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Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial in 2017

Anzac Day Remembered in the Grey Light of Dawn

By MarEx 2018-04-24 05:02:34

The Anzac tradition and the ideals of courage, endurance and mateship were established on April 25, 1915 when the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. It was the start of a campaign that lasted eight...

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Maersk Honam Arrives Off Jebel Ali

By MarEx 2018-04-23 21:21:00

The damaged container ship Maersk Honam has arrived at an anchorage off Jebel Ali, UAE. When salvors have put out the last hotspots from the fire in her forward holds, she will dock for offloading, inspection and repairs.  In a...

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The IMRF Launches 2018 Search and Rescue Awards

By MarEx 2018-04-23 20:59:11

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has launched the IMRF Awards 2018 and is calling for nominations and entries from around the world. The Awards are unique, in that they were specifically established to recognize and reward the selfless efforts...

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China's Aircraft Carrier Drills Near Taiwan

By MarEx 2018-04-23 20:35:27

China's carrier battle group, led by the aircraft carrier Liaoning, conducted its first combat exercise in the western Pacific on Friday and Saturday. Liaoning, several guided-missile destroyers, guided-missile frigates and dozens of aircraft took part in the exercise east of...

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Trump Administration Scrutinizes COSCO Bid for OOCL

By MarEx 2018-04-23 20:28:00

Chinese shipping conglomerate COSCO is seeking to purchase Overseas Orient Container Lines (OOCL), but if it wants approval from the Trump administration for the merger, it may have to spin off OOCL's valuable Long Beach Container Terminal. The U.S. Treasury's Committee on...

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New Jersey Blocks Offshore Drilling

By MarEx 2018-04-23 19:39:17

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed bipartisan legislation that bans offshore oil and gas exploration and its production in the state's waters last Friday. The bill, A-839, also prohibits the Department of Environmental Protection from issuing any permits and...

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Canada and Turkey Ratify Polluter Pays Convention

By MarEx 2018-04-23 19:09:16

Canada and Turkey deposited their instruments of ratification to the 2010 Protocol to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS Convention) on Monday. When in...

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U.S. Salvors Pass Every Coast Guard Verification To-Date

By MarEx 2018-04-23 18:49:56

On April 18, Rear Admiral Anthony Vogt, Assistant Commandant for Response Policy, released an update on the status of the most recent U.S. Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) industry verification initiative. According to the report, the Coast Guard has conducted...

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Vessel Remains in Detention After Iraq Collision

By MarEx 2018-04-23 18:25:09

The managers of the Royal Arsenal bulk carrier have voiced concern about the vessel’s continued detention at Umm Qasr in Iraq following a collision with a vessel owned and operated by the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) in August 2017. ...

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Nigerian Pirates Kidnap 12 Crewmembers from Freighter

By MarEx 2018-04-23 18:08:00

Dutch general cargo vessel operator ForestWave reported Monday that pirates abducted 12 crewmembers from the freighter FWN Rapide in the Gulf of Guinea.  On Saturday, the Rapide was approaching Port Harcourt, Nigeria when pirates approached and boarded her. They kidnapped...

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