HOUSTON: STREETS TURNED INTO RIVERS

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four people in distress aboard the vessel Signet Enterprise near Port Aransas, Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Streets have turned into rivers in Houston, Texas, and over 1,000 people have been rescued, as emergency service crews race to pull people …

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AUTONOMOUS REVOLUTION

Autonomous cars are already being tested on the streets and it looks like crewless ships will follow in the water. Rolls-Royce, which is working on autonomous technology in the maritime sector, envisages a remotely-operated local vessel being in operation by 2020 and a remotely-operated autonomous vessel in international waters by …

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FISHING AND THE HUMAN ELEMENT

A recent Nautical Institute Seaways article, in co-ordination with the New Zealand-based FISH Safety Foundation, looked in detail at the growing need to openly discuss safety in the global fishing industry, including the protection of basic human rights: The positive contribution of fishing to the world economy, and the vital …

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