Marine

Flagship 3D printing project on oil tanker test beds

Written by Nick blenkey The additive manufacturing parts have been validated in good condition after six months of service on Polar Endeavor. [Image: ConocPhiillips Polar Tankers] In an important step for the use of 3D printing in the maritime industry, the parts manufactured by this process have been validated as being in good condition after […]

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Fatigue of tanker captain resulted in $ 72.9 million marine accident, NTSB says

23 November 2021 The Atina is pictured after the crash (left) and the SP-57B platform is pictured before the crash (right). U.S. Coast Guard Photo / Cox Operating Photo A decision by an oil tanker company to change captains without a transfer period resulted in a $ 72.9 million marine accident, according to a National […]

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Fatigue of tanker captain cited in $ 73 million marine accident

The decision of an oil tanker company to change captains without a transfer period resulted in a $ 72.9 million marine accident off the coast of Louisiana, according to a National Transportation Safety marine accident report Board published Tuesday. Marine Accident Brief 21/24 details the NTSB’s investigation into the accident on October 17, 2020, in […]

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ABB gives shipowners a boost in digitization

Written by Logbook staff Image: ABB To meet growing market demand for direct entry into digitization, ABB has launched a new solution for collecting and recording vessel performance data on board. The new ABB Ability OneBox marine signal monitoring solution transfers signals from onboard sensors to a cloud infrastructure for shipowner access and analysis. Better […]

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RIX focuses on on-demand hydrogen on board ships – Marine Log

Written by Nick blenkey Combined with PEM fuel cells, M2H2 systems are designed to produce energy without NOx, SOx or particles. Benicia. RIX Industries, headquartered in California, sees on-demand hydrogen on board ships key to creating decarbonization momentum for the marine industry – and it’s taking that message to next month’s international WorkBoat Show . […]

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“Inter-agency collaboration is the key to sustainable resolution of maritime accidents”

Eromosele Abiodun The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh, said interagency collaboration is essential to the lasting resolution of the problem of accidents in Nigerian waterways, which has resulted in loss of life and property. Jamoh made this claim during an awareness forum in Lagos organized by […]

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Marine Engineering Training Course at Cochin Shipyard: Apply by November 30 | Cochin Shipyard | Marine Engineering Training Course | Cochin Shipyard Course

Cochin Shipyard Limited, an Indian government company, has issued a call for applications for admission to the 12-month Maritime Engineering Graduate Training (GME) course starting January 1, 2022. The course is approved by the Director General of Navigation, Ministry of Ports, Navigation and Waterways, Government of India. After successfully completing this course and 6 months […]

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ITF: Midshipman X case highlights need for industry-wide action

Written by Nick blenkey “It is all too common an experience that too many female seafarers suffer from harassment and intimidation,” says Lena Dyring, female transport workers representative in the ITF Seafarers Section. [Photo: Leo Erdfelt, WMU] The rape and sexual assault revelations made by the US Merchant Marine Academy cadet, now known as “Midshipman […]

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ITF says Merchant Navy Academy sexual assault case shows urgent need to make shipping safe for women

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says recent report of sexual assault by US Merchant Marine Academy cadet while at sea training shames shipping industry and underscores urgent need take action to eliminate violence in the workplace. The case, known as Midshipman X in some circles, has garnered a lot of attention and scrutiny in the […]