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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LA Port Policy Chief Charged with Corruption

By Reuters 2015-04-30 20:53:35 The chief of police for the port of Los Angeles was indicted on federal corruption charges involving a program to help citizens report criminal activity at the port, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement on Thursday. Ronald Boyd, 57, was named in a 16-count indictment that includes charges…

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20 Ways Shipping Containers Changed the World

By MarEx 2015-04-30 19:51:05 Today we take for granted that most of everything people purchase is shipped in a shipping container. The technology has revolutionized shipping, and Container Home Plans has shared this infographic on how the shipping container has changed the world since its invention in 1956. This post was sourced from Maritime Executive:…

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Is Canada Ready for an Oil Spill?

By Kathryn Stone 2015-04-30 14:23:17 Legislatures and experts alike have been quick to criticize Canada’s ability to respond to oil spills following an April 8, bunker fuel spill in Vancouver’s English Bay. The spill occurred when the Cyprus-flagged bulk carrier Marathassa leaked approximately 2,700 liters into the surrounding waters. The mayor of North Vancouver voiced…

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