More Ships Slow Down Off California to Avoid Killing Whales

  • Experts say four of the 10 gray whales found dead near San Francisco in 2019 were killed by ships.
  • Due to the absence of speed limits at sea vessels can zip along as fast as they want, usually 20 knots, or about 23 mph (37 kph).
  • Twenty-two shipping firms, which represent 45% of the 8,000 inbound vessel trip through the Golden Gate every year were honored.
  • Tired and malnourished whales are more susceptible to ship strikes, attacks by orcas or entanglement in fishing gear.

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Renminbi ‘weaponisation’ talk overblown, OMFIF-Oesterreichische Nationalbank meeting

Renminbi ‘weaponisation’ talk overblown, OMFIF-Oesterreichische Nationalbank meeting

Commentary: Renminbi ‘weaponisation’ talk overblown

By Mark Sobel in Washington

A media furore has flared over whether China will dump US Treasury holdings or ‘weaponise’ the renminbi. The debate is entertaining, but misses the mark. In spite of much rumour and conjecture, in the past China has consistently neither acted to ‘dump’ or ‘weaponise’ its Treasuries, nor shown interest in doing so. Instability is...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2019/05/21/renminbi-weaponisation-talk-overblown-omfif-oesterreichische-nationalbank-meeting/