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IMO Says All Containers Will Have to be Weighed

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ContainerFrom June 1, 2016, it will be mandatory to weigh loaded containers before they are put on board a ship for safety reasons.

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France Ordered to Pay Pirate Compo

Pirate and ShipA decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to award thousands of pounds in compensation to Somali pirates has been described by a humanitarian group as “repugnant and insulting to all seafarers who have survived piracy attacks.”

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Shell Orders LNG Bunker Vessel for Use at Rotterdam

LNG BunkerShell has placed an order with STX Offshore & Shipbuilding for a special bunker vessel to serve ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The bunker vessel will be based at Rotterdam where she will make use of the LNG breakbulk terminal and jetty to be built by the Gas Access to Europe (Gate).

The vessel will be LNG-powered, and will have the capacity to carry 6,500 cu m.of LNG.

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Wind Power System Fitted

EstradenSea trials started in December of an auxiliary wind propulsion system fitted on the cargo ship Estraden, 18,205gt, of the Bore Lines, of Finland.

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Last New Panama Lock Gates are Delivered

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Xia Zhi YuanThe last shipment of new gates for the Panama Canal expansion project arrived on Nov 12.

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U-Boat and Victim are Discovered Yards Apart

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U-576On June 16, 1942, the German submarine U-576 had sailed from her base at St Nazaire, on the French Biscay coast, for a patrol in the Cape Hatteras area. On board were 45 crew led by Lieutenant Commander Hans-Dieter Heinicke. This was her fifth war patrol.

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