Update Sept: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus
The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 468.000, while confirmed cases exceed 8.900.000. Although coronavirus started in China in early 2020, now it has spread over Europe where Italy and the UK have the most deaths. Also, Brazil, Canada, France and Spain top the list with the countries affected significantly.
Building Resilience: Mental health tips for seafarers in need
Mental health issues among seafarers is an increasing area of concern, AMSA notes, considering that long periods of time separated from family and friends, long work hours, shift work and fatigue, along with the general operational hazards of seafaring, can all play their part in creating a stressful environment.
Building Resilience: Nurture a positive view of yourself
Life provides us with endless opportunities to deal with unforeseen circumstances. To find the strength to change the circumstances around us, first and foremost, it is important to change our own way of thinking and develop a positive but realistic attitude toward ourselves, appreciating our worth.
450 coronavirus positive seafarers, quarantined onboard for weeks
In light of the pandemic situation, UK charity Sailor’s Society informed that approximately 300 infected seafarers were stranded onboard without basic medical supplies for weeks.
NTSB investigation: Vessel fire spreads to marina, kills 8 people
NTSB issued an investigation report on the fire and explosion on the houseboat Dixie Delight which spread to Jackson County Park Marina, Alabama, in January 2020, killing eight people. The report highlighted that marinas should have measures and guidelines in place to prevent such incidents.
India joins the Djibouti Code of Conduct as Observer
India has joined the Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment, as Observer, with the aim to cooperate with other states on reducing maritime piracy in the Indian Ocean region.
Why GRIT is important
Have you ever wondered why some people succeed and some others fail? What is really hiding behind every success? Is success coming from natural talent or strong effort? Considering the above questions, the psychologist Angela Duckworth, focused on those matters and conducted an extensive research highlighting the importance of grit, as a key point in every achievement.
The three aspects of intelligence and how they translate in business
The traditional concept of Intelligence (IQ) is vastly attributed to a person’s genetics, but the most recent concepts of social and emotional intelligence are skills that can be acquired during lifetime. Which of them is a more valuable tool in the business environment?
Women in Shipping Watch - Expert thinking on the gender perspective in leadership
For some, leadership is motivation, for others inspiration. Until recently, women were rarely seen in senior leadership positions as these positions have predominantly been held by men and men were therefore stereotyped to be more effective leaders.
Drones to deliver 3D printed spare parts in Singapore
Wilhelmsen's Marine Products division has signed an MOU with F-drones, for last mile delivery of its 3D printed spare parts. Currently, the drones can carry 5kg over a distance of 50km.
Hempel launches underwater hull inspection service using ROVs
Danish coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched an underwater hull inspection service using Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), while a vessel is at port or anchorage.
Researchers launch tool that determines illegally-caught seafood
Researchers with the Pew Charitable Trusts launched a new tool for port states, fishing regulators and seafood buyers to determine where illegally-caught seafood is most likely to come ashore.
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Unions call for ship detention to protect seafarers
In light of the World Maritime Day, a number of unions called for ships to be detained in ports if seafarers have been onboard longer than international treaties allow.Fines
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Maritime New Zealand sentenced and fined the master and the chief engineer of the log-carrier MV Funing after admitting charges relating to the grounding of the ship at the Port of Tauranga in July.Shipbuilding
Spain must recover illegal state aid for ships built in domestic shipyards, EU court says
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Hyundai Heavy discussing concessions with EU over DSME deal
South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world's biggest shipbuilder, is discussing concessions with EU antitrust regulators to allay concerns over its $1.8 billion bid for compatriot rival Daewoo, (DSME) exclusive reports by Reuters say.