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Shipyard worker loses life at Fukuoka Shipbuilding, Japan

A shipyard worker died as he was working on a newbuilding vessel at the Fukuoka Shipbuilding in Japan. According to reports, the worker had been injured while cleaning the ship’s cargo tank, and later succumbed to the injuries.

President Trump strikes for a trade deal with EU and UK

Following the Phase 1 trade deal with China, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that will shift his attention to Europe, post-Brexit Britain and India. Namely, Trump informed that will force new tariffs, shaking up relations with the above-mentioned major U.S. trading partners.

Japan’s submarine academy welcomes its first woman

The first female student that gets admitted to Japan’s national naval submarine academy is now a fact. Risa Takenouchi entered the academy on January 22, after Japan ended the ban on women on the its submarines.

NYK, Van Oord ink MoU to boost Japan’s wind power

The shipping lines Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) along with the European expert in the wind power, Van Oord shake their hands and inked a MoU in order to jointly own and operate offshore wind installation vessels under the Japanese flag. Specifically, both sides goal to begin operations using a jack up vessel in Japan until 2022, the earliest. 

Japanese partners to study collision avoidance algorithms

Japanese shipping company MOL announced a joint study with three com-patriot partners on collision avoidance algorithms and autonomous collision avoidance. The study, to be named ‘Focus Brain’ is aspiring the development of Artificial Intelligence for autonomous navigation.

Ghost ship with human remains washes up on Japanese coast

A “ghost ship” with seven badly decomposed bodies onboard washed up on a Japanese island on 28 December, local officials announced. The remains were found in a broken wooden vessel, suspected to have come from North Korea.

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