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D-DAY AT 78: REMEMBERING THE LARGEST SEABORNE INVASION IN HISTORY

15 JUN 2022  June 6, 2022 marks the 78th anniversary of the launch of Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day. The beach landings at Normandy, France are perhaps the most enduring symbol of Allied courage in the face of Nazi aggression, and are especially symbolic this year: many of the …

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LIVESTOCK CARRIER CAPSIZES AND SINKS, KILLING 15,000 SHEEP

14 JUN 2022  On Sunday, a ship carrying nearly 16,000 sheep capsized and sank at its berth at a port in Sudan. All crewmembers escaped safely, but almost all of the cargo was lost.  The vessel Al Badri 1 began sinking at the pier at Suakin, Sudan in the early hours of …

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IMO MEPC78 HERE’S WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

13 JUN 2022 The International Maritime Organization has concluded its latest meeting of its key Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), known as MEPC78. The IMO’s MEPC is made of all 175 member states and is responsible for setting regulations and measures to prevent and control pollution from ships. Perhaps one of …

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RESEARCHERS JUST SET A NEW RECORD FOR DATA TRANSMISSION SPEED

13 JUN 2022 Even if you’re enjoying gloriously fast broadband at home wherever you live in the world, you’re still going to be a long, long way behind the new record for data transmission: an incredible 1.02 petabits per second. That’s a million gigabits shifted down a line every single …

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SCIENTIST EXPLAINS WHY BEING COLD MAKES YOU NEED TO PEE MORE

12 JUN 2022 You’re taking a stroll through the park on a cold winter’s morning, when it hits you – the need to find a bathroom, and quick! This didn’t used to happen in summer. Is there something about winter that makes us need to pee more? We study the …

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‘MASKED’ CANCER DRUG KILLS TUMORS WHILE SPARING HEALTHY TISSUE, EARLY RESULTS SHOW

11 JUN 2022 Many cancer treatments are notoriously savage on the body. Drugs often attack both healthy cells and tumor cells, causing a plethora of side effects. Immunotherapies that help the immune system recognize and attack cancer cells are no different. Though they have prolonged the lives of countless patients, they work in only …

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UN SECURITY COUNCIL CALLS FOR RENEWED FOCUS ON GULF OF GUINEA PIRACY

09 JUN 2022  On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a new security resolution on maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea. The resolution is meant to renew attention to the evolving piracy threat in the region, which remains an issue almost a decade after the UNSC’s last …

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RUSSIAN MEDIA CONFIRMS EXTRACTION OF GRAIN, STEEL FROM UKRAINE’S PORTS

08 JUN 2022  Russia has admitted to taking grain and steel cargoes from Ukraine and removing them to Russian territory, confirming Ukrainian accusations of theft.  The Russian military recently finished clearing sea mines from the port of Mariupol, the decimated port city that fell to the invading force earlier this …

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LNG CARRIER COMPLETES FIRST AUTONOMOUS OCEAN CROSSING BY LARGE VESSEL

06 JUN 2022 An LNG carrier completed what is being called the world’s first transoceanic voyage of a large merchant ship employing autonomous navigation technologies. The voyage was carried out as the first demonstration of the advanced technology navigating the 97,500 dwt vessel for roughly half its voyage across the …

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CAPTAIN AND OFFICERS OF BULKER CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE BY PHILIPPINES

04 JUN 2022  Philippine authorities announced today that they have filed charges against the captain and three officers from a bulk carrier that collided with a fishing boat. The charges came as the Coast Guard reported that it was moving into a search and recovery effort after finding only debris …

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