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Opinion: Some W. African Fishing Deals Appear to be "Lose-Lose"

Published Jun 24, 2022 6:58 PM by China Dialogue Ocean

Some of humanity’s largest impacts on the oceans have come from the widespread industrialization of fishing practices during the 20th century. While the rate of this growth in fishing pressure has since slowed in the northern, temperate waters of higher income countries where it originated, it is still increasing throughout the tropics. This is driven largely by foreign, “distant-water” fleets, mostly comprised of vessels registered under a small number of flags – including China, South Korea and Spain. In the national waters where most fishing occurs,...

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Sailboat to Collect and Process Ocean Plastics Gets Design Approval

Published Jun 24, 2022 6:48 PM by The Maritime Executive

An NGO dedicated to fighting for pollution-free oceans has won design approval for its unique concept vessel to clean up the oceans. The SeaCleaners hopes to launch its sailboat, the Manta, at the end of 2025 as part of its mission of raising awareness and promoting prevention, while also sharing scientific knowledge, and developing innovative solutions for waste collection and repurposing. The NGO’s integrated engineering design office, Manta Innovation, has been working with naval architects Ship-ST and LMG Marin to...

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Report: COVID Disruption May Have Contributed to Master's Death

Published Jun 24, 2022 6:11 PM by The Maritime Executive

After taking on unfamiliar duties due to pandemic-era shortstaffing, the captain of oil tanker Stavanger Bliss died while inspecting a cargo tank that contained inert gas, according to the Norwegian Safety Investigation Authority (NSIA). The agency concluded that it is possible that COVID-related challenges facing the captain and crew "created an extraordinary situation that affected the decisions that were made and thus contributed to the accident arising." The agency has determined that the tragic accident on board the oil tanker...

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Blue Origin Abandons Plan to Use Ro/Ro Named for Jeff Bezos’s Mother

Published Jun 24, 2022 5:28 PM by The Maritime Executive

Plans for Blue Origin, the space company founded by Jeff Bezos, to use a retired Stena ro/ro cargo ship as their landing pad have apparently been scrapped as too costly to implement. As first reported by CNN Business, the company has decided to abandon the use of the vessel which Jeff Bezos had renamed Jacklyn in honor of his mother. “Blue Origin could still use the ship for another purpose or abandon the project altogether,” the report says citing Linda...

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Korean Steelmaker Builds Giant Offshore Wind Base Factory in UK

South Korean company SeAH Wind is set to invest $367 million to build the world’s largest offshore wind turbine base factory in Teesside Freeport in the United Kingdom, reflecting the UK's ambitious plans for renewable power. The company is a subsidiary of South Korean steel manufacturing giant SeAH Steel Holdings. It has received the plans approval for the factory, which is designed to accommodate the production of new extra-large monopiles and will become SeAH Wind’s first plant of this kind outside South Korea....

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Shipbuilding

German navy bids for Rostock shipyard

German Navy Bids to Acquire Rostock Shipyard 

The German government confirmed that it has entered a bid to acquire the Rostock shipyard that formerly belong to the now defunct MV Werften group that financially collapsed in January 2022 after it failed to win additional loans from the government and its banks. The insolvency liquidator for the group reports that bidding for the shipyard located in the former East Germany will be closing today. The German Navy reportedly working with the Federal Agency for Real Estate Tasks and...

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Environment

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Opinion: Some W. African Fishing Deals Appear to be "Lose-Lose"

Some of humanity’s largest impacts on the oceans have come from the widespread industrialization of fishing practices during the 20th century. While the rate of this growth in fishing pressure has since slowed in the northern, temperate waters of higher income countries where it originated, it is still increasing throughout the tropics. This is driven largely by foreign, “distant-water” fleets, mostly comprised of vessels registered under a small number of flags – including China, South Korea and Spain. In the national waters where most fishing occurs,...

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Business

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Emanuele Grimaldi Takes Up the Mantle as ICS Chairman

The board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the world's largest shipowners' association, has appointed Emanuele Grimaldi as its new chairman of the board. He takes over from chairman Esben Poulsson, who has helped guide ICS since 2016. Grimaldi is a former president of Confitarma and the European Community Shipowners Associations (ECSA), as well as president of Grimaldi Euromed. Working alongside ICS Secretary General Guy Platten, he will work with ICS' membership on the key issues of the day,...

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