U.S. authorities resumed a hunt on Tuesday for four British yachtsmen missing in the Atlantic Ocean after a public appeal backed by UK politicians and British billionaire Richard Branson not to give up on finding them yet.
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Cambridge, ON – May 8, 2014 – Recently, the One Earth Future Foundation published its 2013 analysis of the economic ramifications surrounding maritime piracy and examines the costs incurred as a result of piracy occurring off the coast of Somalia, as well as in the Gulf of Guinea. This analysis was done as part of the Oceans Beyond Piracy Project. This project was implemented to increase awareness in the international community and to work towards finding an effective response to solve the immediate crisis associated with piracy. The study shows that while the number of piracy attacks was significantly reduced in 2013, there still remain 50 hostages in captivity and the Gulf of Guinea continues to be a real danger.
Cambridge, ON – May 6, 2014 – exactEarth Ltd., the leading provider of satellite AIS data services, today announced record order bookings for the second fiscal quarter of 2014 for its global vessel tracking and monitoring system. Orders received for the quarter total C$9.6 million which surpasses its previous orders record for a single quarter by over 70%.
The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, has been boarded by Dutch security agents in the port of Rotterdam, who broke down the door of the communications room and towed the ship to shore after it intercepted a Russian tanker carrying Arctic oil to Europe.
Armed pirates raided an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and took three crew members with them, Malaysian maritime officials said on Wednesday, underscoring increasing threats to shipping in one of the world’s busiest waterways.