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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Taiping Island

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 24, 2014

The Spratly Islands are a group of islets, cays, atolls, and coral reefs located in the southern portion of the South China Sea. Taiping Island (also called Itu Aba Island) is the largest of these islets and the only one with fresh water springs.

Surveyors, Marine Cargo

Posted to Marine Surveys n Cargo Inspections (by 1. MARINE SURVEY AND CARGO INSPECTION COMPANY IN VIETNAM) on October 2, 2012

What our marine & cargo surveys are?: Our Vietnam marine & cargo surveys are providing services of hull, marine cargo surveys & port loading and unloading supervision and consultant, cargo claims, inspections & loss control carried out by our Vietnamese independent marine surveyors…

Casual putter across oceans has shippers steaming

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on May 22, 2012

There is nothing wrong with focusing on profits - that's how business works. Revenue falls, squeeze the bottom line costs. That seems to be the perennial position of container lines. Barring the odd good year, the lines manage to lose money like a Chinese government official at a Macau casino.

Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on September 3, 2013

During the American Revolutionary War, British forces captured thousands of “rebels”. Those in uniform were accorded treatment somewhat akin to prisoner of war status. Those not in uniform, particularly the maritime privateers, were subjected to harsher conditions.

Barents Sea

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 21, 2013

The Barents Sea is named for the Dutch navigator, cartographer, and explorer Willem Barents, who mapped the area during expeditions in the late 1500’s. Historically, the Russians referred to it as the Sea of Murmans. It is located north of eastern Norway and western Russia.

Ideal X

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 26, 2013

On 26 April 1956, the ship Ideal X departed Port Newark, New Jersey on a voyage to Houston, Texas. The ship had been launched in 1945 as the T-2 tanker SS Potrero Hills. The ship had made many voyages in the intervening eleven years, but this was different.

The Maritime Professional- Energy Transportation Sector

Posted to The Maritime Professional (by Jocelyn Redfern) on March 10, 2011

Each edition will also profile a maritime professional in that sector. We will select that individual, based in part on the recommendations of our 13,500+ online members. Let us know of your choice by e-mailing Jocelyn Redfern at jredfern@marinelink.com…

Carriers warn Vale's big bulkers will dampen rates

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on December 9, 2010

The dry bulk shipping business is going through a tough time. It is an incredible 80 percent down on the market peak in May 2008, and rates have led carrier operators on a wild and volatile ride ever since. The industry is currently oversupplied with bulk carriers…

Marine Emissions Control

Posted to Marine Emissions Control (by Dennis Bryant) on March 15, 2010

We have been driving cars and trucks for years with catalytic exhaust converters and now particulate filters which have been fitted to diesel trucks and industrial equipment. During a visit to the MAK works in Kiel I noticed the efficient system…