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This One’s for Real

Andrew Ingram, of NSRI South Africa, writes:

At Hout Bay, a few kilometres from Cape Town on the southern tip of Africa, expired flares are regularly fired, instead of being handed in to the Police as is required by South African law.

Over New Year's Eve and other holidays, it is common for everything from pencil flares to 1000ft distress rockets to be fired on the coast ... and sometimes even from vessels at sea.

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IMO Day of the Seafarer 2014

IMO will be celebrating the fourth anniversary of its global 'Day of the Seafarer' campaign on 25 June.

"Seafarers," says the IMO, "Are the people without whom food, clothes, gifts, gadgets or even basic needs would not reach our doors. We rely on them every day. Yet have you ever said thank you to a seafarer? Chances are you haven't."

25 June is the opportunity to do so.

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