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This week we're taking a look at the industry that transports 90% of global trade but most of us know very little about - Shipping! We're all at sea as we navigate our way through driverless ships of the future and how to make an industry that is currently producing the same amount of emissions as Germany, a little greener. Plus how testosterone hardens your arteries, are drones getting out of control, and can a spoon in the bottle stop your sparkling wine going flat? The naked scientists po...
Big oil tanker groups vulnerable, warn bosses | Arabian Gazette
In West Africa, where oil tankers sitting just off the coast are lucrative targets for Nigerian rebel militias and regional organized crime, there were nine hijackings and 48 confrontations with pirates in 2013. In some cases, these pirates will go straight for the crew to hold for ransom: two Americans were kidnapped from their oil ship off Nigeria. Fewer attacks off Somalia. Shipping industry has paid Somali pirates more than $400 million in ransom money over the past seven years.