Life & Love

MAGNETIC NORTH RELOCATION AND FUTURE MARITIME NAVIGATION

22 FEB 2019 Recent scientific reports have advised about magnetic north drifting toward Siberia, and steps are being undertaken to assist international transportation in regard to directional accuracy. The combination of relocation of magnetic north, carbon induced global warming and a possible cyclical reduction in solar energy output has numerous …

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IMPORTANCE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN MARITIME

21 FEB 2019 Over the past few years the Tanker Management Self-Assessment (TMSA), the International Safety Management (ISM) code and other regulative bodies have added recommendations or regulations about the psychometric evaluation of seafarers, but there is still quite strong skepticism among the maritime industry.  Even with the application of …

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THERE’S A DANGEROUS, COMMON FORM OF DEPRESSION PEOPLE DON’T TALK ABOUT ENOUGH

19 FEB 2019 The term “smiling depression” – appearing happy to others while internally suffering depressive symptoms – has become increasingly popular. Articles on the topic have crept up in the popular literature, and the number of Google searches for the condition has increased dramatically this year. Some may question, however, …

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SPANISH NAVY ORDERS MERCHANT SHIPS TO LEAVE GIBRALTAR ANCHORAGE

18 FEB 2019 The government of Gibraltar issued a strong protest on Sunday after a Spanish naval vessel entered the bounds of Gibraltar’s maritime claims and ordered several merchant vessels to leave “Spanish” waters. The dispute adds to a long history of tensions with Madrid over the validity of the Rock’s maritime boundaries. …

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