Sea of chracters
A man walks through a sea of Chinese characters at the International Cultural Industries Expo held in East China's Shanghai Municipality. The set was inspired by the script of the Kunqu opera "Six Records of a Floating Life", depicting unique oriental aesthetics. Photo: ICCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Stranded at sea: Crew members weigh COVID-19 trauma as they decide whether to return
Princess Cruises crew member Gan Sungaralingum has spent the last two months taking care of his elderly parents, eating home-cooked meals, and doing what he loves most: walking on the beach near his home in Mauritius. But instead of returning to his position as an onboard watch salesman after a few months of rest at home, he’s leaving the industry.“Maybe I’ll come back as a passenger, but not as a crew,” he said. He’s been a crew member with several cruise lines since 2014.Sungaralingum is part of a growing number of cruise ship workers who say they will not be returning to their posts when cr...
ST. VINCENT-DEATH-Body of toddler found floating at sea
A post mortem is due to be conducted on the body of a 23 month-old baby, whose body was found floating at sea after he had been reported missing on Sunday.Police said that the body of Malachi Ballantyne was found floating after he is suspected to have been swept away by a river located next to his home at Upper Cane Hall, on the outskirts of the capital.The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard Service, which assisted in the search for the child, found the body 100 meters offshore in Arnos Vale.The body was taken to the Coast Guard Base, in Calliaqua, where the district medical officer pr...
Deep-sea livestream shows Chinese ingenuity
By ZHANG ZHOUXIANG | China Daily | Updated: 2020-11-16 06:45China's manned submersible Fendouzhe, which means "striver "in Chinese, successfully completed a 10,909 meter dive into the Challenger Deep chasm in the Mariana Trench on Tuesday.On Friday, Fendouzhe again dived into the trench in the western Pacific Ocean, but this time it was accompanied by China's deep-sea lander Canghai, meaning "vast sea", which transmitted high-definition video of the submersible in real-time.While it is challenging to make a manned submersible that can safely dive to the deepest part of the ocean, where the wat...
HOW AMAECHI IS STRUGGLING TO TAME SAA
AN anchorage is a location at sea where ships can lower anchors. Anchorages are where anchors are lowered and utilised, whereas moorings usually are tethering to buoys or something similar. The locations usually have conditions for safe anchorage in protection from weather conditions, and other hazards. The purpose of resting a ship at sea securely can be for waiting to enter ports, as well as taking on cargo or passengers where insufficient port facilities exist.In Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial nerve center, there are two anchorages along the Lagos entry waters for shipping activities; the Lago...
‘The sea has neither meaning nor pity.’ –Chekhov
There are COVID-19 incidents in which a single person likely infected 80 percent or more of the people in the room in just a few hours. But, at other times, COVID-19 can be surprisingly much less contagious. Overdispersion and super-spreading of this virus are found in research across the globe. A growing number of studies estimate that a majority of infected people may not infect a single other person. A recent paper found that in Hong Kong, which had extensive testing and contact tracing, about 19 percent of cases were responsible for 80 percent of transmission, while 69 percent of cases did...
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Lure of the sea
Fishermen set out to catch sea cucumbers in Rongcheng City, East China's Shandong Province on Tuesday. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said China's output of aquatic products in 2019 was 64.8 million tons, and this year will be stable. Photo: cnsphotoCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Search underway for missing Thai crewmen off Taiwan
A search and rescue mission has been launched by Taiwan authorities for five Thai crewmen still missing after a Thai cargo vessel sank in the sea off Kaohsiung, a port city in southern Taiwan, on the night of Oct 23, Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanee Sangrat revealed on Sunday.Mr Tanee said that the Ocean Affairs Council of Taiwan received a distress signal from the ship with 10 Thai crewmen on board on Oct 23.Four patrol boats and four rescue boats were dispatched to the spot. Five of the Thai crewmen, who were wearing lifejackets, were rescued from the sea and brought to the Kaohsiung port.Of...
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Japan puts off decision to release treated Fukushima water into sea
Japan has put off a decision to release treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, government sources said Friday, after reports of a formal decision later this month triggered strong opposition from fishermen.Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama told a press conference Friday the government has no plan to make a decision on what to do with over 1.2 million tons of treated water as reported.His remark came after other government sources said last week it would decide on the release of the water on Tuesday. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga sa...
Japan to release treated Fukushima water into sea – reports
TOKYO: Japan will release more than a million tonnes of treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea in a decades-long operation, reports said on Friday, despite strong opposition from local fishermen.The release of the water, which has been filtered to reduce radioactivity, is likely to start in 2022 at the earliest, said national dailies the Nikkei, the Yomiuri, and other local media.The decision ends years of debate over how to dispose of the liquid that includes water used to cool the power station hit by a massive tsunami in 2011.A government panel said earlier thi...
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