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Two ships collide in Mediterranean near Corsica

Two ships collide in Mediterranean near Corsica

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The collision between the Tunisian and Cypriot ships spilled a trail of pollution stretching 4 kilometres into the water. Italy and France have sent ships to assist with cleanup efforts.
Two cargo ships collided in the Mediterranean Sea near the island of Corsica on Sunday, causing a leak that is most likely fuel, coastal authorities said.
The Ulysse, operated by the Tunisian operator CTN, ran into the Cyprus-based CLS Virgina while it was anchored about 30 kilometres (20 miles) off the northern tip of the island at around 7:30 a.m. local time, the regional naval authority said in a statement.

No one was injured but “the collision caused considerable damage, with an opening several meters long in the CLS Virginia’s hull,” the statement said.
The spill created a trail of pollution 4 kilometres long and several hundred meters wide, heading away from Corsica to the northwest, toward the French and Italian mainland, the statement continued.

Fuel Spill Likely

Officials said they were yet to identify the liquid, but a source close to the inquiry told French news agency AFP it was probably leaking “from one of the fuel tanks.”
The Tunisian ship “was maybe going too fast compared to its ability to react,” the source told AFP.
According to the CTN’s published shipping schedule, the Ulysse was traveling from Genoa in Italy to the Tunisian port at Rades near Tunis.
A tugboat has been sent to the scene and the French navy has also provided a vessel specialised in containing and cleaning up pollution spills.
Italy has also offered its assistance as part of the Ramogepol accord between France, Italy and Monaco to jointly intervene in cases of maritime pollution.

 

 

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83 Shipping Containers lost at Sea.

83 Shipping Containers Lost at Sea.

 

A maritime emergency off the New South Wales coast is continuing, after dozens of containers fell from a cargo ship in rough seas.
There are now questions surrounding how the containers were loaded and whether they were secured properly.

 

 

 

Read more here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-01…

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Plane skids off cliff edge!

A passenger jet skidded off a runway and got stuck in the mud on the edge of a cliff in northern Turkey.

“We tilted to the side, the front was down while the plane’s rear was up. There was panic; people shouting, screaming,” one of the passengers, Fatma Gordu, told state-run news agency Anadolu.

Dramatic images showed the white aircraft left dangling precariously on the muddy cliff face against the backdrop of the crystal clear blue waters of the Black Sea.

All 162 passengers and crew, who were on board the aircraft when it overshot the runway and nosedived downhill, were evacuated safely by emergency services. No one was hurt.

The aircraft crashed off the runway © Sky News Screen Grab The aircraft crashed off the runway The plane is on a cliff © Sky News Screen Grab The plane is on a cliff The Pegasus Airline’s Boeing 737-800 was flying from the Turkish capital Ankara to Trabzon Airport when it ended up careering off the runway on Sunday.

It is not yet known what caused the plane to skid off onto the cliff face.

The local governor, Yucel Yavuz, said an investigation had been launched into the incident.

The airport, situated in the Turkish province of the same name, was closed for several hours afterwards but has since reopened.

The aircraft narrowly missed the sea © Sky News Screen Grab The aircraft narrowly missed the sea

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Swire introduces Hobart service

Swire introduces Hobart service, Connecting the World to Tasmania.

Swire introduces Hobart service

With the introduction of direct calls to Hobart from November 2015, Swire Shipping will bring the world to Tasmania. Complementing our existing Tasmania calls into Bell Bay, the Service’s 9-day frequency enables efficient global connections into Hobart via Swire Shipping’s extensive network. Swire Shipping’s unparalleled multipurpose liner vessels cater to our customers’ shipping needs for containerised, refrigerated, hazardous, breakbulk and project cargoes.

 

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Recovering the MV Rena

Recovering the MV Rena

The $2.4m government funded Rena Recovery Plan has now been completed. Through the Plan, iwi representatives worked alongside government agencies and research providers to deliver on a set of environmental and cultural restoration and research projects, over a 3.5 year period.

Rena Recovery Group Co-Chair and Ngāti Ranginui representative Carlton Bidois said that the aim of the Rena Recovery Plan was to restore the mauri of the Bay of Plenty environment to its pre-Rena state.

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13 charged as illegal Sydney tobacco import syndicate shut down.

13 charged as illegal Sydney tobacco import syndicate shut down

13 charged over Sydney tobacco import syndicate

13 people have been charged as illegal Sydney tobacco import syndicate shut down.Police have arrested thirteen people, including allegedly corrupt Sydney waterfront officials, as part of an investigation into an illegal tobacco and cocaine importation syndicate.

The syndicate allegedly helped illegally import nine million cigarettes from the United Arab Emirates this month alone.

It is alleged that a number of employees from customs brokerage companies and freight forwarding firms were paid tens of thousands of dollars to create false declarations and shipping documents to enable the importation.

Police say the syndicate has avoided more than $9.1 million in customs duties in respect of 10 million cigarettes and 5.6 tonnes of tobacco since a multi-agency investigation began in August 2014.

About 270 grams of cocaine, with a street value of about $184,000, was also seized during the investigation, and a number of those in the syndicate are also accused of being involved in supplying the drug.

Twelve men and one woman, aged from 21 to 65, were arrested following raids on 17 properties in Sydney’s south and southwest and face various charges, including for fraud and smuggling.

The Australian Federal Police has restrained several personal and business bank accounts, as well as houses owned by those charged, after bringing urgent proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court.
Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/09/30/02/37/police-arrest-13-as-illegal-tobacco-importation-syndicate-shut-down#dORCe37iQs4c1h3h.99

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Import duties hold back high-tech companies

Import duties hold back high-tech companies

High-tech manufacturers are being hamstrung by Australia’s high import costs, according to research by global accountancy network UHY.

The Australian Financial Review reports that UHY found Australia’s import duties compared to GDP to be 0.46 per cent. This compared poorly to the EU’s main economies (0.13 per cent), the US (0.19 per cent) and Canada (0.21 per cent).

The managing partner of UHY Haines Norton, Michael Coughtrey, said that it was a handbrake on an area that could be generating significant wealth in the Australian economy as revenues from mining decrease.

Technologically sophisticated manufacturing businesses import a great deal of their components, as Australia lacked a critical mass to supply such companies, Coughtrey told The AFR.

 

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Ship operations stop at Port Botany

Ship operations stop at Port Botany

Ship operations stop at Port Botany.

Ports Authority of New South Wales has acted on the current state of weather, and on forecasts, to bring vessel movements to a halt at the ports of Botany and Jackson.

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