New ship safety rule to prevent loss of containers enters into force

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A new regulation requiring the gross mass of a container to be verified before it is loaded onto a ship enters into force today (1 July 2016). It will assist in ensuring that the millions of containers carried on ships each year are optimally stowed, thereby helping to prevent container stacks collapsing and containers being lost overboard, and the associated injury and loss of life.

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Asteroids: assessing the risk

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Title Asteroid risk corridor
Released 29/06/2016 2:19 pm
Copyright Clemens Rumpf

Representation of a generic asteroid impact risk corridor that stretches over the Earth because of its orbital uncertainty. Red colouring represents higher local impact probability with the understanding that overall impact probability is generally low.
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30 June 2016

A thick red line snakes across Earth’s surface – a ‘risk corridor’ for the possible impact of an asteroid, based on its observed trajectory through space.

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Delivery of a Suezmax tanker. Further expansion and increased earnings capacity of the fleet.

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Hamilton, Bermuda, June 30, 2016

Nordic American Tankers Limited (“NAT” or “the Company”) announced that it today took delivery of a Suezmax vessel, the Nordic Sirius, built at a shipyard in Japan. NAT agreed to purchase four vessels as announced in our press release May 2, 2016. Nordic Sirius is the third of these four vessels. In the course of 30 days, NAT has taken delivery of three vessels. The fourth vessel is expected to be taken over by us within mid-July 2016.

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Rosetta finale set for 30 September

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Title Rosetta approaching comet
Released 04/08/2014 5:38 pm
Copyright Spacecraft: ESA/ATG medialab; Comet image: ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

Artist impression of ESA’s Rosetta approaching comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

The comet image was taken on 2 August 2014 by the spacecraft’s navigation camera at a distance of about 500 km.

The spacecraft and comet are not to scale.
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30 June 2016

Rosetta is set to complete its mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September.

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Cessna delivers milestone 7,000th Citation as NetJets’ first Citation Latitude


WICHITA, Kan. (June 27, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has delivered the first fractional Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet to NetJets, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company. Today’s delivery represents significant milestones for both NetJets and the Citation product line. This aircraft represents the 7,000th Citation delivered worldwide, reinforcing the Citation family as the established leader in business jet travel.

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