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Unmanned ships on the horizon

With a new testbed and several research projects underway, autonomous shipping is one step closer to becoming a reality. And DNV GL is working on developing the necessary rules.  The little craft bearing the DNV GL logo gingerly braves the wa...

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Delta tankers to add newbuild tanker duo

Greek shipowner Delta Tankers has reached an agreement to purchase two Suezmax tanker newbuilds from the Germany-based Johann MK Blumenthal GmbH. The tankers, constructed by South Korea’s shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, are sched...

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Bomb threat forces Scandlines to interrupt service

Scandlines' ferry operations between Sweden, Denmark and Germany were briefly interrupted Wednesday after a telephoned bomb threat forced police to search multiple vessels.  The threat was reportedly not specific about which vessel or rou...

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Offshore wind turbines face hurricane threat

Offshore wind turbines built according to current standards may not be able to withstand the powerful gusts of a Category 5 hurricane, new University of Colorado Boulder-led research shows. The study, which was conducted in collaboration with the...

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UN asks to apply tighter marine pollution controls

The UN has urged governments to implement tighter marine pollution controls or risk further degradation of the oceans, fish stocks and ecosystems. Countries are being asked to support a ‘zero draft’ Call To Action at the 2017 UN Ocean...

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