RMS St Helena

RMS St Helena Converted to Floating Armory

By MarEx 2018-04-22 19:51:14

The RMS St Helena arrived in St Helena for the last time on January 29, 2018. As Britain’s last working postal ship, she sailed to the remote islands of St Helena delivering mail to 4,500 residents for nearly three decades....

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Coast Guard Reports Another HFO Spill Near New Orleans

By MarEx 2018-04-23 16:09:00

On Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard reported another heavy fuel oil release on the Mississippi River near New Orleans. The spill is the second HFO discharge upstream of the city's main tourist district in two weeks.  In the early hours...

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Two Killed in Gas Leak Aboard Chinese Bulker

By MarEx 2018-04-23 13:27:00

[Brief] On Sunday, two crewmembers were killed by an unspecified gas leak aboard the 60,000 dwt bulker Feng Hui Ha. One more was injured and has been hospitalized.  The Hong Kong-flagged Feng Hui Ha was near Navlakhi, Gujarat at the...

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Survey Reveals Detail of Australian Submarine Wreck

By MarEx 2018-04-22 23:22:25

A joint U.S. and Australian expedition to survey Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 has provided detailed new images of the 103-year old shipwreck, which lies on the seafloor off the Duke of York Islands in PNG. The Royal Australian Navy’s...

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Mayan Engineering Could Help Today's Flooded Waterways

By Harry Valentine 2018-04-22 20:07:23

Seasonal flooding has on occasion suspended maritime transportation along inland waterways. However, over 1,000 years ago, the engineers of the Mayan Empire devised a method that was implemented at higher elevations that reduced flooding at lower elevations. Introduction While Swiss...

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Livestock Exporter Says Integrity of Inspection Undermined

By MarEx 2018-04-22 18:45:40

As more Australian politicians enter the nation's debate on the future of live export, the government is yet to release footage and reports made by inspectors on the livestock carrier Maysora on April 11. Government inspectors were on board to...

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Will China be Green in the Arctic?

By MarEx 2018-04-22 00:18:29

For Chinese investment under the Belt and Road Initiative to succeed in the Arctic, it is crucial to protect the vulnerable environment and ensure sustainability, says Dr. Nengye Liu, senior lecturer in law at Australia's University of Adelaide. In an...

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U.S. Coal Exports Jumped in 2017

By MarEx 2018-04-21 21:46:07

The U.S. exported 97.0 million tons of coal in 2017, a 61 percent increase from the 2016 level. Exports to Asia more than doubled from 15.7 million tons in 2016 to 32.8 million tons in 2017, although Europe continues to...

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American Ports Voice Concern Over Trade War

By MarEx 2018-04-21 21:05:13

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has written to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer urging him to carefully consider the negative impacts that trade sanctions and remedies can have on port and other trade-related American jobs nationwide, including...

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