Progress made in developing GHG strategy for international shipping

​IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said, “The working group made some considerable progress in bringing together the proposals for the different elements of the draft IMO GHG strategy. I am confident that Member States will continue to work on this ahead of the next working group session, to build convergence so that the draft initial IMO GHG strategy can be adopted as planned at the next session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee in April 2018.”  

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Unsafe mixed migration by sea – an ongoing humanitarian challenge

​“Although governments and the merchant shipping industry will continue rescue operations, safe, legal, alternative pathways to migration must be developed, including safe, organized migration by sea, if necessary,” said IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim.

Unsafe mixed migration by sea continues to claim many lives, despite the strenuous efforts made by Governmental and naval rescue services, often supported by merchant vessels, abiding by the long-standing tradition and legal obligation to go to the rescue of persons in distress at sea.

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Sail Aid UK News: Expanding fundraising options to broaden appeal

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Expanding fundraising options to broaden appeal
The team behind Sail Aid UK has been looking into additional fundraising options to help broaden the reach and appeal of its initiative beyond the pro-sailors and to also attract support from the huge cruising fraternity that enjoys sailing the Caribbean waters as much as anyone.

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Budapest Airport’s W17/18 with Ryanair

Having already added 16 new routes so far this year, Budapest Airport has launched W17/18 by celebrating six links with Ryanair in the first few days of the new season. Celebrating the notable addition of the Hungarian gateway’s first year-round service to Marrakech, the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) has also expanded its route network from Budapest by commencing twice-weekly services to Palermo, Valencia and Edinburgh and a five times weekly service to Prague, while a three times weekly service to Naples joins the roll call of destinations tomorrow.

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Navy, USCG issue Draft RFP for Polar icebreaker; New alert underscores piracy risk off Nigeria

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Navy, USCG issue Draft RFP for Polar icebreaker
October 30, 2017 — The U.S. Navy in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard under its Integrated Program Office, recently took the next step and released a draft RFP for the Heavy Polar Icebreaker Program. The draft RFP is for the Detail, Design, and Construction of one heavy polar icebreaker, with options for two additional ships. Interested parties will have to respond by December 11, 2017. The final RFP will be released in 2018, with a contract award expected in FY 2019—subject to appropriations.

 

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NASA Highlights Science on Next Commercial Mission to Space Station

NASA Highlights Science on Next Commercial Mission to Space Station

Orbital ATK commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.
NASA will host a media teleconference to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on the next Orbital ATK commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.
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NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Nov. 2, to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on the next Orbital ATK commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

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