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NHC Hosts Hurricane Forecasting Webinars for Blue Water Mariners

Published Jul 25, 2021 11:50 PM by The Maritime Executive

The National Hurricane Center will be hosting their second annual live webinars on weather forecasting geared toward blue water ma...

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Report: China Bans Vessels Crewed By Indian Seafarers

Published Jul 25, 2021 11:44 PM by The Maritime Executive

India's seafarers have long been a significant presence in the global fleet, but in the COVID-19 era they face new obstacles t...

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Irish Authorities Seize $41 Million in Cocaine Disguised as Charcoal

Published Jul 23, 2021 4:47 PM by The Maritime Executive

Irish authorities are reporting the seizure of up to half a ton of cocaine with an estimated street value of $41 million in a join...

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How the Fishing Fleet Served the U.S. Coast Guard in WWII

Published Jul 23, 2021 2:09 PM by U.S. Coast Guard News

[By J. Edwin Nieves, public affairs officer, Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 6] In the early days of World War II, demand skyroc...

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USS Ford Completes Second Shock Trial and Prepares to Deploy

Published Jul 22, 2021 9:19 PM by The Maritime Executive

The first-in-class carrier USS Gerald R. Ford has passed her second shock trial, marking the midpoint in the explosive test regime...

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Iran's Biggest Naval Vessel Enters Baltic Sea

Published Jul 22, 2021 9:18 PM by The Maritime Executive

The much-scrutinized journey of the Iranian logistics platform IRINS Makran has taken a new turn - into the Baltic. Makran set...

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Drone Joins HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Team

Published Jul 22, 2021 4:56 PM by The Maritime Executive

HM Coastguard is adding a new tool for its search and rescue missions, unmanned drones that it plans to operate alongside its curr...

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U.S. Navy's Top Officer Admits "Painful" Teething Issues With USS Ford

Published Jul 21, 2021 5:12 PM by The Maritime Executive

In an interview given in advance of the annual Sea-Air-Space symposium, the U.S. Navy's top officer has provided an unusually...

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FMC Launches Audit Program Looking at Compliance Among Ocean Carriers

Published Jul 20, 2021 5:18 PM by The Maritime Executive

Responding to the ongoing complaints from shippers regarding fees being charged by the liner companies and terminal operators, the...

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Are Marine Protected Areas Helping Fisheries in the W. Indian Ocean?

Published Jul 19, 2021 10:37 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua

Last Thursday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) gathered trade ministers from around the world to deliberate on new rules aimed...

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