Monthly Archives: February 2021

WHAT DIETING ACTUALLY DOES TO YOUR METABOLISM, ACCORDING TO SCIENTISTS

20 FEB 2021 When it comes to dieting, research shows the majority of people will regain some – if not most – of the weight they’ve lost. While there are many reasons why this weight regain may happen, some popular claims online are that it’s because dieting permanently wrecks your metabolism. …

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TANKER CAPTAIN AND THIRD MATE CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER FOR COLLISION

18 FEB 2021  The captain and third mate of the product tanker Vulcanello have been arrested in connection with the sinking of the fishing boat Nuova Iside on May 12, 2020, which resulted in the deaths of three fishermen. The two officers have been charged with causing a shipwreck and manslaughter, and they are …

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DNV: SAFETY GAPS EMERGING AS SHIPPING INDUSTRY TRANSFORMS

17 FEB 2021  The maritime industry is undergoing significant changes and as this transformation takes place new safety gaps are emerging that will require both leadership and collaboration according to DNV GL to safeguard the future of maritime operations.  The classification society I presenting its analysis of the looking safety …

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CREW OF BOXSHIP MOZART FREED BY PIRATES WEEKS AFTER BRUTAL ATTACK

16 FEB 2021  The crew of the boxship Mozart who were kidnapped in a brutal attack in the Gulf of Guinea two weeks ago have been freed. According to a statement from the ship’s manager Borealis Maritime, the 15 Turkish citizens are all safe in Nigeria and will be returning home as …

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MARITIME LESSONS FROM A WATERSHED YEAR

15 FEB 2021  A new and energetic U.S. administration, agreement on an EU-UK trade deal and resurgent Chinese economic growth offer room for global shipping optimism in 2021. However, market sentiment cannot be allowed to overshadow the urgent need to prioritize the vaccination of seafarers. As a business with 160 …

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PROGRESS AS CHINA PERMITS INDIAN CREW CHANGE AND SOME COAL TO LAND

14 FEB 2021  The months-long standoff which has resulted in dozens of bulk carriers loaded with Australian coal becoming stranded in China appears to be easing if only for humanitarian reasons. Reports indicate that the crew standard aboard one of the ships since last September is going to be permitted …

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ONCE AGAIN, HOUTHIS INTERFERE WITH UN MISSION TO SAVE DECAYING TANKER

13 FEB 2021  The UN project to assess and stabilize the deteriorating FSO Safer has been put on hold yet again by the Houthi rebels who control Yemen’s northwestern coastline. This time, the delay could be more serious. In November, a UN technical mission reached formal acceptance with the Houthis on a …

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A “BEGGAR-THY-NEIGHBOR” APPROACH KEEPS SEAFARERS STRANDED

When a business manager is willing to spend $200,000 to send home five employees whose contracts have expired and bring five colleagues to replace them on the spot, later telling a reporter the cost was the least of their worries, you can be sure a crisis is involved. In this …

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LARGEST METAL 3D-PRINTED PROPELLER CERTIFIED BY BUREAU VERITAS

11 FEB 2021  A new generation of technology holds the promise of revolutionizing some of the most traditional elements of the shipping industry.  Recently, the classification society Bureau Veritas (BV), responsible for testing and inspection, certified a new-generation 3D printed propeller. The propeller, which was manufactured by the Naval Group …

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