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Watch: Maritime business and human rights

In its latest series of maritime education videos, Human Rights at Sea is covering the introduction to the topic of the development of Business and Human Rights in the maritime environment. The 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are international voluntary guidance for business and human rights.

Watch: Lessons from disabled emergency on cruise ship

CHIRP Maritime analyzes a case of a safety drill exercise involving a woman and her disabled husband on a cruise ship. According to the woman’s report, their cabin was on deck 12, and the muster station, where they had to proceed, was five decks below. How were she and her husband to achieve this drill? 

Watch: BIMCO shipping market analysis

In the video, Mr Peter Sand, BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, provides an extensive insight on the latest market conditions for shipping: Dry bulk has recently seen an improved market except the iron ore segment, container shipping is a little bit ‘disappointing’, while tanker shipping is extremely bad market right now.

Watch: 28 rescued after fishing vessel catches fire

Twenty-eight people were rescued after a fishing vessel sustained fire, about 46 miles southwest of Serranilla Bank, Colombia, on Thursday late night.  The 774-foot tanker ‘Challenge Pollux’ rescued the 28 people from the water in a joint effort with the US Coast Guard and Colombian Navy, on Friday.

Watch: Major fire destroys luxury yacht in Dubrovnik

In the morning hours of 7 September, the Maltese-flagged luxury yacht ‘Kanga’ suffered a major fire while off the cruise port of Dubrovnik, Croatia, with nine crew members and four passengers onboard. Initial reports suggest an electrical failure triggered the fire. 

Watch: Timelapse of a ship recycling in Alang

The video provides a timelapse of a ship breaking procedure in the world’s largest ship recycling facility, in Alang, India. Alang has been found several times at the centre of global criticism regarding the unsafe working conditions and environmentally unsustainable practices, as Bangladeshi and Pakistani shipbreaking yards.

Watch: World’s largest offshore wind farm officially opens

The world’s largest operational offshore wind farm, Walney Extension, will officially open today at a ceremony in Barrow in the north-west of England. Walney Extension, which is owned by Ørsted and its partners PFA and PKA, is the first project to use wind turbines from two different manufacturers.

Watch: Cargo ship ‘landed’ on Greek coast

The aerial footage depicts the Turkish cargo ship ‘Arslanbey’ which ran hard aground on a Greek beach on the island of Evia, on Wednesday. The Panamanian-flagged vessel was en route from Amaliapolis to Istanbul, carrying 14 crew members and no cargo onboard, when it went ashore on Kanatadika beach.

Watch: Aquadrone cleans ports and harbours from waste

In an attempt to reduce the vast amount of plastic in the oceans, the Dutch company RanMarine Technology built an aquadrone that sucks up garbage from the water. The drone is called the WasteShark, and it can remove up to 200 liters of trash in one trip, as well as alien/pest flora.

Watch: Typhoon Jebi makes tanker to smash into bridge

A tanker smashed into a bridge near Japan’s Kansai International Airport, forcing one of the country’s largest airports to close, as a result from Typhoon Jebi. At least 10 people have lost their life since Tuesday, from the strongest typhoon to hit Japan’s mainland in 25 years.

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