When, Where, And How Technology Will Disrupt Shipping

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) According to the World Bank, no other industry has pulled more people out of poverty worldwide. And if the world’s ships - responsible for moving $9 trillion of goods around the oceans every year - were to suddenly stop, billions of people would go hungry. Likewise, one new algorithm or design tweak that makes sea-bound vessels just … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Maritime History, Technology & Seamanship

https://player.vimeo.com/video/267423784 Sailing, marine technology and nautical history. What lessons can shipping learn from these apparently disparate segments of the maritime world? In this video Richard du Moulin presents real case studies from maritime history over the past 500 years to reinforce timeless demands on seafarers. This video presentation was delivered … [Read more...]

Killer Robots: Commercial Fishing ROVs Hunt For Venomous Predator Fish

By Ben Gruber (Reuters) As it turns out, some of the best cooks in the world think lionfish, a venomous predatory fish which is breeding out of control and destroying marine ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is delicious. The chefs gathered in Bermuda on Wednesday for a competition dubbed the "Lionfish Throwdown" where they challenged one another to … [Read more...]

Coast Guard To Nab Hoax Callers With Advance Voice Forensic Technology

by PA2 Diana Honings (USCG) Temporary Denial of Service 911 hoax calls plague our nation’s first responder agencies. Hospitals, police and fire departments, and other public service entities are continually vulnerable to bomb threats, active shooter situations, and general false emergency claims. Similarly, there is a growing hoax call problem on the Channel 16 maritime … [Read more...]

Auto(m)ation

By Captain George Livingstone I remember an American cartoon from childhood, “The Jetson’s”, I still remember the intro song (“Meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy, Daughter Judy, Jane his wife”).  The Jetson’s lived in “Orbit City’”, a push button, automated, space age world. It never occurred to me that before my days were over we would see some of that world. Well … [Read more...]