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INDIA AGREES TO RATIFY IMO SHIP RECYCLING CONVENTION

The largest ship recycling nation has agreed to ratify the Hong Kong Convention on Ship Recycling which will push shipowners to take closer heed of how they dispose of tonnage India, perhaps the most important ship recycling nation, has announced its intention to ratify the IMO’s Ship Recycling Convention and …

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CONSEQUENCES TO CLIMATE IF EVERY PLANNED FOSSIL FUEL PROJECT GOES AHEAD

22 NOV 2019 As the world races to mitigate a climate crisis, too many nations are having their cake and eating it too. If nothing is done to curb the global extraction of fossil fuels, commitments to the Paris agreement and other national goals will mean very little. In just …

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PETROBRAS SET TO BECOME WORLD’S LARGEST OIL PRODUCER

21 nov 2019 Petrobras is on track to become the world’s largest oil producer among publicly listed companies by 2030, according to Rystad Energy. Brazil’s biggest-ever oil auctions in November were generally deemed to be disappointing, receiving muted interest from international exploration and production companies. However, national oil company Petrobras …

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HOUTHI FORCES RELEASE SOUTH KOREAN VESSELS

20 nov 2019 After South Korea deployed a destroyer and called for American assistance, Houthi rebel forces released two Korean vessels and one Saudi tug that they had captured near Hodeidah on Sunday night. The vessels – identified as the Woongjin T-1100, Woongjin G-16 and Rabigh 3 – were boarded and seized by Houthi …

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OCEAN COULD SUPPLY TWO-THIRDS OF WORLD’S PROTEIN NEEDS

21 nov 2019 A new literature review compiled for the High Level Panel on a Sustainable Ocean Economy finds that the ocean could provide over six times more food than it does today – enough to provide protein for two-thirds of the world’s future population, according to estimates from the UN Food …

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WEST AFRICAN NATIONS FAILING TO COORDINATE PIRACY RESPONSE, TOGO LEADER SAYS

20 NOV 2019 West African states’ failure to coordinate their response to piracy off their coastline is the main reason attacks are persisting, Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe said. Seaborne assailants boarded two vessels off the coast of Togo and neighboring Benin earlier this month, the latest in a series of …

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DATA SHOWS WE’RE LIVING THROUGH EARTH’S SECOND HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD

19 NOV 2019 This year is increasingly likely to be the planet’s second- or third-warmest calendar year on record since modern temperature data collection began in 1880, according to data released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This reflects the growing influence of long-term, human-caused global …

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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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