In armed conflict and in daily life, ships have become an integral part of modern commercial and military systems. Fishing boats are used by millions of fishermen throughout the world. Military forces operate vessels for naval warfare and to transport and support forces ashore. Commercial vessels, nearly 35,000 in number, carried 7.4billion tons of cargo in 2007. As of 2011, there are about 104,304 ships with IMO numbers in the world.
Ships were always a key in history's great explorations and scientific and technological development. Navigators such as Zheng He spread such inventions as the compass and gunpowder. Ships have been used for such purposes as colonization and the slave trade, and have served scientific, cultural, and humanitarian needs. After the 16th century, new crops that had come from and to the Americas via the European seafarers significantly contributed to the world population growth.Ship transport has shaped the world's economy into today's energy-intensive pattern.
Ship's A.I. was created untold millennia ago by the Celestials as the operating system for a data collection device. The Celestials had genetically manipulated humanity, and they left the Ship in the area that would come to be known as Mongolia to monitor humanity's progress.
Circa 1100 A.D., a Mongolian immortal known as Garbha-Hsien (later known as Saul), discovered the Ship and lived next to it while he researched its mysteries. Saul never attempted to enter the Ship.
In time, the Egyptian immortal En Sabah Nur learned of Saul and sought him out as another immortal. In a confrontation, En Sabah Nur slew all of Saul's guards. Saul then sought to humble his fellow "forever-walker" by revealing the secret titanic vessel. Having had previous experience with futuristic technology due to his encounters with Rama-Tut, Nur attacked Saul and left the other immortal for dead and entered the Ship. He emerged later as a vastly changed being who now called himself Apocalypse.
The ship MSC Gayane at the Port of Philadelphia, US ... US court on Tuesday sentenced a Montenegrin citizen, VladimirPenda, to five years and 10 months’ prison in connection with nearly 18,000 kilograms of cocaine seized from a Liberian registered shipping vessel in Philadelphia in 2019.
The new partnership, called IFCHOR ClearBlue Oceans, will offer carbon emissions advisory and brokerage services for shipping industry clients, starting out with a range of offset proposals ... permanent carbon reduction solutions for the shipping industry.
At the so-called “two-plus-two” talks held online, the Japanese and German foreign ministers and defense ministers agreed to step up their cooperation in defense and military equipment and technology transfers based on their intelligence sharing pact signed in March.
Sergei Ryabkov said the decision to deploy two ships to the Black Sea is 'a provocation' designed 'to test our nerves' as he called the US 'an adversary', ramping up a war of words between the countries ... 'There is absolutely nothing for American ships to be doing near our shores, this is purely a provocative action,' he said.
As part of the U.S.Coast Guard's investigation into the sinking of the freighter El Faro, an audio recording was released of the ship's captain calling for help before he and his crew perished. Marlie Hall reports ... .
The first call came at 8.30 a.m., but luckily it was labeled by my caller ID as “spam risk.” I ignored it ... I yelled at him to leave me alone, reminding him that I am on the federal government’s “do not call” registry ... More calls came throughout the day ... These calls that can prey on vulnerable people sicken me!”.
Stephen Ernest Blodgett ... He started working there on November 27, 1972 and retired 43 years later in March 2016 as the Shipping and Receiving Foreman. They called him a legend; his 43 years marked him as one of the company's longest tenured employees. Steve was well respected at work with many of the younger men who worked for him calling him "Dad".
Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday ... It requires just one dose instead of two, as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines do, and is easier to ship and store. Federal officials called for a pause on use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after a small number of people who received it developed a rare disorder involving blood clots ... Officials acted wisely, he added ... .
Palmer‚ a man who once tried to build an exact replica of the Titanic called the “Titanic II,” only to abandon the ship before its maiden voyage, has a reputation in Australia as an antagonist of movie-villain proportions ... In response to the case, the state’s premier, McGowan, called Palmer “Australia’s greatest egomaniac.”.
... before possibly also adding shipping into their own ETSs. Faig Abbasov, shipping director at T&E, said. “This is crunch time for the shipping industry ... We call on other shipping companies to join this industry-NGO coalition to push for an ambitious and effective proposal.”.