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Exiled from my old life by Covid, I quit my job and now have two books coming out

The Irish Times 06 May 2021
At some point we had enough ... He left Bantry at the age of 16, wandering the world as a sailor on merchant ships, visiting exotic ports like Alexandria, Yokohama and Honolulu ... This hobby possibly saved his life when, sick and starving after being shipwrecked on a desolate Pacific island, he befriended a Hawaiian sailor on the crowded rescue ship.
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There’s no city like New York in the world

The Times of India 06 May 2021
There is no bread like the Ethiopian Enjera, no aperitif like Campari, no cheese like Camembert, no voice like Adele’s, no face like Deepika’s, and no city like New York. It beats any city anywhere, by a comfortable margin. Everything happens there, everything can be found there ... “I worked on a merchant ship for some years but did not like it ... .
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PMSA saves life of seriously ill seafarer

Urdu Point 05 May 2021
The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PSMA) Wednesday said it saved the life of a seafarer on board a merchant ship, who was seriously ill ... the life of a seafarer on board a merchant ship, who was seriously ill.
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Port of Kalama sets soybean export record, tops other West Coast ports

TDN 05 May 2021
KALAMA — Port of Kalama set a new record for soybean exports, shipping out more than any other West Coast port in the country last year, according to a report from the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association ... They are shipped to mostly Asian countries, particularly China, and are used for livestock feed and human consumption, according to the port.
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Operation Pedestal: The Fleet that Battled to Malta 1942 by Max Hastings review — a suicidal maritime mission

The Times/The Sunday Times 05 May 2021
In August 1942, the British sent a convoy of 14 merchant ships to that minuscule rock, carrying a far bigger cargo than dockworkers could realistically handle.
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Letters to the Editor (5/5/21)

Seven Days 05 May 2021
Mass. Illusion So glad to see the "consumers" happy with the Lee, Mass., weed shop and the testimony from Luis Foster saying, "The shit on the street? You don't know where it's from Here you can trust it." ... Lily is a Vermonter ... My grandfather came to this country after serving as a merchant marine on freighters, signing on to a ship from the Azores.
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Deaths at sea highlight failings in Europe migration policy

Times Free Press 05 May 2021
Spanish authorities, meanwhile, deployed military planes and helicopters as well as rescue ships to airlift ... A day later, merchant vessels sailing in the area and a humanitarian rescue ship, the Ocean Viking, found the boat's wreckage and reported seeing at least 10 bodies.
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Author Q&A: 'The Kennedys in the World'

Black Hills Pioneer 05 May 2021
I recently interviewed Lawrence J. Haas via email about his new book, subtitled “How Jack, Bobby, and Ted Remade America’s Empire” (Potomac Books) ... Just days after World War II began in Europe, a British passenger ship was torpedoed by a German sub, killing 112 people and stranding some 300 Americans in Ireland and Scotland. The U.S ... merchant ship ... Yes.
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Search for missing sailors after Navy ship collision off Singapore

CBS News 04 May 2021
McCain warship collided with a merchant ship off the coast of ...
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U.S. Navy sailors still missing after crash off Singapore

CBS News 04 May 2021
Navy is temporarily suspending all ship operations worldwide ...
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Deaths at sea highlight EU migration policy failures

The Arab Weekly 04 May 2021
A day later, merchant vessels sailing in the area and a humanitarian rescue ship, the Ocean Viking, found the boat’s remains and reported seeing at least 10 bodies floating on the surface ... ship to continue to conduct rescues and because it was told the Libyans were on their way.
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Deaths at sea highlight failings in Europe immigration policy

Al Jazeera 04 May 2021
A day later, merchant vessels sailing in the area and a humanitarian rescue ship, the Ocean Viking, found the boat’s remains and reported seeing at least 10 bodies floating on the surface.
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Berwick Public Library opens to in-person browsing

Fosters 03 May 2021
Go to the library’s Blog page and click on the video to watch the presentation and question and answer session with the audience.The Ship That Held Up Wall Street ... The ship proved to be the first major discovery of a British colonial merchant ship, but what was it and why was it buried in New York?.
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Abandoned at sea: new legal charter promises support for stranded sailors

The National 03 May 2021
It includes a draft legal letter to be sent to employers and ports, helpful contact information and practical advice for sailors when shipping incidents emerge ... Abandoned seafarers paid wages as stricken ship towed off Umm Al Quwain beach. Merchant sailors recognised as frontline workers will aid mental health.
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German superyacht contract points the way for fuel cells in shipping

Splash24/7 03 May 2021
Merchant shipping could get a glimpse of its future propulsion methods from Germany, and specifically the world’s top superyacht builder. A client has ordered a world-first yacht to be built by Lürssen featuring fuel cell technology driven by hydrogen which is continuously reformed from methanol ... The company’s head, Peter Lürssen, commented ... .
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