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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Increased IMO Limits of Liability Enter into Force

Increased IMO Limits of Liability Enter into Force

​Amendments to increase the limits of liability in the 1996 Protocol to amend the Convention on Limitation of ...

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MOAS: We Need Funding for Life-Saving Drones

We Need Funding for Life-Saving Drones

The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) was born from one family’s need to reach out to people in distress ...

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HRAS Issues Guidance for Handling Criminal Suspects at Sea

HRAS Issues Guidance on How to Handle Criminal Suspects at Sea

The UK charity Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) and the European Union’s Network of Experts on the Legal Aspects of ...

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Sea Shepherd Takes Japanese Whalers to Court

Sea Shepherd Takes Japanese Whalers to Court

A US-based marine conservation organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has filed claims against Japan’s ...

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Shen Neng 1 Owners Sued over 2010 Great Barrier Reef Spill

Chinese Bulker Owner Sued over 2010 Great Barrier Reef Spill

Australia has filed a lawsuit against the owners of the Chinese-registered bulk carrier Shen Neng 1 to recover ...

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Sea Shepherd Back in Sicilian Waters

Sea Shepherd Back in Sicilian Waters

Sea Shepherd Global has launched Operation Siracusa 2015 to fight illegal fishing in the Plemmirio Marine Reserve, ...

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Hibernia Slapped with Four Charges for 2013 Platform Spill

Hibernia Slapped with Four Charges for 2013 Platform Spill

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has laid four charges against Hibernia ...

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Higher Turnover for Dutch Maritime Technology Sector

Higher Turnover for Dutch Maritime Technology Sector

The Dutch maritime technology sector has had a good year, posting a 17% increase in turnover, from € 6.4 billion ( ...

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Deepwater Horizon Spill Tied to Dolphin Deaths

Researchers record data and photograph a dead dolphin that stranded along the Port Fourchon Louisiana coastline in July 2012 following the spill

One month to the day after commemorating the 5-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, the US ...

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Malaysia and Indonesia Agree to Aid Boat People

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Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed to offer temporary shelter and assistance to around 7,000 migrants still ...

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Pipeline Leaks 21,000 Gallons of Crude on California Coast

Pipeline Spills 21,000 Gallons of Crude on California Coast

A ruptured onshore pipeline leaked around 21,000 gallons of oil, some of which reached the ocean and the ...

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Port of Antwerp Rewards Green Ships

Port of Antwerp Rewards Green Ships

Belgium’s port of Antwerp will grant a discount of up to 30% in port dues to seagoing ships that use ...

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IMO Adopts Polar Code Environmental Provisions

IMO Adopts Polar Code Environmental Provisions

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the environmental part of the International Code for ...

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