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Stellar Daisy Found

By MarEx 2019-02-17 15:08:29

Exploration company Ocean Infinity has located the wreck of the lost South Korean tanker, Stellar Daisy, at a depth of 3,461 meters in the South Atlantic Ocean, approximately 1,800 nautical miles due west of Cape Town. Stellar Daisy sank on March 31, 2017, transporting iron ore from Brazil to China. 22 of her 24 crew were lost. Working from Seabed Constructor, the search operation involved the deployment of four Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which, over 72 search hours, explored approximately...

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First Ship-to-Ship Transfer of LNG in The Bahamas

By MarEx 2019-02-17 18:01:03

Excelerate Energy and Equinor Energy completed the first ever ship-to-ship transfer of LNG in The Bahamas earlier this month.  Using Excelerate's floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) Exemplar and Equinor's LNG carrier Arctic Voyager, a full LNG cargo was transferred using the double-banked LNG transfer system while moored at Equinor's South Riding Point storage and transshipment terminal. Exemplar was delivered in 2010 and has a capacity of 150,900 m³ LNG. Excelerate conducted the industry's first commercial ship-to-ship transfer of LNG in 2007....

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Toledo Ship Fire Under Control

By MarEx 2019-02-17 17:10:32

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting pollution assessment of the Maumee River following a fire on board a vessel at the CSX Torco terminal in the Port of Toledo, Oregon, on Saturday. The fire was located on the stern of the St. Clair, a 762-foot vessel moored in the Port of Toledo for winter season repairs. No one was on board, and there was no cargo on the vessel at the time of the fire, which is currently under control....

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Australia's Largest Cargo Ship Christened

By MarEx 2019-02-17 15:42:42

Australia’s newest and biggest cargo ship was christened Tasmanian Achiever II in Burnie, Tasmania, on Saturday. The 700 TEU Tasmanian Achiever II is the largest general cargo ship to fly the Australian flag and is set to enter service on March 1, carrying goods between the Port of Melbourne and the Tasmanian Port of Burnie. The 210-meter (690-foot) vessel is the first of two new ships commissioned by Toll to carry freight between the Australian mainland and Tasmania, increasing Toll’s...

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BP: Renewables to Grow Faster Than Any Fuel in History

By MarEx 2019-02-16 20:24:45

BP has published the 2019 edition of its Energy Outlook, exploring the need for more energy to support continued global economic growth and rising prosperity and the need for a more rapid transition to a lower-carbon future.  The Outlook also considers the possible impact of an escalation in trade disputes and the implications of a significant tightening in the regulation of plastics. Much of the narrative in the Outlook is based on its evolving transition scenario which assumes that government...

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Pangolins: No Respite from Poaching

By MarEx 2019-02-16 19:33:33

February 16 is World Pangolin Day. Pangolins are still the most heavily trafficked mammal in the world. Hundreds of thousands of pangolins have been poached and all eight species are threatened with extinction in the wild. Pangolins are shy and secretive nocturnal creatures that live on ants and termites. Their defense mechanism is quickly to curl into a ball when threatened, which is where their name originates, “penggulung”, meaning “roller” in Malay. What sets pangolins aside from other mammals, and...

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Current Economic Opportunities at the Strait of Gibraltar

By Harry Valentine 2019-02-16 18:40:07

The combination of weather driven, climate driven and oceanic dynamics has caused a continually flowing water current at the Strait of Gibraltar. It has been revealed in data pertaining to rainfall and evaporation in the region and offers future ocean-based economic development opportunity in the region.  Introduction A televised nature documentary has revealed that evaporation across the Mediterranean Sea removes three times the volume of water as the combined volume of rainfall over the sea and rivers flowing into the...

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Shipping Containers House the Homeless of Bristol

By MarEx 2019-02-16 18:19:18

Old shipping containers are being turned into living spaces in the U.K. as part of a project by the charity Help Bristol’s Homeless.  The social collective notes that more and more people sleeping rough on the street, tented groups springing up and more people are sofa surfing. This inspired army veteran and restaurateur Jasper Thompson to found Help Bristol’s Homeless in 2017. “The most important thing is that the homeless people who are here are the ones leading the project....

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Pallbearers from HMAS Melbourne (III) carry the late Captain John Stevenson, AM, RAN (Retd) into the Naval Chapel at HMAS Kuttabul for his funeral.

Australian Navy Captain from Melbourne - Evans Collision Dies

By MarEx 2019-02-16 17:18:46

The Royal Australian Navy has honored the life the man in change of HMAS Melbourne (II) when the U.S. Navy Destroyer USS Frank E Evans turned under the Australian aircraft carrier's bow and was cut in half. Captain John Philip Stevenson died on January 30, aged 98, after a career marked with distinguished service in war and peace, as well as tragedy and controversy. In 1969 he was in command of HMAS Melbourne (II) when the tragedy occurred in which...

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