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  • 16 June 2009

    Ericsson 4 had the most emphatic champagne celebration, but to say Ken Read was pleased with PUMA’s ninth leg would be a huge understatement. For while Ericsson 4’s third place was enough to give them the spoils of the Volvo Ocean Race war, PUMA claimed a battle that held no small amount of significance. It […]

  • 7 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Seafarers on cruise vessels and ferries rank among the unhappiest in the shipping industry, a new report shows.

  • 4 June 2020
    Human Capital, Outlook & strategy

    Maritime charity sets out major programme to support seafarers as Covid-19 conditions continue to impact welfare.

  • 2 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Germanischer Lloyd (GL) is supporting “Rainbow Warrior II” to perform its philanthropic mission in Bangladesh after the vessel was transferred as a medical ship from the Greenpeace International to a Bangladesh-based NGO Friendship. GL has recently signed an agreement with Friendship to offer free-of-charge classification services for a period of five years. After servicing Greenpeace […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    Strengthening business ties within the offshore wind industry will be high on the agenda during the Dutch trade mission to France, led by Lilianne Ploumen, the country’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, scheduled for 10 and 11 March, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency reports. Hans Timmers, the President of the Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA), will join the mission and host the […]

  • 19 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Mission Bay Navigational Safety Dredging Project, aimed to restore beaches along Mission Bay, is set to begin in the following days, the City of San Diego said in their latest announcement.  This cleanup scheme will dredge approximately 64 acres within Mission Bay, resulting in an estimated 122,000 to 220,850 cubic yards of dredged material. […]

  • 14 October 2016

    A fleet of ten marine robots has completed two-week mission off northwest Scotland. The mission comprised the largest simultaneous deployment of marine robots in UK waters, with seven submarine gliders and three surface Wave Gliders operating in waters around the Outer Hebrides, National Oceanography Centre (NOC) explained. The robot fleet was collecting a variety of […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and City Councilmember Lorie Zapf have announced over $40 million in infrastructure investments over the next few years for Mission Bay Park – one of San Diego’s most treasured natural resources. Roughly a quarter of the total funds is for the Mission Bay Dredging project to restore navigational safety to the bay. Investments […]

  • 4 May 2017

    In the last two years, the Dubai-based team of the Mission to Seafarers (MtS) welfare charity dealt with 298 vessels which had significant welfare issues involving more than 1,600 seafarers, the organization said. As informed, the number of cases has steadily increased to the extent that the current justice and welfare team can no longer […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    PlanetSolar, the world’s first solar-powered catamaran, has become part of a marine science mission. It is hired to be the mode of transport for the Deepwater Project, a scientific mission led by the University of Geneva (UNIGE) to collect data on the Gulf Stream’s behavior, the Ocean’s current responsible for maintaining Europe’s climate temperate. The advantage of using […]

  • 13 February 2018

    On a trade mission to India, the Montreal Port Authority signs a cooperative agreement with Mundra Port.

  • 10 August 2009

    A campaign is under way to save a threatened Tyneside charity base which supports ships’ crews. The Mission to Seafarers charity said it planned to introduce a mobile ministry at South Shields as it confronts financial pressures.

  • 14 October 2013

    A team of British scientists is undertaking an ambitious science mission that will use the National Oceanography Centre-provided Autosub3 underwater vehicle to monitor recent ice loss from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. They aim to discover what’s causing the recent rapid ice loss from the Pine Island Glacier, and whether this loss will continue to […]

  • 23 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Cashmere developer George Valison has successfully restored the shoreline of Mission Creek. This fall, native plantings were installed in the bio-engineered shoreline restoration design, completing requirements of a 2014 settlement with the Washington Department of Ecology. A rock retaining wall also was removed as part of the restoration project. “We’re appreciative of the timeliness in […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Over the years, Offshore Energy & Conference (OEEC) has become a place of choice for trade missions led by industry organizations, professional membership organizations and governments.

  • 13 September 2018

    Netherlands Enterprise Agency will be hosting the International Trade Missions Lounge during Offshore Energy 2018.

  • 12 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    During a panel debate hosted by The Mission to Seafarers at Nor-Shipping event, leaders in seafarer welfare concluded that higher level of transparency is needed to improve human rights in the shipping industry. An expert panel, made up of representatives from the RAFTO Foundation, the Institute for Human Rights and Business, Norwegian OECD NCP, and Human Rights […]

  • 23 January 2008

    A Japanese warship has set off to the Indian Ocean to help US ships involved in Afghanistan, days after a law allowing the redeployment was passed. Opposition MPs had tried to block the mission, but Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda invoked a rarely-used override power to force through the legislation.

  • 7 May 2020

    PLOCAN has collected its autonomous submarine glider near the island of Gran Canaria after sailing around 1800 km in three months. The glider sailed from Nazaré, near Lisbon, in Portugal to Taliarte, Telde, on an ocean observation and research mission in Macaronesia, as a part of the European iFADO project. The iFADO project is financed […]

  • 5 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Overall seafarer happiness was up from 6.27/10 to 6.59, representing “a very promising sign for the industry.”

  • 27 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Maritime welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers has offered to help South Korean shipping company Hanjin Shipping in providing welfare support to its 2,500 seafarers on board 97 containerships that remained stranded offshore after Hanjin filed for receivership on August 31, 2016.  The Mission to Seafarers said that some port authorities are refusing entry to […]

  • 17 September 2013

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $25.2 million contract from the U.S. Navy for additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules. The company will deliver three mission module packages – two for surface warfare missions and one for mine countermeasures. The littoral combat ship has three primary missions – mine warfare, antisubmarine warfare and surface […]