WATCH: Maersk Line Captain On Leadership

-+*This is Captain Kyaw Khaung, Master aboard the 6,478 TEU Maersk Line ship MV Maersk Sebarok. In this video, Captain Khaung humbly describes what it takes to safely navigate his ship from point A to point B. Are Captain Khaung’s points the mark of a good great captain? Let us know sharing your thoughts on social media.

Ship Incident Rate Steady Despite New Technology – Why?


-+*“Of all the systems on board a vessel, a human being is the most complex, and perhaps the most difficult one to integrate into a system of safer transportation.” -Tracy Murrell, Director, Office of Marine Safety, National Transportation Safety Board. For the last few decades, the maritime industry has greatly improved the reliability and user […]

What’s the best color to paint a ship? The answer might surprise you!

-+*In his well reviewed 2007 book The Tankship Tromedy, Former MIT Naval Architecture professor and ship owner Jack Devanney has strong opinions on the best color to paint tankers: white! The most effective way of controlling deck dribs and drabs is simple: white decks and topsides. Most tanker owners paint their decks a dark color, […]

Everybody Razzle Dazzle in Liverpool

-+*This is what happens when you give full artistic license, a ship and a lot of paint to British artist Sir Peter Blake. Blake, not to be confused with the late Kiwi yachtsman of the same name, is an English pop artist and best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles’ album Sgt. […]

Meet Jimmy – The Amazing Model Man Of Belhaven


-+*By US Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn On a sunny April afternoon, in a town where the Pantego Creek meets the Pungo River, just northwest of the Pamlico Sound in North Carolina’s Inner Banks region, a 70-year-old man on an old-fashioned bicycle glides down a dirt lane, lined with humble homes. He […]