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USNS Trenton Transfers Migrants to Italian Coast Guard

By MarEx 2018-06-17 10:56:08

On Sunday, the crew of the USNS Trenton transferred 41 maritime migrants to Italian coast guard vessels off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy, ending a standoff over how and where the survivors would be brought to shore.  The crew of...

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Lifeboat Rescues Same Yacht Twice in Two Days

By MarEx 2018-06-17 16:17:22

The volunteer crew of a Sheerness Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboat launched Friday night after the UK Coastguard reported that a yacht had run aground and was taking on water. 24 hours later, the same lifeboat had to return...

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Tracking CO2 from Trade

By Gemini News 2018-06-17 15:22:39

[By Nancy Bazilchuk] A new database gives researchers — and potentially policymakers — the ability to see how global trade affects environmental impacts. Trade is one of the most visible hallmarks of 21st century life. Cheap shipping and global supply...

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Video: Coast Guard Cutter Campbell Offloads $200M in Cocaine

By MarEx 2018-06-17 14:24:09

On Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Campbell returned to her homeport in Kittery, Maine, Friday after an 80-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Caribbean and the Eastern Pacific. Campbell's crew intercepted six narcotic smuggling boats, seized about six tonnes of...

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Secretary Mattis Calls on USMMA Grads to Lead

By MarEx 2018-06-17 13:04:38

On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point graduated 187 new merchant marine and military officers in the Class of 2018. Secretary of Defense James Mattis delivered the keynote address before a crowd of about 4,500, including family...

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Cold-Water Rescues in the Battle of the Atlantic

By William H. Thiesen 2018-06-17 11:59:55

“By the way, Admiral [Edward “Iceberg”] Smith recently commended the Escanaba, its officers and men, for brilliant rescue work. The ship saved about 150 men who were cast into a very cold sea. Most of the men were helpless due...

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Ballast Water Treatment at Muddy Water Ports

By Sandip Patil 2018-06-15 18:05:23

India has been advocating for port-based mobile treated ballast water delivering facilities called BWTBoats since 2013. Given the recent real-world experiences with the challenges of ballast water treatment at muddy water ports and the forthcoming financial burden for ship owners to comply...

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Cylinder Oil Options for a Post-2020 World

By Dr. Sara Lawrence 2018-06-15 17:04:27

The choice of cylinder oil is typically determined by three factors: the marine engine itself; the fuel being used; and the vessel’s operating conditions. Given this, the limitation of sulfur content to 0.5 percent in marine fuel from 2020 by the...

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22 Rescued from Burning Container Ship Off Kolkata

By MarEx 2018-06-15 15:20:01

On Thursday, the Indian Coast Guard successfully rescued 22 crewmembers from the burning container feeder SSL Kolkata in the Bay of Bengal.  In a statement, operator Shreyas Shipping and Logistics confirmed that the 1,100 TEU Kolkata caught on fire at...

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