First Hand Account of Alang Shipbreaking

By MarEx 2015-05-07 19:35:57 The Danish Shipowners’ Association has visited the notorious Alang Beach in India, where large numbers of ships end their days. It would appear that positive developments are underway in some of the scrapping facilities. Breaking up a scrapped cargo ship, which can measure over one hundred meters in length and consist…

Dredging of Damaged Hudson River Begins Again

By MarEx 2015-05-07 16:48:07 Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck announced the start of the sixth, and final, season of dredging of PCB-contaminated sediments from the bottom of the Hudson River. The historic dredging project – one of the largest and most complex cleanups in Superfund history – began in 2009.…

Italian Navy Increases Its Armada

By Kathryn Stone 2015-05-07 16:31:26 The Italian navy announced a €3.5 billion ($ 3.9 billion) order today for six multipurpose offshore patrol ships and one logistic support ship in order to renew its fleet. Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri will receive a €2.3 billion ($2.6 billion) share of the work and defense group Finmeccanica will be responsible…

Italy May Have Found Doomed Migrant Ship

Italy’s navy said on Thursday it believed it had found the wreck of a boat that sank last month killing up to 900 migrants off the coast of Libya, the Mediterranean’s most deadly migrant tragedy in living memory.

Only 24 bodies have been recovered since the April 18 disaster and the discovery of the wreck 375 metres (1,235 feet) underwater some 135 km (85 miles) north of Libya would notably increase the chances of finding more remains.