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APC hails Riverians beloveth Dr. Dakuku Peterside on his 46th birthday anniversary

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has hailed the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Administration [NIMASA], Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside on his 46th Birthday anniversary, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Speaking to journalists in Port Harcourt, the APC State Chairman, Chief (Dr) Davies Ibiamu Ikanya extolled his lofty qualities by tracing the historic political ...

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Two Mariners Killed While Trying to Rescue Fishermen

Courtesy SAR Kendari On Tuesday, two crewmembers of the Indonesian product tanker Angelia 2 were killed as they attempted to rescue the crew of a fishing vessel. Several others were injured, and the captain of the fishing boat remains missing.The fishing vessel (unnamed in local media reports) was under way Tuesday night when it suffered the loss of ship’s service ...

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A Ship, a Crew and a $7 Billion Fishery

By Sara Mooers 2016-12-30 16:44:16 The sea and sky are dark. One fades into the other. The bright deck lights of a foreign fishing boat are the only horizon reference. Roughly 70-feet in length, at two miles away, the boat appears as a dot. “Set LE Phase 1,” rings out over the 1MC, the ship’s on board intercom system. I’m ...

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Maersk Oil to Shutter Tyra Offshore Facilities

File image courtesy Maersk On Friday, Maersk Oil announced that it will close its Tyra gas production and processing facilities in the Danish North Sea, effective October 1, 2018. Despite more than $140 million spent reinforcing the Tyra structures, Maersk says that continued production would be unsafe due to new knowledge on storm wave impact, combined with geologic subsidence which ...

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Chilean Navy Investigates Videotaping Scandal

File image (USN) Chilean authorities said on Thursday they are investigating allegations that female sailors were secretly videotaped in their quarters on a naval vessel and that those images were then shared via social media by other crew members. The Navy detained the sailors accused of secretly recording their female counterparts. It said “it roundly rejects these types of actions ...

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Long-Lived Clam Yields Valuable Historic Data

File image courtesy Hans Hillewaert Researchers from Cardiff University are learning about the history of the ocean from the longest-living animal on Earth: the quahog. You might remember the headlines from a few years ago when scientists discovered Ming, a 507-year-old quahog who was named for the Chinese dynasty in power when the animal was born. Like other bivalves, quahogs have growth rings ...

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Ex-CEO of Hanjin Charged With Insider Trading

File image South Korean prosecutors said Friday that Choi Eun-young, ex-CEO of Hanjin Shipping, has been indicted on charges of insider trading. The prosecution alleges that Choi sold stock in Hanjin when she learned of the carrier’s impending collapse, several days before the firm applied for a restructuring program and made its situation known to the public.The charges did not ...

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U.S. Ends Aid for Port of Odessa Customs Reforms

Odessa in an undated file image The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has ended funding for a flagship customs reform project in Ukraine’s Odessa region, as the government’s ambitious plans to tackle bribe-taking at its Black Sea ports stalled. USAID and other institutions have supported Kiev’s Western-backed government, which took power after the 2014 Maidan street protests, to fight ...

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China, South Korea Reach Fisheries Enforcement Deal

Korea Coast Guard boarding team approaches Chinese fishing vessel (file image) In a long-awaited deal on the management of their Yellow Sea maritime boundaries, China and South Korea agreed on Friday to measures to reduce conflict over fisheries near the North Korean border. Together, the nations agreed to reduce fishing quotas in jointly administered waters, to step up Chinese participation in enforcement ...

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Faulty Hose Halts Goliat Production

Eni Norge has suspended production from the Goliat field in the Barents Sea off Norway due to a faulty offloading hose. Output was stopped on December 26 after a routine inspection found some damage on segments of the hose. According to a company statement: “The repair will be conducted as soon as bad weather conditions, affecting operations on several parts ...

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