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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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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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SCIENTISTS SEE THE SUN TRANSFER ENERGY FROM ITS INTERIOR TO ATMOSPHERE

28 NOV 2019 You can’t tell from Earth, but the Sun’s outer atmosphere is hundreds of times hotter than its surface – it’s a long-standing mystery that astrophysicists have been working on for years, and now we might just have an answer. Scientists have previously suggested that solar plasma jets …

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6 SCIENCE-BACKED WAYS WE CAN ACTUALLY TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

27 NOV 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg claims we need system change to save the planet, and the majority of experts, from the IPCC, through to our own research, would certainly agree with this. But for most people, it often isn’t clear what changes actually need to be made to address environmental problems. And …

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IMO’S EDMUND HUGHES TALKS IMO 2020

26 NOV 2019 Edmund Hughes is Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency in the Marine Environment Division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialised technical agency responsible for the regulation of international shipping. A member of the IMO Secretariat since 2010, his responsibilities cover MARPOL Annex VI, the …

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SHIPS AUTOMATION CALLS FOR MODIFICATION TO EDUCATIONAL MODELS

25 nov 2019 The beginning of the 21st century has seen significant technological development in all industries including the shipping industry. This development has been primarily driven by digitalization arising from progressions in information and communication technology. The world has been deeply affected by a rather rapid transition into a …

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