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Watch: Lifejackets crucial in overboard incidents

In its latest Maritime Safety video, CHIRP highlights the dangerous practice of fishermen of not wearing lifejackets and discussing the possible tragic consequences in overboard incidents. The report advises that all fishermen should take their personal safety into account by conducting a (dynamic) risk assessment into the possibility of falling overboard.

Watch: Key industry challenges addressed at Global Maritime Forum

The video depicts a panel discussion between Meredith Sumpter of Eurasia Group, Victor K. Fung of Fung Group, and Alicia Garcia-Herrero of NATIXIS, which revolved around global trade and its impacts on the maritime industry, on the sidelines of the Global Maritime Forum event in Hong Kong earlier in 2018.

Watch: US Navy provides 3D simulator for aircraft carrier flight deck crews

The US Office of Naval Research Global and the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division collaborated to create a training simulator for aircraft carrier flight deck crews. The simulator has 3D technology and enables the communication of the full flight deck team with akey decision-makers.

Watch: 2018 Atlantic hurricane season concludes

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially concluded on 30 November and will be remembered most for hurricanes Florence and Michael, which caused significant damage in the southeastern US. In total, the season produced 15 named storms, including eight hurricanes of which two were ‘major’. An average season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes.

Watch: Liberia arrests 13th vessel for illegal fishing in less than two years

The Liberian Coast Guard arrested a foreign-flagged industrial trawler caught plundering artisanal fishing waters, during a joint operation by Sea Shepherd and the Liberian Ministry of National Defense aiming to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Republic of Liberia, West Africa. 

Watch: Hutchison Ports Thailand welcomes its largest ship ever

Hutchison Ports Thailand recently welcomed the container ship ‘ONE Columba’, the largest vessel to ever call Terminal D at Laem Chabang Port. The ship, owned by the Japanese joint venture Ocean Network Express (ONE), with a total length of 364 meters and a total gross tonnage of 145,647 tons, became also the largest container vessel ever to call at Laem Chabang Port in Thailand.  

Watch: What Think Tanks can do to help international relations

Chatham House Director, Dr Robin Niblett says that the world has entered into a dangerous new phase in international relations. In order to mitigate this, think tanks should be more proactive on certain key principles which promote peace and prosperity.

Watch: Bolivian river port provides new route to sea

Bolivia granted an international classification to Central Aguirre, Gravetal and Jennefer, on 30 October. These three river ports are on the Paraguay-Paraná waterway that connects Bolivia with Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean in general.

Watch: Ferry hits pier in San Francisco

On Friday afternoon, the US Coast Guard was notified of a ferry allision with pier at the San Francisco Ferry Building, involving the ferry ‘San Francisco’, reportedly carrying a total of 53 passengers onboard at the time.There were reports of two minor injuries that did not require treatment beyond first aid and no reports of pollution.  

Watch: First oil production from Clair Ridge off UK

British oil major BP, on behalf of co-venturers Shell, Chevron and ConocoPhillips, announced the first oil production from the giant Clair Ridge project in the West of Shetland region off UK. Clair Ridge is the second phase of development of the Clair field, 75 kilometres west of Shetland. The field, which was discovered in 1977, has an estimated seven billion barrels of hydrocarbons.


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