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Inmarsat Boosts GMDSS Service

By MarEx 2018-05-23 18:23:23

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has formally approved Inmarsat’s Fleet Safety solution as a new service to support the Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS). The service combines maritime safety and broadband data services in a single FleetBroadband...

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EUNAVFOR: Houthi Attacks on Shipping May Continue

By MarEx 2018-05-23 16:58:00

On Wednesday, the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates announced that they have destroyed two boats belonging to Houthi rebels in the Red Sea. The UAE asserted that the boats were threatening oil tankers. Two other small vessels managed...

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No Jail for “Magic Man” After 21,000 Sheep Violently Culled

By MarEx 2018-05-22 22:46:03

The “Magic Man” behind the delivery of around 21,000 Australian sheep to Pakistan where they were brutally culled in 2012 escaped an 18-month jail term this week on condition of good behavior and a A$20,000 bond. The sheep were clubbed...

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New Mercantile Bill Would Support U.S. Shipbuilding

By MarEx 2018-05-22 17:13:00

On National Maritime Day, Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and a bipartisan coalition from both houses of Congress announced a new version of the Energizing American Shipbuilding Act. The bill would require a portion of American crude...

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America Celebrates National Maritime Day

By MarEx 2018-05-21 18:50:00

On May 22, the American maritime industry will celebrate National Maritime Day, which was designated by Congress in 1933 to celebrate America's maritime industry and its merchant mariners. Congress selected May 22 to commemorate the American steam/sailing ship Savannah’s voyage...

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Second GMDSS Service Approved

By MarEx 2018-05-21 18:38:29

The Iridium network has been approved to provide Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services, signaling an end to a decades-long satellite communications monopoly by Inmarsat. The IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has agreed to recognize that the Iridium network...

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ICS Asks EU Not to Publish Ships' Fuel Efficiency Data

By MarEx 2018-05-21 12:23:00

Now that the International Maritime Organization has endorsed a global CO2 reduction strategy, the International Chamber of Shipping is calling on the European Union not to publish data on individual ships' fuel efficiency. The EU's new Monitoring, Reporting and...

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Australians Care About Animals and Farmers

By Wendy Laursen 2018-05-21 02:39:02

A new poll of the Australian public has found that twice as many people think the live export trade should be ended as those who believe it should be maintained. Expressions of sadness, empathy for the animals and anger were...

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Batteries Could be Powered by Soot

By MarEx 2018-05-20 23:45:55

A team of researchers led by Dr. Jun Kang at the Korea Maritime and Ocean University in South Korea, has found a way to convert soot from ship exhaust into graphite for potential use in lithium batteries. Lithium batteries are...

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Saying Goodbye to the Al Shuwaikh

By Wendy Laursen 2018-05-20 19:31:26

The Al Shuwaikh departed Australia with around 60,000 sheep on board last week; a couple of days before the results of the government's latest live export industry review, the McCarthy Review, were released. Will more livestock carriers be allowed to...

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