Iran Vows to Increase Uranium Enrichment After Attack on Nuclear Site

Iran also attacked an Israeli cargo ship at sea, raising tensions but causing little or no damage.

#international-atomic-energy-agency, #iran, #israel, #natanz-iran, #nuclear-weapons, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-international-relations, #uranium

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Sliding in the Polls, Erdogan Kicks Up a New Storm Over the Bosporus

As part of a push to carve a canal alongside the waterway, Turkey’s president signaled that he could scrap a treaty that has kept peace in the region for decades.

#black-sea, #bosporus-turkey, #canals, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #montreux-convention, #politics-and-government, #sea-of-marmara, #ships-and-shipping, #treaties, #turkey

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Israel-Iran Sea Skirmishes Escalate as Mine Damages Iranian Military Ship

The explosion came the same day as progress was reported in talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal, which Israel opposes.

#defense-and-military-forces, #iran, #israel, #red-sea, #ships-and-shipping

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Italy Bans Cruise Liners From Venice Lagoon, With a Catch

Though environmental groups praised the decision to detour big ships outside the fragile area, they are concerned about plans to temporarily dock them at Marghera, the lagoon’s industrial hub.

#italy, #ships-and-shipping, #united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organization, #venice-italy

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The Freeing of the Ever Given

The stuck container ship became the butt of online jokes, but it was no minor crisis.

#canals, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

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Clearing the Suez Canal Took Days. Figuring Out the Costs May Take Years.

There will be finger-pointing and competing agendas as cargo companies, lawyers, insurers and government agencies try to sort out what went wrong when the Ever Given got stuck — and who must pay.

#canals, #freight-cargo, #insurance, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

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Why Is It Busy on the Waterfront? Americans Are on a Shopping Spree.

Monthly cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey have set records and strained port operations.

#bobs-discount-furniture, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lg-electronics, #new-jersey, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #ports, #ships-and-shipping

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The Stuck Container Ship on the Suez Canal Was a Metaphor

Long-distance supply chains hide costly risks — and those risks may help usher in a new stage of global commerce.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

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Suez Canal Is Open, but the World is Still Full of Giant Container Ships

As global trade has grown, shipping companies have steadily increased ship sizes — but the Suez Canal blockage showed that bigger is not always better.

#a-p-moller-maersk, #canals, #china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #maersk-line, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #panama-canal-and-canal-zone, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal, #united-states

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Ship Is Freed After a Costly Lesson in the Vulnerabilities of Sea Trade

A single stuck ship stymied global trade for nearly a week. That raises fundamental questions about risks in the supply chain industry.

#egypt, #international-trade-and-world-market, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

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‘A Very Big Problem.’ Giant Ship in the Suez Remains Stuck.

A tiny Egyptian village has a front-row seat to the unfolding effort to dislodge the container ship that ran aground in the canal, holding up $10 billion in global trade every day.

#canals, #egypt, #international-trade-and-world-market, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

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With the Suez Canal Blocked, Shippers Go Around Africa

The most common option for ships trying to avoid the Suez Canal logjam is to reroute themselves around Africa’s Cape of Good Hope.

#ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

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Israel’s Shadow War With Iran Moves Out to Sea

Israel and Iran have fought a clandestine war across the Middle East for years, mainly by land and air. Now ships are under attack in the Mediterranean and Red Seas.

#defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hezbollah, #iran, #israel, #mediterranean-sea, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #persian-gulf, #politics-and-government, #red-sea, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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In Suez Canal, Stuck Ship Is a Warning About Excessive Globalization

The shutdown of the vital waterway and its impact on trade underscore the world’s reliance on global supply chains.

#e-commerce, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #suez-canal

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What to Know About the Suez Canal — and How a Ship Got Stuck There

It took 10 years and 1.5 million laborers to build in the 19th century, and one day and one giant ship to clog it in 2021. The shudders are being felt throughout the world’s maritime commerce.

#canals, #egypt, #nasser-gamal-abdel, #sadat-anwar-el, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal, #suez-crisis-1956

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Giant Ship Blocking Suez Canal Could Take ‘Days, Even Weeks’ to Free

Tugboats and dredgers were toiling to release the wedged container vessel, which is obstructing the crucial artery of global trade like “a very heavy beached whale,” one expert said.

#canals, #egypt, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal, #tugboats-and-towboats

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Suez Canal Blocked After Container Ship Gets Stuck

By Wednesday morning, more than 100 ships were stuck at each end of the canal, which carries roughly 10 percent of worldwide shipping traffic.

#canals, #egypt, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mediterranean-sea, #red-sea, #ships-and-shipping

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How Illicit Oil Is Smuggled Into North Korea With China’s Help

New satellite images obtained by The New York Times show that China has allowed tankers to use its infrastructure and territorial waters to deliver oil to North Korea.

#china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #north-korea, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #satellites, #security-council-un, #ships-and-shipping, #smuggling, #united-nations, #united-states, #your-feed-visual-investigations

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What We Learned From Our Investigation into Covert Oil Deliveries to North Korea

We uncovered how one ship helped North Korea get oil despite sanctions. Here are five takeaways from the investigation.

#center-for-advanced-defense-studies, #china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #ships-and-shipping, #smuggling, #united-nations

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Countries Tried to Curb Trade in Plastic Waste. The U.S. Is Shipping More.

Data shows that American exporters continue to ship plastic waste overseas, often to poorer countries, even though most of the world has agreed to not accept it.

#basel-action-network, #center-for-international-environmental-law, #corporations, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indonesia, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kenya, #malaysia, #plastics, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states, #vietnam, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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Travel Workers Despair a Year Lost to Covid-19

Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruise-lines-international-assn, #cruises, #east-jerusalem, #great-britain, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #israel, #italy, #jamaica-west-indies, #kampala-uganda, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #manila-philippines, #pilots, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #thomas-cook-group-plc, #unemployment, #united-states-travel-assn, #venice-italy, #wages-and-salaries, #world-tourism-organization

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For Planet Earth, No Tourism is a Curse and a Blessing

From the rise in poaching to the waning of noise pollution, travel’s shutdown is having profound effects. Which will remain, and which will vanish?

#air-pollution, #alaska, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #glacier-bay-national-park-alaska, #global-warming, #noise, #ships-and-shipping, #thailand, #travel-and-vacations, #wales, #whales-and-whaling, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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A ‘Flying Ship,’ and the Superior Mirage Behind It

“I told myself, ‘It must be on water,’” said a walker who took a picture that has since gone viral. “My head doesn’t want to understand that, but it must be on water.”

#cornwall-england, #england, #eyes-and-eyesight, #light, #ships-and-shipping

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32 Rescued From Sinking Fishing Boat: ‘Every Moment Counts’

A scallop trawler from Nova Scotia was hit by fire, then lost power and began taking on water in stormy seas. Rescue teams from Canada and the United States mounted a joint operation to save the crew.

#canada, #canadian-armed-forces, #helicopters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #nova-scotia-canada, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-coast-guard

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Beauty, Serenity, Stillness: An Ode to the Final Miles of the Mississippi River

Stark and minimalist in their beauty, the landscapes and communities in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish exist in a state of constant change.

#floods, #gulf-of-mexico, #gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill-2010, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #louisiana, #mississippi-river, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #photography, #plaquemines-parish-la, #rivers, #ships-and-shipping, #travel-and-vacations

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In the Oceans, the Volume Is Rising as Never Before

A new review of the scientific literature confirms that anthropogenic noise is becoming unbearable for undersea life.

#acoustics, #animals, #biodiversity, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #law-of-the-sea-un-convention, #noise, #oceans-and-seas, #reefs, #ships-and-shipping, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Iran Agrees to Free South Korean Ship’s Crew

In return, South Korea pledged speedy action to address Iran’s complaints about $7 billion impounded there as a result of U.S. sanctions.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #persian-gulf, #ships-and-shipping, #south-korea

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Cargo Ship Sinks Near Turkey, Leaving at Least 3 Dead, Officials Say

Emergency workers saved half the 12-member crew after the vessel sank off the Black Sea coast, state media said, but bad weather hindered further rescue efforts.

#black-sea, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping

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Indonesia Plane Crash Shakes Small Fishing Village

A sleepy island has become a base for the aircraft search and recovery operation after Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 fell from the sky. “I’m lucky it didn’t hit me,” said one fisherman.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boats-and-boating, #borneo-indonesia, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #java-indonesia, #lion-air, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182, #surabaya-indonesia

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South Korea Will Send Delegation to Iran Over Seized Ship

Tehran said the ship, which was taken with its crew, had been violating environmental protocols, but its owner has called the accusation “absurd.”

#defense-and-military-forces, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #nuclear-weapons, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-international-relations

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Modern Love: My Five-Week-Long First Date

Once I joined him on that ship for the Antarctic, there was no turning back.

#antarctic-regions, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #ships-and-shipping

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Sailors Stranded for Months as China Refuses to Let Coal Ships Unload

China is vague about why vessels that carried Australian coal to its ports can’t unload their cargo. “We’re all depressed; our mental health is deteriorating,” one sailor said.

#australia, #china, #coal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freight-cargo, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #ships-and-shipping

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Brexit Trade Deal Really Is Coming Down to the Wire

Until now, the deadlines have seemed notional and the extensions endless, but New Year’s Eve is when the Brexit transition period ends. Talks could go well beyond that day.

#barnier-michel, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #ships-and-shipping

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Trade With China Roars Back As Americans Are Stuck At Home

Reducing trade with China was supposed to happen in 2020. But demand for Chinese goods has soared amid pandemic lockdowns.

#china, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-behavior, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states

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‘Very High Risk’: Longshoremen Want Protection From the Virus So They Can Stay on the Job

Port workers want early access to the coronavirus vaccine so they can prevent outbreaks that could shut down the nation’s ports and further damage the economy.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #blumenthal-richard, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #labor-and-jobs, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #ships-and-shipping, #transportation, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Britain’s Ports Are Jammed, and Brexit Is Around the Corner

Honda’s plant in England was forced to halt operations because its parts hadn’t arrived. Soon U.K. ports will face a mountain of customs declarations.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #delays-transportation, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ships-and-shipping

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In Singapore, a Cruise to Nowhere on the World Dream

Singapore allows cruises to nowhere, helping a struggling industry. That means socially distanced buffet lines, electronic monitoring and hand sanitizer at the slot machines.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cruises, #genting-group, #ships-and-shipping, #singapore, #travel-and-vacations

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Navy Won’t Repair Fire-Damaged Warship, Saying It Would Cost Billions

The U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard will instead be decommissioned and some of its spare parts will be used in other naval vessels, officials said.

#arson, #defense-department, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-bonhomme-richard-lhd-6-ship

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Could Listening to the Deep Sea Help Save It?

In the abyss, everyone can hear you scream.

#acoustics, #animal-behavior, #biodiversity, #chen-chong, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #japan, #noise, #oceans-and-seas, #recording-equipment, #ships-and-shipping, #volcanoes, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Cruise Ships Can Get Ready to Set Sail Again, C.D.C. Says

The C.D.C. has issued a conditional order toward certifying companies that can prove they can protect passengers and crews from the coronavirus. Actual travel by sea is still a distant wish.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cruises, #ships-and-shipping, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-healthcare

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Where Cruise Ships Are Sent to Die

At a shipyard in Turkey, the boats, including some from Carnival’s Fantasy fleet, are being turned into scrap, even as the industry hopes to find a way to start sailing.

#carnival-corporation, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruise-lines-international-assn, #cruises, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #travel-and-vacations, #turkey

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British Commandos Storm Tanker, Ending Standoff in English Channel

The captain of the ship had reported that a group of stowaways on board was threatening the crew. Ten hours later, special forces brought the standoff to a close.

#defense-and-military-forces, #english-channel, #great-britain, #hijacking, #isle-of-wight, #nave-andromeda, #ships-and-shipping

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Arctic Expedition’s Dress Code Raises Concerns About Sexism in Science

The scientific institute leading the trip denied that its policy had been applied to a specific sex, saying, “Women and men participate in our polar expeditions as equals.”

#arctic-regions, #discrimination, #research, #science-and-technology, #sexual-harassment, #ships-and-shipping, #wegener-alfred-institute-for-polar-and-marine-research, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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They Needed a Place to Marry. Suddenly Their Ship Came In.

Max Krauss and Emily Young wed aboard the U.S.S. Baylander, which happened to be docked outside his parents’ Harlem home at just the right time.

#aircraft-carriers, #ships-and-shipping, #weddings-and-engagements

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Documentary Casts Doubt on Official Finding in 1994 Ferry Disaster

After the Estonia sunk in a storm off Finland, investigators said that a bow door had been bashed in by heavy seas. But a new series has raised disturbing fresh details.

#baltic-sea, #documentary-films-and-programs, #estonia, #estonia-the-find-that-changes-everythingmovie, #europe, #ferries, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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South Korea Urges Joint Inquiry Into Official’s Killing at Sea

North Korea has apologized for the death of a South Korean government official, but the two countries differ on the circumstances that led to the shooting.

#defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-korea, #ships-and-shipping, #south-korea

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A New Ship’s Mission: Let the Deep Sea Be Seen

A giant new vessel, OceanXplorer, seeks to unveil the secrets of the abyss for a global audience.

#bridgewater-associates, #cameron-james, #dalio-raymond-1949, #diving-and-divers, #documentary-films-and-programs, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #robots-and-robotics, #science-and-technology, #ships-and-shipping, #your-feed-science

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Migrants Rescued by Tanker Arrive in Italy After Weekslong Standoff

The migrants were transferred from the tanker, the Maersk Etienne, to a humanitarian vessel before docking in Sicily after 40 days at sea.

#europe, #maersk-line, #malta, #mediterranean-sea, #ships-and-shipping, #sicily-italy

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Sailors Trapped by Covid-19 Fight Exhaustion and Despair

When borders closed, seafarers on ships around the world suddenly had no way home. Half a year later, there’s no solution in sight.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freight-cargo, #international-maritime-organization, #international-trade-and-world-market, #international-transport-workersfederation, #labor-and-jobs, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping

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Tanker Asked to Rescue Migrants Off Malta Is Denied Permission to Dock

The weekslong refusal by Malta and other nations to allow a tanker from a major global company to dock reflects an escalation in hard-line tactics against migrants.

#europe, #immigration-and-emigration, #italy, #malta, #mediterranean-sea, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #ships-and-shipping

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