U.S. Forces Board ‘Morning Glory’ Tanker Ship

U.S. Forces Board ‘Morning Glory’ Tanker Ship

American forces yesterday boarded and took control of a commercial tanker ship that was seized earlier this month by three armed Libyans, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a Defense Department news release issued today.
"No one was hurt tonight when U.S. forces, at the request of both the Libyan and Cypriot governments, boarded and took control of the commercial tanker ‘Morning Glory,’ a stateless vessel seized earlier this month by three armed Libyans,” Kirby said in the release.
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Indian merchant navy captain released from Togo jail

Indian merchant navy captain released from Togo jail

Indian merchant ship captain, Sunil James, who was under arrest in the west African country of Togo since July, has been released along with another Indian sailor, the external affairs ministry said Thursday.

External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted: "After meet between India's High Commissoner in Accra and President Gnassingbe of Togo, Captain Sunil James and Vijayan released. Now with High Commissioner K. Jeeva Sagar."

The two Indian sailors are to leave for India Thursday, he posted. Read more about Indian merchant navy captain released from Togo jail

Merchant Navy Day 2013

Merchant Navy Day 2013 People

The Chairman of Dover District Council, Cllr Sue Nicholas, with the Dover and District Merchant Navy Memorial Fund, is organising a special service at Dover Town Hall for Merchant Navy Day on Tuesday 3 September, and all are welcome to attend.
Standard bearers will march into the Town Hall at 10.30am, where there will be a Service of Celebration. The service will be followed by an address from Donald Hunter, the founder of the Dover and District Merchant Navy Memorial Fund, and a closing speech from the Chairman of Dover District Council. 
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Merchant Navy Memorial to be unveiled

A commanding, four-metre tall memorial paying tribute to the sacrifices made by the Merchant Navy will be unveiled in Hull. Read more about Merchant Navy Memorial to be unveiled

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