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Venice residents protest as cruise ships resume sailing

The first cruise ship to leave Venice since coronavirus restrictions were eased set sail on Saturday, but some local residents protested over the return to normal, unhappy about the passage of giant liners through the historic lagoon city. Hundreds of...

17 Missing After Russian Trawler Capsizes 

A Russian trawler capsized in the Barents Sea in icing conditions on Monday, and 17 members of her crew have been confirmed missing. According to sources the accident took place at about 0730 hours on Monday, Russian emergency services received...

Covid-19: France Closes Ports to UK Ro/Ro Freight 

France has temporarily shut its ports to ro/ro ferry traffic from the UK, one of dozens of measures taken by national governments to prevent the spread of a mutated variant of COVID-19 that has emerged in southern England. Based...

US President-elect Introduces Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary

President-elect of United state of America, Joe Biden, introduced former rival Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday as his choice for U.S. transportation secretary. Buttigieg was the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana would be the first openly gay Cabinet secretary confirmed...

Fire guts major warehouse at the Port of Ancona in Italy (Video)

A large fire broke out in the early hours of Wednesday, September 16, at the port of Ancona, Italy. The blaze originated in a warehouse and spread, and firefighters worked on containment for 30 hours before finally extinguishing it...

ExxonMobil reports successful sea trial of its first marine bio-fuel

Giant oil company, ExxonMobil, has safely completed a successful sea trial using the company’s first marine bio fuel oil with shipping company Stena Bulk, bunkered in the port of Rotterdam. The marine bio fuel oil is a 0.50% sulphur residual-based...

Three dead, 56 rescued after migrant boat sinks off Greece

Three migrants, including a woman and two children have been reported dead while 56 others have been rescued when the boat they were traveling in an effort to reach Greece, capsized due to heavy winds, the Greek coast guard...

Italian Council of State rules out aid to Libya over migrants

Italy’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, has rejected an appeal contesting the 2017 allocation of 2.5 million Euros to Libya's Interior Ministry from Italy's Africa Fund. The appeal claimed that the funds, used to support Libya's coast...

Scrubber manufacturer seeks green new pastures with start-up competition

Norwegian scrubber manufacturer, Yara Marine, has launched a corporate accelerator program called Yara Marine X, a start-up competition with a green focus. Revealing this was the CEO of Yara Marine, Thomas Koniordos, in statement where he said: “Our corporate mission is...

Three dead, six injured as migrant boat catches fire off Italy

At least three persons were killed and six were injured in a fire accident aboard a boat carrying migrants about four miles off mainland Italy, Al Jazeera reports. The fire incident occurred on a vessel transiting much farther to reach...

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Nigeria Customs Impound N2bn Contraband In Two Weeks

The Nigeria Customs Service (Federal Operations Unit, Zone A), Ikeja, Lagos has announced the seizure of contraband worth N2.55bn in two weeks between July...

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