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As Crew Abandonment Is Chargeable details by the new law of ILO. But those Vessels who were abandoned before this law was implied, they are berthed without any ownership. The crew is the sufferers. They are left behind without money, lagging salary and no food!!

 

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Today, most icebreakers are needed to keep trade routes open where there are either seasonal or permanent ice conditions. While the merchant vessels calling ports in these regions are strengthened for navigation in ice, they are usually not powerful enough to manage the ice by themselves.

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In ensuring the safe conduct of the ship and the safe and timely delivery of its cargo the technical operation of a ship is as important as its navigation. The machinery and systems are what makes the ship work, and it is the engineers, both ashore and afloat, who make sure that it works efficiently, effectively and in a manner acceptable to the crew. 

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The human element is a generic term to describe what makes humans behave the way they do and the consequences that result. As a subject, it is of great importance to everyone in the maritime industry because we all rely on the contributions of each other to succeed in our business. Understanding how and why people do things and developing the skill of correct interpretation is a key element in the learning process of a ship’s Engineering Officer. 

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Against the backdrop of recent safety performance, this blog considers the management of risks as technology changes, alongside the influence of people, aging as part of complex maritime transport systems.

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By Ira Breskin – The Liquid Natural Gas bunkering era is here. That’s the loud and clear message sent last week at the LNG for 2020:  Fueling Tomorrow’s Shipping conference held at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, NY. The data are clear. While the size of the current and soon-to-be sailing LNG-powered fleet is […]

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ship bunkeringKPI Bridge Oil says it has agreed to acquire OceanConnect Marine creating a leading bunker business with 170 employees across 15 global locations.  The deal, which is still subject to regulatory approval, will result in the formation of an entirely new brand and entity, known as KPI OceanConnect.   “Both KPI Bridge Oil and OceanConnect […]

China Could Use Offshore Wind to Power Entire Coast, Study Finds

offshore windBy Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — The gusts of wind cascading across China’s seas have the potential to power its populous coastal provinces many times over, a study from Harvard University shows. Wind farms along the coast could potentially supply 5.4 times more electricity than the current coastal demand, researchers said in a report. Falling costs for […]

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cma cgm container shipBy Antonio Vanuzzo and Laura Benitez (Bloomberg) — The coronavirus outbreak is threatening to scupper a debt refinancing for the world’s third-largest container shipping company. France’s CMA CGM SA is aiming to start refinancing its debt pile by the end of next month. The Marseille-based company, one of the biggest maritime carriers out of China, is seeking to […]

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By Gavin van Marle – Shipping lines that have invested in scrubber technology to comply with the IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulations may be forced to reconsider the wisdom of their investment, as fuel producers appear to be looking for ways to push prices up. Since the introduction of the legislation this year, the price differential between […]

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By Captain William Doherty – The recent tragic chain of events regarding the financial irresponsibility of the owners of one the largest U.S. coastwise petroleum carriers, Bouchard Transportation Co., and in particular its owner Morton Bouchard III, whereby numerous actions have been forced upon regulatory agencies, especially the United States Coast Guard, to bring to […]

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Employees working at cargo ship Kypros Land which is loading soybeans to China at Tiplam terminal in SantosBy Krystal Chia (Bloomberg) — The global shipping industry has run into very rough waters in 2020 as the virus crisis that’s engulfed China and roiled commodity markets added to headwinds from a seasonal slowdown and poor weather. One chief executive who oversees a fleet of 55 vessels says there’ll be a comeback. “This is certainly […]

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