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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

+-*Drowning is not the violent, splashing, call for help that most people expect. In this article, Mario explains what drowning really looks like and how to recognize it when its happening.

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Ship Photo of the Day – Tight Squeeze

+-*  Today’s ship photo of the day features REM Offshore’s new platform supply vessel Rem Arctic squeezes into the harbor at Fosnavåg, Norway for its Christening ceremony on Friday. REM Arctic was built by Kleven Verft and is of the VS 485 MkIII Arctic design. The vessel is the 18th vessel to be delivered to REM […]

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Female Marine Engineers Focus of New Photo Collection

+-*  A suggestion from Naval Architect Caitlin Ness to Getty Images has led the stock photo agency to create a collection featuring female marine engineers. The Lean In collection is a curation of images devoted to the depiction of empowered women, primarily focussing on occupations and fields where women go mostly unnoticed. After a friend […]

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Platform Fire in Gulf of Mexico Off Louisiana – Update

+-*Update: The platform fire continues to burn Friday in the Gulf of Mexico not far from the Louisiana coast.  The Coast Guard has updated that the maximum potential release has been reduced from 4,000 barrels to 130 barrels. Response vessels are on scene with additional vessels en route as fire teams are preparing to employ measures […]

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U.S. Celebrates National Maritime Day!

+-*Each year on May 22nd, the United States celebrates National Maritime Day, an observance of the contributions of the men and women of the U.S. merchant marine, as well as the U.S. maritime industry and the benefits it brings to the country in terms of transportation, jobs, goods, recreation and national security. The date May […]

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Looking Back at a Real Supertanker, the ULCC Chevron South America

+-*The largest Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC) ever to visit Singapore, the Chevron South America, sits in Jurong Shipyard in Singapore in this July 23, 1996 file photo via Reuters. Chinese trader Unipec has sold 2 million barrels of crude held for months on one of the world’s largest tankers, industry sources said, as rising […]


Ship Photos of the Day – Port State Control Inspection

+-*Port state control inspections are regularly carried out to ensure that foreign vessels in domestic ports are in compliance with all international conventions, and to ensure ensure a vessel has a suitable structure, correct documentation, proper working equipment and lifesaving equipment and adequate accommodations. In these photos, port state control officers with Coast Guard Sector […]

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Australia’s Plans for Domestic Shipping Risks Thousands of Jobs, ITF Warns

+-*The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has slammed the Australian government’s plans to reform its newly-adopted cabotage laws, saying that the conservative government’s plan to deregulate its domestic shipping industry would place thousands of domestic maritime sector jobs at risk. The Australian Government’s new plan for coastal shipping was announced Wednesday by the Deputy Prime […]