Ryan Skinner is a Senior Advisor at Say PR & Communications in Oslo, Norway and blogs at 59° 56' N. Innovation, technology, media and ideas in the marine realm are his beat.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

ECDIS: Discovery or Disconnect?

Regulators and suppliers are going full steam for ECDIS; But are shipowners and officers onboard? Today and tomorrow hundreds of the ECDIS faithful are gathering in London to take status...

November 25, 2010
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Smells like a scandal

When consumers get cornered into buying from one supplier, they’re gonna get soaked, then pissed By Ryan Skinner (email) Through my work, I’ve become intimately acquainted with what feels like...

September 14, 2010
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Dude, you can get YouTube on the ECDIS!

High-speed Internet connectivity on merchant ships and unintended consequences By Ryan Skinner (email) Since early this year, ships running at least one make of ECDIS can download navigational charts and chart...

August 20, 2010
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Monday, July 26, 2010
Oil Spill

MARPOL Advisory – When Should You Spill Your Oil? (humor)

This crane contributed to the development of this instruction manual Before we go any further, please note: If you are anywhere in or near the US Gulf of Mexico and...

July 26, 2010
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Friday, May 14, 2010

AIS & LRIT INVESTIGATION: Ship monitoring and transit corridors

Recent news that the EU would most likely take over the US role of hosting an international exchange of LRIT (Long-Range Identification and Tracking Systems) data from SOLAS ships is...

May 14, 2010
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