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RV Mirai

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on September 23, 2014

The Japanese Government’s oceanographic research vessel Mirai, at 8,687 GT and a length of 421 feet, is one of the largest vessels of its type in the world. The ship, originally named Mutsu when launched in 1970, was one of only four nuclear…

Marine Cargo Vessel Inspection Surveyors and Consultancy in China

Posted to Global Marine Cargo Vessel Inspection Surveyors and Consultancy (by Vietnam Inspection Company) on July 30, 2014

China Inspection in China/ Expediting/ Surveillance/ Inspector/ Expediter/  Quality control/ Testing/ Certificate/ Marine Surveyors/ Superintendent P&I Correspondents Insured cargo, marine investigation & adjusting in China, Countries. Dr Capt.

Marine Cargo Vessel Inspection Surveyors and Consultancy in Thailand

Posted to Global Marine Cargo Vessel Inspection Surveyors and Consultancy (by Vietnam Inspection Company) on July 30, 2014

Thailand Inspection in Thailand/ Expediting/ Surveillance/ Inspector/Expediter/  Quality control/ Testing/ Certificate/ Marine Surveyors/Superintendent P&I Correspondents Insured cargo, marine investigation & adjusting in Thailand, Countries. Dr Capt.

Marine Cargo Vessel Inspection Surveyors and Consultancy in Myanmar

Posted to Global Marine Cargo Vessel Inspection Surveyors and Consultancy (by Vietnam Inspection Company) on July 30, 2014

Myanmar Inspection in   Myanmar/ Expediting/ Surveillance/ Inspector/Expediter/  Quality control/ Testing/ Certificate/ Marine Surveyors/Superintendent P&I Correspondents Insured cargo, marine investigation & adjusting in   Myanmar, Countries. Dr Capt.

Sand dollar

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 18, 2014

Sand dollar is a general term for various species of extremely flattened sea urchins of the order Clypeasteroida. They may be found in temperate or tropical marine waters worldwide and are also known as sea cookies, snapper biscuits, or pansy shells.

William Lewis Herndon

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 18, 2014

William Lewis Herndon (1813-1857) was appointed Midshipman in the relatively new United States Navy in 1828, serving afloat in the Pacific, Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Gulf of Mexico. From 1842 through 1847, he served at the new Naval Observatory and Hydrographic Office in Washington…

Marine Accidents – A Good Cause for study

Posted to Marine Accidents – A Good Cause for study (by Joseph Fonseca) on March 27, 2013

Though marine accidents are universally known to be responsible for bringing international conventions into place, the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), Government of India, also finds these as useful inputs for improving management systems…

A bullish start to the year for US ports

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on January 30, 2013

US ports are reporting some pretty good results for 2012, despite gloomy assessments from economists about the performance of the national economy. What’s more a couple of forecasts for 2013 are surprisingly upbeat, while indications from others show a good first half of their fiscal years.

Placid management veneer at two major port systems is shaken

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on August 31, 2012

There are upheavals at two ports that have been considered among the most admired and efficient in the country. Seattle’s CEO, Tay Yoshitani, is being scrutinized for taking on a directorship for 3PL group Expeditors, while Jerry Bridges has…

Andres de Urdaneta

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 7, 2012

Andres de Urdaneta (1498-1568) sailed in the Loaisa Expedition that departed Spain in 1525 to reach the Spice Islands via the Pacific Ocean, thus avoiding the Portuguese monopoly on the Indian Ocean route. The expedition, initially comprised of seven ships, was a disaster.

The Profound Implications of Supporting Maritime Training

Posted to Maritime Training Issues with Murray Goldberg (by Murray Goldberg) on December 14, 2011

Blog Notifications: For the latest maritime training articles, visit our company blog here. You can receive notifications of new articles on our company blog by following the blog.Share this blog post.Follow me on Twitter.The Profound Implications…

LORAN

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 25, 2011

The Legislative and Executive Branches of the United States jointly decided several years ago that LORAN was outmoded. In a budget-cutting effort, funding for the program was deleted and the US Coast Guard was required to cease transmission…

RiverNotes: A Moment on the Mississippi

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on July 5, 2010

Behind the boat, the lights of Quincy, Illinois receded into a bright cluster. On either side of the river, the outline of the heavily treed banks closed in on the city and contrasted like a black cutout against the transluscent night sky. The stars were out…

Pain of China factories to spread along supply chain

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on August 18, 2011

“Forget raising factory gate prices; manufacturers are lucky if they have new orders,” said a China cap making factory executive in a South China Morning Post report on how exporters were being squeezed. The strengthening yuan and slowing demand…

Maritime Security Directive on Piracy: Update

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on January 12, 2011

The Notice of Availability for the US Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Directive 104-6 (Rev 5) is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register tomorrow (January 13). My earlier speculation that Revision 5 increased the area of the Indian…

Nauru

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 17, 2010

Nauru is a small island nation in the South Pacific Ocean. It is located south of the Federated States of Micronesia; west of Kiribati; north of the Solomon Islands; and east of Papua New Guinea. Nauru consists of a solitary island with a land mass of 8.1 square miles, surrounded by a coral reef.

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!

China buys Greece, adds it to growing country portfolio

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on June 17, 2010

No purchase price was given, but Chinese officials said they had paid “billions of dollars” for the debt-stricken Mediterranean country earlier this week. Okay, that’s not exactly how it went down, but it may as well have been. Bad jokes aside…

Seafaring a career of opportunities

Posted to Seafaring a career of opportunities (by Joseph Fonseca) on April 5, 2010

In keeping with the “Go To Sea” campaign of the International Maritime Organisation for promoting seafaring, the Indian administration as part of the National Maritime Day celebrations held seminars at different metros of India on 1 April 2010 on the theme “Seafaring, a career of opportunities”.

Univan Ship Management in safe hands

Posted to Univan Ship Management in safe hands (by Joseph Fonseca) on March 22, 2010

When the ship management legend Captain Charles Arthur Joseph Vanderperre passed away in September last, doubts were expressed about the future of Univan Ship Management Ltd., the company he had established and nurtured. In just 80 days of having donned the mantle Richard Hext…
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