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Sea otter

Sea otter
The adorable aquatic weasel

FLA Pilot Rate Reductions: not so fast …

FLA Pilot Rate Reductions: not so fast …
The push to reduce some pilotage rates in the port of Miami has at least temporarily run hard aground.

Port Chicago mutiny

Port Chicago mutiny
A 1944 work stoppage at Mare Island Naval Shipyard by survivors of the Port Chicago explosion

MED-PIC Moment : Unconscious, But No Trauma?

Mariners are the first-responders in the maritime industry. They are the EMTs, firefighters, paramedics and emergency room personnel while on the water - and sometimes it’s all they have.

Port Chicago explosion

Port Chicago explosion
A huge munitions explosion during World War II with a high loss of life

The Crude Oil Markets are Changing

The Crude Oil Markets are Changing
The U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) Says that You Should Care. The reasons why are all good.

Battle of the Shimonoseki Straits

Battle of the Shimonoseki Straits
A little-known 1863 battle between the US Navy and Japanese forces

Near Misses: Saving Ourselves One Miss at a Time......

Near Misses: Saving Ourselves One Miss at a Time......
"Near-miss : A sequence of events and/or conditions that could have resulted in loss. This loss was prevented only by a fortuitous break in the chain of events and/or conditions. The potential loss could have been human injury, environmental damage or negative business impact (e.g., repair or replacement costs, scheduling delays, contract violations, loss of reputation)." - International Maritime Organization

Attu Island

Attu Island
A remote Alaska island with a bloody history

STS Sedov

STS Sedov
World’s largest sail training ship

Barge launching with marine airbags from carrier deck

Barge launching with marine airbags from carrier deck
In September 2014, Eversafe Marine worked together with Indonesian PMG corporation, launched one 230 feet barge from the deck of one 300 feet barge with marine airbags. www.eversafe-marine.com

Bitts & Splices

Bitts & Splices
Just back from yet another road trip, I find myself looking at a number of interesting stories on the waterfront. And, because I couldn’t decide which one to zero in on, I decided to talk about them all. From my porthole, there’s never a dull moment on the waterfront.

Latest News

Nova Oceanographic Center Adds Guy Harvey

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Artist, scientist and conservationist offers generous financial gift to aid Undergraduate and Graduate Students as well as Research. Nova Southeastern

Wärtsilä, Diesel United Renew Pact

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Wärtsilä and Diesel United Ltd in Japan have signed a ten-year renewal of their co-operation agreement for the sale, manufacturing and servicing of Wärtsilä low-speed marine engines.

IMarEST Acquires HA

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IMarEST has  announced its acquisition of Plymouth University’s Hydrographic Academy (HA). Launching on November 1, the new venture – Marine Learning Alliance Ltd.
 
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