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Historic Japan-Sakhalin seabed cables now damaged, hazards to fishermen

ASAHIKAWA, HOKKAIDO - Disused undersea telecommunications cables from before the war are becoming a headache for fishermen in Hokkaido when they inadvertently hook sections lying on the seabed, tearing their nets. Historians nevertheless are pleased to see the artifacts from Japanese prewar history.For Yasushi Shimizu, 42…

Venezuela studying partial force majeure after US sanctions: oil minister

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela is studying several measures to react to new U.S sanctions against state-run oil firm PDVSA including partial force majeure, Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said on Tuesday.Quevedo told a news conference that oil tankers leaving Venezuelan ports must pay for crude before departing.

More Chinese provinces cut growth targets this year as gloom spreads

BEIJING (Reuters) - More Chinese provinces have cut their annual growth targets in 2019 than the year before, a sign of deepening pessimism among local governments amid weakening domestic demand and an prolonged trade dispute with the United States. FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers are seen at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China September 8, 2018.

Tariff fears helped Georgia ports set cargo records in 2018

Shippers worried that the trade war between the U.S. and China could escalate in 2019 helped cargo volumes at Georgia's busy seaports reach record levels last year, the state's top ports executive said Tuesday.In spite of new tariffs imposed by the two countries last year, the Port of Savannah saw containerized cargo goods…


WAYNE MULLIGAN ON PAAKIWAHAChair of Port Nicholson Block Settlement TrustNews from WCCThe community is to be consulted on the proposed sale or lease of 1 ha of Wellington City Council-owned land to a joint-venture company seeking to develop and transform the Shelly Bay area.The proposed development is a partnership between the Council and Shelly Bay Limited…


Maritime Safety Market Rising Trends, Growth Opportunities and Global Outlook 2019 – Nevada Greentim

The Global Maritime Safety MarketResearch Report Forecast 2019-2025: The report presents an in-depth assessment of the Maritime Safety including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies.

Offshore Patrol Vessels Market by Major Players, Size, Segmentation, Market Dynamics & Forecast 202

Offshore Patrol Vessels Market market reports provides a comprehensive overview of the global market size and share. Offshore Patrol Vessels Market market data reports also provide a 5 year pre-historic and forecast for the sector and include data on socio-economic data of global. they may be operated by a nation’s navy…

Increasing Demand for Maritime Security Market to Push Global Market Revenue Growth During 2020 – Ho

Security is one of the major concerns for the national and state governments globally. Maritime security is one of the majorly used security system involved in the prevention from intentional damage through sabotage, subversion or terrorism. Maritime security system is essential for the protection of nations security. Recently…

Venezuelan pirates - the new scourge of the Caribbean

Image copyrightGetty ImagesAs Venezuela's economy collapses, a tide of lawlessness is spreading to the nearby island of Trinidad. Its fishermen now live in fear of Venezuelan pirates, discovers Colin Freeman, while Venezuelan smugglers exchange drugs and guns for basic necessities.If your idea of a tropical paradise is based on what you've seen in tourist brochures…

China’s Strategy And Potential US Options – Analysis – Eurasia Review

By Kapil Bhatia*Chinas graduated use of coercive instruments of national power in the South China Sea (SCS) constitutes an informed strategy.1 Such coercive gradualism is supported by gray zone tactics, which are measures that are aggressive yet designed to remain below the threshold of conventional military conflict.2 This combined approach minimizes international involvement…

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Engineers program marine robots to take calculated risks

We know far less about the Earths oceans than we do about the surface of the moon or Mars. The sea floor is carved with expansive canyons, towering seamounts, deep trenches, and sheer cliffs, most of which are considered too dangerous or inaccessible for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) to navigate.But what if the reward…

Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) Lowered by Zacks Investment Research – BharataPress

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE:DO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Friday. According to Zacks, “Diamond Offshore’s technologically advanced and versatile drilling fleet enables it to stay ahead of its peers in a market, where offshore rig demand is expected to surge through 2025.

Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) & Seanergy Maritime (NASDAQ:SHIP) Head to Head Comparison

Overseas Shipholding Group (NYSE:OSG) and Seanergy Maritime (NASDAQ:SHIP) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Financial Contrast: Ship Finance International (SFL) and Scorpio Bulkers (NYSE:SALT)

Ship Finance International (NYSE:SFL) and Scorpio Bulkers (NYSE:SALT) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Senate Democrats question offshore drilling work amid shutdown | News

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:41 p.m. CST(Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats are questioning the legal basis of the Trump administration's move to continue work on its five-year offshore drilling plan during the partial federal government shutdown.In a letter sent on Tuesday to David Bernhardt, the Department of Interior's acting secretary…