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Stricken Reefer Ship Towed Out to Sea

The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) announced Friday that the reefer Frio Las Palmas has successfully towed the stricken fishing tender Uruguay Reefer out to sea. The Uruguay Reefer had drifted into the Falkland Islands Conservation Zone after her crew abandoned ship, and she may well sink in the coming days. If and when she goes down, the Uruguay will take ...

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Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators Support HFO Ban

  The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) reconfirmed its support for an international ban on heavy fuel oil (HFO) for all ship traffic in the Arctic at its annual general meeting this week. Currently, HFO is only banned in the nature reserves and the large national parks in Svalbard. Such a ban would be beneficial to avoid the ...

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