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UK signs deal to expand naval presence in Bahrain

Britain said on Friday it had sealed a deal to expand and reinforce its naval presence in Bahrain that would allow it to operate more and bigger ships in the Gulf on a long-term basis. Under the agreement, the Ministry of Defence

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Scheme allows ships to earn via carbon credits

A new landmark methodology allows ships to generate income in the form of carbon credits, which are earned by reducing CO2 emissions. The scheme developed by AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and the Gold Sta

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Scheme allows ships to earn via carbon credits

A new landmark methodology allows ships to generate income in the form of carbon credits, which are earned by reducing CO2 emissions. The scheme developed by AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and the Gold Sta

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Oil spill tackling focus for Mena forum

New regulations that enhance the preparedness levels to tackle oil spills will be the main agenda for the upcoming Oil Spill Preparedness, Response and Recovery Mena 2013 conference in Abu Dhabi. The event will run from June 16 to

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Egypt to raise fees for using Suez Canal

Egypt will raise the fees paid by ships passing through the Suez Canal on Wednesday in an effort to boost revenue as the economy struggles to head off a currency crisis. The strategic waterway is one of the main sources of foreign

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Dubai gears up to welcome 400,000 passengers

The cruise tourism industry in Dubai is in for a busy 2012-13 season as a record 115 ship calls are expected to bring in more than 400,000 tourists into the emirate till June 10 next year, said top officials of Dubai  Department of Tourism

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Move to spur cruise tourism to Bahrain

Tourists coming into Bahrain in cruise ships will be given a glimpse of the country's historic desert during treks that will include a pit stop at the famous Tree of Life, said a top official. They could also be taken for a dr

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Tanzania reflagged 36 Iranian ships

  Tanzania said a shipping agent based in Dubai had reflagged 36 Iranian oil tankers with the Tanzanian flag without the country's knowledge and approval.   Tanzania said it was now in the proce

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Pirates hijack tanker off Oman

Pirates have hijacked a Greek-owned oil tanker carrying 135,000 metric tonnes of crude oil while in the Arabian Sea off Oman, the vessel's manager said. Dynacom Tankers Management said it had lost contact with the crew of the MT Smyrni fol

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Iran ships 'on friendly visit' dock in Jeddah port

The Saudi Defence Ministry allowed Iranian naval vessels to dock at one of its ports in the Red Sea earlier this month during a training mission, Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry spokesman said. Saudi defence officials played down the sign

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