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Danes admit paying pirates to free cargo ship
The Danish government acknowledged this week that a ransom was paid to Somali pirates to secure the release of a Danish merchant ship and its five-ma read more »

BBC NEWS | Somali pirates free Danish ship!
The crew of a Danish cargo ship held by Somali pirates since early June have been released, Denmark’s foreign ministry says.

Coast Guard Assists Spirit of Columbia
Another Cruise West ship has grounded in Alaska. There were no injuries or environmental hazards. read more »

China ship building. Will the boom continue? « Stranded on the Largest Island
It’s been a good week so far. Not as busy with new incoming orders as usual, because a lot of our customers are still enjoying their summer holidays. read more »

No-go order issued before Pasha Bulker’s stranding
A WARNING to the Pasha Bulker that the ship needed to speed up its operations has emerged as a possible reason the ship ran aground in Newcastle two read more »

Panbo: Lighted Charts, for the man who…
I saw a lot of interest at the MBHH Show, but nothing as novel as these decorative charts with LEDs correctly displaying the characteristics of all read more »

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