Rear Admiral Shoshana S. Chatfield

Female President Announced for U.S. Naval War College

By MarEx 2019-06-15 17:42:52

The Secretary of the U.S. Navy Richard V. Spencer announced on June 14 that Rear Admiral Shoshana S. Chatfield will be the new president of the Naval War College. Chatfield will be the first female president in the history of the Naval War College. She earned her doctorate in education from the University of San Diego. She is a naval aviator (helicopters) who commanded at both the squadron and wing levels. She also served as a Provincial Reconstruction Team Commander...

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Littoral Combat Ship 21 Christened and Launched

By MarEx 2019-06-15 21:48:25

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 21, the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul was launched into the Menominee River on Saturday at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Shipyard.  Ship sponsor Jodi J. Greene, Deputy Under Secretary of the U.S. Navy for Policy, christened the vessel. The future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul is a fast, agile, focused-mission platform designed for operation in near-shore environments yet capable of open-ocean operation. It is designed to defeat asymmetric "anti-access" threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface...

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U.S. Coast Guard Interdicts Haitian Migrants

By MarEx 2019-06-15 21:18:41

The U.S. Coast Guard says it continues to discourage migrants from conducting dangerous illegal voyages on unsafe and unseaworthy vessels. On June 12, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, deployed to Great Inagua, Bahamas, detected a migrant vessel approximately 49 miles southeast of Great Inagua. The Coast Guard Cutter Venturous crew, along with a Royal Bahamas Defence Force vessel, interdicted approximately 177 Haitian migrants, including seven children, aboard an overloaded 45-foot wooden freighter. On June 13,...

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Argentina Ready to Meet Asian LNG Demand

By MarEx 2019-06-15 21:06:00

Rising natural gas production in Argentina, coupled with competitive global LNG transportation costs, is expected to position the country as an emerging source of gas supply to Asia during peak demand periods, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. Global LNG demand is showing increasing seasonality, and peak potential LNG production in Argentina during the summer months coincides with strong winter demand from utilities in Asia. This seasonal dynamic could attract Asian buyers and present a strong economic case for...

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Fast Facts: What are the Horse Latitudes?

By MarEx 2019-06-15 20:50:19

The horse latitudes are regions located at about 30 degrees north and south of the equator. These latitudes are characterized by calm winds and little precipitation. It is common in this region of the subtropics for winds to diverge and either flow toward the poles (known as the prevailing westerlies) or toward the equator (known as the trade winds). These diverging winds are the result of an area of high pressure, which is characterized by calm winds, sunny skies and...

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IMO Approves Measures to Improve Mooring Safety

By MarEx 2019-06-15 20:31:54

The IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) approved measures to improve the safety of seafarers during mooring operations when it met between June 5 and 14, 2019. The measures approved by the Committee, based on proposals originally submitted by Denmark, entail an amended SOLAS regulation and guidelines intended to improve the current situation where accidents and unsafe work situations frequently happen during mooring operations. The measures will now be circulated to member states with a view to adoption at the next...

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Eleven Million People Employed in Renewable Energy in 2018

By MarEx 2019-06-15 20:16:24

11 million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).  This compares with 10.3 million in 2017. As more and more countries manufacture, trade and install renewable energy technologies, the latest Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review finds that renewables jobs grew to their highest level despite slower growth in key renewable energy markets including China. Until now, renewable energy industries have remained relatively concentrated in...

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Nikola Corporation designs and manufactures hydrogen-electric vehicles, electric vehicle drivetrains, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and hydrogen stations.

Japan, E.U. and U.S. to Cooperate on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

By MarEx 2019-06-15 18:57:03

On June 15, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and the United States Department of Energy issued a joint statement affirming their shared desire to strengthen trilateral cooperation on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.   The announcement was made on the sidelines of the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth in Japan. The statement states that hydrogen and fuel cells are part of a broad...

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Asian Piracy Increased in May

By MarEx 2019-06-15 18:22:45

In May 2019, six incidents of armed robbery against ships and one attempted incident of piracy were reported.  This is a decrease in incidents for May last year (nine), but an increase compared to the last six months. Between November 2018 and April 2019, three to four incidents were reported each month. Of the seven incidents reported in May 2019, three incidents occurred on board ships at anchor/berth (at Kandla in India; and Dumai...

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