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Four oil tankers to pass Istanbul strait on Monday, maritime authority says
Turkey's maritime authority said on Sunday that four tankers, carrying some 475,000 tonnes of oil, had provided the necessary insurance letters according to regulations and would cross the Istanbul Strait on Dec. 12... -Reuters
Report Highlights Fuel Cells' Role in a Low Carbon Future for Shipping
IMO's Fourth GHG study reported that global shipping resulted in around one billion tonnes of CO2 and three percent of annual GHG emissions on a CO2 -equivalent basis. Therefore, for the maritime industry to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement, it must reduce emissions by 45 percent in 2030 compared with 2010 levels and reach net zero by 2050... -The Maritime Executive
Ukraine Port Of Odesa Not Operating After Russian Drone Attack
The Ukrainian port of Odesa was not operating on Sunday after the latest Russian attack on the region’s energy system, Agriculture Minister Mykola Solsky said, but added that grains traders were not expected to suspend exports... -gCaptain
Robotic Ship Class ‘Armada’ Could Be the Future of Offshore Support Vessels
A new ‘robotic’ ship that could be the future of offshore support vessels is currently undergoing sea trials in Vietnam after launching to sea this past summer. The first of the Armada class of 78m service and survey vessels is being touted by its creators at Ocean Infinity as “designed for today’s tasks but with tomorrow’s in mind”... -Afloat
EMSA Looks to Radar Satellite Imagery to Improve Maritime Safety
ICEYE has entered into a multi-year framework contract with EMSA to support their efforts in managing maritime operations with SAR data. Spaceborne Earth observation has been well established for decades, with SAR satellites being the gold standard due to their ability to collect images from areas of interest day and night and in any weather... -The Maritime Executive
A sea of opportunity for women
Indian women seafarers have something to cheer about. Right now women only form a tiny fraction of the seafaring community. But the tide is set to turn as several companies, including Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM), the largest third party ship manager, plan to add more women to their crew strength in the Indian seafarers pool... -BusinessLine
Kenyan Lady Overjoyed After Passing Exams to Become Certified UK Chief Officer
A Kenyan woman named Liz Marami has expressed her joy after becoming a certified marine chief officer in the UK. Liz took her readers through the winding journey that started 10 years ago and saw her give up her holidays to concentrate on building her portfolio She dedicated the feat to Kenyan women, adding that she was opening doors for several others to become seafarers... -Tuko.co.ke
Why are researchers concerned over 'rogue waves' off Israel's coast?
The eastern Mediterranean Sea, a large basin surrounded by ancient cultural sites with Israel at its farthest end, is also a climatology hotspot that has received comparatively little attention when it comes to understanding the extreme sea states that produce massive and potentially catastrophic waves... -The Jerusalem Post
Kenya: Seafarers plead with President to secure their jobs with international cruise lines
Two giant trade unions have petitioned President William Ruto to safeguard jobs meant for Kenyan seafarers being enlisted to work onboard ocean-going cruise liners. In a joint press conference, SUK and KHAWU said that some individuals have resorted to a smear campaign to tarnish efforts put in place by local manning agents who are responsible for the recruitment of seafarers... -The Standard
Jersey fishing boat sinking: Robot used to inspect vessel
A detailed inspection is under way of a fishing boat that sank after a collision with a freight ferry off the Jersey coast. A remote-controlled underwater robot is at the site of the L'Ecume II, the Ports of Jersey (POJ) said. Skipper Michael Michieli and crewmen Larry Simyunn and Jervis Baligat remain missing after the collision with the Commodore Goodwill on Thursday... -BBC
How Do Floating Wind Turbines Work?
Northern California has some of the strongest offshore winds in the U.S., with immense potential to produce clean energy. But it also has a problem. Its continental shelf drops off quickly, making building traditional wind turbines directly on the seafloor costly if not impossible... -gCaptain
Russian reefer refloated near Murmansk
Reefer GOGLAND REEFER ran aground in Kola Bay, Barents sea, Russia, on according to local media, Dec 9. The ship was refloated on Dec 9, and taken back to Murmansk, remained in Murmansk as of Dec 10. According to track, GOGLAND REEFER ran aground after she left Murmansk on Nov 26, remaining aground until Dec 9... -FleetMon