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Dock worker loses life at Karachi International Container Terminal

On March 17, a Pakistani dock worker lost his life at Hutchison Port’s Karachi International Container Terminal, the International Transport Workers' Federation informed. The man was a 58-year-old yard checker, and died as he was seriously injured after a reach stacker reversed over him. Paddy Crumlin, the head of the ITF's dockers' section blamed Hutchison Ports, which operates KICT, for allegedly having poor safety practices.

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Company develops auto-navigation, auto-docking robotic boat

Yanmar is developing technologies for robotic boats and auto-docking, technologies that are expected to see service in operations in dangerous waters, maritime surveys, or smart fisheries. The autonomous piloting technology involved in the robotic boat was developed into an auto-docking system that can be integrated into fishing vessels or marine pleasure craft. This technology is not just for commercial vessels, but may be integrated into Yanmar vessels to reduce the hassle of docking and make boating a more enjoyable experience.

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