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.
The mushrooming institutes in dedicated to maritime training clearly reflect the growing opportunities prevalent in the region. Established institutes are going in for capacity expansion both in the number being trained as well as the courses offered. But it does not stop there!
R.I.P. MERPAC: 1992 – 2010? First established in 1992 at the request of the Coast Guard Commandant, the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), via the Commandant, U.S.
Fervent pleas at various forums for help in inducting marine officers leaving the sea to start a new life ashore, has finally found a knight in shining armor. With an ever growing tide of marine officers coming ashore, Germanischer Lloyd (GL)…
At the recent International Tug & Salvage Conference in Vancouver details of a new hybrid tug was presented with the triple propulsion modes of diesel electric, battery and fuel cell claiming to give a 67 per cent emission savings over conventional diesel operation.
The DNV Quantum report also considers many propulsion aspects that were not covered in our previous Quantum report, therefore we call this one Quantum 2. Conventional container ship designs usually go for maximum hull speed requiring highest practicable engine power.
The parallels of latitude are fixed by the rotation of the Earth. The only human involvement is the use of a 360 degree circle, starting at the equator. The degrees of longitude, although using the same 360 framework, could be commenced from…