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Tons of Silver Coins Recovered From WWII Wreck

City of Cairo treasureTens of tons of silver coins have been recovered from 5,150m of water from an Ellerman Lines cargo ship that was sunk during the Second World War.

The operation was carried out by Deep Ocean Search (DOS) under a contract with the Ministry of Transport, London.

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West Africa Gulf - "A Dangerous Piracy Area"

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PiracyThe Gulf of Guinea is one of the most dangerous piracy areas for mariners, according to maritime intelligence agency Dryad’s maritime crime figures for the first quarter of this year.

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First Powered With LNG

EcoLinerThis year, the Dutch shipbuilders Damen Shipyards is due to deliver its first LNG-powered inland shipping tanker which is designed to lower fuel consumption and emissions.

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New Contract Awarded for Next Class of Missile Boats

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SuccessorBAE Systems has been awarded additional funding of £257mn to cover the final stage of work to design a successor to the Royal Navy’s Vanguard class Trident missile submarines.

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Call for Switch as Use of Scrubbers is Attacked

NABU LogoThe ecological risks of scrubbers for the marine environment are ignored and at the same time the economic benefits are overestimated, claims the German environmental organisation NABU (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union).

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New Technology Sees 80kt Ships Carrying 16,500 TEU

Viking ShiptechA new shipping technology which will combine the delivery time speed of air transport and the price range applicable for shipping has been developed by the Norwegian company Viking Shiptech.

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