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USS Hopper Passes Near Scarborough Shoal

By MarEx 2018-01-20 15:44:27

The U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Hopper sailed within 12 miles of Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, with China's Foreign Ministry accusing the United States of trespassing in its territorial waters. The USS Hopper carried out an...

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Digitalization and Ship Connectivity in 2018

By MarEx 2018-01-20 17:33:38

by Stephen Conley While vessels will continue to slow steam in the face of challenging freight rates and volatile bunker prices, the rapid growth of digitalization is challenging traditional ship operating practices, and changing the roles and responsibilities of the...

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U.K. Women in Maritime Taskforce Established

By MarEx 2018-01-20 16:57:48

Industry body Maritime UK has established a taskforce to address fairness, equality and inclusion within the maritime sector. The Women in Maritime Taskforce brings together leaders from across the maritime sector to identify practical steps to increase the number of...

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Brazilian Operator Suspends Live Export

By MarEx 2018-01-20 16:28:56

A port operator in Santos, Brazil, said on Friday it will suspend live export shipments. State-run Companhia Docas do Estado de São Paulo wrote a letter to a congressman about the decision.    Santos resumed the shipment of live...

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Collision in Volvo Ocean Race Leaves One Dead

By MarEx 2018-01-20 16:02:02

A man died on Friday after the fishing boat he was on collided with the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The incident occurred approximately 30 miles from the finish of Leg...

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BAE: Microwave on Deck Could Down Drones

By MarEx 2018-01-19 21:52:00

Defense contractor BAE Systems is developing a new microwave for naval clients, and it isn't for the galley. Its High Powered Microwave deck-mounted array is designed to target incoming air or surface targets with microwave radiation, disrupting their electronics and...

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USCG Cutter James Leads the Way

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2018-01-19 21:08:00

The crew of the new Coast Guard Cutter James have earned the Capt. Hopley Yeaton Outstanding Cutter Award. In only two patrols, James and her crew interdicted 22 drug smuggling vessels, seized 16.8 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated value of $560 million, and apprehended...

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Three Killed in Blast at Kentucky Boatyard

By MarEx 2018-01-19 20:53:00

On Friday, an explosion on a towboat on the Tennessee River killed three individuals and seriously injured several others.  The vessel was docked at a facility outside of Calvert City, Kentucky for repairs. On Friday morning, a blast occurred in...

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U.S. Navy, Coast Guard Prepare for Government Shutdown

By MarEx 2018-01-19 19:44:00

As of Friday evening, the U.S. Congress has not yet passed a resolution to continue funding the federal government's operations, and authorization for expenditures is set to run out at the day's end. While senior leaders hope that Congress and the...

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