Books on merchant marine and shipping industry always make for an interesting read. Mentioned herein are five books on shipping that you must read.
Daewoo shipyard of South Korea is planning to use innovative robotic exoskeletons to makes its workflow productive. The “Iron Man” type exoskeletons, based on the Human- Robot interaction (HRI) technology will allow shipyard workers to lift heavy load with extreme ease. Read more about the technology inside the article.
Seafarers carry out one of the most difficult jobs in the world. The hardships they endure at sea are known to none. It is high time for the world to notice and appreciate the tremendous jobs they do. Learn about ten important reasons for which people must thank each and every seafarer around the world.
Mobile apps are extensively used by seafarers both at sea and on land. Learn about ten such extremely important maritime mobile apps seafarers must have in their smartphones.
Recently Rolls Royce unveiled the concept of unmanned ships which will sail without seafarers. Do you think ships can ever sail without the experience, skills and knowledge of seafarers?
Watchkeeping engineers are required to fill out engine room log book at the end of every watch with utmost precision. Mentioned herein are seven important points that must be considered while noting down important engine room parameters in the log book.
Junior engineers going on board ships for training purpose are often made to do several odd jobs which are not even remotely related to engineering. Learn about seven such non-engineering jobs which junior engineers hate to do onboard ships.
Marine engineers need to consider a number of things while handling over engine room watch to the relieving engineer when the ship is at port. Learn about ten such important points inside the article.
“From Cadet to Captain: A Guide to Become a Successful Deck Officer” is Marine Insight’s new ebook , which describes the career path of a deck officer, enumerating his duties and responsibilities at each stage.
Women at the Helm is a short film which shows how the work of IMO, and others, is beginning to promote change for the better for women in shipping, and highlights first-hand experiences from some of those who have already succeeded.
Efficient communication between engine and deck officers is the key to run a ship safely and efficiently. Learn about 10 important situations wherein the engine and deck personnel must communicate clearly in order to prevent any kind of accident onboard.
Ship MS Pride of Calais crashes into a Turkish ship breaking yard for scrapping and recycling. Watch the video of the big ship hitting the beach at full speed.
In a horrifying accident in 2010, a sludge barge towed by a tugboat plowed into the disabled, 33-foot duck boat (tour boat) on the Delaware River, plunging the amphibious vessel and its 35 passengers and two crew members underwater. Two people died in the sad accident.
The video shows a brand new American Engineered EMD GT46C-ACe locomotive dropped while being unloaded from a cargo-ship. According to online sources, the incident took place at the port city of Owendo, Gabon, West Africa.
Watch the video of a cargo ship carrying more than 30,000 wooden logs caught in a fierce storm. The ship was on its way from United States to China when it faced the storm near Kuril Islands.
There are several maritime issues that needs attention in the year 2014. Here are the top five problems for which seafarers want solutions at the earliest.
In the year 2013, the maritime industry saw some very important and interesting shipping projects as they took their initial steps towards reality. As the year comes to an end, we take a look at some of the important new ship projects, concepts and developments that were announced in 2013.
A series of important maritime regulations and amendments were announced in the year 2013. As the year comes to end, we take a look at some of the important maritime regulations and amendments that are worth mentioning.