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?

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-+*“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

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-+*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 […]

For Maritime Professionals, Being “Social” Means Actually Meeting People

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-+*Even as social networking websites gain greater traction within the maritime and offshore sector, there is still no substitute to old-fashioned talking with people. And I don’t mean Skype, or Facetime or WhatsApp, I mean actually meeting them in person, shaking their hand and having a conversation. For the “old timers” in the maritime sector, this goes […]

Watch: London-bound Aboard Mark Prior Parts 3 and 4 – Shipping TV

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-+*Here’s part 3 and 4 of a four part series by Shipping TV’s Chris Gosling. Chris is usually in the port of Felixstowe aboard some of the world’s biggest ships or the tugs that maneuver them, but in this series he brings it back to basics aboard the 1969-built 295 dwt sand barge, Mark Prior, […]

Some Seemingly Rejoice as Hundreds Die on the High Seas

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-+*Some 700 refugees died today fleeing the northern shores of Africa in an attempt to find a better life, one free from persecution, tyranny, or the utterly horrific conditions that were left in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Pope Francis, in his noon address today in St. Peter’s Square said, “They are men and […]