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Three Dead as Ophelia Batters Ireland

Waves crash over the lighthouse as storm Ophelia passes Porthcawl, Wales, Britain, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden By Clodagh Kilcoyne LAHINCH, Ireland, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Three people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland’s southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves. Over 360,000 homes and businesses […]

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U.N. Imposes Global Ban for Ships Caught Carrying North Korean Contraband

The United Nations Security Council has banned four ships from ports globally for carrying coal from North Korea, including one vessel that also had ammunition, but the United States postponed a bid to blacklist four others pending further investigation. The vessels are the first to be designated under stepped-up sanctions imposed on North Korea by […]

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Trucking Problems Slow Aid Delivery in Puerto Rico

By MarEx 2017-10-09 21:12:15 The relief and recovery effort in Puerto Rico continues to pose unique difficulties for aid organizations and businesses alike: the destruction of the island’s electrical grid and communications infrastructure has made routine tasks much more difficult, adding friction to every point of the shoreside supply chain.  With a shortage of truckers […]

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Dunkirk-Style Evacuation Underway In Vanuatu

Smoke and ash emanates from the Manaro Voui volcano located on Vanuatu’s northern island Ambae in the South Pacific, October 1, 2017. REUTERS/Ben Bohane by Alison Bevege (Reuters) – Vanuatu has launched a Dunkirk-style evacuation on the northern island of Ambae as a flotilla of boats rescues islanders from an erupting volcano. The eruption has […]

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Coast Guard Releases El Faro Investigation Report: Here’s the Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations

SS El Faro. Photo: Tote Maritime The U.S. Coast Guard today has released the S.S. El Faro Marine Board of Investigation report, which includes a detailed account of the event along with the MBI’s conclusions on contributing factors and recommendations.  The 199-page report identifies causal factors of the loss of the S.S. El Faro and 33 crew […]

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