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Students Learn The Ropes of Sailing Aboard The Golden Bear

California State University Maritime Academy offers a program where students can learn how to sail commercial ships. They get real life experience as sailors living aboard the training ship Golden Bear. The ship visited San Diego Tuesday, after a two-month voyage in the South Pacific that took its 300 cadets to Samoa, the Solomon Islands…

Keppel unit suspends business with Viking Offshore Marine unit amid litigation, Companies & Markets

KEPPEL Offshore & Marine has suspended business with Marshal Systems, a unit of Viking Offshore & Marine, after another unit of the latter commenced legal proceedings against Keppel Singmarine, Viking Offshore & Marine said in a Singapore Exchange (SGX) filing on Tuesday after close.Viking Offshore & Marine said that it…

Australia buys US drones to continue monitoring South China Sea

SYDNEY: Australia will invest Aus$ 7 billion (US$5.2 billion) to develop and buy high-tech US drones for joint military operations and to monitor waters including the South China Sea, it said today. Canberra has been embarking on its largest peacetime naval investment through a massive shipbuilding strategy that includes new submarines…

Video: 123-meter Al Lusail spotted in Gibraltar

© Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean RaceSkipper Charles Caudrelier led his team to victory on the final leg of the race, a 970-mile sprint from Gothenburg, Sweden to The Hague.Incredibly, it marked the first leg win for the team -- it couldn't have come at a better time.Three teams started Leg 11 of the race on Thursday in a dead heat on the overall leaderboard.

Australia buys hi-tech Triton drones to monitor South China Sea, enhance anti-submarine warfare

Diamond Offshore Drilling Announces Blockchain Drilling Service

The contract offshore drilling company will offer a blockchain-based application for optimizing well construction and related activities, with a focus on supply chain management.Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. states its mission is to "deliver fresh perspectives to [anticipate and solve] complex deepwater challenges." Pursuant to that mission…

UNESCO removes Belize reef from endangered World Heritage list

The Caribbean reef system was named to the prestigious World Heritage List in 1996, but placed on endangered status in 2009 (AFP Photo/Pedro PARDO)MoreManama (AFP) - UNESCO removed the Mesoamerican coral reef in Belize from its list of threatened World Heritage Sites on Tuesday, praising the Central American country for…

Australia buys high-tech drones to monitor South China Sea, Pacific

Australia will invest Aus$7 billion (US$5.2 billion) to develop and buy high-tech US drones for joint military operations and to monitor waters including the South China Sea, it said today.Canberra has been embarking on its largest peacetime naval investment through a massive shipbuilding strategy that includes new submarines…

Ocean Infinity invests $2.3 million in Kraken

A next-generation offshore ocean survey and ocean exploration company that has already teamed up with Kraken Robotics Inc. on two occasions in the past year is now a part owner of the St. John’s-based marine technology firm.Ocean Infinity acquired a 9.99 per cent stake in Kraken with a $2.3-million private placement.Kraken…

Cleanup of oil from derailment in Iowa begins

DOON, Iowa (AP) The Latest on the crude oil leaking after a train derailment in northwest Iowa (all times local):5 p.m.Cleanup of an oil spill caused by the derailment of nearly three dozen oil tankers in northwestern Iowa has begun.Lyon County Sheriff Steward Vander Stoep says between 30 and 40 semitrailers containing cleanup equipment had arrived at the scene near Doon…

Dongfeng wins around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race

Team Dongfeng and French skipper Charles Caudrelier made a last-leg navigational gamble pay off to win the Volvo Ocean Race, prevailing in a three-boat sprint to the finish line off the Dutch coast on Sunday to claim victory in the eight-month, 12-port, 45,000-nautical mile regatta.The Chinese boat arrived in The Hague…

Volunteers create vast, underwater meadows of seagrass on Va. Shore

Volunteers are building oyster castle reef in Hog Island Bay to protect the shoreline and build a habitat for marine creatures. WochitVolunteers dip and dunk in the shallow waters of South Bay, where for the past decade they have helped collect seeds for the worlds largest seagrass restoration project. Their efforts have helped cultivated nearly 7…

3 Dozen Oil Tankers Spill In Iowa Train Derailment « WCCO

DOON, Iowa (AP) A freight train derailed in northwest Iowa on Friday, leaking crude oil from into flooded fields flanking the tracks and raising concerns about the possible contamination of residential water supplies downstream, officials said.BNSF railroad spokesman Andy Williams said no one was injured when 33 oil tanker cars from Alberta, Canada, derailed around 4:30 a.m.

Hong Kongs beaches see surge in poisonous fireworms

A surfer wades into the water as bits of palm oil (bottom) is seen on the sand of a beach in Hong Kong on August 7, 2017. Ten beaches typically packed on a hot weekend were closed in Hong Kong on August 6 due to a palm oil spillage from a ship collision in mainland Chinese waters. Hong Kong beaches are seeing a surge of fireworms with venomous bristles that sting beachgoers…

Rock Valley downstream shuts off water wells

DOON, Iowa (AP) —The Latest on the crude oil leaking after a train derailment in northwest Iowa (all times local):ROCK VALLEY DOWNSTREAM SHUTS OFF WATER WELLSRock Valley, a small city just to the southwest of Doon where more than 30 oil tanker cars derailed into floodwaters, has shut off all its drinking water wells.City…

Westhill residents given glimpse of new town centrepiece

Residents of Westhill have been given the first glimpse of a new centrepiece for the town.Images of the Westhill Gateway sculpture, which is to commemorate 50 years since the first houses were built in the area, were shown at the Westhill Gala.Ireland-based German artist Holger Lonze has been commissioned to deliver the…

House Speaker Greg Hughes property holdings appear to disqualify him from the inland port board that

House Speaker Greg Hughes is affiliated with companies that own land within 5 miles of the newly created inland port authority boundaries a tie that, under current law, would automatically disqualify him from the board he appointed himself to. Thats no problem, says Hughes, who is pushing to change the law to shrink that restriction and rid it of what he says is other ambiguous language.

Solo-fishing fatalities in Maine and Washington

Families and two small communities are mourning the loss of fishermen reported overdue from hauling traps one in Maine and one in Washington.On Friday morning, lobsterman Wayne Butch Ciomei, 59, set out from Stonington, Maine, to haul traps on his 36-foot Chelsea Lynn. When he hadnt returned by 4:30, one of his sons reported…

Ocean Infinity Donates Data To Seabed Mapping Project

Marine Technology NewsJune 21, 2018Texas-based surveying company Ocean Infinity has donated survey data from its search for missing Malaysian airliner MH370 to The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project which aims to map the entirety of the world’s ocean floor by 2030.The 120,000 square kilometers of data will be incorporated into the latest version of the global map of the ocean floor.

States Getting the Most and Least Sleep

The importance of a full nights sleep is difficult to overstate. Those who do not get enough sleep put not only their own health at risk, but also potentially jeopardize the safety of those they interact with on a daily basis — from the street to the workplace. Still, more than a third of American adults get dangerously little sleep.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…