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Loss of Ship El Faro – Time Line

El Faro Buoy

NL 52 Loss of ship El Faro   Master Mariner. LLM (London) specialist in shipping law The loss of ship El Faro l Faro was a Roll on Roll off ship (a ship designed to carry vehicles or wheel base cargo) built 40 years ago flying USA flag and maintained under the classification rules of […]

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 […]