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Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Next Revolution

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on February 5, 2016

On America's waterfront, the next 'revolution' simply can't get here soon enough.At the same time that we approach the anniversary of the birth of container shipping, we also find ourselves looking at the specter of another (potentially) crippling labor action, this time on the U.S.

The Criminalization of Mariners Continues Unabated

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on January 28, 2016

The cost of that policy and practice will someday yield a more dangerous global waterfront. Count on it.Reuters this week reported that Spain's Supreme Court had sentenced the captain of the Prestige oil tanker, which sank off Spain's northwestern coast in 2002, to two years in prison.

Pirates, Politics & Protection:

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on January 19, 2016

Like oil & water, they don’t mix.For many businesses on the collective, global waterfront, it is going to be a challenging year for one reason or another. Hence, you can be forgiven for forgetting that it wasn’t too long ago that the most pressing…

Honoring the Mariner

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on January 7, 2016

It entails more than better food and pay.In the choppy wake of the holiday season, there is always a lot to be done and much to catch up on. You know exactly what I am talking about. That said; the time spent with family during these hectic times is always, for me, special.

Simplified Onboard UI Best for Workboat Software

Posted to Maritime Software....Making It Easy (by Dean Shoultz) on January 4, 2016

The catalyst to successful software development in the workboat market is economically solving a myriad of marine operational data issues within the framework of a simplified onboard User Interface (UI). Every day boatmen labor to reduce the…

MarPro’s TOP Stories of 2015

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on December 29, 2015

As ranked by you, the readers – and told by me – the blogger …As another year on the water slips by, I think that we can all agree that it was an exciting year, a tumultuous one, and a twelve-month span that brought change through many disruptive events…

Battle of Lissa

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 29, 2015

Empire, which had acquired the region in 1797 as a gift from Napoleon. Austria. southern flank would be weakened. called Viz, Croatia) on the Dalmatian coast. shelling the fort there. Count Persano was notified of the imminent arrival of the Austrian fleet. north to meet the enemy.

Chafarinas Islands

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 25, 2015

town of Ras Kebdana. total area of 0.2 square miles (128 acres). Guard garrison is stationed on the largest of the three, Isla Isabell II. the island. of fresh water. from Melilla, located about 25 nautical miles to the west. 1847. along the Mediterranean coast of Morocco.

Yellow-bellied sea snake

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 22, 2015

birth. waters, it is capable of surviving far at sea. It is the only sea snake found in waters off Hawaii. Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and Red Sea. Asian land snakes about 10 million years ago. prevented it from entering the Atlantic.

Robert Dollar

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 18, 2015

Robert Dollar (1844-1932) was born in Scotland. young. California, where he prospered. acquired lumber interests up and down the West Coast. moving his lumber from the Pacific Northwest to markets in California. Dollar Steamship Company, headquartered in San Francisco.

Ship Ellen Southard

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 15, 2015

Richmond, Maine, was named for the daughter of the builder and owner, Thomas J. Southard. ports worldwide. Atlantic coast to San Francisco in 1864. San Francisco, Captain Howe, the master died. His wife assumed command. alerted a passing ship, which brought word to California.

Capelin

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 11, 2015

Hemisphere. males. uniform depth. the mouth gaping back to below the center of the eye. The lower jaw extends beyond the upper jaw. scales. dorsal surface and white on its ventral surface. plankton and krill. food source for whales, seals, cod, squid, and seabirds.

Apples and Oranges

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on December 10, 2015

Introducing the Jones Act Discussion into Energy Exports is a Decidedly Bad Idea.For the record, I’m an unapologetic, vociferous proponent and defender of the Jones Act. At the same time, I’m also a pragmatist. All of that said, the long and circuitous course line to legalizing U.S.

Grace Dieu

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 8, 2015

Southampton, England as the flagship of small naval fleet of King Henry V. being 218 feet in length and with a beam of 50 feet. moss and tar between the adjoining layers. felled to provide material for its construction. Grace Dieu had two masts. sail. rigged. and a very high forecastle.

Sculpin

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 4, 2015

in the northern hemisphere. cold water (barely above freezing), making it common in the high north. areas, shallow reefs, estuaries, and kelp forests. for use in fish meal and fertilizer. three feet. years. reddish, with mottled stripes and bars.

What is Training: A look at different perspectives

Posted to Maritime Training Issues with Murray Goldberg (by Murray Goldberg) on December 3, 2015

Blog Notifications: For the latest blog posts, visit our company maritime training issues blog. You can receive notifications of new articles on our company blog by following the blog.Maritime Mentoring: International Maritime Mentoring Community - Find a Mentor…

Sea of Okhotsk

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 1, 2015

the Kuril Islands, and the Japanese island of Hokkaido. the sea’s southwest portion. the Kamchatka Peninsula to the eastern cape of Hokkaido. productive marine ecosystems in the world. world’s largest raptor. of whales, are found in its waters. whaling vessels, particularly those from New England.

Salp

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 27, 2015

fish. system. scientific research. phytoplankton. marine waters worldwide, particularly in those near Antarctica. The lifecycle is complex. individual. phase is comprised of individuals known as blastozooids. male). an oozoid and starts the process anew.

Telling Environmental Tall Tales …

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on November 25, 2015

Or, a tale of two conventions.Environmental NervanaIt has been a decidedly good year for the kyaktivists. Nevertheless, the parties are finally over. ‘High fives’ have been exchanged and the gleeful press releases trumpeting victory sent out far and wide.

Ocean sunfish

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 24, 2015

temperate and tropical marine waters worldwide. mollusks, and small fish. chopped off. bones and the caudal fin is almost vestigial. almost all of the animal’s propulsive power. The small pectoral fins serve as stabilizers. claw-like teeth. bladders.