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  • Keel laying for Transnet dredger
    January 26, 2015 5:01:00 PM

    It will be the largest trailing suction dredger (TSHD) in Africa and is being built for South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) by Netherlands-based Royal IHC.
  • Port Saint John seeks C$38M for dredging
    January 26, 2015 4:41:00 PM

    The proposed dredging program to deepen the main channel and the berths alongside the container terminal at Port Saint John in New Brunswick will cost approximately C$38M ($30.573M), a company spokeswoman has told IHS Maritime.
  • IMO captures black carbon
    January 26, 2015 4:08:00 PM

    A definition of black carbon has been agreed upon at the IMO sub-committee level, which environmentalists hope might lead to the banning of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic.

Yachting Piracy Bulletin Updated October 2013

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