Day: April 17, 2020

Coronavirus – Floating Hotels in Singapore readies for workers as coronavirus spreads – 17.04.2020

Singapore is preparing to house hundreds of foreign workers in accommodation vessels typically used for offshore and marine industry staff as it races to find alternatives to dormitories where the novel coronavirus has been spreading rapidly. Tens of thousands of migrant workers, many from South Asia, live in cramped dormitories across Singapore, which have become …

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Libya Tensions – Mi-35 Helicopter shot down – 12.04.2020

On Sunday 12th April, 2020 the Pantsir S1 Turkish Air Defense System shot down a Russian made Mil Mi-35 Helicopter in the northern region of Libya, the Libyan National Army (LNA) confirmed. According to LNA the helicopter was flying over the Misurata area, when the helo was hit by air defense missiles belonging to the …

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Casualties – RADCLIFFE R LATIMER disabled – 16.04.2020

On Thursday 16th April, 2020 the 1978 built Canadian flag (CAN) and owned self discharging bulk carrier RADCLIFFE R LATIMER lost propulsion at Welland Canal, Port Colborne, Canada while manoeuvring and had clutch problems since when an engine fails, the propeller stops spinning, but a neglected transmission could lock into forward or astern. She was …

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