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Maritime: 12 jobs that we could not have imagined at Y2K

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that is utterly changing the way we live, work and behave. Drones, 3d printing, virtual reality, big data, robots are only a few technology trends which led to equivalent job positions that we may never had thought they could exist; just imagine what was the job market like at Y2K and how it will evolve till 2050!


Not complying with doctor's recommendations is medical abandonment

When a seafarer slipped and fell on his back, he was referred to a shore doctor who initially diagnosed him with acute lumbago and recommended repatriation for further examination. When the seafarer filed a complaint for full disability benefits with the Labor Arbiter, the latter decided to grant him such benefits.


The global LNG supply through 2035

Examining major issues that will shape energy supply and demand through to 2035 and beyond, the latest issue of the annual BP Energy Outlook highlighted, among others, that LNG supplies more than double over the Outlook period (2015-2035), with around 40% of this expansion occurring over the next five years.



2018 SMART4SEA Awards Ceremony - Highlights
The winners across the eight smart shipping categories who walked with a SMART4SEA Award were announced at a prestigious ceremony which took place on Tuesday 30rd,2018 at the Yacht Club of Greece.

2017 SAFETY4SEA Conference - Highlights
The 2017 SAFETY4SEA Conference successfully concluded on Wednesday 4th of October, in Eugenides Foundation, Athens, attracting 750 delegates from 25 countries representing a total of 350 organizations.

Lessons Learned


Problems when using a CO2-system in a fire emergency

DMA focuses on problems that may arise when using a CO2-system in an emergency because the operation of the system cannot be trained in practice in connection with periodic fire drills.


Bridge tender's distraction leads to allision

The current US law on drawbridges state that all drawbridges must open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when an opening request is received.


Inappropriate use of Fast Rescue Craft led to its damage

During an offshore oil spill response exercise, the Master of the ship was instructed to use the Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) of the vessel as a towing boat, when the mooring bollard on the FRC broke under tension.

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NASA study presents acceleration of Antarctic ice loss

A study conducted by NASA, based on an innovative technique for crunching torrents of satellite data, provided a clear picture of changes in Antarctic ice flow into the ocean. The findings confirm increased ice losses from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.


Oil from Sanchi reaches Japanese shores

The Japan Coast Guard informed that oil has been spotted in islands in southern Japan, that most likely came from the sunken Iranian tanker Sanchi. Meanwhile, China urged for better marine pollution preparedness with Japan and South Korea.


World’s first LNG-fueled bulk carrier delivered

South Korean Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has delivered to compatriot Ilshin Logistics the world’s first LNG-fueled bulk carrier under the dual-class of Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Korean Register. The 50,000 dwt bulk carrier has been verified to be in compliance with the IGF Code.




Key value drivers in ship management sector

The ship management sector is broadly split in two, between independent ship managers and in-house managers, while about 10% of the world merchant fleet greater than 5,000 GRT and built after 1991 are independently managed by the top 20 independent ship management companies, according to Moore Stephens consultant.


Four car carriers fined over breach of EU antitrust rules

The European Commission found that the Chilean maritime carrier CSAV, the Japanese carriers "K" Line, MOL and NYK, and the Norwegian-Swedish carrier WWL-EUKOR participated in a cartel concerning intercontinental maritime transport of vehicles, and imposed a total fine of €395 million. All companies acknowledged their involvement in the cartels and agreed to settle the cases.

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'Human rights at sea' challenges for shipping

The ‘human rights at sea’ is a relatively new debate that gains significant attention of the maritime community. Human trafficking, illegal migration, abuse of fishermen, illegal trade of arms, nuclear weapons and drugs, illegal fishing and dumping of toxic waste on the high seas are some of the urgent issues that the shipping industry has to deal with.