SEA-WATCH CAPTAIN FREE

03 JULY 2019 Carola Rackete, the 31-year-old captain of the Sea-Watch 3, has been released from custody. She was arrested on Saturday after her vessel made contact with a police boat and docked in Lampedusa, Italy, with 41 African migrants on board. Italian judge Alessandra Vella ruled on Tuesday that Rackete had …

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IMO LAUNCHES WOMEN IN MARITIME VIDEO

02 JULY 2019 The IMO has produced a new film to showcase its Women in Maritime program. The program, initiated in 1988, supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The program supports the participation of women in both shore-based and …

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A COUNTRY DROWNS ?

02 JUL 2019 Global climate change is endangering small island countries, many of them developing nations, potentially harming their ability to function as independent states. As international environmental co-operation stalls, we must ask what consequences climate change will have on the statehood of vulnerable countries. This is especially important because …

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HMM JOINS THE ALLIANCE

01 JUL 2019 South Korean carrier HMM (formerly Hyundai Merchant Marine) announced Monday that it is joining THE Alliance, the ocean carrier alliance comprised of Hapag-Lloyd, ONE and Yang Ming. The agreement was finalized in Taipei on June 19. Subject to regulatory approval, the new contract between the four lines …

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