+-*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.
+-* 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 […]
+-* 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 […]
+-*An Iranian aid ship docked on Friday in Djibouti, where its cargo will be inspected by the United Nations before being moved to conflict-torn Yemen, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported.
+-*Chewing a cheap cigar atop an old bulldozer, Jerry Matyiko is at work in his office — the stunning, colorful and rapidly eroding cliffs of Gay Head on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Matyiko is in town to rescue a local treasure.
+-*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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+-*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 […]
+-*Shipping freight rates on the world’s busiest route, from Asia to Northern Europe, fell by the largest percentage amount since 2008, reflecting wild volatility in the market as vessel operators continue to wrestle with overcapacity.
+-*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 […]
+-*A preliminary report into the grounding of a Maersk containership outside Freemantle harbor in Western Australia earlier this year has found that the ship’s bridge crew was not actively engaged with the pilotage and mostly unaware of the pilotage plan.
+-*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 […]
+-*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 […]