Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015 18:40 Written by John Young (Marine Correspondent)
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On 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.
Seven 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.
The 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.
In 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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