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WMO: Risk of Floods, Storms, Marine Heat Waves is Increasing

Published May 20, 2022 6:29 PM by The Maritime Executive

The wave of climate-related disasters facing the world are bound to escalate in severity and scope, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has warned - including flooding, sea level rise, marine heat waves, ocean acidification and hurricane risk. WMO, in its State of the Global Climate report, shows that greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification set new alarming levels in 2021, yet another clear sign that human activities are causing planetary scale changes. The impact of extreme...

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Engineer Pleads Guilty to Felonies for Dumping Oil and Lying to USCG

Published May 20, 2022 6:17 PM by The Maritime Executive

The chief engineer of a large commercial bulk carrier pleaded guilty this week in U.S. federal court to two felony counts of deliberately discharging oily water near New Orleans and lying to the U.S. Coast Guard during the investigation into the oil spill. Another crewmember aboard the vessel reported the incident via social media to the Coast Guard and was later subjected to retaliatory actions by the chief engineer. “The intentional pollution of U.S. waters and the deliberate effort to...

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ESA

Startup Wants to Export Morocco's Green Power to UK - Under the Sea

Published May 20, 2022 5:25 PM by The Maritime Executive

Two startups have agreed to partner on an ambitious plan to link Morocco’s renewable energy resources with the UK power grid using an ultra-long subsea power cable.   UK retail energy supplier Octopus Energy has announced it will be backing Xlinks in its plans to construct a giant 2,000 nautical mile undersea cable, intended to export solar and wind energy from Morocco to the UK under the sea. Xlinks announced in April that it is eyeing investor backing to raise...

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China Delivers First Tanker-Sized Aquaculture Vessel

Published May 20, 2022 4:58 PM by The Maritime Executive

China celebrated the delivery today of the first of a new class of vessels which they report will revolutionize farm-raised fish with new methods of aquaculture. The size of an oil tanker, Guoxin 1 is a 100,000 dwt vessel that China boasts will yield over 3,700 tons of fish annually. Qingdao Guoxin Development Group which will be operating the vessel plans to build four ships after having proven some of its concepts on a smaller vessel and ultimately plans for...

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Startup Wants to Export Morocco's Green Power to UK - Under the Sea

Two startups have agreed to partner on an ambitious plan to link Morocco’s renewable energy resources with the UK power grid using an ultra-long subsea power cable.   UK retail energy supplier Octopus Energy has announced it will be backing Xlinks in its plans to construct a giant 2,000 nautical mile undersea cable, intended to export solar and wind energy from Morocco to the UK under the sea. Xlinks announced in April that it is eyeing investor backing to raise...

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Shipbuilding

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South Africa Gets its First Domestically-Built Modern Naval Vessel

South Africa is celebrating its shipbuilding industry after Damen Shipyards Cape Town delivered the first of three multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) to the South African Navy. In a major achievement towards the country’s ambitions of building navy ships locally, the navy announced it has taken delivery of the first MMIPV vessel, which will enhance its capabilities to respond to the threats of illegal trafficking, illegal fishing and piracy. SAS Sekhukhune is one of three Warrior Class vessels procured by...

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Environment

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Proposed Ship Would Create Hydrogen Fuel by Collecting Ocean Plastics

The rate of growth of the amount of plastic waste in the world’s oceans is growing rapidly with the UN and others calling for immediate efforts to reduce the problem. A startup company developing hydrogen technologies, H2-Industries, working with naval architecture company TECHNOLOG Services has developed a novel concept ship that they say could collect plastic waste from the world’s oceans and converts it into hydrogen. The ship is being designed to be more than 490 feet in length, with...

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Business

Euronav shareholders reject alternate proposals

Tanker Merger Proceeding as Euronav’s Shareholders Reject CMB

Shareholders of tanker giant Euronav rejected proposals and an opposition slate of directors from the Saverys family and Compagnie Maritime Belge during the general meeting today clearing the way for the company to continue its discussions with John Fredriksen and Frontline for a merger that would create the largest operator of VLCC and Suezmax tankers. After the meeting, Euronav released a statement saying that it was making good progress on the discussions for the merger. Belgium’s Saverys family, which is...

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