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Work Life Balance

Work-Life-Balance

NL55 Work-Life Balance by Capt Sivanandan   he purpose of today’s article is to try and share some thoughts on the work-life balance problem most working people have to deal with in the hopes of shedding some light on a life filled with quality, purpose and sustenance. Work life balance receiving extensive publicity The issue of […]

Marine Simulators – A Brief Description

NL 53 Marine Simulators – A Brief Description Figure 1. Liquid Cargo Simulator n GlobalMET Newsletter No. 50, I shared ALAM’s experience with Engine Room Simulators (ERS) from ALAM’s beginnings which included some introductory material on ERS as well. In this newsletter, what I would like to do is to discuss more on Marine Simulator […]

Common Classroom Problems when Teaching ...

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NL 52 Common Classroom Problems am a lecturer at Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd. (Academy Laut Malaysia) and teach Meteorology, Cargo Work, Seamanship and Collision Regulations at Sea. This article suggests that all lecturers have experienced some classroom or other problematic situation before in class.

Inmarsat Joins Autonomous Ship Project

Inmarsat Joins Autonomous Ship Project

NL49 Autonomous Ship Project Global satellite communications provider Inmarsat has joined the Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) recently launched by Rolls-Royce The project, funded by Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation), will bring industry partners together with universities, research institutes, ship owners and other stakeholders to explore the economic, social, legal, regulatory and technological factors which need to be […]

Marine safety investigations & reports

Marine safety investigations & reports

NL49 Collision between Kota Wajar and the yacht Blazing Keel, Moreton Bay, Queensland on 6 July 2014 Investigation number: 311-MO-2014-006 Marine safety investigations: What happened? At about 0419 on 6 July 2014, in clear visibility, the container ship Kota Wajar collided with the yacht Blazing Keel in Moreton Bay. The ship was southbound in the […]

Making Careers at Sea More Attractive

Making Careers at Sea More Attractive

NL 48 Making careers at sea more attractive Careers at sea in decline in some countries n many countries and particularly in the West, the popularity of seafaring as a career option has been in decline. A Drewry report that was released this week highlighted that shipping will require an additional 42,500 officers by 2019. While the report’s […]

The Training of Bridge Officers

The Training of Bridge Officers

  NL 48 Bridge Officers Captain John Rose ExC, LLM, FNI Director (Maritime Training of Bridge Officers he training of bridge officers has been questioned by the UK’s Confidential Reporting Programme for Aviation and Maritime (CHIRP) after receiving confidential reports about incidents at sea. Questions of Competency of Bridge Officers “A report we have received related to very […]

Giants of the sea

Giants of the sea

NL 48 Giants of the sea World Maritime News Staff; Infographic: DNV iants of the sea Do you know which are world’s biggest ships? This infographic shows you 6 largest ships in the world, dominating their respective classes, ranging from container shipping to the cruise industry. Take a look at the infographic and try comparing […]