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USCG: Port Condition X-ray for Wilmington, Morehead City, NC

Sep 03, 2019

The Captain of the Port for North Carolina set Port Condition X-ray for the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City as of Tuesday at 4 a.m., due to predicted sustained tropical storm force winds generated by Hurricane Dorian that may arrive within the next 48 hours…

Florida Braces for a Hit as Dorian Strengthens

Aug 30, 2019

Florida's governor on Friday urged residents in the state to stock up on at least a week's worth of food, water and medicine and to prepare to lose power and cellphone service for days after Hurricane Dorian makes landfall early next week.The slow march and rising intensity of the storm…

Hurricane Dorian Builds, Aims for Bahamas, Florida

Aug 29, 2019

Hurricane Dorian took aim at the Bahamas and the Florida coast on Thursday, spurred on by warm Atlantic waters as it threatens to strengthen into a dangerous Category 3 storm.Dorian earlier sideswiped the Caribbean without doing major damage…

UNHCR Urges Europe to Allow Immigrants to Dock

Aug 13, 2019

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has sent an appeal to the European governments to allow 507 people recently rescued from the Mediterranean and now stranded at sea to leave the vessels.Many are reportedly survivors of…

Death Toll Mounts as Lekima Roils Eastern China

Aug 12, 2019

BEIJING, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The death toll from typhoon Lekima in eastern China rose to 44 people on Monday morning, according to official data, as the storm continued up the coast, racking up billions of dollars in economic losses and widely disrupting travel…

NOAA Increases Odds for 'above-normal' Hurricane Season

Aug 09, 2019

The end of El Nino could boost Atlantic hurricane activity.August 8, 2019 NOAA forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two…

Panama Canal starts Speed Limits to Protect Whales

Aug 02, 2019

Starting August 1 and until November 30, 2019, the Panama Canal will promote the implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) annual recommendations on speed and maritime transit aimed at protecting cetaceans, which include whales…

Panama Canal, UN Join Forces on Climate Action

Jul 26, 2019

The Panama Canal and UN Environment signed a cooperation agreement today to join efforts on sustainable development and combatting climate change.Signed by the Administrator of the Panama Canal Jorge L. Quijano and the Regional of UN Environment in Latin America and the Caribbean Leo Heileman…

Big Easy Braces for Barry Flooding; Emergency Declared

Jul 12, 2019

New Orleans braced for severe flooding with residents told to hunker down as a growing tropical storm in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico headed for landfall late on Friday or early on Saturday as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.U.S. President Donald…

New Orleans Braces for TS Barry

Jul 11, 2019

Some residents and visitors prepared to flee New Orleans on Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry closed in and city officials warned of severe flooding if it makes landfall by early Saturday as the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2019 season.The…

National Hurricane Center Miami Issues Hurricane Watch

Jul 11, 2019

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for: Mouth of the Pearl River to Intracoastal City. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for: Mouth of the Mississippi River to Cameron. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for: Mouth of the Mississippi River northward to the Mouth of the Pearl River…

Special Weather Bulletin for Gulf Region

Jul 10, 2019

Invest 92-L, which may become Tropical Storm Barry by Thursday, is becoming better organized this morning as satellite imagery and surface weather observations indicate that a circulation seems to be developing over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico…

MOL Works on Environmental Agenda

Jun 28, 2019

Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) formulated MOL Group Environmental Vision 2030 to present our cutting-edge initiatives for environmental preservation.'Shpping companies are responsible for undertaking the marine transportation…

Africa Pledges to Deliver Blue Economy

Jun 27, 2019

A sustainable Blue Business plan will accelerate Africa’s transformation, create jobs, sustain livelihoods and empower communities while offering impactful climate change measures.Fishing, aquaculture, shipping, ports, energy, and finance industries…

European Workshop on Ocean Governance

Jun 21, 2019

European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) has organized a workshop on the subject of ocean governance on 18 June 2019, with the support of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and hosted by the Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU…

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