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Formed out of the merger of the two classification societies, DNV-GL Group, which is waiting to complete the process of approvals, will be a massive entity to reckon with

Posted to DNV & GL merger will be completed soon by Joseph Fonseca on 8/7/2013 12:39:31 PM | with 0 comments


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On Thursday (11/01/12) you told voters: “You can trust me. You know me. You know I say what I mean and I mean what I say.” Mr. President, again we have to respectfully challenge your statement.



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Seek Boat Crew Workers

Posted to Crew Workers Wanted by Cindy Miller on 8/28/2011 12:37:31 AM | with 1 comments


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Several proposed or planned regulations in the recently released “Spring 2011” DHS Semiannual Regulatory Agenda will impact maritime transportation security. Discussed herein are USCG actions regarding: STCW implementation, TWIC Reader requirements, Cruise Ship regulations, Maritime Security updates (MTSA II), Top Screen submissions by certain MTSA facilities, and expanded requirements for NOAD and AIS.



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Offshore cruise terminal in the making at Mumbai port

Posted to Mumbai Port on cruise control by Joseph Fonseca on 4/7/2010 3:34:17 PM | with 0 comments


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As part of an effort to bring convenient communications to mariners worldwide, KVH Industries, Inc., and On-Waves are partnering to make cell phone service at sea a reality for crew and passengers on vessels around the globe. Using KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadbandsm network and TracPhone V7 satellite communications system along with the On-Waves maritime cell phone service, crew members, passengers, and onboard contractors can easily and affordably use their own cell phones to make and receive calls to and from anywhere in the world. Cell phones alone usually lose reception about 15 miles offshore, when vessels travel outside the range of land-based cell towers.

Posted to Riding the Waves by Bruce L. Perri on 10/19/2009 9:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Uncomfortable Truth about 'Happy Ships' and Pollution
Cruise industry should feel ashamed over a report card on their effect on the environment

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 9/27/2009 7:27:35 PM | with 0 comments


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