Columbus Transit: the Sum of Experience & Professionalism
Columbus Transit is a forwarding company that has been growing for 21 years at the Port of Barcelona, is among the latest companies to obtain Port of Barcelona Efficiency Network quality certification. The company was founded by a group of professionals…
Director of the New York State Canal Corporation
Brian U. Stratton, Director of the New York State Canal Corporation since April 2011, oversee the operation and development of New York’s 524-mile Canal System, including the Erie Canal.
TDDCL Seeks Input for New Repair Yard
The Trinidad Dry Dock Company Limited (TDDCL) has invited companies to submit proposals to conduct an Environmental Impact…
Weather and Meteorology Seminar for Mariners
Confident Captain/Ocean Pros has teamed up with Safe/Sea and weather service Commander’s Weather to provide a seminar on…
Garamendi Introduces Bipartisan GPS Backup Bill
Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), the Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee…
Lack of Ship Definition is a Threat to Investors
AKD says the lack of an unambiguous term to describe a ‘ship’ in several jurisdictions represents a potential threat to asset security for financiers…
Bibby Offshore: Paving the Future for Youth Employment
With an eye on the future, subsea services provider Bibby Offshore said it understands the importance of valuing and investing…
Maritime Training Academy Announces Diploma in Maritime Security
The Maritime Training Academy announced the launch of its new diploma in maritime security today. The Surrey, UK-based distance…
K-Line Executive Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing
An executive of Japan-based Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line) was sentenced to 18 months in a U.S. prison after pleading…
U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chief Resigns
The head of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has resigned weeks after lawmakers with oversight of his agency accused him of hostility toward his staff…
Ports of Auckland Fined for Stevedore Injury
Ports of Auckland Ltd (POAL) has been fined $55,000 and ordered to pay $25,000 in reparation to a stevedore who suffered…
Battle of Puerto Plata
The Quasi-War with France (1798-1800) was the first military action of the new United States against a foreign nation. It was conducted almost entirely at sea, consisting mostly of engagements between the naval forces of the United States and the even newer French Republic.
A Book Review
Firefighting probably will never be a (hot) topic for discussion at the breakfast table, during leisure time or possibly any other venue. On the other hand, I can think of few things more important to a merchant mariner – or any seafarer, for that matter.
The 1929 Grand Banks earthquake
At about 5:02 pm on Monday, November 18, 1929, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck beneath the Laurentian Continental Slope about 250 miles south of the island of Newfoundland. The water there is about 7,000 feet deep. The earthquake was felt as far away as New York, Bermuda, and Montreal.
Gull v Tern
The gull is a sea bird of the family Laridae. Its cousin the tern is a sea bird of the family Sternidae. More distant relatives include auks, skimmers, and waders. Gulls are larger than terns. Feather coloration of the two species is similar – generally white or gray…