First Zero-Emissions, Autonomous Cargo Ship Sets Sail

First Zero-Emissions, Autonomous Cargo Ship Sets Sail

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer This week, Norwegian chemical company Yara International announced that it had designed the world’s first zero-emissions, autonomous cargo ship. The ship— the Yara Birkeland— will make its maiden crewless voyage between two Norwegian towns by the end of 2021. Why This Matters: According to the International Maritime Organization, the […]

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Captain of Tanker That Wrecked in Mauritius Is Arrested, Questions Emerge About Panamanian Vessel

Captain of Tanker That Wrecked in Mauritius Is Arrested, Questions Emerge About Panamanian Vessel

The Captain of the giant tanker that ran aground off the coast of Mauritius causing a devastating oil spill in pristine marine areas was arrested last week after it emerged in local news reports that a preliminary examination by the police showed the crew was having a party on the night the ship ran off course, according to The New York Times.

Why This Matters: As Nishan Degnarain asks in Forbes, “Why has global shipping or the authorities in Panama not invested in leading-edge maritime control center – an Ocean Mission Control?

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