL FAMINE

05 MAR 2019 Deadly tensions between India and Pakistan are boiling over in Kashmir, a disputed territory at the northern border of each country. A regional conflict is worrisome enough, but climate scientists warn that if either country launches just a portion of its nuclear weapons, the situation might escalate into …

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MAGNETIC NORTH RELOCATION AND FUTURE MARITIME NAVIGATION

22 FEB 2019 Recent scientific reports have advised about magnetic north drifting toward Siberia, and steps are being undertaken to assist international transportation in regard to directional accuracy. The combination of relocation of magnetic north, carbon induced global warming and a possible cyclical reduction in solar energy output has numerous …

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