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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Follow-Ups on TSA’s TWIC Extension

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on June 25, 2012

As previously scheduled, on June 19, the TSA published the official Notice (which will formally exempt many TWIC holders from their card’s normal expiration provisions) in volume 77 of the Federal Register, starting at page 36406. The details…

Day of the Seafarer: Support Through Training and Community

Posted to Maritime Training Issues with Murray Goldberg (by Murray Goldberg) on June 25, 2012

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.Maritime Mentoring: International Maritime Mentoring Community - Find a Mentor…

Freight Wings move six-storeyed Propane Refrigerant Sphere to Australia

Posted to Freight Wings move six-storeyed Propane Refrigerant Sphere to Australia (by Joseph Fonseca) on March 22, 2012

Moving a six-storeyed high Propane Refrigerant Sphere of mammoth dimensions - 19.5 meters x 19 meters x 20.3 meters - weighing 530MT, from Kandla on the West coast of India to the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant on Barrow Island, Western Australia…

SMP conference takes the gateway to growth

Posted to SMP conference takes the gateway to growth (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 20, 2012

The last few months have seen a number of conferences and exhibitions taking place in different metros of India most of them going unnoticed. However, the SMP World Conference 2012 which is always conducted on a dual theme was different. For…

U.S. Coast Guard: Cherry-Picking is Not an Option

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 1, 2010

Responding directly to our August 10th article entitled, “STCW Compliance: will we or won’t we,” the U.S. Coast Guard’s Director of National and International Standards has affirmed the U.S. position on STCW compliance, especially as it relates…

Now GL also helps to raise the bar ashore

Posted to Now GL also helps to raise the bar ashore (by Joseph Fonseca) on April 26, 2010

Fervent pleas at various forums for help in inducting marine officers leaving the sea to start a new life ashore, has finally found a knight in shining armor. With an ever growing tide of marine officers coming ashore, Germanischer Lloyd (GL)…

Economic Analysis of Offshore Marine Industry Could Sway Policymakers

Posted to Gulf Coast Maritime (by Matt Gresham) on March 1, 2010

From the halls of Congress to the county courthouse, lawmakers and government bureaucrats alike love numbers. They use them in graphs and display them on poster boards so all can see the benefits of the latest program or industry up for debate at any particular time.

Prime meridian

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 27, 2009

The parallels of latitude are fixed by the rotation of the Earth. The only human involvement is the use of a 360 degree circle, starting at the equator. The degrees of longitude, although using the same 360 framework, could be commenced from…

Mercator carves a dynamic career path in seafaring

Posted to Mercator carves a dynamic career path in seafaring (by Joseph Fonseca) on November 18, 2009

Mercator Shipping Lines India’s second largest private shipping company in terms of tonnage will never be short of seafarers. By offering a vibrant and motivating career path to its floating staff, Mercator Lines has broken with tradition by…

GPS errors

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 23, 2009

The Global Positioning System (GPS) was initiated by the US Department of Defense (DOD) as a position-finding system to be used for military purposes. Originally, it was envisaged for use by nuclear submarines so that they could better aim their ballistic missiles.

DEBT, PRIVATE EQUITY, VC’S, ANGELS AND OTHER FLYING OBJECTS

Posted to THE BUSINESS OF SUPERYACHTS - BRANSOM BEAN (by bransom bean) on October 21, 2009

As a business coach, I have learned that some VC’s (or “venture capitalists” - sorry if you already knew that but you might have thought I meant Viet Cong; yes I AM that old but I was in Submarines remember ) can be to some business owners they finance as boats in general are to boat owners.

Women on Tugs

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on October 14, 2009

I'll start this inaugural blog post of MarineNews Notes with what I'm working on for the November edition of MarineNews - women on tugs. I don’t do many stories that get too deep into social and cultural debates, and I didn't think I'd run into…