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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Reducing Ship Speeds Seen as ‘Silver Bullet’ for Reducing Pollution and Protecting Environment
By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) environmental work group gathers in London for its annual conference this week, delegates are being urged to...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Ship Strike Kills Humpback Whale Spotted Swimming in Thames
LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – A humpback whale found dead in the River Thames just east of London had likely been struck by a ship, scientists who conducted an autopsy...
Monday, August 5, 2019
Panama Canal Imposes Ship Speed Limit to Protect Whales
The Panama Canal has implemented a 10 knot speed limit aimed at protecting whales, dolphins and other large marine mammals against ship strikes. The speed limit will run from August...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Over 80 Injured as High-Speed Hydrofoil Ferry Hits Whale in Japan
More than 80 passengers were reported injured, several seriously, after a hydrofoil ferry apparently struck a whale while underway in the Sea of Japan on Saturday. The high-speed hydrofoil, named...
Monday, September 18, 2017
Canadian Coast Guard Ship Hit with $6K Speeding Ticket in Gulf of St. Lawrence
The Canadian government has issued a $6,000 speeding ticket to a Canadian Coast Guard ship for travelling over the posted speed limit in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence. Since...
Friday, August 11, 2017
Canada Orders Ships to Reduce Speed to Prevent Whale Strikes
TORONTO, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Certain ships are being ordered to reduce speed because of the deaths of at least 10 North Atlantic right whales in Canada’s Gulf of St...
Monday, July 31, 2017
High Number of Deaths Among North Atlantic Right Whales Puzzles Scientists
TORONTO, July 31 (Reuters) – North American conservationists are scrambling to find out why North Atlantic right whales are dying in unprecedented numbers, with nine deaths in Canada’s Gulf of...
Saturday, July 30, 2016
NOAA Announces Plan To Silence US Oil Rigs, Dredges and Ships
(Reuters) The ocean has gotten noisier for decades, with man-made racket from oil drilling, shipping and construction linked to signs of stress in marine life that include beached whales and...
Monday, May 4, 2015
Blue Whales Can’t Avoid Large Ships, Says Stanford Biologist
BY BJORN CAREY, Stanford University For millions of years, blue whales have cruised the world’s oceans with hardly a care, their sheer size making them largely free from predator attacks....
Monday, October 13, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
No Charges After Ship Strike Killed Humpback Whale off Alaska
A ship strike killed a protected humpback whale off Kodiak, Alaska, but an investigation could not conclude whether a state ferry was responsible and no charges will be filed, federal officials said on Wednesday.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Blue Whales Under Increased Threat of Ship Strikes Off California, Study Finds
Blue whales off the West Coast of the United States are under an increased threat of injury and mortality from ship strikes and only slight changes in shipping lanes could be a huge boon for whale safety, a comprehensive 15-year analysis conducted by Oregon State University has found.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Hanjin Hamburg Containership Strikes Female Fin Whale
The Port Of Rotterdam reports that the 102455 DWT containership Hanjin Hamburg struck a Fin whale in the Bay of Biscay on Friday. The adult female was discovered strewn across...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
NOAA Seeking Permanent Rule to Reduce Whale Ship Strikes Along U.S. East Coast
NOAA Fisheries Service is seeking comments on its proposal to make permanent the rules it implemented five years ago to reduce the number of collisions between ships and North Atlantic right whales.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Saturday, December 29, 2012
California Shipping Lanes Tweaked to Reduce Whale Strikes
By Alex Dobuzinskis Several endangered whale species may get a new lease on life when some cargo shipping lanes off the California coast are shifted next year. Routes due to...
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Sad Scene in Rotterdam After Containership Spears Whale with Bow Bulb
By Hursh Joshi, MaerskLineSocial Maersk Line does everything it can to avoid creating a negative impact on the marine environment. Despite these efforts on Wednesday 6 June we saw images of...
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