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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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New Navigation Stations Aim to Beat GPS Problems

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eLoranSeven land-based eLoran radio navigation stations have been launched by the UK and Ireland General Lighthouse Authorities to deliver additional position, navigation and timing (PNT) information to ships in the event of GPS satellite system failure.

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Southampton Expansion

First Ship at SCT5A £40mn dredging project to enable the world’s largest container ships to use Southampton was completed in November.

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Container Repainted With False Data In Fraud Bid

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ContainersThe shipping industry has been warned to be on the alert for a new attempted fraud in which the information on a container’s weight and size have been changed by repainting.

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World’s Largest Container Ship

CSCL GlobeIn November, the South Korean shipbuilders Hyundai Heavy Industries Co (HHI) delivered the world’s largest container ship, the CSCL Globe, the first of five 19,000 teu container ships ordered by the China Shipping Container Lines in May, 2013.

The ship is 400m long, 58.6m wide and 30.5m in depth, and she will be used on the Asia-Europe service.

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