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USCG oversees removal of pollutants from grounded vessel off Hilo

According to a recent statement, US Coast Guard responders are working to remove potential pollutants from the 63-foot fishing vessel Midway Island, which ran aground off Hilo. In fact, the USCG is working with the Department of Land and Natural Resources and contractor personnel to mitigate the potential pollution threat from the vessel. Reportedly, a maximum potential of 1,800 gallons of diesel and two marine batteries are aboard.

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KR informs ships entering and leaving Taiwan amid Coronavirus outbreak

The Korean Register informs of all the limited information concerning ships entering and leaving Taiwan in regard to the new coronavirus that,  up till now, has costed the lives of 565 people, while confirmed cases exceed 28,000 across China. What is more, except from China, coronavirus cases have been reported in other countries in Asia, such as Malaysia and Japan, in Australia, Germany, France, the US and Canada among others.

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S. Korea reveals US$690M package to modernize aging ships

Yonhap reports that South Korea recently unveiled a financial package worth 820 billion won (US$690 million) with the aim to help modernize aging passenger boats and cargo vessels. The move is part of South Korea's efforts to strengthen maritime safety and boost the economy. It is said that the package in particular is meant to help smaller shipping companies build 59 new ships; of them 21 will be passenger boats and the other 38 will be cargo vessels.

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