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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Jan 12, 2018

    The U.K. government has published its 25 Year Environment Plan setting out how it will improve the environment over a generation by creating richer habitats for wildlife, improving air and water quality and curbing the amount of plastic in the world’s oceans. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Jan 05, 2018

    The Malaysian government has enlisted US seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity to spearhead the new operation to locate the wreckage of the Boeing 777 on a “no find, no fee” basis. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Dec 22, 2017

    More than 300 large dry cargo ships are having to wait outside Chinese and Australian ports in a maritime traffic jam that spotlights bottlenecks in China’s huge and global commodity supply chain as demand peaks this winter. With some vessels waiting to load coal and iron ore outside Australian ports for over a month, key charter rates have jumped to their highest in more than three years. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Dec 08, 2017

    The Queen has officially welcomed the UK’s new aircraft carrier, “HMS Queen Elizabeth”, at a ceremony to commission it into the Royal Navy fleet. The monarch boarded her namesake ship in Portsmouth to see the Royal Navy White Ensign raised on the vessel for the first time. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Dec 01, 2017

    There is nothing new about seafarers being abandoned. Any workable solution has to have practical economic sense to it. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Oct 27, 2017

    Shipping companies can avoid the costly cyber attacks by training their seafarers and onshore employees. Ship operators are not doing enough to educate crew about the risks of cyber attacks or how to avoid them. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Oct 20, 2017

    Global piracy continues to be a concern in the Gulf of Guinea, Southeast Asia and Venezuela, according to statistics released yesterday by the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB). Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Oct 06, 2017

    In July and September 2017, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) detained the ships Rena and DL Carnation respectively for non-payment of crew wages and other breaches under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC). Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Sep 22, 2017

    ISWAN’s SeafarerHelp, a free, confidential, 24/7 helpline which supports thousands of seafarers every year, was named ‘Shoreside Team of the Year’ at 2017 Safety at Sea Awards, held during London International Shipping Week. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Sep 08, 2017

    Shipping and port bosses will warn Theresa May that a two-year transition period after Brexit will not be long enough to ensure “frictionless” trade continues in Dover and other British docks. Continue reading

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