• Enhanced security and environmental awareness in KSA
  • ABC’s Electric and Hybrid Propulsion System receives Bureau Veritas approval
  • Western Maritime Institute Launches Engine Room Rating Program
  • TC issues brief statement on SSB fiasco
  • Not so fast there !

Seaman’s Manslaughter Statute (US)

If you intend to work in the US in the Marine Industry, you should be aware of this, ( plus it is very interesting reading. ): The Seaman’s Manslaughter Statute: An Old Tool Being Used AnewMonday, March 20, 2006By Jeanne M. GrassoOver the last ten or so years, criminal prosecutions have become commonplace in the maritime industry. The most common prosecutions stem from environmental violations, but often also include charges…

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Burning Star

Yes Indeed JK, disaster abound at sea this week. Here is a little more on the Star Princess in Jamaica. The photo had the following caption. Click on the link at the end, for the full story.“The Star Princess cruise ship, with some clearly scorched cabins, is pictured while approaching the port of Montego Bay, in the northern coast of Jamaica, Thursday, March 23, 2006. Fire broke out in the…

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Bad Things Happens in Bunches

Scanning the marine sites the last fews weeks has not turned up much to comment on.Then all hell breaks loose!(I’ve noticed the same effect around my office. One ship breaks down and there is a cascade effect until you can manage to get one back to sea. Thankfully nothing near the magnitude of the topics of the last three posts ) If you go to the Cargo Law site you…

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Star Princess smokes up in Jamaica

This story from Radio Jamaica on the Star Princess fire. ——————— One man reportedly died of a heart attack and eleven other persons are injured following a fire on board a cruise ship which was headed to Jamaica from Grand Cayman Thursday morning. The Chief Financial Officer of Carnival Cruise lines which owns the “Star Princess” Gerald Cahill, says the fire was containined to a single area aboard the ship…

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OLD, ARMED Coast Guard Icebreakers

Strapping guns on coast guard ships quick solution, admiral says By CHRIS LAMBIE Staff Reporter Halifax Herald The fastest way for Canada to get armed icebreakers would be to put .50-calibre machine-guns and some navy sailors on coast guard ships that are already up to the task of navigating the Arctic, says the region’s top sailor.The new Conservative minority government has promised to buy three armed, heavy icebreakers as part…

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Queen of the Deep, huh, North

Boy you are quick on the ball there JK. Its good to have you onside. Indeed something going on, I said to myself as I drove home this morning, past the BC Ferries Company headquarters in Victoria BC, there was the local news media satellite trucks parked in the front and several people lined outside. I thought to myself, oh great, not another fare hike. Little did I know it…

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Absent Friends

My shoe phone rang early this morning, a friend and co-worker on the other end calling from his ship“Have you heard about the Queen of the North?” he said, “It sunk! Isn’t that Dave’s ship? “ I struggled with all the info at once- early in the morning and still half asleep, a BC Ferry has sunk and the fact that another friend and old-schoolmate was possibly onboard. An incident…

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Oil Company Heads For the Beaufort

Shell plans Beaufort Sea drillingNEW ACQUISITION: Oil giant buys mothballed drilling rig to prepare for 2007 exploration. Shell has purchased the offshore drilling rig Kulluk for drilling in the Beaufort Sea. (Photo by Shell) By WESLEY LOYAnchorage Daily News(Published: March 4, 2006)Dutch oil giant Shell, which stormed back to Alaska last year by spending more than $44 million on Beaufort Sea exploratory leases, has purchased a mammoth drilling rig to…

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