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Nordic Passat Rescues 150 off Sicily

Nordic American Tankers Limited’s vessel the Nordic Passat performed a rescue operation involving 150 people in the Mediterranean last Saturday afternoon, September 27, 2014. The refugees were in a wooden boat with engine trouble, the company said in a release. Nordic Passat was in an area South East of Sicily when it got involved in […]

Felixstowe First UK Port to Get AEO Status

The Port of Felixstowe has become the first UK port to receive full Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status.The AEO initiative was introduced by the European Commission through the Union Customs Code to help simplify customs procedures and secure international supply chains. Commenting on the accreditation, Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, owners […]

Tonnes of Cannabis Seized off Somalia

A combined Australian and New Zealand operation conducted 260 km off the coast of Africa has seized more than 5.6 tonnes of cannabis resin, worth an estimated AUD 280 million (USD 245.5m). The five day operation involved the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion, which was called […]