Health & Fitness

PIRATES KIDNAP FOUR BOXSHIP CREWMEMBERS IN GULF OF GUINEA

01 april 2019 Four crewmembers from the container feeder Contship Oak have been kidnapped off the coast of Cameroon, vessel operator Contship has confirmed. The attack occured shortly after the U.S. and other allied forces conducted large-scale anti-piracy drills in the region. In an attack on March 30, pirates boarded the Oak at the …

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WHAT ARE THE DOLDRUMS ?

30 MAR 2019 The “doldrums” is a popular nautical term that refers to the belt around the Earth near the equator where sailing ships sometimes get stuck on windless waters. Known to sailors around the world, the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, (ITCZ, pronounced and sometimes referred to as the “itch”), is …

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MAIB: POOR WATCHKEEPING LED TO COLLISION BETWEEN RO-RO AND CRUISER IN THE SOLENT

28 MAR 2019 The UK Maritime Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) says that poor watch keeping contributed to last September’s collision between the ro-ro passenger ferry and a recreational cruiser in the Solent near Southampton, England. On 29 September 2018, the UK registered roll-on roll-off passenger ferry Red Falcon and the …

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