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CFS Handling completes installation of electro-hydraulic buckets at Massa Carrara port09 November 2018: On the 23rd of October 2018, CFS Handling successfully completed the testing of two 14m3 electro-hydraulic buckets... Chinese soybean imports rise09 November 2018: China October soybean imports jump from year before amid worries trade war will hit supply.

DVIDS - News - HM15 and Puller Team Up for Training

MANAMA, Bahrain An MH-53E Sea Dragon assigned to the Blackhawks of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 embarked the expeditionary sea-base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) for the first time in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations for interoperability training, Oct. 28-Nov. 7. The training focused…

Prince Charles touches down in Lagos without Camilla as he completes African tour alone

Prince Charles was wished a Happy Birthday by British model Naomi Campbell in Nigeria tonight who told him he was young in spirit.The pair met at a reception at the Deputy High Commissioners residence in Lagos but have known each other for years through their shared charity work.The function, which was attended by members of Nigerias fashion industry in traditional dress…

An Elizabeth Swann Appreciation – /Film

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: with Pirates of the Caribbean being rebooted, it’s time to note that this series is not all about a single actor or character.)In the year of our dark lord Cthulhu 2018, the only true zombies are movie franchises.

Attempted Piracy Attack on Stena Bulk Vessel West of Yemen

GÖTEBORG, Sweden, Nov 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 3rd November the Stena Imperial reported a suspected pirate approach whilst on northbound passage through the Red Sea west of Yemen on her way from Far East to Rotterdam for discharge. The story in short:  Two suspicious skiffs were found approaching Stena Imperial from the port side at a distance of 1.5 Nautical Miles.

As INS Arihant returns after first deterrence patrol, India's nuclear triad complete | India News

NEW DELHI: India's long-awaited nuclear triad, or the capability to fire nuclear weapons from land, air and sea, is now finally operational almost five decades after it was first conceived for credible strategic deterrence and 20 years after the Pokhran-II tests. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced the country's…

A Graduation To Die For

Donor states cut their contributions to Somalia by a third in 2018 (to under $900 million) compared to 2017. The donor community is losing patience with the endless violence and self-destructive corruption that persists in Somalia. What it has come down to is that the international community is not willing to provide the food…

Outlander season 4 premiere recap: America the Beautiful

The Droughtlander is finally over!After months of impatiently waiting to find out what happened to Claire and Jamie after they washed ashore in the American Colonies, we finally know.Before we get too ahead of ourselves let’s briefly recap what happened last season to refresh your memory. Young Ian was kidnapped and taken…

Global Patrol Boats Market by Way of Study, Synthesis, and Summation 2018-2023 – DVI Report

Patrol Boats Market report offers a macroeconomic analysis with top company profiles, market share, product specifications, capacity and current market dynamics. Patrol Boats market report also shares details of upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and production value with some important proposals for a new project…

Crew taken from RK8 AHTS after tanker hijacked and BW LPGC attacked

A BW LPG VLGC has emerged as the ship which narrowly avoided being hijacked off Congo earlier this week, while a bunker tanker has been seized and crew also taken from an RK8 Shipmanagement OSV, TradeWinds has learned.I can confirm that the VLGC BW Frigg was attacked by pirates as she was taking on bunkers off Pointe-Noire in Republic of the Congo on 29 October 2018…

Logistics: Indian Ocean Replenishment Race

In October, more than two years after it was launched, Pakistan put its locally built replenishment ship (PNS Moawin) into service. This 17,000 ton vessel is considered a tanker because it mostly carried fuel, in addition to fresh water, food and other dry supplies. There is a hanger and flight deck that can handle two…

Attempted hijacking ends badly for failed pirates (VIDEO)

Everybody wants to be a pirate until its time to do pirate shit and they find out the merchant ship is armed. (Photo: EU NAVFOR)A group of pirates operating off the Somali coast got more than they bargained for when they tried to attack a passing cargo ship.Earlier this month a small vessel, described by EU Naval Forces as a whaler…

Crew taken from Navig8 AHTS after tanker hijacked and BW LPGC attacked

A BW LPG VLGC has emerged as the ship which narrowly avoided being hijacked off Congo earlier this week, while a bunker tanker has been seized and crew also taken from a Navig8 OSV, TradeWinds has learned.I can confirm that the VLGC BW Frigg was attacked by pirates as she was taking on bunkers off Pointe-Noire in Republic of the Congo on 29 October 2018…

Who Cares About China's Aircraft Carriers or Submarines: Here Come the Commandos

Michael PeckSecurity, When was the last time you heard about China's commandos? You might be really soon. Who Cares About China's Aircraft Carriers or Submarines: Here Come the CommandosSpecial forces are only as good as their transportation, and China is developing the capability to convey special forces to where they are needed.Some special force units get all the attention.

LPG carrier evades pirate attack off Congo

An LPG Carrier has narrowly avoided being hijacked by pirates off the West Coast of Africa, TradeWinds has learnt.The incident took place on Monday in position 04° 46.7'S, 010° 08.3'E, around 101 nautical miles (nm) west of Pointe Noire, in the Republic of Congo.Pirates in a speed boat chased and fired upon an LPG tanker carrying out bunkering operations…