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Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID)

India has become the world’s first country to issue a biometric seafarer identity document (BSID) to all its sailors and seafarers. What is the Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID)? The Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID) is a unique ID which captures the facial biometric data of the sailors and sea-farers of India.? This project has ..

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Russia launches world’s first floating nuclear reactor into Arctic despite warnings

Despite environmentalists warning of serious risks to the region, Russia has launched the world’s first floating nuclear reactor – Akademik Lomonosov – across the Arctic. It was loaded with nuclear fuel from the Arctic port of Murmansk to begin its 5,000km voyage to voyage to Pevek in northeastern Siberia. The reactor’s trip is expected to ..

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Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) is one of India’s foremost naval shipyard involved in ship construction. It is located in Kolkata, West Bengal and is mainly involved in the construction and repair of commercial and naval vessels. The GRSE has had a long association with the Indian Navy over the last six decades ..

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Scientists from 17 nations to take part in year-long MOSAiC mission

The scientists from 17 nations will take part in the year-long MOSAiC mission as they anchor the ship to a large piece of Arctic sea ice to study climate change. The German icebreaker RV Polarstern will be the base for scientists studying the impact of climate change on the Arctic and how it could affect ..

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Russia launches world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ‘Ural’

Russia has recently launched the third and final Project 22220 LK-60Ya-class nuclear-powered icebreaker – the Ural – at the Baltic Shipyard in St Petersburg to open up Arctic shipping routes.The ship is one of a trio that when completed will be the largest and most powerful icebreakers in the world. It is part of an ..

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Indian Coast Guard ship (ICGS) Vigraha decommissioned at Visakhapatnam

After 29 glorious years of service from 1990 to 2019, the Indian Coast Guard ship (ICGS) Vigraha has recently decommissioned at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh on May 16. During the 29 years of service, the ship has participated in major coast guard operations involving search and rescue, anti-poaching, pollution response, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, repatriation ..

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