Pirates Kidnap Twelve from Swiss Bulk Carrier
Australia's Antarctic Icebreaker Afloat
Quicker and Easier Than Falling Asleep…
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Pirates Kidnap Twelve from Swiss Bulk Carrier

Pirates kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss bulk carrier in Nigerian waters on Saturday. Seven other crew members were on board the Massoel Shipping vessel Glarus at the time. The vessel was carrying wheat between Lagos and Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta, and the attack happened around 45 nautical miles south west of Bonny Island. The pirates apparently used long ladders and cut the razor wire on deck to gain access to the vessel and destroyed the ship’s...

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Australia's Antarctic Icebreaker Afloat

Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker, RSV Nuyina, was floated in wet dock on Saturday at Damen Shipyards in Romania. It took two days to pump enough water from the nearby river into the docks, raising the water level six meters (20 feet) and floating the 10,751 ton ship about 30 centimeters above the dock floor. The ship is 25.6 meters (84 feet) wide and the dry dock is 35 meters (115 feet) wide. There’s about 10 meters (33 feet) of water...

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Quicker and Easier Than Falling Asleep…

Harry Potter asks his godfather’s spirit, “Does it hurt?” after he’d passed away.  The answer Sirius Black gave was, “Dying?  Not at all. Quicker and easier than falling asleep.” That answer may be familiar to enclosed space victims.   The air we breathe consists of several major components. Oxygen, critical for human life makes up about 20.9 percent of that air. That majority of air is made up of nitrogen – close to 78 percent. The remaining one percent largely...

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Autonomous Navigation along Inland Waterways

Advances in autonomous and computer assisted navigation could be applied along selected navigable inland waterways and sections of such waterways to improve future cost effectiveness and competitiveness of waterway transportation. The greatest benefit would occur along sections of comparatively narrow waterways where wave heights are minimal and navigation locks absent. The list of waterways would include sections of the Ganges River, Indus River, Nile River, Amazon River, Parana River, Mackenzie River, Lower St Lawrence River, Lower Hudson River and the...

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Littoral Combat Ship Kansas City Christened

The U.S. Navy christened its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Kansas City (LCS 22), on Saturday at Austal USA's yard in Mobile, Alabama. The future USS Kansas City is the second U.S. Navy ship to honor Missouri’s largest city. Originally intended to be the first Kansas City, the keel was laid for what was planned to be an Oregon City-class heavy cruiser on July 9, 1945 in the waning days of World War II. With the...

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Flashback: The Tamar Rescue Mission

New York Air National Guard Airmen from the 103rd Rescue Squadron jumped from an HC-130 search and rescue plane of the 102nd Rescue Squadron 1,300 miles east into the North Atlantic on April 24, 2017 to aid two badly burned crewman on board the Slovenian-owned ship the Tamar. The incident on board the Tamar began early in the morning of April 24 when an explosion in a storeroom on the ship, which was built in 2010, killed one seaman and...

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Video: Celebrity Edge Nears Completion

Celebrity Edge nears completion at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Saint-Nazaire shipyard in France. The 2,900-passenger vessel is the first of four vessels from Celebrity Cruises’ Edge Class. Celebrity has named 19-year old Nobel Laureate and U.N. Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai as the Godmother of the vessel which will debut later this year. 

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Sea Shepherd Returns to the Sea of Cortez

The Sea Shepherd vessel the M/V Farley Mowat has arrived in the Sea of Cortez in the Upper Gulf of California to commence a campaign to protect the totoaba fish and the vaquita porpoise - currently the most endangered marine mammal in the world. The last study released showed that less than 30 vaquita were alive. The Sea Shepherd team sighted a vaquita in early 2015, and the Mexican government renewed its commitment to protect the endemic species, using navy...

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English High Court Continues Djibouti Port Company Restraint

The High Court of England and Wales in London has continued the injunction first made on August 31, 2018 prohibiting the Government of Djibouti’s port company, Port de Djibouti S.A. (PDSA) from interfering with the management of the joint venture company, Doraleh Container Terminal S.A. (DCT).  On August 31, the Court issued an injunction against PDSA, as shareholder in DCT, prohibiting it from acting as if the joint venture agreement with DP World has been terminated. The continuation follows the...

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Trump Signs $147 Billion Infrastructure Act

U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law a three-part package called a “minibus” at a signing ceremony in Las Vegas on Friday. The $147 billion act covers dredging activities in harbors and channels, infrastructure projects and beach and coastal restoration.    The Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act includes a 2.4 percent increase in military construction spending and an 11 percent funding increase for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Civil Works Program....

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