UK Maritime Ministry informed that it will provide a £15 million funding boost, which will see more than 400 extra cadets will be trained in maritime roles every year. This program will double the support for young people to £30 million a year, and it will be offered through Support for Maritime Training, enabling the annual intake of cadets to rise from 750 to 1,200.
USNI news informed that the Iranian drones in the Persian Gulf and other critical waterways around the Middle East, conducting surveillance flights close to US warships crossing the Strait of Hormuz and operating around the region, have increased. Overall, 14 unsafe and unprofessional interactions were reported in 2017 and 36 in 2016.
The planet’s average surface temperature has increased about 2 degrees Fahrenheit, a little more than 1 degree Celsius, during the last century, mostly because of increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere.
A research team consisting from the University of Tasmania and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution used the autonomous underwater vehicle ‘Sentry’ and the remotely operated vehicle ‘Jason’, in order to explore erupted materials from the Havre volcano during a 2015 expedition.
In 2017 Helsinki became the busiest passenger port in Europe and possibly the world, carrying 12.3 million passengers. Passenger numbers continued to increase on the Helsinki-Tallinn route in particular, reflecting the development of Helsinki and Tallinn into ‘twin cities’.
The Port of Los Angeles moved more cargo in 2017 than in any time in the Port’s 110-year history, racking up 9,343,192 TEUs, a 5.5% increase over 2016’s record-breaking year. This is the most cargo moved annually by a Western Hemisphere port.
LEGO officially launched a new product inspired by shipping. This is not the first time for the company, as there are already many fascinating LEGO models in the market set with ship theme.
A dive boat which was carrying ten cruise ship passengers, was shipwrecked off the coast of Cozumel in Mexico, fifteen minutes after it had sailed. All passengers were rescued by the Mexican Navy and are safe.
Earlier this week, the USCG aircrews, outside of LA and San Diego, took action in order to perform a rescue operation, as victims from the gigantic mudslides in the Santa Barbara County, were reported.
Changes to the Arctic were caused by warming temperatures which allow further exploration for oil, gas, and minerals, thus increasing the risk of pollution in the region. Cleaning up oil spills in the Arctic is very difficult, because effective strategies for cleaning up oil spills in the Arctic are not discovered.
EDF, UMAS: IMO should set right rules for alternative fuels to achieve decarbonisation07/07/2020
Port of Gothenburg's new terminal to be operational soon07/07/2020
- Cyber Security
ClassNK joins MTS-ISAC to boost its cyber risk management07/07/2020
Tianjin Port, Huawei to develop green and smart port07/07/2020
Shell's report reveals decarbonization at top three priorities in shipping07/07/2020
Nautical Institute President focuses on diversity, branch engagement and technology07/07/2020
Denmark's Energy Agency green-lights Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline request07/07/2020
PCG files criminal charges against bulk carrier, after collision07/07/2020
- Maritime Health
Cruise Lines establish expert panels to resume cruising07/07/2020
New white paper calls for a holistic approach to address increasing container fires07/07/2020