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    PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Oct. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, announced today that it has established a new business unit to extend environmental liability insurance capabilities to a wider range of industries in the U.S. market.Sompo International will offer tailored mono-line environmental liability coverage programs on a primary or excess basis for insureds interested in expanding their insurance relationship with Sompo International. Products will include a comprehensive Site Environmental Impairment Liability insurance policy, which will include eight different coverage features that can be purchased individually or in its entirety, a Contractors Pollution Liability insurance policy that can be structured on a practice or project basis under an Owner / Contractor Controlled Insurance Program, and an Environmental Excess follow-form product that will provide additional capacity for mono-line pollution policies.

    Mr. Josh Pillion, Senior Vice President, Environmental Product Leader for Sompo International, will lead the expansion of the company’s environmental liability capabilities. The new unit will complement the company’s broad insurance product offerings with additional dedicated underwriters, risk control and claim professionals aligned with the company’s U.S. Insurance teams. Products will be distributed through a network of specialty environmental brokers within Sompo International’s extensive U.S. retail network as well as through select appointed wholesale brokers.

    Mr. Pillion, who launched the company’s environmental liability product suite as Environmental Product Leader for Sompo Global Risk Solutions, commented, “We are very excited to extend our environmental expertise to clients across a broader range of industries in the U.S. With specialized expertise in the environmental exposures of the industries served by our U.S. Insurance teams, we will be able to better understand our client’s risk profile across multiple lines and create customizable insurance solutions which better suit the needs of our insureds.”

    Mr. Christopher Sparro, CEO of U.S. Insurance for Sompo International added, “Adding a suite of environmental liability coverages complements the breadth of products we currently offer to our clients in the U.S. market. As we continue to add new talent with specialty product knowledge and industry expertise working hand-in-hand with our property and casualty professionals, we are uniquely positioned to strengthen existing relationships with clients and producers and enhance our relevance to these markets.”

    *About Sompo International *

    Sompo International Holdings Ltd. is a global specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, headquartered in Bermuda. Through its operating subsidiaries, Sompo International writes agriculture, professional lines, property, marine, energy, casualty and other specialty lines of insurance and catastrophe, property, casualty, professional lines, weather risk and specialty lines of reinsurance. Sompo International companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Sompo Holdings, Inc., whose core business encompasses one of the largest property and casualty insurance groups in the Japanese domestic market. We maintain excellent financial strength as evidenced by the ratings of A+ (Superior) from A.M. Best (XV size category) and A+ (Strong) from Standard and Poor’s on our principal operating subsidiaries. Sompo International’s headquarters are located at Waterloo House, 100 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke HM 08, Bermuda and its mailing address is Sompo International, Suite No. 784, No. 48 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda. For more information about Sompo International, please visit www.sompo-intl.com.

    *Contact*
    Investor Relations
    Phone: +1 441 278 0988
    Email: investorrelations@sompo-intl.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 14 hours ago.

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    France's Marine Le Pen has distanced herself from former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, saying only Europeans can "save Europe." The far-right leader was concerned her party could be tainted by association. Reported by Deutsche Welle 14 hours ago.

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    KEMP, Texas, Oct. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics, a Texas-based industrial lighting company and manufacturer of power distribution systems, released a 4-stage, hydraulic telescoping light tower for outdoor use. The light mast can be used to mount lamps, cameras, antennas and other types of equipment for elevated placement and setups and is adjustable from 5 feet to 11 feet.The LM-HA-12-7-2S-FM can be raised to 11 feet for maximum elevation and collapsed to 5 feet for compact storage or ease of transportation. A rotating boom, capable of turning a fully 360 degrees, allows operators to position mounted equipment accurately during use. The 4-stage light mast weighs approximately 450 lbs. and deploys the base stage and middles stages with hydraulics (hydraulic pump is not included). The top stage is raised via a cable system triggered by the hydraulic ram. This system makes deployment very convenient and easy.

    This telescoping mast is constructed of steel with a powder coated finish for durability in rugged, outdoor environments. A stable light tower, this unit offers up to 125 mph of wind resistance at a height of 5 feet. This unit can also safely support 150 pounds of fixtures and equipment.

    Applications for the LM-HA-11-5-4S-FM include construction, pole lighting, elevated lighting, mining sites, security, law enforcement, schools, stadiums, marine locations, communication systems and more.

    Larson Electronics can customize this light tower to suit the needs of projects or businesses. Customization for light towers may include: maximum heights, stages, mounting features, mounted equipment, lights, cameras, coatings, materials, colors and more.

    *About Larson Electronics LLC:* Larson Electronics LLC is a manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and accessories. The company offers an extensive catalog of industry-grade lighting and power distribution products for the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, food processing, oil and gas, military, marine and automobile. Customers can benefit from the company’s hands-on, customized approach to lighting solutions. Larson Electronics provides expedited service for quotes, customer support and shipments.

    *For further information, please contact:*
    Rob Bresnahan, *President and CEO
    *Toll-free: 1-800-369-6671
    Phone: 214-616-6180
    Fax: 903-498-3364
    E-mail: sales@larsonelectronics.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 12 hours ago.

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    ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globus Maritime Limited ("Globus" or the “Company,") (NASDAQ: GLBS), a dry bulk shipping company, announced today that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has determined to effect a 1-for-10 reverse stock split of the Company’s common shares.  At the Company’s annual general meeting of shareholders on September 18, 2018, the Company’s shareholders approved the reverse stock split and granted the Board the authority to determine the exact reverse split ratio and proceed with the reverse stock split.The reverse stock split will take effect, and the Company’s common stock will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on the Nasdaq Capital Market, as of the opening of trading on October 15, 2018 under the existing trading symbol “GLBS.” The new CUSIP number for the common stock following the reverse stock split is Y27265 407.

    When the reverse stock split becomes effective, every ten shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock will be automatically combined into one issued and outstanding share of common stock, with no adjustment in par value or the number of authorized shares.  This will reduce the number of outstanding common shares from 32,065,077 to approximately 3,206,507 shares (subject to further adjustment based on fractional shares).

    No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the reverse split of the issued and outstanding common stock.  Shareholders who would otherwise hold a fractional share of the Company’s common stock will receive a cash payment in lieu thereof at a price equal to that fraction to which the shareholder would otherwise be entitled multiplied by the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on October 12, 2018.

    Shareholders with shares held in book entry form or through a bank, broker, or other nominee are not required to take any action and will see the impact of the reverse stock split reflected in their accounts on or after October 15, 2018.  Such beneficial holders may contact their bank, broker or nominee for more information.

    Shareholders with shares held in certificated form, if any, will receive explicit instructions from the Company’s transfer agent, Computershare LLC, for exchanging their stock certificates for new shares of common stock resulting from the reverse split.

    For further information about the reverse stock split  please look into Company’s proxy statement furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 2, 2018, a copy of which is available on the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov., and also on Company’s website at www.globusmaritime.gr.

    *About Globus Maritime Limited*
    Globus is an integrated dry bulk shipping company that provides marine transportation services worldwide and presently owns, operates and manages a fleet of five dry bulk vessels that transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products, cement, alumina and other dry bulk cargoes internationally. Globus’ subsidiaries own and operate five vessels with a total carrying capacity of 300,571 Dwt and a weighted average age of 10.3 years as of June 30, 2018.

    *Safe Harbor Statement*
    This communication contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under U.S. federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements provide the Company’s current expectations or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements include statements about the Company’s expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions, assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts or that are not present facts or conditions. Words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “ongoing,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “will” or similar words or phrases, or the negatives of those words or phrases, may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not necessarily mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on potentially inaccurate assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements for many reasons specifically as described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, you should not unduly rely on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this communication. Globus undertakes no obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events after the date of this communication or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. You should, however, review the factors and risks Globus describes in the reports it will file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission after the date of this communication.

    *For further information please contact:*

    Globus Maritime Limited                                            +30 210 960 8300
    Athanasios Feidakis, CEO                                           a.g.feidakis@globusmaritime.gr

    Capital Link – New York                                              +1 212 661 7566
    Nicolas Bornozis                                                         globus@capitallink.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 12 hours ago.

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    The head of the US Marine forces in the Top End has lost his job after being caught drink-driving in Darwin. Reported by SBS 12 hours ago.

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  • 10/08/18--13:56: Ship traffic, October 9
  • Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP FROM PORT Asian King Shanghai BNC Bear Mountain Bridge Long Beach OAK Cosco Italy Los Angeles OAK CSL Spirit Port McNeill, B.C. SFO NYK Nebula Vancouver, B.C. OAK YM Mutuality Los Angeles OAK Due to depart today SHIP TO PORT Cap Jackson Seattle OAK Galini Port Unknown SFO Kauai Honolulu OAK NYK Nebula Los Angeles OAK NYK Rumina Seattle OAK Ocean Gracious Vancouver, Wash. SCK Pegasus Highway Chiba, Japan BNC Seroja Empat Busan, South Korea OAK Source: S.F. Marine Exchange Reported by SFGate 11 hours ago.

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  • 10/08/18--17:36: Race to save the sea turtles
  • Tomorrow will be the last day for walk-in registration for the 14th "Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run And Half Marathon 2018", which will kick off at Phuket Gateway on Oct 21 from 5.30am to 8.30am. Reported by Bangkok Post 8 hours ago.

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    The Great Barrier Reef, despite its status, is not the only unique or threatened marine ecosystem in Australia. Reported by SBS 8 hours ago.

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    Industry Voices Serious Concerns on Single Use Plastics Proposal at British Chamber of Commerce in Brussels Debate BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium: Just two days before a crucial Parliamentary vote, a debate on the workability of the EU Commission’s proposal to limit the impact of single use plastics on the marine environment has raised pressing concerns from industry and senior policy experts. Amongst these concerns were the flaws of the impact assessment by the Commission, which neglected to estimate costs to industry of the proposals. The debate also heard that t Reported by Business Wire 6 hours ago.

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    US plaintiffs accuse Iran of supporting Hezbollah, which allegedly attacked the American Marine base in Beirut in 1983. Reported by Al Jazeera 3 hours ago.

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    Col. James Schnelle, the highest ranking Marine Corps official in Australia, has been replaced after he was caught drinking and driving in Darwin last month. Reported by NYTimes.com 3 hours ago.

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    Rescuers spend 2 hours untangling whale calf off Gold Coast as mother looked on A whale calf has been rescued off Queensland’s Gold Coast in Australia after it turned into stuck in shark nets on Tuesday October nine. READ MORE: Humpback whales have new protections after Trump administration settles with environmentalists The whale was once noticed by way of an early morning walker at Greenmount Seashore, who then referred to as Marine Rescue … Reported by The News Articles 3 hours ago.

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    In 2018 Q3 5.5 million tonnes of cargo and 3.5 million passengers passed through the harbours of Tallinna Sadam. Compared to the same period of previous year the cargo volume increased 27.5%, mainly due to liquid bulk. The growth of the number of passengers accelerated in the summer period, increasing by 2.2%. There were 2135 ship calls in 2018 Q3.

    According to Valdo Kalm, Chairman of the Management Board of Tallinna Sadam, such a large increase in liquid bulk volume in comparison of the third quarters is rather exceptional and mainly results from the very low base level of the previous year. "In the following periods, we do not predict the growth of liquid bulk on this scale, rather we see the stabilization of cargo flows," Kalm explained.

    In 2018 9 months the cargo volume of Tallinna Sadam totaled 15.6 million tons, increasing by 9.3% compared to 9 months cargo volume of the previous year. In the 9 months of 2018 8.3 million passengers visited the harbours of Tallinna Sadam, which is 1.0% more than in the comparable period of 2017.

    Cargo volume by type of cargo and number of passengers by route in 2018 Q3 and 9 months is presented in the table below:

    * * *Q3 2018* *Q3 2017* *change* *9M 2018* *9M 2017* *change*
    *Cargo volume by type of cargo*
    (th tonnes) *5 489* *4 306* *27,5%* *15 581* *14 254* *9,3%*
    Liquid bulk 2 596 1 477 75,7% 6 877 5 715 20,3%
    Ro-ro 1 315 1 276 3,1% 4 045 3 782 7,0%
    Dry bulk 979 955 2,5% 2 762 2 857 -3,3%
    Containers 455 489 -6,9% 1 406 1 387 1,4%
    in TEUs 56 184 54 706 2,7% 165 106 157 052 5,1%
    General cargo 144 108 33,6% 490 509 -3,8%
    Non-marine 1 -62,2% 1 3 -82,2%
                 
    *Number of passengers by routes *(th) *3 478* *3 405* *2,2%* *8 305* *8 224* *1,0%*
    Tallinn-Helsinki 2 730 2 705 0,9% 6 756 6 749 0,1%
    Tallinn-Stockholm 301 298 1,1% 793 780 1,5%
    Tallinn-St.Petersburg 32 27 18,1% 63 59 6,4%
    Cruise (traditional) 380 338 12,4% 624 553 13,0%
    Other 35 36 -3,0% 70 83 -16,0%
                 
    *Number of vessel calls by vessel type* *2 135* *2 226* *-4,1%* *5 811* *5 959* *-2,5%*
    Cargo vessels 470 399 17,8% 1 298 1 273 2,0%
    Passenger vessels (incl. Ro-Pax) 1 460 1 637 -10,8% 4 171 4 375 -4,7%
    Cruise vessels (traditional) 205 190 7,9% 342 311 10,0%

    Tallinna Sadam is one of the largest cargo- and passenger port complexes in the Baltic Sea region, which in 2017 serviced 10.6 million passengers and 19.2 million tons of cargo. In addition to passenger and freight services, Tallinna Sadam group also operates in shipping business via its subsidiaries – OÜ TS Laevad provides ferry services between the Estonian mainland and the largest islands, and OÜ TS Shipping charters its multifunctional vessel m/v Botnica for icebreaking and construction services in Estonia and offshore projects abroad. Tallinna Sadam group is also a shareholder of a joint venture AS Green Marine, which provides waste management services. Tallinna Sadam group's sales in 2017 totaled EUR 121.3 million, adjusted EBITDA EUR 66.5 million and net profit EUR 26.4 million.

    Additional information:

    Marju Zirel
    Head of Investor Relations
    AS Tallinna Sadam
    m.zirel@ts.ee

    *Attachment*

    · 2018 Q3 ENG Reported by GlobeNewswire 2 hours ago.

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    About a quarter of the world’s seafood caught in the ocean comes from bottom trawling, a method that involves dragging a net along the ocean’s shelves and slopes to scoop up shrimp, cod, rockfish, sole and other kinds of bottom-dwelling fish and shellfish. The technique impacts these seafloor ecosystems, because other marine life and habitats can be killed or disturbed unintentionally as nets sweep across the seafloor.

    Scientists agree that extensive bottom trawling can negatively affect marine ecosystems, but the central question — how much of the seafloor is trawled, or the so-called footprint of trawling — has been hard to nail down.

    A new analysis that uses high-resolution data for 24 ocean regions in Africa, Europe, North and South America and Australasia shows that 14 percent of the overall seafloor shallower than 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) is trawled. Most trawl fishing happens in this depth range along continental shelves and slopes in the world’s oceans. The study focused on this depth range, covering an area of about 7.8 million square kilometers of ocean.

    The paper, appearing October 8 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, brought together 57 scientists based in 22 countries, with expertise in mapping fishing activity from satellite monitoring and fishing logbook data. It shows that the footprint of bottom-trawl fishing on continental shelves and slopes across the world’s oceans often has been substantially overestimated.

    “Trawling has been a very controversial activity, and its footprint has not been quantified for so many regions at a sufficiently high resolution,” said lead author Ricardo Amoroso, who completed the research as a University of Washington postdoctoral researcher in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. “When you don’t quantify the impacts of trawling at a fine scale, you end up with an overestimation of the trawling footprint.”

    Previous analyses have mapped trawling on 1,000 or more square-kilometer grids, for example, compared with the 1- to 3-square-kilometer grids used in this analysis.

    Footprint estimates presented in this new paper also are more accurate than those described in some previous studies because they use information about the gear used by fishing fleets, the authors explained. Knowing whether a trawling net spans 10 meters or 100 meters, for example, helps to improve the estimate of the seafloor area impacted.

    While the authors found that 14 percent of the regions included in the study were trawled, there were major regional differences. For example, only 0.4 percent of the seafloor off South Chile is trawled, while more than 80 percent of the seafloor in the Adriatic Sea, a part of the Mediterranean Sea found to have the most intense footprint, is trawled.

    Additionally, trawling footprints covered less than 10 percent of the seafloor area in Australian and New Zealand waters, and in the north Pacific’s Aleutian Islands, East Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska, but exceeded 50 percent in some European seas.

    The study also provided evidence for related environmental benefits. In regions where fishing rates for commercially fished trawl-caught stocks met accepted sustainability benchmarks, trawl footprints were usually smaller, explained co-author Simon Jennings of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.

    “For those regions where bottom-trawling footprints were less than 10 percent of the seafloor area, fishing rates on bottom-dwelling fish stocks almost always met international sustainability benchmarks. But when footprints exceed 20 percent, they rarely met them,” Jennings said.

    The authors acknowledge that some regions known to have a lot of trawling activity were not included in this study because data providing a detailed picture of fishing activity were not available. Southeast Asia is one of those regions.

    Still, this new paper offers the most comprehensive look yet at trawling activity worldwide, explained co-author Ray Hilborn, a UW professor of aquatic and fishery sciences. It also describes a way to estimate footprints from trawling in regions where gear dimensions, vessel speeds and total hours trawled are known, but that lack the vessel-specific location data now collected by some fleets.

    “We are able to use this method to make reasonably good estimates of the impact of trawling in places where we don’t have fine-scale spatial data,” Hilborn said.

    Other researchers involved with designing the study are Michel Kaiser of Bangor University in the United Kingdom and the Marine Stewardship Council; Roland Pitcher of CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere in Australia; Adriaan Rijnsdorp of Wageningen Marine Research in the Netherlands; Robert McConnaughey of NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Fisheries Science Center; Ana Parma of Centro Nacional Patagónico in Argentina; Petri Suuronen of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Natural Resources Institute Finland; Jeremy Collie of the University of Rhode Island; and Jan Hiddink of Bangor University. A full list of the co-authors is available in the paper.

    This group is also evaluating the impact of trawling on plants and animals that live on the seafloor, and how changes experienced by these plants and animals affect key fish species. Reported by Eurasia Review 2 hours ago.

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    Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, has announced that the 2018-19 academic year recipients of Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship are Taylor Campbell (Class of 2019) and Reneé Tremblay (Class of 2020).

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) October 09, 2018

    Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, has announced that the 2018-19 academic year recipients of Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship are Taylor Campbell (Class of 2019) and Reneé Tremblay (Class of 2020).

    Webb’s scholarship selection committee chose Tremblay of Bristol, R.I., and Campbell of Altoona, Pa., for their hard work, academic excellence, volunteer efforts, and the superb leadership skills they actively display on and off campus.

    Campbell is a very active member of the Webb community having been a member of the student organization, leadership committee, and captain of Webb’s first-ever women’s basketball team. She has also assisted with campus events and volunteer efforts, including Engineering Day, an event devoted to stimulating interest in young children about engineering.

    Tremblay has also been involved with numerous student organizations, volunteer efforts, and community projects during her time at Webb, including Open House and the Summer Engineering Academy. She is co-chair of the leadership committee and student public relations chair working with Webb’s communications and media relations department, where she assists in social media marketing, yearbook design, and writing for Webb’s annual publication, “Webb News”.

    “Reneé and Taylor are exemplary leaders,” said Webb Institute Dean Matthew Werner. “Webb is proud to have them both as members of our student body. Their multi-faceted contributions to the community and records of achievement at Webb have made them ideal candidates for the Thomas Crowley Scholarship.”

    Said President R. Keith Michel, “We are most appreciative of Crowley’s ongoing commitment to higher education and look forward to our continued partnership with Crowley Maritime Corporation.”

    To support this specialized, top-ranked institution, Crowley initiated the Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship at Webb in 2007 and has since given tens of thousands of dollars in support of the school’s students. Crowley’s involvement with Webb took on added significance in 2008 when the company acquired Jensen Maritime Consultants, a leading naval architecture and marine engineering firm headquartered in Seattle. Many Webb graduates are currently employed by Crowley and Jensen in various disciplines from naval architecture and marine engineering, to vessel construction management and vessel operations.

    In addition to supporting Webb through scholarships, Crowley and Jensen offer student internships and oftentimes employment opportunities after graduation. The company also provides resources in support of student leadership development. In 2007, Crowley donated $250,000 to establish the Marty Johnson ’88 Leadership Fund, in honor of the late senior naval architect and 1988 Webb alumnus who tragically passed away while on salvage assignment for the company. Webb has publicly shown its appreciation to Tom Crowley, company chairman and CEO, for the support he has provided to both Webb and the maritime industry, bestowing upon him an honorary doctorate degree during their 119th commencement ceremony in 2015.

    Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than $3 million dollars in scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Central America. In 1994, Crowley Chairman and CEO Crowley Jr. established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father. To learn more about the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship program, visit http://www.crowley.com/scholarships.

    About Crowley and Jensen

    Seattle-based Jensen Maritime Consultants Inc. is a naval architecture and marine engineering firm owned by Crowley Maritime Corporation, a 126-year-old privately held company specializing in marine solutions, energy and logistics services. Jensen offers a diverse range of consulting, design and engineering services developed from more than 50 years of experience working around the world. Jensen is a recognized leader in the design of all types of vessels and has built a favorable reputation on a long history of successful designs and conversions with close attention to engineering basics. The company's services include detail and conceptual design and engineering, vessel modifications, lofting, regulatory and shipyard liaison as well as on-site consulting services and on-location assistance anywhere in the world. Additional information about Crowley and Jensen can be found at crowley.com and jensenmaritime.com, respectively.

    About Webb Institute

    Founded in 1889 by New York-based ship builder William H. Webb, Webb Institute is a highly selective, top-ranked undergraduate institution specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Building on a 129-year legacy of academic excellence, Webb is the only full-tuition scholarship, private undergraduate program of its kind in the United States, with a maximum of 28 students being accepted into the program each year. Webb Institute’s beautiful, waterfront campus is located in Glen Cove, NY, on the North Shore of Long Island. Reported by PRWeb 8 hours ago.

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    (Oslo, 9 October, 2018) REV Ocean's plan for a World Ocean Headquarters was unveiled today at Fornebu in the presence of Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg. REV Ocean has partnered with WWF, IOC of UNESCO, UN Environment, BI Norwegian Business School, the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research and others to create an unprecedented global ocean solution center. The World Ocean Headquarters will be based in a landmark building "The Big Blue" designed by leading Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh. It will be owned and built by Aker, a renowned Norwegian industrial company, whose majority shareholder, Kjell Inge Røkke, is the founder of REV Ocean.

    - Norway is a world-leading marine and maritime nation and has the opportunities and prerequisites for taking on a global leadership role for the ocean. Our goal is to facilitate the gathering of world-class knowledge-, innovation- and research communities at World Ocean Headquarters outside Oslo, says Nina Jensen, CEO of REV Ocean.

    The vision is shared by the Norwegian government. At the launch today, the Norwegian Prime Minister said: 
    - Oceans are under pressure due to climate change, overfishing and waste pollution. To ensure the future growth of the ocean economy, we need to harvest resources in a sustainable way. I wish you all the best in establishing a World Ocean Headquarter that will gather, under the same roof, world class knowledge and experience. This initiative will contribute to more sustainable solutions for management of the oceans in the future.

    Also supporting the initiative is IOC of UNESCO:

    - We all know that the ocean health is in danger. Many frameworks and agreements are already in place. But we need to move from words and texts to action. The global ocean solutions hub at Fornebu will bridge research, business, governments and NGOs and will help IOC of UNESCO and its partners to better shape the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). The Fornebu ocean hub will act as a solid platform for continued cooperation of IOC with REV Ocean. It is exciting to know that a newest and most advanced research vessel will soon ply the global ocean and that she will be available to host scientists from all the world, especially from developing countries. We also really look forward to the new possibilities to expand the use of ocean data by creating a global Ocean Data Platform, says Executive Secretary Vladimir Ryabinin

    - Through generations, Aker and Aker-owned companies have been a driving force in the development of knowledge-based industry related to marine and maritime resources. Aker will facilitate the realization of the World Ocean Headquarters, says Øyvind Eriksen, President and CEO of Aker.

    The Swedish architect firm Wingårdhs won the Nordic architect competition with their landmark building "The Big Blue", a design created to remind us of the ocean's invaluable significance for life on earth.

    The World Ocean Headquarters is designed as a "campus" - an open space with several structures and one landmark building. The ambition is to bring together world-class knowledge-based institutions related to blue economy, such as sustainable fisheries and ocean management, shipping, marine technology and aquaculture. Offices, conference facilities, apartments and hotel will be included in this thriving knowledge center.

    *For more information please contact:*
    Nina Jensen, CEO of REV Ocean, Cell: +47 9916 9694

    *Attachment*

    · Press release 9 oct_WOH.pdf Reported by GlobeNewswire 8 hours ago.

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    FA Cup: Salford City is 'glamour tie' for Marine in fourth qualifying round BBC Local News: Manchester -- A home draw against National League leaders Salford City in the FA Cup is a "glamour tie" for Marine, says chairman Paul Leary. Reported by BBC Local News 7 hours ago.

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    The amount of plastic washing up onto the shores of remote South Atlantic islands is 10 times greater than it was a decade ago, according to new research. Scientists investigating plastics in seas surrounding the remote British Overseas Territories discovered they are invading these unique biologically-rich regions. This includes areas that are established or proposed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Reported by Science Daily 3 hours ago.

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    The director of a marine mammal hospital in Hawaii started receiving several mysterious phone calls. They were coming from a gecko.

     
     
     
     
     
     
      Reported by USATODAY.com 6 hours ago.

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    KEMP, Texas, Oct. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Industrial lighting leader, Larson Electronics LLC, has released a new pole top slip fitter LED light fixture that utilizes special CREE LED technology and a compact design to efficiently illuminate Class I Divisions 1 & 2 and Class II Divisions 1 & 2 locations. This powerful LED light features a 4" OD pole top slip fit mount with an adjustable swivel bracket and is paint spray booth approved.The Larson Electronics EPL-PT-150LED-RT-4IN is a pole top slip fitter LED light fixture that provides 17,500 lumens of high quality light while drawing only 150 watts. A color rendering index of 75 produces colors and details with high accuracy, far surpassing that of high-pressure sodium or mercury vapor luminaries. The lamp is T5 temperature rated, Design Lights Consortium approved, and retains an impressive 80% of its lumen output after 60,000 hours of use. The housing is constructed of copper-free aluminum alloy, specially designed to dissipate heat which increases the lifespan of the LEDs. A powder coating adds durability.

    The EPL-PT-150LED-RT-4IN features a 4" yoke mount with an attached swivel bracket constructed of 3/8" aluminum that allows 270° of adjustment. The wiring of the EPL-PT-150LED-RT-4IN is terminated in a junction box with 3/4" threaded hub that operators can run rigid pipe or flexible conduit to. This explosion proof light fixture is universal voltage capable and can be operated with 100-277 VAC, 50/60Hz. Low voltage options are also available.

    This assembly is ideal for use on frac pads, rigs, offshore worksites and any applications that require a Class I Division 1 pole top light fixture.

    “This explosion proof LED fixture is an excellent replacement upgrade option for larger, high maintenance traditional fixtures,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “The CREE LED technology makes this light extremely energy efficient, and the adjustable pole top mount makes it easy to install the fixture for use as a high bay and low bay lighting solution.”

    *About Larson Electronics LLC:* Larson Electronics LLC is a manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and accessories. The company offers an extensive catalog of industry-grade lighting and power distribution products for the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, food processing, oil and gas, military, marine and automobile. Customers can benefit from the company’s hands-on, customized approach to lighting solutions. Larson Electronics provides expedited service for quotes, customer support and shipments.

    *For further information, please contact:*
    Rob Bresnahan, *President and CEO
    *Toll-free: 1-800-369-6671
    Phone: 214-616-6180
    Fax: 903-498-3364
    E-mail: sales@larsonelectronics.com

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