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How to Choose the Best Rest Hour Software

By |2021-08-03T19:03:54+05:30July 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

You know what they say about all work and no play. The only problem is that if Jack is dull on a ship, it could lead to disaster! Fatigue has been linked to errors in judgement, which could impact the safety of the entire vessel and its crew. This is why rest hour regulations are stringent ...

The Shipping Industry Overcomes its Teething Troubles with Technology

By |2021-06-24T14:45:35+05:30June 28th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hey Google, call John. Alexa, turn on my lights. Cortana, add a conference call to my calendar. Hey Siri, text Mary I’m running 5 minutes late for the meeting. Just a few years back, we couldn’t have imagined saying something like this to machines. Technology has radically changed the way we get things done. It was ...

Understanding the Work Hours and Rest Hours Requirements on Ships

By |2021-06-21T11:17:40+05:30June 16th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Not all of us can be Jack Sparrow and commandeer the Black Pearl. Most of us operating a maritime business are more like the Ancient Mariner but the albatross around our neck is compliance. Regulations might be difficult but following them can enhance efficiency and productivity on ship. One such category of regulations is work and ...

Technology Helps Steer the Shipping Industry Through Covid-19

By |2021-06-11T16:37:58+05:30June 8th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

On March 29, 2021, tugboat horns blared across the Suez Canal in celebration of the end of the six-day blockade caused by the MV Ever Given. The blocking of one of the busiest trade routes in the world was just another challenge that the shipping industry had to face, against the backdrop of a raging pandemic. ...

Air Lubrication Technology for Ships Shows Verified Energy Savings

By |2019-05-24T08:22:30+05:30February 10th, 2015|Categories: Marine News|

Sea trials of Silverstream Technologies’ new air lubrication technology for ships, the Silverstream System, showed net energy efficiency savings in all analyzed cases. Shell funded and helped oversee the installation of the Silverstream System on the 40000DWT products tanker MT Amalienborg, owned by the leading Danish Shipping company Dannebrog Rederi. The results were independently verified by ...

Sea change in shipping natural gas to make engines more eco friendly

By |2019-05-24T08:22:22+05:30February 10th, 2015|Categories: Marine News|

At a research facility in Copenhagen, a unique ship’s engine has been developed. Powered by both diesel and liquefied natural gas, it has been designed to reduce the emissions of gases like carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Its performance differs little from normal diesel engines, say the scientists involved in this European research project. “Ship operators ...

Engine Failure Caused Aransas Pass Collision, Damage of $17 mn; Says Report

By |2019-05-24T08:22:16+05:30August 20th, 2013|Categories: Marine News|

Marine News, August 20, 2013: The damage caused by the collision of oil tanker FR8 Pride with a mobile offshore drilling unit in Aransas Pass, Corpus Christi, Texas is estimated at $16-17 million, according to the recently released report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB report says that while no lives were lost in the ...

ILO Compiles Guide for Maritime Labour Convention 2006

By |2019-06-13T12:14:06+05:30August 19th, 2013|Categories: Marine News|

Marine News, August 19, 2013: The ILO, or International Labour Organization, has compiled a detailed guide for MLC 2006, or Maritime Labour Convention 2006, which is scheduled to come into force from August 20, 2013. Also called the Seafarers’ Bill of Rights, MLC 2006, lays down the minimum standard for working and living conditions for seafarers on ...

Ship Collision in Yangtze River, 2 Still Missing

By |2019-05-24T08:21:59+05:30August 10th, 2013|Categories: Marine News|

Marine News, August 10, 2013: The search is still on for two Chinese crew members who fell overboard when ships collided in the Yangtze River. A Panama-registered ship collided with a Chinese cargo vessel at the mouth of the Yangtze River in the wee hours of the morning on August 7. On collision, three crew members ...

Maritime Labour Convention Ratified By the UK

By |2019-05-24T08:21:50+05:30August 9th, 2013|Categories: Marine News|

Marine News, August 9, 2013: After a long and complex process, the UK has ratified Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006. The new convention, under the aegis of the International Labour Organization (ILO), collates and updates over 68 standards for working conditions in the shipping industry. The MLC 2006 sets minimum standards for the living and working ...

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