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The Move to Blended Learning in Maritime Training

Posted to Maritime Training Issues with Murray Goldberg (by Murray Goldberg) on May 21, 2012

Blog Notifications: For the latest maritime training articles, visit our company blog here. You can receive notifications of new articles on our company blog by following the blog.Share this blog post.Follow me on Twitter.The Move to Blended…

Abel Tasman

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 4, 2012

Abel Tasman (1603-1659) was a Dutch merchant and explorer. He is credited with the European discovery of Australia and New Zealand. He joined the Dutch United East India Company (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie - VOC) in 1633 and was promptly…

MS Selandia

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 27, 2012

The motor ship (MS) SELANDIA was a twin screw ship launched in Copenhagen in 1911 from the Burmeister & Wain Shipyard. It entered service for the East Asiatic Company on February 22, 1912, when it commenced a voyage from Copenhagen to Bangkok via Genoa.

China distribution the battleground of the future

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on March 28, 2012

A clearer picture of the Chinese consumer is emerging: He or she lives in the city, the household earns RMB78,500 a year (US$12,400) and probably has a car parked outside. The annual income doesn’t sound like much but it continues to grow rapidly.

DHS Issues Long-Awaited TWIC Reader Report

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on March 12, 2012

When designed, installed, and operated consistent with the characteristics and business needs of the facility or vessel operation, TWIC reader systems can make access decisions efficiently and effectively. Numerous options for validating…

Marad’s Crown Jewel: v2 – a work in progress…

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on December 14, 2011

You have to ask yourself – what’s the hurry? The urgency with which the U.S. Department of Transportation and its usually ineffective Maritime Administration seem to be intent on reinventing the wheel on the campus of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is simply breathtaking.

Some TWICs Won’t Work in Readers

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on December 6, 2011

Some 26,000 Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) may be rejected by TWIC reader machines because of defective encoding. At some point recently, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) posted on the “Latest News”…

Shipping Corporation of India orders 6 AHTS vessels

Posted to Shipping Corporation of India orders 6 AHTS vessels (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 8, 2012

Continuing with its acquisition program, state-owned, Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) placed orders for six Anchor Handling, Towing and Supply (AHTS) vessels with ABG Shipyard Ltd, India’s largest private sector shipbuilder. This is…

The ILWU and Panama pilots tie-up might not have the pulling power

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on September 23, 2011

The Panama Canal's Alberto Aleman Zubieta is doing the rounds of the maritime equivalent of the TV talk shows – annual conferences and conventions. Most recently he was at the South Carolina trade conference, where the audience pondered deeply…

Alfred Thayer Mahan

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on September 16, 2011

Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914) was born at West Point, where his father was an instructor. After graduating with distinction from the US Naval Academy in 1859, he served blockade duty on a number of warships during the Civil War. Mahan was promoted at…

Seek Boat Crew Workers

Posted to Crew Workers Wanted (by Cindy Miller) on August 28, 2011

We want to use this medium to inform you that our Cruise company has offer employment opportunities for foreigner. We have jobs opening from restaurant, Office-work, to child care section in London, United Kingdom. Job Salary: This will Depend on your specialization…

Chesapeake & Delaware Canal

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 14, 2011

A canal connecting Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay was envisaged as early as the mid-seventeenth century, when it was realized that the two bodies of water were separated only by a relatively narrow strip of land. A canal company was first founded in 1802…

Indian Budget gives big Boost to coastal shipping

Posted to Indian Budget gives big Boost to coastal shipping (by Joseph Fonseca) on March 7, 2011

Like the curate’s egg, the Indian fiscal 2012 budget is good in parts. Various players of the maritime sector have expressed both optimism and disappointment over various aspects of the budget pertaining to seaports and the efficient, safe and cost-effective movement of freight.

Brazen Somali Pirates Operating Almost Within Sight of India

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on February 17, 2011

A Live Piracy Report from the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) indicates that Somali pirates are brazenly operating less than 30 miles off the coast of India. On Wednesday afternoon (local time), three skiffs…

Coastwise Merchant Seamen of WW II

Posted to Coastwise Merchant Seamen of WW II (by Don Horton) on February 4, 2011

During the first part of WW II the German U-boat were sinking our ships faster than we could build them. The rate of sinkings were so great, our government directed the news media to not print the acutal sinkings for fear the seamen would shear…

Inspection of Fuel Oil Quick-Closing Valves

Posted to USCG Safety Advisory (by Jocelyn Redfern) on January 31, 2011

U.S. Coast Guard Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) are discovering Fuel Oil Quick-Closing Valves (QCVs) intentionally blocked, modified, and poorly maintained preventing them from operating as designed during an emergency. compromised. flammable liquid fire.

Maritime Security Directive on Piracy: Update

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on January 12, 2011

The Notice of Availability for the US Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Directive 104-6 (Rev 5) is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register tomorrow (January 13). My earlier speculation that Revision 5 increased the area of the Indian…

Nikumaroro

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 21, 2010

Nikumaroro (previously known as Gardner Island) is a small coral atoll in the central Pacific Ocean situated just south of the Equator and just west of the 180th meridian. It lies in the Phoenix Island Chain and is part of the Republic of Kiribati.

Logistics and Workforce Problems Plaguing Brazil´s O&G Development

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 10, 2010

Petrobras was recently upgraded to being the fourth largest energy company in the world, mostly due to the pre-salt fields and there is little doubt in the market that the company can continue climbing this ladder, possibly to the very top, in another decade.