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Too Big to Sail? Cruise Ships Face Scrutiny

One of the largest cruise ships in 1985 was the 46,000-ton Carnival Holiday. Ten years ago, the biggest, the Queen Mary 2, was three times as large. Today’s record holders are two 225,000-ton ships whose displacement, a measure of a ship’s weight, is about the same as that of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Cruise ships keep growing bigger, and more popular. The Cruise Lines International Association said that last year its North American cruise line members carried about 17 million passengers,…

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New taskforce launches to fight for African offshore workers’ rights

ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) -affiliated trade unions meeting in Mombasa, Kenya today launched a new taskforce dedicated to protecting the rights of African workers in the offshore sector – and to fighting for more jobs for African nationals in the indigenous hydrocarbon industry. As part of its aims, the new ITF African Regional Offshore Oil and Gas Task Force Group (AROTFG) will campaign to secure national cabotage and continental shelf jurisdiction in the offshore oil and gas sector. It…

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