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Friday, November 15, 2019

Great Lakes Maritime Academy

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 16, 2014

Established in 1969, the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City, Michigan, is the youngest of the six state maritime academies in the United States. Like the others, it educates and trains individuals for careers as officers in the US Merchant Marine.

Texas Maritime Academy

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 9, 2014

Texas A&M University (originally the Agriculture and Mechanical College of Texas) has two campuses: College Station and Galveston. Texas A&M University at Galveston is home to the Texas Maritime Academy, one of six state maritime academies in the United States.

Magnetic poles

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on August 5, 2014

The magnetic poles are the two points on the surface of the Earth at which the magnetic field points vertically down or up (in the northern and southern hemispheres respectively). These points are located near, but not at the northern and southern geographic poles.

Marine Cargo Vessel Inspection Surveyors and Consultancy in Chile

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

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

Bibby Maritime upscale training in India

Posted to Bibby Maritime upscale training in India (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 3, 2014

Despite the recessionary phase in shipping, training institutes in India known for their unflinching dedication to quality education have done better than most establishments in other sectors of the maritime trade. Even recent entrant such as Sir Derek Bibby Maritime Training Center…

Gay Head Light

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 5, 2013

The Gay Head Light is located on Gay Head (or the Gay headland) in Aquinnah on the western end of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. On July 16, 1798, Congress directed the establishment of a lighthouse at “Gay-head” on Martha’s Vineyard and the appointment of a person to superintend same.

Three for the Money (Yours)

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on February 13, 2013

This week, I was at a loss for what to write in this column until I saw a little snippet advising that the U.S. Coast Guard was trying its hand at the new, so far mostly mysterious Maritime Labor Convention (2006). And, that’s what they are supposed to do.

San Diego gets it ...

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on January 31, 2013

As US ports slide further down the world scale of economic efficiency, confronting rising costs and stricter regulations, executives are realizing that sole reliance on pure maritime business is a slow route to oblivion. The largely forgotten port of San Diego is a prime example.

New Carissa

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on August 28, 2012

The wood-chip carrier New Carissa grounded just north of Coos Bay, Oregon on 4 February 1999. While there were no injuries to the crew of 22, the environmental and financial consequences were severe. In addition, efforts to address the potential discharge of approximately 400…

Drifting Nikes

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 20, 2012

On May 27, 1990, the container ship Hansa Carrier was en route from South Korea to Los Angeles, California, loaded with several thousand containers. Among these were five containers filled with Nike athletic shoes. An unexpectedly severe storm caused the ship to roll heavily.

Casualty investigation in the eNav era

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 22, 2012

In olden days, investigation of marine casualties relied heavily on the experience of the investigating officer. Statements of witnesses, who were almost always interested parties, were incomplete, self-serving, and often contradictory. Even…

Ecofriendly base oils & Lubricants set the benchmark

Posted to Ecofriendly base oils & Lubricants set the benchmark (by Joseph Fonseca) on June 4, 2012

The conference highlighting a niche segment of the marine and automobile industry such as one held by HINODE on “Outlook for Base Oils & Lubricants in India” on June 1, 2012 threw up plenty of surprises as speakers focused on projecting the various developments and advancement that are underway.

Fuel price leads carriers into the green business

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on May 30, 2012

Ever since container lines desperate to cut down on high fuel prices embraced slow steaming, shippers have been complaining about it. The days, and sometimes weeks, added to transit times disrupt their supply chains, increase the need for buffer stocks and simply cost them money.