Unmanned 12-Meter Ship Aims to Be First to Cross Atlantic Without Crew

TOLLESBURY, England, May 21 (Reuters) – Final preparations are underway for a 12-meter-long ship to set sail from Canada and attempt the world’s first transatlantic crossing without a crew. The USV Maxlimer, an unmanned surface vessel, is bound for the south coast of England and will conduct deep sea surveys on the way, guided by […]

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10 Sh!tty Truths About 21st-Century Shipping

John Konrad (gCaptain) Almost a decade ago Barista Uno contacted me to announce that he was publishing a blog, Marine Cafe, for mariners in the Philippines. In the years since we have shared mutual frustrations about this industry but nothing rings truer than this article – 10 unorthodox truths about 21st-century shipping – which we share […]

Why it is time for you to take another look at Satellite AIS Data

Modern data analytics are making AIS data more relevant than ever before. The maritime space is undergoing a digital revolution, innovators worldwide are applying advanced analytics and data fusion to create solutions to specific business challenges for all maritime sub-sectors and satellite AIS data is crucial to these. The collection and delivery of AIS Data […]

Maersk Officer Presumed Dead After Falling Overboard on Saint Lawrence River

The second officer of the containership Maersk Patras is missing and presumed dead after falling overboard from the ship in the Sant Lawrence River on Sunday. According to a statement from Maersk Line, the 2nd Officer reportedly fell overboard at approximately 9:30 am local time on the Canadian side of the Saint Lawerence River north-east […]

Carr: Technology Will Not Save You

By Michael Carr – SGT Homer (not his real name), fell overboard and drowned at sea. His death was preventable, it occurred due to a series of human actions and inactions, a mis-management of priorities, and a corporate culture which undervalued people. SGT Homer fell off an 128-foot ocean going tug in the vicinity of […]

Carriers Relieved as IMO Tables Proposal for Mandatory Ship Speed Limits

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The 74th sitting of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) ended on Friday without agreement of any of the proposals put forward to reduce GHGs (greenhouse gas emissions) from shipping. They included a French and Greek proposal, supported by 120 shipping companies, to impose a mandatory speed limit […]