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Atlantska has continually advised our web page readers of newbuilding events and, on this occasion, it is our pleasure to announce that on Saturday, November 3rd 2007, at 11,45 hrs local Chinese time, that is, 5,45 local Croatian time, yet another newbuilding was launched by Jiangsu Eastern Shipyard for our company. – Link
Did you miss the PBS documentary CARRIER? Well you’re in luck as they were kind enough to post the full series of the posted online here. Don’t have time for the full series, then check out Episode 5, Chapter 4 which covers Maritime Security and includes a vessel boarding and search.
I comment on my blog Fred Fry International about the recent West Coast ILWU port walkout and note that this is not the first time that West Coast longshoremen have been a security threat to military operations.
EU Referendumexplains how the European Union is using the UN’s Law of the Sea Convention to strip African Waters of fish. The relevant clause is one reason why the US should continue to reject the treaty unless we want the international community to decide if we are extracting all we can from our waters or not. (They could probably make a strong argument that more fishing can be done off Alaska.) Looking at the completely devastated EU fisheries, they are the last group, other than the UN, who should have any say in managing global fishing stocks. Unfortunately, by the time their actions are properly reflected in their reputation, it will be too late to correct the problem.
The Pilot Boathas photos of moving the Swedish chemical tanker BRO PRIORITY to drydock.
Lloyd’s List Newsroom Blog has “Lighthouses under spotlight“. The problem for the UK region is not lack of attention, but too much, due to multiple authorities
Sea * Fever has an update to the search for two suspicious people sighted on a Washington State Ferry in “Maritime Terrorists? No, Maritime Tourists.“. MM Reader Squire Verstas emailed me a link to Bruce Schneier which also covered this story here with lots of reader comments.
BitterEndhas a rescue and makes a good point about one source of water ingress and a possible simple solution to reduce the rate of flooding.
Pilot/Photographer OneEighteen has a great photo titled “Ships Passing at Night”. It is my new desktop image.
MarineBuzz has “Indian Naval Ships Rush to Cyclone Nargis Battered Myanmar“. Unfortunately, this is probably in vain. On the bright side for the military leadership in Myanmar is that none of them spilled any oil in San Francisco Harbor, so they will probably avoid being charged with ‘Crimes Against Humanity’.
Kauai Garden News has SuperFerry’s new CEO’s decision that any return of SuperFerry service to Kauai would first require a signal from the island that their service is desired. There are a couple of amusing comments from Island politicians who refuse to express any sort of green-light, most likely out of fear of a minority of their constituents.
The award recognizes the extraordinary seamanship of the Horizon Falcon officers and crew in the rescue of two seamen from a Panamanian-flagged ship after it sank in typhoon-heavy seas northwest of Guam in July.
The Washington Times cover’s the Flag of Convenience that North Korea turns to in “Ships of fools?“. The flag-state is Mongolia, a land-locked country.
Haight’s Maritime Items has:
NTSB – safety recommendations re INS/IBS and VDR – Following up on its investigation of the heeling incident involving a cruise ship, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended to the Coast Guard that it ask the IMO to make training in integrated navigation systems (INSs) and integrated bridge systems (IBSs) mandatory and that the recordings of voyage data recorders (VDRs) of heel angles be made complete throughout the range of possible values. Safety Recommendations M-08-1 and 2 (5/2/08). – Dennis Bryant Holland & Knight homepage(Used with Permission)
Fairplay Daily News has:
CONTAINERS must be weighed if the problem of lost boxes is to be solved, believes Jan-Olaf Probst, vice president in Germanischer Lloyd’s newbuilding division. Speaking to dinner guests in London yesterday, he presented initial findings from a joint industry project that had been prompted by four incidents in the Bay of Biscay in February 2006 in which boxes had been lost overboard and showed dramatic pictures of how container stacks can move in even moderate sea conditions. Asked what his recommendation was, he said that boxes should be loaded exactly in accordance with the stowage plan and that owners would make better plans if they had better information about box weights. And for that, he said, the boxes need to be weighed. If airports can weigh luggage, he suggested, ports sghould be able to weigh containers. He also urged that container design should be improved. “It’s still a stupid small box”, he said, adding that even slight damage could weaken them and cause boxes at the bottom of a stack to collapse. Worn corners castings were also a problem, he said, allowing twistlocks to fail. “The box is the limit, not the ship”, he concluded. – Fairplay Homepage(Used with Permission)
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