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Australia to conduct criminal investigation for livestock carrier incident

Australia’s Department of Agriculture will conduct a criminal investigation for the company implicated in the death of 2,400 sheep from heat stress onboard the livestock carrier ‘Awassi Express’ in August 2017. Earlier, Australia announced that it will toughen its welfare standards on livestock carriers.

Puerto Rico makes cruising comeback after hurricane

As the summer travel season begins, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company notes major tourism milestones with an extremely promising arrival of cruise passengers, reaffirming, in this way, its position as a global attractive destination, despite the significant hurricane damage last year.

Eleven more ships to carry the Danish flag

The Danish Maritime Authority informed that another 11 ships from will fly the Danish flag soon. This development adds on a recent milestone for DMA, when Danish shipping registries surpassed 20 million GT for the first time ever. Denmark has so far sealed its position as the world’s 12th largest register.

India, Indonesia to advance maritime cooperation

Indonesia and India announced that they will cooperate on defence and maritime, as they are planning to develop a strategic Indonesian naval port in the Indian Ocean. This cooperation was sealed after the leaders of the two countries met in Jakarta. Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed about developing infrastructure and an economic zone.

Japan suspects illegal ship-to-ship transfers of goods in East China Sea

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs suspected a North Korean-flagged tanker that was lying alongside a small vessel of unknown nationality, in the East China Sea, to have been conducting illegal ship-to-ship transfers of goods, on May 19. Japan notified the Security Council Committee of this incident.

Greece leads global merchant fleet

The Union of Greek Shipowners released its annual report for 2017-2018, noting that Greece remains the leader during 2018, as it controls 20% of the global fleet in dwt tonnage. Greece owns a 30% share of tankers and 22% of bulk carriers, indicating that Greece accounts for almost 50% of the EU’s fleet capacity in dwt terms.

New project to map ocean floor by 2030

A new scientific project will be launched to map the ocean floor by 2030. The Seabed 2030 project will use data from underwater drones, merchant ships, fishing boats and even explorers, to solve one of the world’s long lasting mysteries. The data will be put together at Britain’s National Oceanography Center, with the hope to produce the first bathymetric map by the end of 2018.

IMO approves Kattegat, Skagerrak as new ship routes

IMO approved the ship routes in Kattegat and Skagerrak after a proposal from Denmark and Sweden. This step is important because of the much larger size of ships navigating the straits today in comparison to the ships that the route systems were originally designed for. About 70,000 ships a year pass through Kattegat and Skagerrak.

Greece, Cyprus, Malta ask for less bureaucracy to boost shipping sector

Panagiotis Kouroumplis, noted that EU has to find new ways to make shipping industry more attractive. From his side, the Maltese transport minister, Ian Borg, mentioned that there is work happening to examine today’s EU directives that create the administrative burden. Natasa Pilides, Cyprus’s Deputy Minister for Shipping Natasa Pilides, informed that the three discussed about possible measures to enhance cooperation.

Largest ever wave recorded in Southern Ocean

The MetOcean Solutions wave buoy, moored in the Southern Ocean, recorded a massive 23.8 m wave, the largest ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere, on 8 May. The previous record was marked one year ago, with a 19.4 m wave, informed Senior Oceanographer Dr Tom Durrant.

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