Meridian – Maritime

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From October 12, 2022 to April 15, 2023, Meridian will appear as a reduced summer edition

Reports are only sporadic during this period




?!?US Navy suspends submarine work prompting concerns about AUKUS agreement?!?

Is it possible to hear grass growing?  - The Navy says operations at the docks will be placed on hold temporarily because they need to be strengthened against potential future  earthquakes. The closure has prompted fresh concerns about the delivery timeline for Australia's nuclear-powered submarines secured through the AUKUS agreement...



Silent-Yachts unveils new images of the 37m Silent 120 Explorer yacht

Silent-Yachts has unveiled new images of the 36.74-metre Silent 120 Explorer yacht. The impressive flagship solar catamaran is able to create enough energy to not only power the yacht but all of her appliances onboard. The first Silent 120 Explorer yacht is currently in-build with an expected launch date of 2024. The aluminium Silent 120 yacht has a huge interior volume but remains under the 500 GT mark with powerful styling and interior design by Marco Casali. The Silent 120 Explorer yacht has custom design at the heart of her philosophy, with the first hull featuring a swimming pool on the aft deck and grassy areas for walking dogs on her side decks. Her solar hardtop is also designed to slide out in two sections revealing a touch-and-go helipad. When not in use, the upper sun deck can be used for sunbathing....



Russia names people behind US-backed Ukraine biological projects

Moscow claims the individuals conducted research focused on testing and developing new deadly weapons. Russian troops have obtained over 20,000 documents pertaining to American biological research programs in Ukraine since the start of Moscow’s military operation, the country’s Defense Ministry announced on Monday. The most recent trove brought to light a number of key players in these projects who had previously “remained in the shadows,” according to the commander of Russia’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Forces, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov. The ministry had previously published the names of people connected to the biolabs, which included representatives of the US Democratic Party, Defense Department officials, and Pentagon contractors. The new list features people such as Karen Saylors, the executive director of Labyrinth Global Health, who reportedly worked in Ukraine as a lead consultant for a project that studied the spread of African swine fever.



Moscow provides more evidence of US biolabs in Ukraine

Kiev’s troops were among the test subjects for Pentagon-funded research, the Russian MOD says.

Russia’s Defense Ministry on Monday laid out more evidence that US-funded laboratories were working in Ukraine. Documents and materials recovered by Russian troops showed that Western pharmaceutical companies operating in territory under Kiev’s control conducted HIV/AIDS research on Ukrainian military personnel. The commander of Russia’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Forces, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, presented Ukrainian-language documents referring to HIV infection studies that began in 2019. The list of targeted groups shows service members alongside prisoners, drug addicts and other “patients at high risk of infection.” According to Kirillov, the Russian military has recovered more than 20,000 documents and other materials related to the biological programs in Ukraine, while interviewing eyewitnesses and participants. The evidence “confirms the focus of the Pentagon on creating biological weapons components and testing them on the population of Ukraine and other states along [Russia’s] borders,” the general told reporters...



High-ranking ex-military officials in the USA warn of nuclear war

As the WHO stubbornly and against all evidence continues to insist on the continuation of a pandemic that never was, the danger of nuclear war grows. The US and its NATO entourage provide weapons systems and repair facilities, ammunition, information, training, money - literally everything needed to wage war. You just don't pull the trigger yourself. Retired Lt. Col. Daniel Davis explains what that means in an interview with US media. He suggests imagining another country doing the same thing to the United States: “Imagine if Russia or China got behind the Taliban completely during the Afghan war and gave them everything they had, including all of their modern equipment to kill American soldiers," according to the US military...



Containership Suffers Engine Room Fire at the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority is reporting that a fire broke out in the engine room of a containership near the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal on Monday. The fire was reported on the Maltese-flagged Cape Kortia as it navigated towards the PSA Panama International Terminal. Panama’s National Aeronaval Service responded to the incident with two vessels. The fire has since been brought under control and no injuries are reported...




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