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Amazon Adventures

Amazon Adventures
No – not that Amazon. The Amazon River: a shortsea shipping model.

Battle of the Yellow Sea

Battle of the Yellow Sea
The first battle between squadrons of modern steel-hulled battleships

Sand dollar

Sand dollar
Flat sea urchins leaving behind beautiful skeletons

Cape Cod Canal

Cape Cod Canal
A long-dreamed-of maritime shortcut celebrating its centennial

English Armada

English Armada
The little-known debacle of 1589

The Reluctant Pirate

The Reluctant Pirate
A Book Review.

Sawshark

Sawshark
A rare order of sharks with a long blade-like snout edged with teeth

Battle of the Virginia Capes

Battle of the Virginia Capes
While tactically indecisive, this French-British naval engagement led directly to the British defeat in the American Revolutionary War and the independence of the United States of America

Battle of Lepanto

Battle of Lepanto
The last major naval battle between oared vessels

Familiarization Training - the Ugly Stepsister of Certification Training

Familiarization Training - the Ugly Stepsister of Certification Training
Familiarization training and certification training are both required for safe operations. Why is it, then, that these two forms of training are treated with vastly differing regulation and implementation? This article looks at the difference, the cause for unequal treatment, and what can be done about it.

United States Merchant Marine Academy

United States Merchant Marine Academy
The federal service academy charged with training officers for the US Merchant Marine

Lessons from the Sky

Lessons from the Sky
While the NTSB blames pilot error in the deadly Asiana airline crash, it also offered some interesting insights regarding the role of sophisticated new automated controls. The maritime market should pay heed.

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ABS, MPA to Collaborate on Maritime R&D

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ABS and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to promote maritime research and development (R&D) and innovation.

Seafarers Beware – Social Media Ahead

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Videotel, part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched a new program, Social Media at Sea, addressing the unique dangers of inappropriate use of social

Thome Is the First to Sign up to IMPA Act

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Leading integrated ship management service provider Thome Ship Management has become the first ship management company to join IMPA ACT, the responsible supply chain management initiative,
 
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