How Sweden Investigated An Engine Room Fire Accident in 1985

At the time, Sweden had a Fire Protection Commission composed of personnel from shore-based fire services, the Maritime Administration, and other maritime-related institutions, including union members. This Commission was in charge of fire safety instruction for seafarers, but they had other interests as well. They examined their balance statement in 1985 and decided to invest… Continue reading How Sweden Investigated An Engine Room Fire Accident in 1985

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Adapting to Sea Piracy’s Dynamic Transformation

We investigated various options for mitigating the problem of piracy’s future development in the Gulf of Guinea. This study is incomplete unless the major player, the seafarer, is included. As a result, this analysis focuses on how mariners must adjust to the exponential rise of pirate operations. Despite advancements in maritime communications, the captain remains… Continue reading Adapting to Sea Piracy’s Dynamic Transformation

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Understanding China’s Modern Maritime Militia

China somehow doesn’t publish the names of its maritime militia vessels. This would undermine the militia’s fundamental advantages of secrecy and deniability. It is also uncommon for Chinese publications to identify particular vessels’ militia connections. Analysts are using clues to determine if a ship is probable to be China’s maritime militia vessel or not. Since… Continue reading Understanding China’s Modern Maritime Militia

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Rutter Aims for Safer Maritime Operations

Rutter, a Canadian digital startup, is redefining radar by providing seafarers with unique access to analytics about their environment. Rutter’s radar systems can detect glaciers in the water, detect patterns in tides and swells, and detect small boats despite background noise, thanks to powerful algorithms and signal processing. Rutter’s most recent innovation is a safety… Continue reading Rutter Aims for Safer Maritime Operations

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Three Maritime Sector Digitalization Strategies

In the marine industry, a lot of documentation monitoring systems are being modernized in an attempt to increase project and process efficiency. Despite these improvements, errors continue to occur during operations, and newer document control software is frequently unsatisfactory. What do you hope to achieve through marine digitalization? There are numerous new updates to pick… Continue reading Three Maritime Sector Digitalization Strategies

Should the G7 Countries Offer an Alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative?

Western countries have been suspicious of China’s outburst of development finance in Africa, even urging African nations to reject Chinese funding. With massive infrastructure investment gaps to fill, Africa has had no choice but to seek a liberal development sponsor for its programs. Furthermore, most African governments often avoid the World Bank and IMF, which… Continue reading Should the G7 Countries Offer an Alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative?

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Cargo Companies Request Congress to Revise Shipping Act

Cargo shippers are urging the United States Congress to act immediately to update rules and the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) function, claiming that overcrowding, delays, rising fees, and a lack of infrastructure at U.S. seaports have caused unparalleled damage to the global shipping network. This newest endeavor follows frequent complaints to the FMC by shippers… Continue reading Cargo Companies Request Congress to Revise Shipping Act

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Decarbonize Current Ships

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has begun a new initiative with the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center to evaluate the practical, economical, and environmental considerations involved in converting current ships to operate on zero-carbon energy. The project intends to decrease investment risk in the carbon reduction transition by developing a plan for turning current ships into carbon-neutral… Continue reading Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Decarbonize Current Ships