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Course Reversed Over Emergency Lockers

Emergency Equipment SignThe London-based maritime union, Nautilus International, has welcomed the UK Government’s decision not to go ahead with its plans to scrap the rules requiring roll-on, roll-off passenger ships to be fitted with lockers containing emergency equipment.

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Major Salvage Operation After Ship is Deliberately Run Aground

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Hoegh OsakaThe operation to salvage a large vehicle carrier that had been deliberately run aground on to a sandbank amid fears of her capsizing was successfully completed on the afternoon of Jan 22.

The Singapore-registered Hoegh Osaka, 51,770gt, of Hoegh Autoliners, Norway, had arrived at Southampton on Jan 2 from Malta to load a part-cargo of 1,300 vehicles, including Jaguars, Land Rovers and Minis, and 105 JCB construction machine for the Middle East via Hamburg.

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Coast Guard Claims Abandoned Ship had a False Name

Amaranthus aka Isik2During a regular patrol on the island of Zakynthos on Dec 2, the Hellenic Coast Guard found an abandoned vessel loaded with cigarettes.

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Apprentices Honoured for Restoring Ship’s Bell

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Cammell Laird Apprentices with BellA group of apprentices from Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, have received a national award for a community project marking the centenary of the First World War.

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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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