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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Move to unite seafarers’ unions

Posted to Move to unite seafarers’ unions (by Joseph Fonseca) on September 26, 2011

With inter union rivalry beginning to tell heavily on the welfare of Indian seafarers, the Forward Seamen’s Union of India (FSUI) has made peace overtures to the other major Union, the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) to work together for ‘the well being of our brothers’.

Henry Morgan

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on August 19, 2011

Henry Morgan (1635-1688) was born in Wales and died in Jamaica. Between those two dates, he lived a notorious and audacious life. At age twenty, he sailed to Barbados where he served as an apprentice to a cutler. Three years later, he showed up in Jamaica as a soldier of fortune.

Cabotage relaxed as D P World’s Transshipment Terminal is set to get underway

Posted to Cabotage relaxed as D P World’s Transshipment Terminal is set to get underway (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 7, 2011

The relaxation of cabotage law for container ships by the Indian government has come as a precursor to the launch of D. P. World’s International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) and this will help pave the way for expeditious evacuation of transshipped containers that land there.

Captain James Cook

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

Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was Britain’s preeminent explorer, as well as an accomplished navigator and cartographer. He honed his navigation and cartography skills during the Seven Years War when, among other things, he completed the first detailed chart of the rugged coast of Newfoundland.