NASA has a long and thorough safety certification process for any vessels hoping to transport astronauts to space and back – and its Orion crew capsule is no exception. The vehicle, which is aiming to first launch with a crew aboard the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy lift…

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A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck in the North Pacific Ocean just east of Russia, triggering a tsunami warning for that nation's coast. Officials said preliminary info indicates there is no tsunami danger for the U.S. West Coast or Alaska.

The earthquake hit near the Komandorskiye Ostrova…

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The Philippine government sees a continuing increase in the shipping industry despite the declared martial law in Mindanao, on-going conflict in Marawi, growing threat in the ASEAN maritime region and the unresolved dispute in the South China Sea. Earlier, many shipping cargo industry players expected slow growth in…

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Maersk Drilling and GE announced Monday that they will expand the scope of their 2016 digitalization pilot project—one vessel, one asset, one year—to nine more rigs, targeting 110 key equipment assets, such as the top drive, draw works, thrusters and main engines, over a multiyear contract.

By using…

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On Saturday, Indonesian SAR forces and maritime police units evacuated 116 passengers from the ro/pax ferry Madani Nusuntara after it went aground near the island of Suwangi, South Kalimantan (coordinates S 3.425 E 116.057). 

Passengers transferred to the tug Lestari Abadi 04 (KSOP Kotabaru)

The…

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On the occasion of World Environment Day and World Oceans Day 2017, UNESCO and its partners, including UN Environment and UN Information Center, organized awareness-raising activities on the importance of the environment protection and conservation of oceans and marine resources.

On the occasion of World Environment Day and…

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