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OceanXplorer 285-Foot Explorer Yacht

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OceanX has wrangled an impressive A-list ensemble for its latest cutting-edge vessel. The nonprofit ocean research organization enlisted none other than American filmmaker James Cameron to design a Hollywood-style studio aboard the new 285-footer to help get rare ocean footage to the masses. The behemoth builds upon the legacy of the first research vessel in the OceanX fleet, M/V Alucia, and previously ...

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Oil tanker runs aground off Mauritius coast, leading to wildlife fears

Wakashio Breached: Oil Leaks from Grounded Bulk Carrier in Mauritius, Police Investigation Launched August 6, 2020 by Mike Schuler

A tanker is leaking oil after running aground off the coat of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius – and officials are asking for help to stop it affecting wildlife. It’s been called an “environmental crisis situation” by the Mauritian government. Efforts to stabilise the ship and pump out oil have been unsuccessful because of rough seas. There are worries ...

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Energy Observer’s 2020 Tour

Energy Observer © Energy Observer Productions - Antoine Drance

Toyota has been involved in the Energy Observer project from the start, because of hydrogen being at the very heart of this amazing journey. During a six-year odyssey, which started in 2017, the Energy Observer team is navigating the first energy-autonomous hydrogen boat around the globe. The electrically propelled vessel of the future operates by using a mix of renewable ...

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Pirates release one crew of “Happy Lady”, seven remain hostages + map Nautical Piracy


Following the pirate’s attack on 31 December 2019 in the Greek-flagged “Happy Lady” tanker, from Limboh port in Cameroon, one of the kidnapped crewmembers officially announced to be returned back in his country, Greece. During the piracy invasion, the 35-year old engineer of the vessel ended up injured by bullet deflection. Specifically, the engineer arrived on 7 January early in ...

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Hybrid ferry on Norwegian fjords

ABB powers futuristic hybrid ferry on Norwegian fjords

ABB is providing integral technology to one of the most innovative ship designs ever seen on the Norwegian fjords. The ferry will couple its striking appearance with ABB’s cutting edge maritime hybrid solution. The vessel’s concept has been named “Vision of the Fjords”. ABB has supplied a compact and lightweight version of the award winning Onboard DC Grid system that ...

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Sea kidnappings rise in 2016 despite plummeting global piracy


More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report revealed today. In its 2016 report, IMB recorded 191 incidents of piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas. “The continued fall in piracy is good ...

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Pirate Attack Thwarts Philippine Coast Guard

Philippine Coast Guard Thwarts Pirate Attack

On Tuesday 2017-01-03, suspected pirates launched an attack on the geared bulker Ocean Kingdom off of Zamboanga, Mindanao. A spokesman for the Philippine Coast Guard told Inquirer.net that two speedboats approached the Kingdom and opened fire at her bridge. Coast Guard assets arrived on scene and engaged the pirates, and after a firefight, the attackers retreated. No casualties were reported. ...

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