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Active shooter near amphibious warship in Virginia never found

Reports of gunshots echoing from a berthing barge alongside the amphibious warship Carter Hall sparked a Thursday manhunt in Portsmouth but authorities never found a gunman and the search was called off after four hours. The scare forced General Dynamics NASSCO workers on the repair pier to go into lock down mode to escape possible danger.

Navy: No evidence of shooting on barge in Virginia shipyard

Navy investigators in Virginia found no evidence of a shooting on a barge next to one of its ships after reports of an active shooter, Navy officials said Thursday.Officials received a report about 11:45 a.m. of an active shooter aboard a barge next to the USS Carter Hall, which is undergoing maintenance in a shipyard near the Atlantic Coast…

Hamas pledges probe of Gaza rocket fire, while threatening Israel

The Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers said Thursday that they would launch an investigation into rocket fire at Israel the previous day, in an apparent bid to quell fears of a new war. Israeli children in communities near the border returned to schools that had been closed on Wednesday, after the predawn rocket fire from Gaza badly…

MARINA finalizes roadmap for modernizing maritime sector

MANILA -- The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is finalizing various projects that will be implemented under the 10-year Maritime Industry Development Program (MIDP), which aims to establish a safe and modernized maritime sector.Among the priority programs that are being crafted by the agency include the establishment of the maritime industrial hub…

Gun attack by student at Crimea college leaves 19 dead

Lilya Budzhurova,1 / 4A rescuer with one of the victims injured in an attack on a technical college in Russian-annexed Crimea (AFP Photo/-)Simferopol (AFP) - Nineteen people were killed and dozens more wounded, most of them teenagers, after a student opened fire in a technical college in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday…

Piracy

Sailors' Society scores double century caring for seafarers worldwide

Stuart Rivers spent 20 years living in Sweden working for Ericsson where he was tasked with downsizing the telecoms giant and cutting 50,000 jobs.Today, his LinkedIn profile describes him as chief executive of a 200-year-old start-up finding innovative solutions for social welfare and the relief of poverty through technology.That…

How Russia moved into Central Africa

DAKAR (Reuters) - When Central African Republic (CAR) pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias, former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia. But Russia objected and donated its own weapons instead. FILE PHOTO: A general view shows a part of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, February 16, 2016.

FG Decries Incessant Attacks On Maritime Industry — Leadership Newspaper

The federal government has raised the alarm that the nations maritime industry has come under siege from criminal elements who perpetuate various crimes on Nigerias territorial waters.Statistics has shown that the maritime component of Nigerias oil and gas industry is worth an estimated $8 billion alongside seaborne transportation…

Americana: Conquering pirates

By Beth M. Stephenson For The OklahomanPublished: Mon, October 15, 2018 5:00 AMThis is the stern of the USS Constitution, one of the first six ships in the U.S. Navy. The Constitution was used in the Barbary Wars. [Photo by Beth Stephenson]The flags that flew over American merchant ships at the end of the 1700s had 15 stars and 15 stripes.

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Duluth Fire Department now expects spring delivery of new boat

Lake Assault Boats in Superior completed work on the 31-foot vessel right on schedule, but it's still waiting on a pair of 300-horsepower Mercury Verado outboard motors to arrive.Chad DuMars, vice president of operations for Lake Assault, explained that bruising back-to-back hurricane seasons damaged many boats in coastal communities…

Carnival Victory Transformed to Carnival Radiance in 2020

Subscribe to Ship & Shore, our newsletter with the latest cruise news, posts and special offers from around the cruise industry. The last of the original Destiny/Triumph class ships from Carnival Cruise Line will undergo a major dry dock in 2020. The Carnival Victory will go into dry dock for 38 days on March 18, 2020 and when she emerges…

Higher U.S. tariffs on Japanese cars less likely, trade war posing risk: Reuters poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - Higher U.S. tariffs on Japanese car exports are less likely now the two nations agreed to start new trade talks, economists said, but most think U.S. trade friction with China and other economies will have a significant impact on Japan. FILE PHOTO: Cars are parked to prepare for export at a port in Yokohama, south of Tokyo June 28, 2013.

NAB likely to probe alleged fleecing of importers at Port Qasim

Importers are being forced to pay huge amounts on each consignment in the name of additional chargesKARACHI: The illegal holding of imported goods continues unabated at Port Qasim, as importers are being allegedly conned in the name of additional demurrage and detention charges by the customs officials, port terminals and shipping lines…

‘The Bisexual,’ ‘Valley of the Boom’ Among Top Titles at Mipcom – Variety

International TV drama’s golden age is continuing. As buyers and sellers from around the world congregate in Cannes, Variety speaks to the stars, writers, and distributors of 10 of the scripted series that will be the talk of the Croisette.The Bisexual (pictured top left)(All3Media Intl.)Desiree Akhavan wrote the first…