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Royal Navy deploys additional medical military personnel to the Bahamas

The UK Royal Navy deploys an additional 18 military medical staff to arrive in the Bahamas and provide emergency care, surgery and intensive care to those impacted from Hurricane Dorian. The UK Navy also deployed the HMS Protector, currently operating in Bermuda, transmitting supplies such as food, water and clothing for the victims of the hurricane.

UK to launch Caribbean-based disaster relief ship

Cammell Laird, a UK shipyard in Birkenhead, Merseyside, collaborates with Britannia Maritime Aid (BMA) for the construction of a new £150m disaster relief ship that will be located in the Caribbean with the role of supporting disaster relief efforts and providing specialist training.

New IMO model course to focus on safety of solid bulk cargoes

IMO’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers is meeting for its sixth session this week (CCC 6), on 9-13 September, where it is expected to validate a new IMO Model Course on Safe Handling and Transport of Solid Bulk Cargoes.

Port of Rotterdam realizes major safety exercise

The Port of Rotterdam held a major crisis exercise on the Nieuwe Maas river, near the Willemskade, where Emergency services, the Harbor Master Division and other authorities copied a scenario of a collision between a chemical tanker and a party ship.

USCG terms on port conditions explained

The US Coast Guard uses specific terms on understanding the port conditions based on the weather characteristics. The terms used help ship operators know how to respond to a tropical weather.

Cruise lines provide hurricane relief after Dorian

In light of the devastating aftermath of the Hurricane Dorian, the cruise industry is helping and offering support to the Bahamas. The Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island were hit by the storm, which made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane and lingered in the area for days. 

Hurricane Dorian heads to Mid-Atlantic states

While Hurricane Dorian has already passed through the Bahamas causing major disruptions in the area, and also left Florida with little effect, Dorian is now heading for the Mid-Atlantic causing wind and rain to Georgia and the Carolinas. 

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