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Philippines’ status as largest supplier of seafarers under threat

The Philippines ‘status as the world’s largest supplier of seafarers to international shipping took a huge hit in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic caused extended lockdowns and border closures, and the resulting crew change crisis. According to Philippines Overseas Employment...

Ship Sinks Off Liberian Coast, 15 People Missing

A total of 15 passengers are missing after a ship sank off the coast of Liberia. According to the Liberian government and coastguard officials, the ship sank on the night of 17-18 July. However, the coast guard official further increased...

UK to ‘permanently deploy’ two warships to Asia

Britain said on Tuesday it would “permanently deploy” two warships in Asian waters after its HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and escort ships sail to Japan in September through seas where China is vying for influence with the United...

Chinese Fishermen Threatens Ghanaian Observers Over Illegal Fishery Report

Ghanaian fisheries observers now fear for their lives as they get offers of bribes, as well as threats from Chinese-owned trawl fleets operating in Ghana’s waters, for favourable reporting according to an Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) report. Due to the...
Philippine Coastguard Leads Chinese Ship From South China Sea Zone

Philippine Coastguard Leads Chinese Ship From South China Sea Zone

The Philippine coastguard said on Monday it had warned and followed a Chinese warship out of waters within the country’s exclusive economic zone in the disputed South China Sea. The incident happened on July 13, off Marie Louise Bank, 147...

Russia warns Britain against sailing near Crimea

A senior Russian security official warned Britain on Wednesday not to sail its warships near Russian-annexed Crimea again unless it wanted its sailors to get hurt. The warning, issued by the Deputy Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, Mikhail Popov, follows...

Concept Study Seeks to Produce Hydrogen from Off-Shore Wind Power

A new research project is focusing on a concept study for green hydrogen production from offshore wind power. The year-long project, which will be led by groups from renewable energy company EDF, will develop a conceptual engineering and economic...

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes $15M in Cocaine After Pursuit off Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos offloaded nearly $15 million in seized cocaine and transferred custody of two male smugglers at Coast Guard Base San Juan on July 12, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel near Puerto...
American River Cruise Ship Runs Aground With 120 Passengers Aboard

American River Cruise Ship Runs Aground With 120 Passengers Aboard

On Wednesday, the river cruise ship American Jazz went aground on a sandbar in Lake Barkley, Kentucky with 120 passengers on board. While on a seven-night cruise from Memphis to Nashville, the vessel ran aground near the town of...
Ship explodes at Dubai port

Ship explodes at Dubai port

Fire has broken out on a container ship in Dubai’s main port, the Jebel Ali Port, following an explosion that was heard across the city. Dubai’s media office confirmed the incident in a tweet on Thursday, At least three residents in...

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Whistleblower petitions NNPC, seeks 5% compensation over crude oil theft

A group, based on the Whistleblower Policy set up by the Federal Government, has petitioned the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), demanding a compensation...

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