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The English word Complacency means, too much self-confidence or egoistic pleasure. Some authors (e.g. Fahlgren) translate the word by the consecutive form of its basic meaning as lack of motivation, lack of discipline, lack of concentration, or feeling that somebody and/or something else will take care of the problems on the board.

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Working unusual hours, or some form of shift work, have been necessary to meet a part of many business expectations around the world for a long time.

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In the course of the latter half of the last century, seagoing vessels have become considerably larger. Whereas before there was a general slow incremental increase in ship size parameters, we are now seeing larger leaps in sizes of ships. Many ports have stayed the same size but are more congested; the channels and straits used on passage are more often than not the same. 

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It is a wonderful thing, the facility of communication. For those who recall the sparse radio communications between ship and shore, with the agent’s boat the more useful vehicle for transmitting anything other than a few terse code phrases, that of the present might seem pretty well miraculous. 

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The most critical asset in machinery operation in a ship is its personnel - marine engineers. However, there is a need to recognize and fully determine what elements are required for

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Monster 74-Foot Wave Measured Off Northern California

Rogue Wave PhotoThe low pressure system that impacted the west coast of the United States over Thanksgiving was generating monster waves rarely observed on the high seas. The wave heights were recorded by a Coastal Data Information Program buoy located off Cape Mendocino in northern California on November 27th, as a strong Pacific storm approached the U.S. […]

Brazil Will Drill Massive Oil Find Despite Climate Concerns

offshore drilling rig brazilBy Jake Spring MADRID, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Brazil will push to expand oil drilling in its massive “pre-salt” oil and gas area off its coast in spite of growing global concerns about climate change, the country’s energy minister told Reuters on Monday. Brazil’s Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque spoke on the sidelines of […]

Mega-Turbines Sought for Connecticut Offshore Wind Farm

offshore wind farmBy William Mathis (Bloomberg) –When Iberdrola SA builds its offshore wind farm off the coast of Connecticut sometime in the middle of next decade, it plans to use turbines more powerful than anything currently on the market. The Spanish utility’s Avangrid Inc. won an auction to develop the 804-megawatt wind farm in a joint venture […]

DNV GL Signs Broad Strategic Cooperation with China State Shipbuilding

International classification society DNV GL has entered into a new strategic partnership with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), the world’s largest shipbuilding group, to develop new systems related to alternative fuels and environmentally friendly technologies, new vessel designs, digitalization, and cyber security in the shipping industry. The strategic partnership will focus on developing future-proof solutions […]

Incident Video: APL Containership Collapses Crane at Port of Antwerp

A giant ship-to-shore container crane at the Port of Antwerp collapsed Monday after it was struck by a containership in heavy weather. The accident took place Monday afternoon shortly after the APL Mexico City had berthed. According to reports, high wind caused the ship to break free from its moorings and drift into the crane. […]

Enbridge, Enterprise to Develop Deepwater Crude Export Terminal in Gulf of Mexico

vlcc tankerHOUSTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Enterprise Products Partners LP and Enbridge Inc have agreed to jointly develop a U.S. Gulf Coast crude export terminal that would load supertankers off Freeport, Texas, Enbridge said on Monday. The pipeline operators plan to finalize a deal that would provide Enbridge an option to purchase ownership interest in Enterprise’s […]

MSC Goes Green with Biofuel Blend to Power Its Fleet

MSC GulsunOne of the world’s largest shipping lines, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), has opted to begin using biofuel blends to power its fleet, becoming the first major ocean carrier to do so. The decision by MSC follows successful trials with biofuel blends earlier this year. The trials were completed using a 10 percent blended bunker […]

John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier Christened at Newport News Shipbuilding

The U.S. Navy’s newest supercarrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) was christened Saturday during a ceremony at Huntington-Ingalls Industries’ Newsport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. The John F. Kennedy is the second aircraft carrier of the Gerald R. Ford class and is slated to replace USS Nimitz (CVN 68) when it is decommissioned. As the ship’s […]

U.S. Navy Faced with Second Deadly Shooting This Week

Dec 6 (Reuters) – Three people were killed by a shooter on Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola, a major U.S. Navy base in Florida, before sheriff’s deputies fatally shot the shooter, authorities said, the second deadly shooting at a U.S. military installation this week. An “active shooter” was encountered on the base on Friday […]

Orsted Bets Hydrogen Is Key to Climate Goals

offshore wind farmBy Will Mathis (Bloomberg) –One of the world’s biggest developers of offshore wind farms thinks its massive turbines could be key to the production of hydrogen in a greener way and ultimately, stemming climate change. Over the past decade, offshore wind has pushed from a frontier technology to a multi-billion-dollar industry that provides green power […]

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Inspecting Your Boat’s “Dripless” Shaft Seal

If you have a dripless shaft seal (i.e. mechanical shaft seal or packless shaft seal) installed on your boat, it’s important that you check it periodically to ensure it is safe and seaworthy. This article explores the concerns around dripless shaft seals and addresses common questions such as "are dripless shaft seals safe?" and "what’s better, a packless shaft seal or a traditional bronze stuffing box?".

Maine State Ferry Service at Risk of Shutdown Over State Budget Talks

Augusta, ME – Thousands of Maine Island Residents could be without essential public transportation starting this weekend as the threat of a government shutdown looms. Governor Paul R. LePage is prepared to issue a Civil Preparedness Emergency Order as a result of the State of Maine Legislature’s failure to deliver a budget by the end of the fiscal year, which would prevent a government shutdown. “The Legislature has had six months to address the budget I sent to them. Now we are in the eleventh hour and liberal Democrats have still refused to budge, which will lead to a government

Free Sample IWCF Supervisor Well Control Exam ***BETA***

Dear Friends, I’m in the process of developing a new online tool to help people study for the IWCF Level 3 and 4 Well Control Exam (Supervisor Level). I’m trying to create an online test database that offers realistic IWCF test questions along with detailed explanations of their solutions (whenever possible). I’ve programmed the following 7 question test (currently in beta version) to get some feedback on what works and doesn’t work. The test is FREE and your feedback will help me make it better and more useful to help eliminate some of the stress of taking this very challenging

The Time I got Paid to Get Drunk and Drive a Ship

Details of the time I participated in a study on the effects of alcohol and merchant mariners.

What A Trump Presidency Means for Offshore Oil and Gas Jobs

Throughout his candidacy for president, Donald Trump has spoken emphatically on returning high paying jobs to the oil and gas industry and eliminating the United States’s dependence on oil imports from hostile nations.  With hundreds of thousands of oil and gas job losses since the fall of 2014, laid-off oil and gas workers are anxious for a job recovery in the oil and gas industry. This is especially true in the hard hit offshore exploration and production (E&P) sector.  Highly skilled oil workers laid-off in the downturn wonder what a Trump Administration means for their job prospects. In his “America

The Steamboat Katahdin: An Unexpected Maritime Adventure in the Heart of Maine

The Steamboat Katahdin, maintained by the Moosehead Marine Museum in Greenville, ME, is one of the best maritime exhibits in the United States.

Nautical Themed Gift Ideas: 2016 Edition

Our 2016 list of nautical themed gift ideas for Christmas, birthdays, weddings, bridal showers, anniversaries, and retirement parties.

Lean Safety in the Maritime and Offshore Industry

Implementing lean safety practices within your organization can help identify redundancies and inconsistencies with your safety management system.

Safety Meeting Topic: Trust vs. Verify

We all trust that our coworkers will do the right thing, but trust doesn't prevent people from getting hurt.

CASE STUDY: IMPROVING YOUR COMPANY’S RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS

There is risk in virtually every job performed within your organization; whether an employee is emptying a trash can or replacing a worn impellor on an electric service pump, you can guarantee that someone, somewhere, has been hurt perform that same task before. The question becomes, how much time should employees take to properly risk assess a job.  Most of us agree that more complex jobs should require a higher level of planning than simpler tasks, but where should we draw the line between a simple risk assessment and full blown job safety analysis with and hazard and operability study

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Monster 74-Foot Wave Measured Off Northern California

Rogue Wave PhotoThe low pressure system that impacted the west coast of the United States over Thanksgiving was generating monster waves rarely observed on the high seas. The wave heights were recorded by a Coastal Data Information Program buoy located off Cape Mendocino in northern California on November 27th, as a strong Pacific storm approached the U.S. […]

Brazil Will Drill Massive Oil Find Despite Climate Concerns

offshore drilling rig brazilBy Jake Spring MADRID, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Brazil will push to expand oil drilling in its massive “pre-salt” oil and gas area off its coast in spite of growing global concerns about climate change, the country’s energy minister told Reuters on Monday. Brazil’s Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque spoke on the sidelines of […]

Mega-Turbines Sought for Connecticut Offshore Wind Farm

offshore wind farmBy William Mathis (Bloomberg) –When Iberdrola SA builds its offshore wind farm off the coast of Connecticut sometime in the middle of next decade, it plans to use turbines more powerful than anything currently on the market. The Spanish utility’s Avangrid Inc. won an auction to develop the 804-megawatt wind farm in a joint venture […]

DNV GL Signs Broad Strategic Cooperation with China State Shipbuilding

International classification society DNV GL has entered into a new strategic partnership with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), the world’s largest shipbuilding group, to develop new systems related to alternative fuels and environmentally friendly technologies, new vessel designs, digitalization, and cyber security in the shipping industry. The strategic partnership will focus on developing future-proof solutions […]

Incident Video: APL Containership Collapses Crane at Port of Antwerp

A giant ship-to-shore container crane at the Port of Antwerp collapsed Monday after it was struck by a containership in heavy weather. The accident took place Monday afternoon shortly after the APL Mexico City had berthed. According to reports, high wind caused the ship to break free from its moorings and drift into the crane. […]

Enbridge, Enterprise to Develop Deepwater Crude Export Terminal in Gulf of Mexico

vlcc tankerHOUSTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Enterprise Products Partners LP and Enbridge Inc have agreed to jointly develop a U.S. Gulf Coast crude export terminal that would load supertankers off Freeport, Texas, Enbridge said on Monday. The pipeline operators plan to finalize a deal that would provide Enbridge an option to purchase ownership interest in Enterprise’s […]

MSC Goes Green with Biofuel Blend to Power Its Fleet

MSC GulsunOne of the world’s largest shipping lines, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), has opted to begin using biofuel blends to power its fleet, becoming the first major ocean carrier to do so. The decision by MSC follows successful trials with biofuel blends earlier this year. The trials were completed using a 10 percent blended bunker […]

John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier Christened at Newport News Shipbuilding

The U.S. Navy’s newest supercarrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) was christened Saturday during a ceremony at Huntington-Ingalls Industries’ Newsport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. The John F. Kennedy is the second aircraft carrier of the Gerald R. Ford class and is slated to replace USS Nimitz (CVN 68) when it is decommissioned. As the ship’s […]

U.S. Navy Faced with Second Deadly Shooting This Week

Dec 6 (Reuters) – Three people were killed by a shooter on Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola, a major U.S. Navy base in Florida, before sheriff’s deputies fatally shot the shooter, authorities said, the second deadly shooting at a U.S. military installation this week. An “active shooter” was encountered on the base on Friday […]

Orsted Bets Hydrogen Is Key to Climate Goals

offshore wind farmBy Will Mathis (Bloomberg) –One of the world’s biggest developers of offshore wind farms thinks its massive turbines could be key to the production of hydrogen in a greener way and ultimately, stemming climate change. Over the past decade, offshore wind has pushed from a frontier technology to a multi-billion-dollar industry that provides green power […]

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