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Wednesday, October 23, 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.

Torrential rains to bring salvaging bonanza

Posted to Torrential rains to bring salvaging bonanza (by Joseph Fonseca) on May 1, 2013

In recent years, there have been a number of high profile salvaging and wrecks removals on the Indian coast, particularly in Mumbai port. The MSC Chitra, which collided with MV Khalijia and the naval vessel INS Vindhyagiri that caught fire when…

SMIT on a winning streak in India

Posted to SMIT on a winning streak in India (by Joseph Fonseca) on September 20, 2012

Forging ahead on a winning streak, SMIT Salvage, the Netherland-based company, has achieved 17 salvage operations on the Indian coast in just six years and in time to come is all set to take on a higher growth trajectory. Plans are underway to step up their expansion plan says Reinder Th Peek…

Preventing Accidents due to Human Errors thru Ergonomic design

Posted to Preventing Accidents due to Human Errors thru Ergonomic design (by Joseph Fonseca) on August 13, 2012

Regulations and systems have not achieved the desired effects in averting marine accidents which are a result of human errors and account for 80 per cent of those occurring worldwide. The implementation of the International Safety Management…

Northland

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

The US Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) NORTHLAND (WPG-49) was an ice-strengthened cruising gunboat with an illustrious career. It was built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation and launched in 1927. Originally fitted with auxiliary sails…

Training shortfall

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 21, 2011

The IMO, major maritime administrations, and major ship owners and operators are rushing headlong into the adoption of new technology. The most visible element of the new technology is e-navigation, but the trend also includes new engineering technologies such as low-emission engines…

Readers Have Ideas on How to Stop Oil Flow

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on May 13, 2010

Jose I. "As a marine surveyor and beach master in Chile, with over 12 years experience in oil spills at sea, I deeply regret the developments in the Gulf of Mexico. This is a big environmental catastrofre serious consequences for the marine ecosystem.

USS Princeton

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on August 30, 2011

The frigate USS Princeton, launched in 1843, was named after Princeton, New Jersey, site of an American victory during the Revolutionary War. The city was also the home of the prominent Stockton family, avid supporters of the project to build the vessel.

Henry Morgan

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on August 19, 2011

Henry Morgan (1635-1688) was born in Wales and died in Jamaica. Between those two dates, he lived a notorious and audacious life. At age twenty, he sailed to Barbados where he served as an apprentice to a cutler. Three years later, he showed up in Jamaica as a soldier of fortune.

Results of the April 12-13 Meeting of NMSAC - Part 1

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on April 15, 2011

The US Government having been kept in business for another week, the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) started a two-day meeting on April 12th. The agenda previously discussed was modified such that the day started with the discussion of Seafarer Access Shore Leave Policy…