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THE LAST MEMBER OF AN ISOLATED AMAZON TRIBE DIES ALONE HUMANS

07 SEPT 2022  The Man of the Hole .They found his body in a hammock, adorned by feathers, the last remaining member of his tribe. For 26 years, nearly 9,500 days and nights, the man with no known name had neither spoken to nor touched a single other human. He was known …

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GIBRALTAR MAKES PROGRESS AT PUMPING OIL FROM WRECKED BULKER

03 SEPT 2022  Gibraltar continues to report making progress in its attempts to remove the oils aboard the bulker that hit another vessel at the beginning of the week. Teams are also working to contain the damage from the leaks and a formal investigation was launched. The condition of the …

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GROUNDED TANKER BLOCKS SUEZ CANAL FOR HOURS

01 SEPT 2022  An Aframax tanker heading southbound this afternoon in the Suez Canal lost steering control and became wedged across the navigational channel of the canal south of Little Bitter Lake blocking all traffic. The Suez Canal Authority is reporting that it was successful in refloating and repositioning the …

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RUSSIA’S BURNING OF EXCESS GAS IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

06 SEPT 2022 Russia is wasting large volumes of natural gas by burning it in a huge orange flare near the Finnish border at a time when it has sharply cut deliveries to the European Union, scientists and analysts said on Friday. Analysts from Rystad, an energy consultancy based in Norway, described it as …

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GREENLAND’S ICE SHEET IS “COMMITTED” TO 10 INCHES OF SEA LEVEL RISE

05 SEPT 2022  According to our study, Greenland must lose at least 3.3 percent of its ice to reestablish balance with today’s prevailing climate – regardless of future warming. I’m standing at the edge of the Greenland ice sheet, mesmerized by a mind-blowing scene of natural destruction. A milewide section of glacier front …

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SOLOMON ISLANDS SUSPENDS ALL PORT CALLS FOR FOREIGN NAVAL VESSELS

04 SEPT 2022  After refusing port entry to a U.S. Coast Guard cutter during a joint operation last month, the government of the Solomon Islands has announced that it is temporarily suspending port calls for all foreign naval vessels of all nationalities. During a joint fishery patrol in the South …

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12 NEW LNG BULKERS WILL BE EQUIPPED TO BURN HFO

03 SEPT 2022  The independent bulker operator Himalaya Shipping plans to install scrubbers on a fleet of 12 LNG-powered Newcastlemax bulkers currently under construction at New Times Shipyard (NTS) in China. The installation acknowledges the reality of LNG dual-fuel power today: LNG is so expensive that most LNG-fueled oceangoing ships …

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BULKER BEACHED AFTER HITTING LNG CARRIER OFF GIBRALTAR

02 SEPT 2022  The Gibraltar government and the port authority are reporting that the situation remains stable after a bulker departing the port overnight clipped an anchored LNG carrier and began taking on water. The vessel was beached on the eastern side of the territory while surveys and precautions for …

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TURKEY REFUSES ENTRY TO DECOMMISSIONED CARRIER OVER ASBESTOS CONCERNS

01 SEPT 2022  The Turkish government has decided to deny permission for the scrapping of the decommissioned Brazilian Navy carrier NAe São Paulo. Environmentalists believe that the former French Navy vessel (ex name Foch) contains a substantial amount of asbestos, and after the scrapper declined to carry out a new hazardous materials inventory, Turkey’s …

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INDIAN OCEAN HIGH RISK DESIGNATION TO BE WITHDRAWN AT END OF 2022

31 AUG 2022  Further reflecting the progress that has been made in reducing the danger of piracy off the east coast of Africa and into the Indian Ocean, the shipping industry plans to formally end the “High Risk Area,” designation as of the first of the year. While a level …

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