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Why Accidents Are Often Not Accidental: What Makes Seafarers Break SMS
The International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) has recently developed an engaging research in conjunction with Dalhousie University (Canada) titled SPOTLIGHT ON SAFETY: WHY ACCIDENTS ARE OFTEN NOT ACCIDENTAL. It discusses various cases when the crew breaches onboard Safety Management System procedures deliberately and reasons which make them break the rules. The report...
Largest Ships in the World 2019
Development of shipbuilding technologies is obedient to commercial interests of the shipping industry. Bigger and more capacious vessels are constructed year after year; and every seafarer would like to get a job at sea on a new and famous vessel, or at least look through the largest ships in the world to see how engineers...
Offshore Diamond Mining: Vessels and Technologies
Offshore development has been traditionally associated with the Oil&Gas industry. Being extremely profitable, drilling for fossil fuels has always engaged the best minds and technologies all over the world. Meanwhile, another lucrative industry joined a shelf development not a long time ago. Offshore diamond mining company levels the technology up, constructs the unique vessels for...
Stena Impero: is the Oil Traffic under Threat?
The dramatic seizure of the UK-flagged MV Stena Impero by the Iranian commandos has become a major maritime and global event. International experts claim that it was a retaliation act for the detainment of Iranian tanker Grace 1 in Gibraltar by British forces earlier this month. So, it seems Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps were just...
How to Claim Compensation: Deaths and Injuries at Sea
Despite being ranked among most profitable occupations, jobs at sea are regularly included in the top of most dangerous professions in the world. Cranes and winches; slips, trips and falls; working mechanisms; high-voltage equipment, onboard fires and welding – here is the list of main causes for deaths and injuries at sea. Meanwhile, very few...
Shipping 2030: New Technologies in the Maritime Industry
Have you ever considered how ships will look like in the future?  Experts claim that we were standing on the verge of the 4th Industrial Revolution which is bound to bring new technologies to the maritime industry and transform our understanding of global shipping forever. Climate change is another ever-pressing topic that influences the development...
Top Container Shipping News
A lot of exciting news comes from the world of container shipping these days. Digitalization of container industry brings major stakeholders together and already takes its toll on regular seafarers.  Autonomous shipping is going to transform jobs at sea forever; while new frontiers are reached in the Panama Canal navigation. So, regardless of a spiraling...
Nautical Institute vs. DNV GL: Comparing New DPO Certification Schemes
The era of Dynamically Positioned vessels started in early 60s when the Jack up technology had reached its limits. In 1961 Howard Shatto, the ingenious engineer for Shell, has built the first prototype DP vessel, M/V Eureka. She was equipped with fore and aft thrusters, therefore was capable of rotating through 3600. It also had...
Top Latest Maritime Accidents
Despite many obvious advantages, a job at sea has always been a risky career path. These days, though, it has become a lot safer to work at sea than mere century ago due to so many conventions and acts aimed to protect life and health of seafarers. However, hazardous conditions and unpredictable weather still claim...
How to Find Job at Sea and Build a Successful Nautical Career?
How to get a job at sea? How do I become a deckhand on a cargo ship? These questions rank among top maritime search queries. Both newbies and experienced professionals face the problem of finding decent nautical jobs. A lot of seafarers have been stuck onshore for years making the same mould mistakes in their...