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Battle of Rio de Janeiro

Battle of Rio de Janeiro
A French naval raid on southern Brazil in 1711

Great Lakes Maritime Academy

Great Lakes Maritime Academy
The only fresh water state maritime academy

California Maritime Academy

California Maritime Academy
The state maritime academy on the Pacific coast

Cargo Moment : Twin 20' Lift Gone Bad

The introduction of the standardized cargo freight container changed the shipping industry forever. From literally weeks to discharge and load a ship, cargo operations are now measured in hours. Moving tens of tons of cargo at a time is not without its hazards and drawbacks, however.

Texas Maritime Academy

Texas Maritime Academy
The state maritime academy on the Gulf coast

Arapaima

Arapaima
A very large fish found in major rivers of South America

Risk Moment : Shipyards and the Perfect Storm of Risk

Shipyards are a time for getting the maintenance done – and frequently, it is maintenance that can’t be done under normal operating conditions or that which requires specialized skills/equipment. This month, The Swedish Club looks at a shipyard evolution in their Monthly Safety Scenario. While fictitious and designed to get shipboard operators thinking, this scenario, like their others, is entirely plausible.

HMS Endeavour

HMS Endeavour
Captain Cook’s first ship of discovery

Over the Horizon

Over the Horizon
Sad news for Horizon Lines, a company with deep roots in container shipping and the U.S. flag liner trades. New, environmentally compliant vessels will soon enter the U.S.-Puerto Rican trades to take their place.

Hermit crab

Hermit crab
Neither a crab nor a hermit

10800ton jack-up drilling rig was launched by marine airbag

10800ton jack-up drilling rig was launched by marine airbag
DSJ300-l2 10800ton jack-up drilling rig was launched by marine airbag

Amphidromic point

Amphidromic point
The point in an oceanic basin with zero tidal range

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Port Workers in Argentine Grain Hub End Strike

Port workers in part of the Argentine grains hub of Rosario lifted a work stoppage on Friday, only a day after they went on strike over demands for higher year-end bonuses, a union official said.

Madsen to Chair Norway’s Research Council Executive Board

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Henrik O. Madsen appointed chairman of the executive board of the Research Council of Norway   DNV GL president and CEO Henrik O. Madsen was appointed

Fitch Updates Oil Vessel Financing Criteria

Fitch Ratings has published the latest version of its criteria for rating oil vessel backed financings in Latin America. This report updates and replaces the prior criteria of the same name dated Jan.
 
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