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Warming May Reduce Hurricane Landfalls, Study Says
Contrary to many previous reports, global warming could reduce the number of hurricanes that strike the United States, according to a new study. read more »

Sri Lankan Navy mines sea border with India to block Tamil Tigers
The Sri Lankan Navy (SLN) placed an underwater defense system between Kachchatheevu and Neduntheevu (Delft Island) as part of their efforts to detain read more »

Greenpeace anti-whaling ship running out of fuel
Environmental group Greenpeace said on Saturday its anti-whaling ship, which has been harassing Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean, had saved an read more »


Russia abolishes offshore duties
Reuters reported that Russia has abolished for two years import duties and customs taxes for offshore drilling rigs temporarily imported to Russia fo read more »

News blackout for Chevron’s New Nigerian oil ship
The California-based company is afraid that armed groups in the Niger Delta might try to attack the billion dollar ship as it is being hooked up to o read more »

Long-range identification and tracking of ships
A new SOLAS regulation on long-range identification and tracking of ships enters into force on 1 January 2008, giving SOLAS Contracting Governments a read more »

Nigeria: Robbers Invade Maritime Academy
There was renewed wave of armed banditry in Akwa Ibom State on Friday as two commercial banks were attacked by men of the underworld in Oron. The sle read more »

Samsung Heavy Indicted for Spill
Samsung Heavy Industries Co. and Hong Kong-based Hebei Spirit Shipping Co. were indicted over an oil spill that occurred in December, South Korean pr read more »

Ice Prince In pictures: Shipwreck timber
Thousands of pieces of timber have been washed up on read more »

New Technology To End Sea Sickness
One of the things used quite a bit by the U.S. navy is rudder-roll stabilization,” he said.
“They monitor the ship motions and then they use a fairl read more »