Pacific

Russia approves Kamchatka LNG establishment

According to the Russian institution, Glavgosexpertiza recently gave its approval for the establishment of an LNG transshipment terminal, proposed by the natural gas producer, Novatek. Specifically, the terminal will be located in the Kamchatka, Bechevinskaya Bay and will begin its construction operations during 2020.

Watch: Tips to stay safe in, on and around the water

With Pacific people coming second in the list of the highest drowning fatalities amount in Auckland, Tagata Pacifika published the video below, presenting tips to remain safe in the water. Specifically, Tagata Pacifika’s reporter John Pulu talked with water-safety experts, which shared their tips to prevent drowning accidents.

Pacific islands aim for zero carbon shipping emissions

An alliance of Pacific island nations hopes to acquire USD 500 million aiming to a zero-carbon emissions shipping, a plausible scenario in the Pacific Ocean by the middle of the century, given that the Pacific islands rely on transportation in their everyday lives.

USCG, partners rescue 7 people adrift for 6 days

The US Coast Guard, US Air Force, US Navy, Federated States of Micronesia Police, and good Samaritans collaborated to successfully rescue seven people adrift on their 18-foot vessel for six days during a joint rescue mission near the Mortlock Islands, Chuuk State, on September 14.

USCG, Canada detect 68 potential fisheries violations in Pacific

The crew of US Coast Guard Cutter ‘Mellon’, including two Canadian fishery officers, returned to their homeport of Seattle Sunday after an 80-day patrol detecting and deterring illegal fishing activity in the Pacific Ocean. The boarding teams detected a total of 68 potential violations.

Oil spill prevention activities for Pacific expanded

An IMO-supported international centre responsible for coordinating efforts to prevent oil spills and protect the marine environment in the north-west Pacific Ocean is to expand its areas of work, following a high-level meeting in Seoul on 28-30 August. 

Pacific leaders call for more action on climate crisis

Nine Pacific islands threatened by the adverse effects of climate change expressed their concern about the lack of ambition shown by developed nations on climate crisis and signed the Nadi Bay Declaration, urging for immediate action on GHG emissions, including shipping. 

GPS tracker helps collect 40 tonnes of plastic in Pacific Ocean

Sea pollution is increasing rapidly as ghost nets and plastic are seen travelling through the world’s oceans. Marine debris is hazardous not only for the the people making a living by the oceans, but also for the marine life. To save the oceans a California-based cargo ship named ‘Kwai’ collected 40 tonnes of plastics from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and docked in a Konolulu, Hawaii Harbour. 

Study: How US maritime industry impacts Pacific Northwest

The US domestic maritime industry employs over 37,590 individuals, supports $2.5 billion in worker income, and produces nearly $10 billion for the Pacific Northwest regional economy, according to the findings of a new report conducted by PwC on behalf of Transportation Institute (TI).

USCG seizes 14,000 pounds of marijuana, 3,660 pounds of cocaine in Eastern Pacific Ocean

The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Bear offloaded about 14,000 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $12.5 million wholesale and 3,660 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $50 million wholesale, on April 18 at Port Everglades seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Several US agencies from the Departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security take place in the effort to mitigate transnational organized crime.

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