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China COSCO Sends 17 Ships for Demolition

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COSCOChina COSCO Holdings has announced the disposal of 17 vessels with a combined tonnage of 919,853 dwt.

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MOL Express Refloated in Japan

MOL ExpressA container ship operated by Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) ran aground in Tateyama Harbour in Japan’s Chiba Prefecture on 11 January. The 2003-built 4,600teu MOL Express was manoeuvring to an anchoring area within the harbour to undergo repairs on her main engines when she went aground.

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New Dawn for P&O Cruises

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Pacific DawnThe Pacific Dawn has emerged from a multi-million dollar makeover with new onboard offerings which will see P&O Cruises start to take Australian cruising into a new era.

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Shaky Start for New Marine Science Ship

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InvestigatorAfter a series of delays and extended trials, Australia’s new $126 million marine science flagship, Investigator, has been offi cially put to work, but a funding shortfall means it will be in service for only part of the year.

The CSIRO ship is said to offer Australian scientists a global-level research platform but has been funded by the federal government for only 180 of its 300-days-ayear capacity.

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SE Asia Tanker Hijackings Reach Worrying Levels

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PiracyAttacks on small tankers have reached worrying levels in Southeast Asia, the scene of five of six vessel hijackings reported worldwide during the third quarter, according to the International Maritime Bureau.

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36 Years for South Korean Ferry Master

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SewolThe captain of the South Korean ferry Sewol that sank in April has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for not doing enough to save passengers in the country’s worst maritime disaster in more than four decades.

Captain Lee Joon Seok, 69, was found guilty of professional negligence and Judge Lim Joung Youb said he could have saved many more lives had he tried to evacuate the passengers before abandoning ship.

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