NAVSEA: Navy ‘Struggling’ to Get Attack Subs Out of Repairs on Time as Demand Increases

USS Jefferson City (SSN-759) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 8, 2021, as it heads to Naval Station Guam for a homeport shift. US Navy Photo

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Less than a third of the Navy’s attack submarines have made it out of maintenance on time in the last decade as demand for the boats remain high, the head of Naval Sea Systems Command said on Wednesday.

“We’re really struggling to get submarines out on time. Over the last ten years, 20 to 30 percent [came] out on time,” said...

End of COVID Pandemic ‘Is In Sight’, WHO Chief Says

The world has never been in a better position to end the pandemic, reports Tinker News quoting the World Health Organisation.

The end is in sight

In his most optimistic outlook yet, the Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) believes weekly Covid-19 deaths have fallen to their lowest levels since March 2020.

We are not there yet. But the end is in sight,” Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

The UN-backed group raised the alarm for Covid-19 in January 2020, when it described the...

What to do if a monkeypox outbreak is suspected on board?


Van Ameyde Marine, the global marine consultancy and surveying firm, is advising ship managers to remain Covid aware and ensure that crews are fully vaccinated amid the prospect of a further wave of infections from a new strain of the virus.

Michael Robertson, a senior marine consultant with the company’s McAuslands division, said: “With reports in Europe and Asia pointing to an increase in the number of Covid cases, ship managers and crews should not let their guard down. If there is another...

The Main Factor Impeding China’s Recovery In Oil Demand

  • Platts Analytics cuts Sep demand projection by 200,000 b/d
  • May further lower estimates: analysts
  • Eased controls possible after congress, but zero COVID-19 to remain

A wave of new COVID-19 cases in China could dampen demand growth for oil-related products during the usual high season of consumption in September and October before the 20th Communist Party congress.

Lowered demands 

Analysts in Beijing, Shenzhen, London and Singapore have lowered their key oil products demand estimates by up to...

Celestyal Cruises: Περαιτέρω χαλάρωση στα υγειονομικά πρωτόκολλα covid-19

Η Celestyal, η βραβευμένη και αναγνωρισμένη ως η νούμερο ένα επιλογή κρουαζιέρας στα ελληνικά νησιά και την Ανατολική Μεσόγειο, ανακοινώνει την χαλάρωση της υγειονομικής πολιτικής της για τον COVID-19. Για όλα τα δρομολόγια αρχής γενομένης από τις 26 Αυγούστου 2022, όλοι οι επισκέπτες, ηλικίας 12 ετών και άνω, πρέπει να συνεχίσουν να είναι πλήρως εμβολιασμένοι.

Επιπρόσθετα οι επισκέπτες που είναι 18 ετών και άνω θα πρέπει να έχουν εμβολιασθεί και με την αναμνηστική δόση εάν έχουν παρέλθει...

Navy Exceeds 1,500 COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal Separations

Hospitalman Joseph Sanchez, assigned to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka Branch Health Clinic Sasebo, administers a COVID-19 vaccine booster during a shot exercise for Japanese Master Labor Contract (MLC), Indirect Hire Agreement (IHA), and MarinerÕs Contract (MC) employees employed at Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) on Feb. 9, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy separated 67 sailors over the past month for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the sea service announced Wednesday.

The Navy...

How A Canadian Coffee Roaster Is Decarbonizing Its Supply Chain

  • Retailers are decarbonizing their supply chains by using sailboats instead of container ships.
  • Amid port congestion and pricey oil, “sail freight” is gaining traction as a shipping alternative.
  • You can still take something to the other side of the world with zero emissions on an ancient piece of technology.

Sustainable transportation probably evokes ideas of cutting-edge technologies, electric vehicles, and unrealized scientific breakthroughs as reported by Yahoo.

Net-zero future 

But there’s a...

First COVID, Now A Heat Wave: Latest Threats To China Supply Chain

COVID-19 lockdowns in China threw a wrench into global supply chains earlier this year, causing shipping and production delays worldwide, and hindering economic growth.

Now, the country is facing another major threat—and this one could be even worse for the economy, reports Fortune.

Worst heat wave

China has been coping with its worst heat wave in 60 years this month, with temperatures in several provinces routinely reaching 40°C (104°F). But one key province is experiencing the worst financial...

Cathay Pacific freighter fleet overcomes ‘double hell’ of July typhoons

A white Cathay Pacific Cargo jumbo jet with teal tail viewed from below against blue sky as it comes in for a landing.

Cathay Pacific’s freighter fleet is finally back to full capacity after a difficult first half during which the carrier was repeatedly knocked off course trying to recover from devastating COVID-related losses.

The freighter division will be ready for the annual peak-season surge this fall, and partial restoration of passenger capacity to a quarter of pre-pandemic levels will bring overall cargo capacity to 65% by year’s end, various executives said recently.

Getting to this point has not been...

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