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Oman bans open-loop scrubbers

oman open-loop scrubbers

Oman has become the latest country to ban open-loop scrubbers in its territorial waters, joining a list of nations including China, Malaysia and Singapore, some of whom have chosen to ban open-loop scrubbers as a result of their potential impact on the marine environment. Scrubbers are used to remove harmful …

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Explosion in Beirut port kills 137, injures thousands

Explosion in Beirut

A massive explosion rocked Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday, 4 August, leaving at least 137 dead with thousands injured. The explosion, believed to have been caused by a fire at the Port of Beirut near a large deposit of ammonium nitrate, caused widespread destruction to not only the port, but also …

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Eight countries come together in development of autonomous navigation

autonomous navigation

A significant step forward has been taken in the adoption of automated maritime navigation as representatives from 8 countries have come together to form a network, aimed towards developing consistent standards regarding the operation of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).   The network, named MASSPorts, formed by flag, coastal and …

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