WATCH: This is What Six Months at Sea in the Merchant Marine Looks Like

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In this short documentary, Martin Machado tries to answer some of the common questions that he usually gets about shipping including: what does a #CareerAtSea look like? We are reposting this video today - June 25 - in honor of international Day of the Seafarer 2015, focussing on the them maritime education and, more specifically, what exactly a career at sea looks … [Read more...]

Happy Day of the Seafarer 2015! What Does Your #CareerAtSea Look Like?

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Happy Day of the Seafarer 2015! This year the International Maritime Organization is focussing on the theme maritime education. But not just formal education, but educating the general public about what a career at sea looks like. While most people go to work at an office, local business, factories, etc., but a career at sea is a whole different story. The IMO is … [Read more...]

Maersk Line Will Continue Houston Port Calls After APM Terminals Exit

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  The world's biggest shipping company, Maersk Line, and its affiliated shipping services, SeaLand and Safmarine, has agreed to continue to call at the Port of Houston after APM Terminals, a unit of Maersk Group, said it was permanently terminating its operations there, the Port of Houston Authority said Wednesday. APM Terminals notified the Texas Workforce … [Read more...]

Costa Concordia Captain to Release Book About 2012 Disaster

rancesco Schettino (C), the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner, arrives at Giglio harbour February 27, 2014. Schettino went back on board the cruise liner on Thursday for the first time since it sank with the loss of 32 lives just over two years ago, accompanying experts investigating the capsize. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

  Francesco Schettino, the former captain of the Coast Concordia, has written about the 2012 disaster in a new 600-page book that promises to give his version of the story.  Francesco Schettino was in command of the Costa Concordia when it wrecked along Italian island of Giglio in January 2012, killing 32 people people. In February, Schettino was … [Read more...]

Fourteen Rescued as Cargo Ship Capsizes Off India – INCIDENT PHOTOS

The bottom of the MV Coastal Trader after capsizing. Photo: India Ministry of Defence

  In another daring rescue this week, the Indian Navy and Coast Guard rescued fourteen sailors from a general cargo ship as it capsized and sank in severe weather off the coast of Umargam, India on Wednesday. India's Ministry of Defence reports that the Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) received a distress call Wednesday morning from the anchored … [Read more...]

Japan Beating China in Race for Indian Ocean Deep-Sea Port

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By Natalie Obiko Pearson (Bloomberg) -- Japan is beating out China in a race to build Bangladesh’s first deep-sea port as the region’s powers jostle for a foothold in the Indian Ocean. Construction of the 18-meter-deep port at Matarbari on Bangladesh’s southeast coast is set to start by January, Japan International Cooperation Agency said in an e-mailed response to … [Read more...]

UAE’s Topaz Eyes South American Expansion Amid Oil Services Struggle

The PSV Caspian Server. Photo: Topaz Energy and Marine

By David French DUBAI, June 24 (Reuters) - Topaz Energy and Marine is eyeing expansion into South America in the next two years as the Dubai-based oil services firm looks beyond the current difficulties in the sector caused by the lower oil price, its chief executive told Reuters. Servicing companies are suffering as producers and explorers cut back on costs and capital … [Read more...]