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Sep

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Shipping Industry On Front Lines Of Refugee Crisis

Shipping Industry On Front Lines Of Refugee Crisis

Sailors have always accepted rescuing those in need at sea as a moral imperative. If people on the water need help, you help them. The current Syrian refugee crisis has brought into stark relief the fact that, though those in the shipping industry are doing their part, the response on land in many cases has […]

02
Sep

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Arctic Exploration – Here We Go Again:

Arctic Exploration – Here We Go Again:

The more things change, the more they stay the same. For centuries, explorers dreamed of finding a navigable route through the Arctic, the fabled Northwest Passage. Over hundreds of years a great many people died, and many others became really, really cold searching for it, but the frozen ocean has recently become a hot topic […]

28
Aug

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Panamaxed Out

Panamaxed Out

Whoever said it’s the journey and not the destination never had to get through the Panama Canal. In recent years the Canal has reached capacity and then some. The largest ships can only transit the locks in daylight and with a helmsman drinking decaf. At the canal’s tightest point, known as the Calebra Cut, ships […]

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