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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.

GL Academy takes on a king maker’s role

Posted to GL Academy takes on a king maker’s role (by Joseph Fonseca) on August 25, 2010

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!

MERPAC Aground as STCW Flood Tide Crests

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on August 17, 2010

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.

Now GL also helps to raise the bar ashore

Posted to Now GL also helps to raise the bar ashore (by Joseph Fonseca) on April 26, 2010

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)…

Hydrogen Tug

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report (by Keith Henderson) on July 18, 2010

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.

Quantum 2

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report (by Keith Henderson) on April 20, 2010

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.

Prime meridian

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 27, 2009

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…