Seafarers UK Backs Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme

Seafarers UK Backs Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme

Seafarers UK has granted financial support for the development of an international register of missing seafarers, ...

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West Antarctic Melt Rate Tripled in Last Decade

West Antarctic Melt Rate Tripled in Last Decade

A comprehensive, 21-year analysis of the fastest-melting region of Antarctica has found that the melt rate of ...

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EU Marine Sector Needs Long-Term, Sustainable Strategy

EU Marine Sector Needs Long-Term, Sustainable Strategy

Local and regional authorities have backed EU plans to improve knowledge and support innovation of Europe’s EUR 500 ...

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1 Dead, 54 Fishermen Missing off Chukotka

1 Dead, 54 Korean Fishermen Missing off Chukotka

The Coast Guard Alaska Sector is assisting the Kamchatka Border Guard Directorate and good Samaritans in their ...

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BIMCO to Develop Standard Ship Financing Term Sheet

BIMCO

The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has announced its intention to develop a standard term sheet ...

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BOEM Launches Arctic Ecosystem Research Project

BOEM Launches Arctic Ecosystem Research Project

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) partners ...

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IMO Adopts Polar Code

IMO Adopts Polar Code

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar ...

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US Coast Guard, EPA to Monitor Sulphur Emission Compliance

US Coast Guard, EPA to Monitor Sulphur Emission Compliance

The U.S. Coast Guard together with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon take action to ensure ...

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LPG Carrier Aids Three in Suspected Mutiny

LPG Carrier Aids Three in Suspected Mutiny

The M/V Tessa Kosan, a 367-foot LPG carrier, rescued three crew members in a bizarre case involving a possible ...

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IMRF: Global Drowning Figures Alarming

IMRF Global Drowning Figures Alarming

The global drowning report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) is shocking, and the worldwide loss of ...

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JRC Testing Anti-Piracy Software

JRC Testing Anti-Piracy Software (2)

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) is testing a new anti-piracy software in two maritime ...

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NOAA Forms Ocean Exploration Advisory Board

NOAA Forms Ocean Exploration Advisory Board

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched a new federal Ocean Exploration ...

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China, South Korea Close to Signing Free Trade Agreement

China, South Korea Close to Signing Free Trade Agreement

China and South Korea on November 10 signed a “substantial conclusion” of a free trade agreement to ...

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European Maritime Industry Preps for 2050

European Maritime Industry Preps for 2050

The European maritime industry launched the European Research Association “Vessels for the Future” with its first ...

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EU Court of Justice to Deliberate on Singapore Trade Deal

EU Court of Justice to Deliberate on Singapore Trade Deal

The European Commission has decided to request an opinion of the EU Court of Justice on the competence to sign and ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (20-24th of October)

Readers’-Picks-of-the-Week

Clyde and Co: Ships with Fatigued Crew Unseaworthy If a ship’s crew doesn’t receive enough rest while trying to ...

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Matson Pleads Guilty to Honolulu Molasses Spill Charges

Matson Pleads Guilty to Honolulu Molasses Spill Charges

Matson Inc. has agreed to pay USD 1 million in penalties for illegally discharging over 230,000 gallons of molasses ...

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Pacific Island Countries Discussing Pollution Prevention

Pacific Island Countries Discussing Pollution Prevention

Representatives from 13 Pacific island countries and territories have gathered in Brisbane, Australia this week to ...

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AOA: Ross Sea, East Antarctica Must Be Declared Marine ...

AOA: Ross Sea, East Antarctica Must Be Declared Marine Protected Areas

As representatives of the 25 Members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources ...

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MEPC Approves Draft Polar Code

IMO Approves Draft Polar Code

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved ...

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Turkey Signs BWM Convention

Turkey Signs BWM Convention

Turkey today (October 14, 2014) ratified the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention 2004, bringing the number of ...

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ICS: Oil Pollution Compensation Regime Threatened

IOPCF Wind Up Threatens Current Regime

The smooth running of the well-established global regime for compensation from oil pollution from ships may be ...

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Sri Lanka Facing Fisheries Export Ban

Sri Lanka Facing Fishing Export Ban

In its fight against illegal fishing activities worldwide, the European Commission has today proposed to ban ...

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US Agencies to Monitor Marine Biodiversity

US Agencies to Monitor Marine Biodiversity

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ...

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AMSA Rescues 15 from Burning Vessel

AMSA Rescues 15 from Burning Vessel

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) reports that fifteen people have been rescued from a burning ...

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Russia Exploring Fukushima Accident Effects

Russia Exploring Fukushima Accident Effects

Russian  research vessel ”Professor Khlyustin” sailed out from Vladivostok on a 28-day expedition to ...

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Canada-South Korea Free Trade Agreement Signed

Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper

On September 22, 2014, the high officials of Canada and South Korea signed Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement ...

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