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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:28:20 Z

Four Passengers Die on Cruise Ship with Coronavirus Outbreak

Four passengers have died on board the MS Zaandam, a cruise ship currently off the coast of Panama with dozens of guests suffering from influenza-like symptoms, at least two of whom have coronavirus, the vessel's operator said on Friday.Zaandam…

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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:30:07 Z

USNS Mercy Arrives in Los Angeles

U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Los Angeles, Friday to support the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.While in Los Angeles, the ship will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals…

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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:19:53 Z

Dredgers Make Way for USNS Comfort in New York

Dredgers are expediting operations in New York to make way for the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, which will dock in the epicenter of America's COVID-19 outbreak to assist hospitals that become overrun by the pandemic.Dredging contractor Donjon Marine Co., Inc.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:58:28 Z

Containership Runs Aground Near New Orleans

A 334-meter containership ran aground near mile marker 81 of the Mississippi River, Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.Coast Guard watchstanders in New Orleans received a call at 3:20 a.m. that the Liberian-flagged Belita had run aground near 12-mile point…

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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:45:08 Z

VT Halter to Build Additional US Navy Barge

VT Halter Marine said it has been awarded a contract option for the U.S. Navy’s fourth Auxiliary Personnel Lighter–Small (APL(S)) 67 Class berthing and messing barge. The contract award is $39,906,609 for a firm, fixed-price option for the detail design and construction of the vessel.The Pascagoula…

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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:15:50 Z

Fischer Panda Introduces New FP Control

Fischer Panda UK has introduced the new FP Control, offering enhanced data monitoring capabilities across its generator range.Standardizing the platform with a central system, the advanced control solution will be available with all the latest Fischer Panda gensets.The FP Control…

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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:07:39 Z

'Significant' GPS Interference Incidents Reported

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) is advising vessel operators to exercise extra caution and safe navigation practices after multiple instances of significant GPS interference have been reported over the last year by vessels in port and underway in the eastern and central Mediterranean Sea…

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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:42:10 Z

Britain Suspends IMO 2020 Shipping Fuel Checks Due to Coronavirus

Britain has suspended checks on ships for compliance with low sulphur fuel regulations as part of wider measures that cut back on inspections to reduce the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on supply chains, the coastguard authority said on…

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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:46:58 Z

Transnet to Cut Transport of Non-Essential Cargo During Lockdown

South Africa's logistics firm Transnet said it would reduce transport services and non-essential cargo operations during a nationwide lockdown that began at midnight on Thursday to contain the coronavirus.The state-owned company said shipments…

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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:51:12 Z

MBARI Works at Unlocking Ocean Biology

Greater understanding of what goes on in the ocean is starting to become a reality – thanks to growing use of unmanned surface and underwater vehicles and developments in biological sensing. Elaine Maslin takes a look at what a team at MBARI…

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