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Maritime Accidents of the past Week
While the rest of the world was busy with Christmas shopping and last minute preparations for parties; those who have a job at sea had a very busy week indeed. The New Year’s Eve appeared to be rich in maritime accidents of all kinds; pirates’ attacks, vessels’ crashes and people disappearances.   Surge of Piracy...
How to Become a Successful Seafarer?
  Job at sea is extremely demanding, but a rewarding career; especially if one doesn’t just keep watches and performs tasks given by officers, but builds one’s way up conscientiously. There are a lot of guides how to be a winner applicable to any profession. We decided to make a list specific to a career...
Maritime Job: Successful Interview Tips
Imagine that you have found a perfect maritime job. Position, vessel, wage rate, contract duration, trading region, joining date, – everything suits you. Or maybe you are a marine engineer and your application finally scores and you get invited for an interview. Whether you are going for a face-to-face meeting with a recruiter or will seat...
Alternative Ship Fuels: Are You Ready for Sulphur Cap 2020
IMO Sulphur Cap 2020 is drawing ever closer; and it is already apparent that transition from 3.5% sulphur content to 0.5% will not be a plain sailing all over the world and is definitely going to  add some job to seafarers. However, it is imminent now; and Edmund Hughes, Head of Air Pollution and Energy...
The Northeast Passage: ignored opportunity?
The Northeast Passage (NEP) has been cropping up in the international and maritime news for a while now. The theme is that NEP is the shortest route from Asian to European ports; and with Arctic ice thawing it becomes navigable all year round. However, the industry leaders rebuff to use it one by one. In...
Top 10 Seafarers Superstitions
Work at sea has changed dramatically for the past decades. Where seafarers were lost in the middle of nowhere without satellite connection, weather reports, radars, etc. a mere century ago; modern mariners take advantage of clear passage plans, regular port callings and Internet communication with their loved ones. But try to picture a life at...
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...