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Monday, September 16, 2019

Nordic Orion traverses NWP

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 11, 2013

The Panamanian-flag bulk carrier Nordic Orion was built in Japan in 2011. Managed by Nordic Bulk Carriers A/S of Denmark, the 75,603 DWT vessel carries dry bulk cargoes worldwide. On 6 September 2013, it departed Vancouver, British Columbia…

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.

Move to give STCW a slant on learning

Posted to Move to give STCW a slant on learning (by Joseph Fonseca) on September 6, 2010

With near misses and accidents on the rise while at sea, the focus has with intensity come to rest on training and STCW conventions. A lot of soul searching and introspection is taking place with a section of trainers coming to the conclusion…

Geoprober Drilling - Innovative Deep Water Drilling and Well Intervention

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on December 31, 2009

They plan to achieve this by establishing a well in a one trip operation. This speeds up operations and improves data acquisition options and reduces the environmental impact of exploration. Geoprober Drilling was established in 2004 as a new kind of data acquisition drilling contractor…

Naval Research Sea Glider Applications

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 26, 2009

A Sea Glider unmanned underwater vehicle with an underwater microphone began patrolling the coast of Hawaii in late October and will finish up its initial mission in mid-November. By then, it will have collected half a terabyte of data. By applying…

China’s GDP figure is more fantasy than fact

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on October 29, 2009

In China, officials’ job performance is measured according to the GDP growth of the provinces over which they preside. This growth is earned often through corruption and a complete disregard for health, environmental and safety issues. So it…