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Sailors participating in Golden Globe Race

The Golden Globe Race, originally held in 1968, was the first race in which participants had to sail around the globe single-handed, non-stop. The first one who managed to navigate and complete the route was Britain’s Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who voyaged around the globe in 312 days.

Deepest submarine dive in history recorded

The Five Deeps Expedition has successfully dived to the bottom of one of the world’s five oceans. The team completed a mission to reach the deepest point on planet Earth: Challenger Deep within the Mariana Trench. The team measured and mapped the operating area with a Kongsberg EM124 sonar to pinpoint the desired dive sites.

Dutch maritime technology sector reports cautious progress

Activity in the Dutch maritime technology sector, increased slightly in 2018. Total turnover rose to €7.3 billion, about €400 million more than 2017. The total employment was 29,072 FTEs, which marks an expansion of about 4% compared to 2017. Bas Ort, chair of the trade association Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT), noted that many new orders were received and ships completed in the Netherlands during 2018.

New rules issued on Disclosure and Volcafe

The UK P&I Club explores the new rules on disclosure recently introduced in the English Commercial Court, analyzing the rules’ impact on cargo claims, especially ahead of the recent Supreme Court decision in Volcafe Ltd & Others v. Compania Sud Americana De Vapores SA [2018] UKSC 61.

Receiving a Continuous Synopsis Record Document

SOLAS Chapter XI-1, regulation 5 requires all passenger ships and cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage and above engaged on international voyages to have on board a Continuous Synopsis Record. The CSR document aims to provide an onboard record of the history of the ship with respect to the information recorded therein. But how can ships receive such a document?

7 Reasons why shipping is in the news

Sadly, shipping appears in the news mostly when it comes to noisy debate issues and warnings, while casualties and/or major agreements are the topics that attract readers the most, generate clicks and get shared. Which are these topics though and why? In addition to casualties, regulations and cyber-security issues are among the most prevalent.

Effective Handling of Emergencies: A Case Study

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Forum, Mr. Elias Psyllos, VP Commercial and Risk Management, T&T Salvage mainly presented a case study to demonstrate effective ways in handling of emergencies. A salvage operation is expensive as it’s a very unique operation that needs many lessons learned and there’s a lot of feedback coming out for the operators.

Watch: Panama Canal achieves milestone with Tritón transmit

The Panama Canal announced that it completed a transit trial of the container ship Tritón, of the Evergreen shipping company, the largest and largest container vessel to make the lock for the Canal expanded since its opening in June 2016.

Greek and Chinese experts applaud Belt and Road initiative

According to Xinhua, experts in Greece praised the development the Port of Piraeus is experiencing, under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) during a two-day seminar. The event was a joint initiative by the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation in Greece and the Tsinghua University in China.

North Korea demands return of seized vessel by the US

North Korea claimed that the seizure of one of its cargo ships by the US was an illegal act that violated the spirit of a summit between the two countries. For this reason it demanded the return of the ship immediately. The US accused the ship of illicit coal shipments, thus violating sanctions and was first detained by Indonesia in April 2018.

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