Tender Opens for Sewol Recovery

By Wendy Laursen 2015-04-30 23:48:44 South Korea has commenced the selection process for a salvage company to raise the ferry Sewol which sank in April last year killing 304 people. The bidding is open to local and foreign companies. The 6,800-ton passenger ferry sank while en route to the country’s southern resort island of Jeju,…

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Top 10 Cruise Ship Deficiencies of 2014

By MarEx 2015-04-30 22:54:34 The U.S. Coast Guard has released a list of the top 10 cruise ship deficiencies issued in 2014. A total of 329 deficiencies were issued. 1. Fire Screen Doors not Operating Properly (31 occurrences) The most frequent deficiency was fire screen doors were not operating properly. Fire screen doors were found…

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U.S. Welcome at South China Sea Facilities

By Reuters 2015-04-30 22:37:53 The United States and other countries will be welcome to use civilian facilities China is building in the South China Sea for search and rescue and weather forecasting “when conditions are right”, China’s navy chief has told a senior U.S. officer. China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, which…

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20 Somalis Convicted for Human Trafficking

By Wendy Laursen 2015-04-30 21:12:17 A court in Sicily has convicted 20 Somalis for participating in people trafficking operations. The men had previously received political asylum in Italy. The convictions were announced earlier this week, and prosecutors in Catania say the men were part of an international trafficking ring involved in bringing migrants from Kenya…

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