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China to escort ships in Gulf under U.S. proposal

China to escort ships in Gulf under U.S. proposal

China might escort Chinese commercial vessels in Gulf waters under a U.S. proposal for a maritime coalition to secure oil shipping lanes following attacks on tankers,...

Strait of Hormuz: Norway advises ships to minimize transit in Iranian territory 

Strait of Hormuz: Norway advises ships to minimize transit in Iranian territory 

The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has updated its security instructions for Norwegian-flagged vessels following recent attacks in the Strait of Hormuz. The NMA, on...

US asks ships to keep their AIS on

US asks ships to keep their AIS on

The United States wants all ships to keep their tracking transponders on to cut down on illicit activity and smuggling, and to increase transparency with movements of...

Sinope ships world’s largest atmospheric tower to Dangote Refinery

PHOTOS: Sinope ships world’s largest atmospheric tower to Dangote Refinery

China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) has disclosed that it is shipping to Dangote Refinery in Lekki Lagos, the world’s largest atmospheric tower. The tower...

Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Ibok Ete-Ibas

Nigerian Navy impounds 130 ships in two years

Over 130 vessels have been arrested for various maritime infractions by the Nigerian Navy (NN) since 2017, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas said...

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Egypt offers 45% discount to attract ships

The Egyptian government has announced a package of incentives and discounts of up to 45% on fees for navigational aids and lighthouses for vessels calling at Egyptian...

More Indian seafarers employed on ships

More Indian seafarers employed on ships

The number of active Indian seafarers, employed aboard Indian or foreign flagged ships, has grown by about 45 percent in the last three years. According to the...

UK warns ships to avoid Strait of Hormuz

UK warns ships to avoid Strait of Hormuz

The UK Foreign Office has urged British-flagged vessels to avoid the Strait of Hormuz following the seizure of Stena Impero by Iran on July 19. The UK government has...

Qatargas ships 3000th LNG cargo to Japan

Qatargas ships 3000th LNG cargo to Japan

Doha-based liquefied natural gas company Qatargas has set another milestone as it successfully delivered the 3,000th LNG cargo to Japan. The cargo was transported...

Six workers die at Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards in two months

146 ships sent to South Asian Beaches in Q2 — NGO Shipbreaking Platform

A total of 146 vessels, from the 193 units sent to scrapyards in the second quarter of 2019, were beached in South Asia, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform’s report showed....

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Nigerian female seafarers lament sexual harassment on ships

Female seafarers in Nigeria have identified sexual harassment by their male counterparts and gender discrimination as major challenges they face on board vessels. The...

UK to deploy marines to protect ships in Persian Gulf

UK to deploy marines to protect ships in Persian Gulf

  UK’s Royal Navy plans to deploy 100 marines to the Persian Gulf to protect British ships after a series of attacks on vessels, according to British media....

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