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Poor communications cited as cause of an LPG carrier collision with a state wharf in Washington leading to damage amounting to US$8 million A pilot sped a 741.5-ft partially-loaded tanker towards a wharf at a steep angle destroyed a south mooring dolphin, and the wharf’s connecting catwalk. The ship’s forward ballast tank was penetrated and flooded. The National Transportation Safety ...

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Korea joins the regional enforcement in enhanced quarantine measures Proof of negative PCR test result mandated for all foreign vessels Things are worsening with a more contagious strain, and countries are going to even greater extremes to close off visitors than in previous heights of the global pandemic. It is said that many plan to keep borders closed, or severely ...

Leveraging on Big Data to identify training gaps As the industry transitions into digitalisation, training is not enough. Big data helps identify the gaps that closing Training is essential, but it can be carried out more efficiently if shipowners and charterers are apprised of what training works and otherwise. It is also vital for captains to identify the safest team ...

HPC and Roland Berger to undergo study on the restructuring of Port of Beirut Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC) has joined Roland Berger, the Munich-based international management consultancy, to initiate a study for the restructuring, construction, and operations of Beirut port following the recent chemical explosion incident. They aim to achieve better integration of the Port area into the city of ...

Shell becomes test oil partner for technology group Wärtsilä The technology group Wärtsilä has appointed Shell to become its test oil partner for engines during the factory testing process. This further strengthens their partnership since August 2011 to promote and accelerate the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The Wärtsilä engines are widely used in the marine and ...

  Do you know that skin problems/diseases are the most common non-injury health concern reported by workers who handle chemicals in their course of work.   Skin-related health problems can result in high medical costs, physical pain, low self-esteem and even disability.   Our skin protects our body by limiting loss of water and other compounds from our body.  Healthy ...