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Hot Air

Hot Air
The answers to the South Korean ferry disaster are still blowing in the wind. And, all the hot air from the so-called maritime experts isn’t helping.

USRC Harriet Lane

USRC Harriet Lane
The only cutter to serve in the US Revenue Cutter Service, the US Navy, and the Confederate Navy

South Korean Ferry Disaster is Tragic ... But Murder?

South Korean Ferry Disaster is Tragic ... But Murder?
Dangerous legal lines hurdled by politician in the wake of another maritime tragedy.

Sevastopol

Sevastopol
A strategic naval port on the Black Sea

Dixie cup

Dixie cup
Traditional Navy headgear for more than 100 years

Making Self Study an Explicit Part of all Maritime Training - Part II

Making Self Study an Explicit Part of all Maritime Training - Part II
This article is the second in a series that discusses the often-ignored value of self study in maritime training. Making self study an explicit part of maritime training can help to equalize trainee abilities, backgrounds and language proficiency. It creates time for reflection and deeper learning. And, most importantly it can improve the quality and depth of training outcomes. Best of all, it is easy to implement and makes learning much more engaging.

Paraguay: New Hotbed of Marine Business

Paraguay: New Hotbed of Marine Business
A South American country not named “Brazil” poses good business prospects for boatbuilders and marine suppliers.

Fumigation

Fumigation
Gas warfare against cargo pests

Malacca

Malacca
A historic and cultural center of Malaysia, located on a strategic strait

Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands
A group of small islands now separated politically into three segments

Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium Tackles Big Issues

Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium Tackles Big Issues
This week's annual meeting of the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium (GSSC) took place in Biloxi, Mississippi. with a theme of "Workforce Development: a Time for Change." Gulf Coast shipbuilders took on the challenges of recruiting, training and retaining the quality workforce necessary to keep today's shipbuilding boom alive for generations to come. MarPro's Joseph Keefe gave Wednesday's Keynote address, entitled, "Full & Competent Shipyard Employment: You CAN get there from here." The text of that speech is included below:

Shale Oil & Gas: Evolution of Revolution?

While the offshore oil and gas market remains active, signs suggest that the proliferation of shale oil and gas finds in the U.S. could dramatically impact the higher cost, deeper water offshore industry long term.

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Nexus: Ferry Tragedy a Fatal Chain of Errors

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Nexus Consulting Maritime Safety expert Captain William Doherty calls the MV Sewol Korean ferry sinking a preventable “fatal chain of errors” Nexus Consulting Group of Alexandria,

Heroic Titanic Engineer’s Memorial Restored

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Joseph Bell, the Chief Engineer aboard RMS Titanic, is considered national hero for his actions in the ship’s engine room as she met her fate on April 15, 1912.

Passenger Ship Liability Treaty Takes Effect

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The Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 2002, which substantially raises the limits of liability for the death of,
 
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