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CNN | 20 Feb 2017

South China Sea: What's at stake

(CNN)Dotted with small islands, reefs and shoals, the South China Sea is a crucial shipping route and home a messy territorial dispute that pits multiple countries against one another. Tensions in the...

WorldNews.com | 13 Feb 2017

[VIDEO]: Rolls-Royce Seeks 20 Percent Cost Cut Using Automated Cargo Ships

Using a fleet of automated vessels across Northern Europe, Rolls-Royce is hoping to cut the cost of sea travel by up to 20 percent, Yahoo News reported Monday. The car manufacturer plans to team up...

The Washington Post | 25 Jan 2017

What do pirates want? To steal riches at sea so they can pay for wars ...

There were fewer than 200 maritime pirate attacks in 2016, the lowest level in more than 20 years. Total global incidents declined nearly 22 percent from 2015 — and nearly 60 percent from 2010, when...

Maritime News

Canada Post scrambles to deliver mail after storms

Even the hardiest, most determined of mail carriers can run into trouble when a month's worth of snow falls in a few days. Halifax resPublishident Angus Lethbridge said he went a week without getting mail after the latest snowstorms to hit the...

Topix 2017-02-21

Think tanks as supplement to policymaking

Chinese think tanks, be they State-sponsored or private, are inching forward in the global intellectual race. Nine of these made it to the world's top 175 think-tank list prepared recently by the Lauder Institute of University of Pennsylvania. The...

China Daily 2017-02-21

UK Marine and Shipbuilding Industry 2017 – A Floating Economy (Morson Group Ltd)

(Source: Morson Group Ltd) The UK continues to maintain its position as the world-leading maritime centre and so 2017 promises to be an exciting year for the UK marine and shipbuilding industry. Significant investment at dockyards across the UK has...

Public Technologies 2017-02-20

IRClass Appointed RO for Iran; opens office in Tehran

Indian Register of Shipping has received authorisation as a Recognised Organisation from Iran's maritime administration Ports and Maritime Organization . Strengthening its presence further in the Middle East, IRClass has also set up an office in...

Topix 2017-02-20

Proposal to allot private beach for families in Dubai

A higher panel has discussed a proposal to allocate private areas for families on Dubai beaches, including those in the Jumeirah area which are frequented by people for swimming. The Supreme Committee of Maritime Affairs in the Emirate of Dubai also...

Khaleej Times 2017-02-20

The High Seas: the next airspace frontier? (NATS - National Air Traffic Services Limited)

(Source: NATS - National Air Traffic Services Limited) The ship that never calls at port? Navigation at sea is very different to aviation - with the exception of a few very busy traffic management schemes such as those in the English Channel, ships...

Public Technologies 2017-02-20

Amaechi Seeks Lawmakers’ Support on Amendment of Moribund Maritime Laws

By Eromosele Abiodun Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has urged the House of Representatives to support the ministry’s efforts to review and amend moribund laws and regulations guiding the management and operations of the maritime sector....

This Day 2017-02-20

Pirates kill Vietnamese sailor, kidnap six others

MANILA: Pirates have attacked a Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship off the southern Philippines, killing one seaman and abducting at least six others in a region notorious for such attacks, officials said on Monday. The MV Giang Hai was attacked by...

The Manila Times (NewsDB Live) 2017-02-20

Body Of Man Found Floating Off Pulau Pangkor

LUMUT, Feb 20 (Bernama) -- The decomposed body of an unidentified man was found...

Malaysian National News Agency 2017-02-20

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