Warmest Year Ever Prompts NOAA Climate Change Strategy

Warmest July Ever Prompts NOAA Climate Change Strategy

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has taken a first step in providing regional fisheries ...

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Faroe Islands Deny Entry to Sea Shepherd's Vessel

Slaughter of 61 pilot whales at Sandavágur on August 12.

Sea Shepherd’s anti-whaling activist vessel Bob Barker, which arrived in the Faroe Islands on Monday, August ...

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Abengoa Wins Deal to Build Port Terminal in Uruguay

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A consortium led by Spanish multinational corporation Abengoa has been awarded the construction of the new port ...

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is a Ticking Time Bomb

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is a Ticking Timebomb

Scientists and volunteers at the Ocean Cleanup have concluded the so-called ”Mega Expedition” aimed at ...

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First Deepwater Horizon Compensation Funds Allocated

GoM Restoration Council Starts Allocating Deepwater Horizon Compensation Funds

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, a new U.S. federal entity created by the RESTORE Act consisting of ...

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Vard Hooks Two Shipbuilding Contracts

The Rolls-Royce NVC 374 stern trawler

Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Vard Holdings Limited has secured contracts for the construction of one ...

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Spotted: Smaragd Comes Home

Norwegian Smaragd Comes Home

Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard Ship Technology held a naming ceremony for Smaragd, a combined purse purse seiner / ...

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Spotted: Live Fish Carrier Taking Shape at Besiktas Shipyard

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A Live Fish Carrier designed by Skipsteknisk and currently under construction at Turkey’s Besiktas Shipyard ...

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Hawaii Islands Bracing for Tropical Storm Guillermo

Hawaii Islands Bracing for Tropical Storm Guillermo

The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Guillermo in the main ...

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Sea Shepherd Volunteers Arrested in Faroe Islands

Sea Shepherd volunteer, Tom Strerath of Germany, is taken into custody

Two volunteer crewmembers from a ship operated by the conservationist group Sea Shepherd, Sam Simon, have been ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (4-8 of July)

Readers' Picks of the Week (4-8 of Jul)

Greek Shipowners Can’t Buy Fuel Due to Capital Controls Capital controls introduced by the Greek government could ...

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Spotted: Afrika All Made Up

Afrika All Made Up

The Jaczon-operated fishing trawler, Afrika, left Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen on July 9, fresh from a period in ...

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Seas Could Rise 6 Meters Despite UN Global Warming Cap

Seas Could Rise 6 Meters Despite UN Global Warming Cap

Sea levels could rise by 6 meters (20 feet) in the long rung even if a United Nations goal of limiting global ...

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European Parliament Adopts Amended Directive on Seafarers

European Parliament Adopts Amended Directive on Seafarers

The European Parliament’s Plenary session has adopted the agreement on the European Commission’s proposal for a ...

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Hong Kong Braces for Typhoon Linfa

Hong Kong Braces for Typhoon Linfa

Hong Kong’s marine department has issued a Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 ahead of Typhoon Linfa, ...

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Monsoon Storm Sinks Three Vessels in Andaman Sea

Monsoon Storm Sinks Three Vessels in Andaman Sea

A container ship, a fishing boat and a barge have sunk in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, in the ...

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Stolt-Nielsen Squeezes Higher Profit out of Falling Revenue

Stolt-Nielsen Squeezes Higher Profit Despite Falling Revenue

Oslo-listed Stolt-Nielsen Limited reported USD 42.5 million net profit for the second quarter ended May 31, 2015, a ...

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First Nations Slam Quebec Maritime Strategy

First Nations Slam Quebec Maritime Strategy

The Government of Quebec, Canada, has introduced a CAD 1.5 billion Quebec Maritime Strategy, to the delight of ...

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Japan Not Backing Down from Whaling Plans

Japan Not Backing Down from Whaling Plans

Japan has declared its intent to continue hunting whales in the Southern Ocean regardless of the conclusion of the ...

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Indonesia to Ban Ordering Ships from Foreign Shipyards

Indonesia to Ban Ordering Ships from Foreign Shipyards

Indonesia’s state-owned companies, ministries and institutions will be banned from ordering ships abroad as ...

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Nautilus Applauds Progress on Seafarer Rights

Nautilus Applauds Progress on Seafarers Rights

International maritime union Nautilus has welcomed news that the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has ...

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Gulf of Mexico ”Dead Zone” Unchanged

Gulf of Mexico ''Dead Zone'' Unchanged

This year’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone, also called the”dead zone,” will be approximately 5,483 square ...

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Hong Kong Sulphur Switch to Cut Harmful Emissions by 60%

Hong Kong Sulphur Switch to Cut Harmful Emissions by 60%

A new regulation under which ocean going vessels are required to switch to marine fuels with less than 0.5% sulphur ...

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Iceland’s Whale Meat Heading for Northern Sea Route?

Icelandic Whale Meat Heading for Norther Sea Route

A freighter carrying 1,800 tonnes of fin whale meat arrived in Tromso, Norway late last week, non-governmental ...

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Ardent, Ardentia Marine to Remove Oil from Oleg Naydenov

Ardent, Ardentia Marine to Remove Oil from Oleg Naydenov

Ardent, the recent merger of Titan and Svitzer Salvage, and Spanish-based salvage company Ardentia Marine, ...

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Sea Shepherd to Pay USD 2.6 Million to Japanese Whalers

Sea Shepherd Settles Contempt Dispute with Japanese Whalers

The US-based marine environmentalist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has resolved its long-running legal ...

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NOAA Opens Arctic Hydrographic Survey Season

NOAA Opens Arctic Hydrographic Survey Season

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched its 2015 Arctic hydrographic survey season ...

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