The video by National Geographic provides an insight into working conditions in one of the world’s largest ship recycling yards. Shipbreaking is considered as one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. Men desperate for work demolish ships in grueling conditions, braving the threat of being crushed or stabbed by steel sliced from the hulls.
An autonomous ship model has been successfully tested in Aker Arctic’s ice model test laboratory in Helsinki. The video shows how the ship model was able to detect obstacles in the ice tank utilizing onboard sensors, maneuver around them without operator input, and moor itself automatically to a target pier.
After twelve months of patrols and twelve arrests, Sea Shepherd’s second joint operation with the Liberian Ministry of National Defense to tackle illegal fishing off Liberia, West Africa, has resulted in a dramatic drop in incidents of illegal fishing and the return of fish populations in formerly over-exploited coastal waters.
Twin Capes, a ferry christened 43 years ago on the Delaware Bay and retired after thousands of runs between her namesakes Cape Henlopen, Del. and Cape May, N.J., was sunk on 15 June, to become part of Delaware’s acclaimed artificial reef system. The sinking is expected to expand fish habitat and offer opportunities for deep-sea diving.
None of the world’s challenges loom as large as climate change, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his keynote address to the R20 Austrian World Summit in mid-May, reiterating his belief that global warming poses an “existential threat” to humanity.
The video is a message by IMO Secretary-General addressing seafarer’s wellbeing, particularly their mental health and how this year’s campaign on the Day of the Seafarer, highlights specific strategies to tackle stress and other issues affecting seafarers’ mental conditions.
On 12 June, the general cargo vessel ‘Egbert Wagenborg’ entered the port of Delfzijl, Netherlands, to discharge 14.000 tonnes of salt. The EasyMax vessel is an open-top multi-purpose ice-classed vessel with a load capacity of 14,300 tonnes and a hold capacity of 625,000 cubic feet.
Race Bank, a new offshore wind farm capable of powering over half a million UK homes, officially opened at a ceremony in Grimsby, on 12 June. Race Bank is capable of generating 573 MW from its 91 Siemens Gamesa 6 MW wind turbines. Located off North Norfolk, it is UK’s largest offshore wind O&M base.
In the short educational video in cooperation with Standard P&I Club, CHIRP Maritime analyzes a very good example of non compliance with collision avoidance regulations. CHIRP comments that, in open waters, there is absolutely no need for vessels to be in close proximity to one another.
During an interview, A.P. Moller-Maersk’s CEO Soren Skou, talked about digitalization. Mr. Skou explained what measures Maersk has taken in order to improve its cyber security after the recent cyber attack, and highlighted the importance of digitalizing container shipping, in order to make it simpler.
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