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Propeller Club Seattle Hosts IMO Secretary General

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on September 16, 2010

To put the work of mariners in perspective, the Secretary General pointed out that while the world’s population is somewhere around 6.5 billion, and waterborne shipping moves 90% of all trade for that population, there are only about 1.5 million mariners in the world to service that trade. Mr.

State Dep’t & USCG Respond to Suez Canal Firearms Prohibition

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on September 8, 2010

It has been reported that, about two months ago,  the Suez Canal Authority began enforcing a prohibition on merchant vessels transiting the Canal with firearms on board. A vessel with weapons is now required to hand them over to Egyptian authorities…

Did the Chilean Quake Shorten Earth Days?

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on March 3, 2010

According to a report from NASA, the Feb. JPL research scientist Richard Gross computed how Earth's rotation should have changed as a result of the Feb. 27 quake. Using a complex model, he and fellow scientists came up with a preliminary calculation…