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The marine highway that is becoming less likely
Unexpected problems bedevil the Stockton barge project

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 1/29/2013 8:43:32 PM | with 0 comments


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A river and open-water barge design is still very much alive
The backers are dedicated and unwavering in their task

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 8/31/2011 11:38:49 PM | with 0 comments


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The ferment in the Middle East and North Africa, and the growing aggressiveness (and violence) of Somali pirates are a compound scenario for instability in our industry.

Posted to Clay Maitland by Jocelyn Redfern on 3/7/2011 10:47:24 AM | with 0 comments


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A PR Opportunity Wasted
2010 was designated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London as the "Year of the Seafarer." Did you know about it?

Posted to Observations by Charmaine Berina on 1/14/2011 3:44:34 PM | with 0 comments


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The Indian government plans to train more youth into the seafaring career in order to enhance India’s share of the global demand for sailors



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Great Eastern Shipping’s Singapore subsidiary acquires another Multipurpose Platform Supply and Support Vessel



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Last month a system called ShipArrestor was tested by consortium leader Miko Marine AS, Norway as part of a two year EU funded program started in Oct 2008 to try to develop a system to prevent such disasters. In the 1990’s there was a Norwegian project called NepCon which researched possible ways to bring a stricken ship under control. It was impractical for a number of reasons but mainly because ropes chaffed and when substituted with chain of sufficient strength. it was too heavy for the helicopter to lift it! Under the ShipArrestor program a special steel chain is used that is lighter than the proposed titanium chain. So the helicopter can drop the lasso over the windlass is achieved by putting the chain inside an inflatable collar of about 6m diameter. Once the windlass is ringed, a 30m diameter sea anchor can be deployed to bring the bow round, reduce roll and slow the drifting until a tug can commence towing. In June 2010, the complete ShipArrestor system was tested and was considered a major success in proving its functionality and practicability, however the calm weather conditions were too good to give any definite indication as to how the system would behave in a real life situation. Further tests will be made: the program is due to run to September 2010.

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report by Keith Henderson on 7/8/2010 6:30:41 AM | with 0 comments


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Ferriby Marine Consultant Pte Ltd  are on the web
This is a blog discussing the ongoing and business venture of Ferriby Marine Consultant Pte Ltd . The company main trading areas are in Auditing Consultancy Training Surveying The company Audits , Survey & Trains in the following subject areas ISM Code ISPS Code ISO 9001 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001 ILO MLC 2006 Other areas of operation and interest of the company are as follows Marine Building & Development Maritime Law Ballast Water Management IMO Matters Flag Matters Panama Classification MPA Regulations Marine Surveying Special Witness cases Nautical Institute

Posted to Ferriby Marine Consultant Pte Ltd by William Wesson on 2/22/2010 4:14:21 AM | with 0 comments


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It was quick response by the administration that prevented a tragic situation developing had the two bulkers with hazardous goods that had got involved in accidents recently leaked out its dangerous cargo. The government has learnt its lesson and brought into place a response mechanism to deal with any contingencies.



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Dependance on foreign ports for transshipment of containers destined for India will cease once the D. P. World’s Container Terminal in Cochin, South India being designed as a transshipment hub gets commissioned by June this year.



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