Turkish Navy tender blocks traffic in Bosphorus Strait

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first_img September 5, 2016 Authorities View post tag: bosphorus The Bosphorus Strait in Turkey which connects the Mediterranean with the Black Sea has been closed to traffic after a Turkish Navy ship experienced a breakdown today.According to information provided by the Wilhelmsen Ship Agency, Turkish Navy tender TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa broke down while transiting the Bosphorus Strait causing a closure of the shipping lane to traffic both ways until further notice.TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa is one four ships that served in the German Navy as Rhein class tenders and were later transferred to the Turkish Navy.Update: According to WSA, traffic in the strait is to resume at 16:00 local time. Back to overview,Home naval-today Bosphorus Strait closed to traffic following Turkish Navy tender breakdown center_img Share this article View post tag: Turkish Navy Bosphorus Strait closed to traffic following Turkish Navy tender breakdownlast_img read more

Parliament Approves new Firearms Act to tackle crime

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img 35 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews Parliament Approves new Firearms Act to tackle crime by: – March 18, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! With a new piece of legislation providing for stiffer penalties on illegal firearm possession, and a ban on the importation on imitation firearms, the Dominica government says it will stamp down on crime.The new Firearms Act was approved in Parliament Thursday night, the First Session of the Eighth Parliament.“This will certainly assist the police in combating lawlessness and criminal behaviour in our country,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said, adding that the legislation will be tough on those convicted of holding and/or using weapons illegally.“No longer are we asking you for your money. We are saying to you that if you’re convicted for any of the crimes where you’re in use of a firearm that you will go to prison…If you are found guilty of a gun crime, you will go straight to prison.”Charles Savarin, Minister for National Security, stated that significantly higher penalties “both in terms of fines and prison sentencing” will be meted out to those who commit crime with the use of firearms. A 15 year sentence, for instance, will be given to anyone who uses through use of a gun, threatens or assaults the Prime Minister, President, Members of Parliament, Speaker of the House of Assembly or any public officer.The new Act will see imitation firearms outlawed, to quell long-time concerns surrounding the use of those weapons particularly by children.  “That is a matter of grave concern. At Christmas time, persons have in their stores for sale, imitation firearms which look very realistic. You’ve got rifles; you have got side arms, hand guns, which, by many looking at them, you cannot distinguish between a real firearm and an imitation firearm.” Savarin highlighted.He noted that people have used the fake guns to commit crime, and the Firearms Act that has been approved will disallow the selling and buying of these firearms in Dominica.Source: DBS NewsPhoto : dearscience.orglast_img read more