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CYBER HACKERS – WHAT SHIPPING MUST LEARN FROM MAERSK CYBERATTACK

Maersk reefer containers outfitted with “smart” technology. The shipping industry must learn from last week’s cyber attack on Maersk, say analysts, and the line’s chief commercial officer, Vincent Clerc, said the line would “have to ask ourselves some tough questions”. Speaking to CNN, Mr Clerc said the company had focused on trying to restore normal operations, …

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CALL ME CAPTAIN! (OR NOT)

By Colin Dewey, Ph.D., MNI When is it correct to call someone “captain?” And where is it appropriate for people to use the title themselves? What’s the difference between a captain and a “master?” (1) When does a master, or any mariner, get to be called “master mariner?” The organized mind of …

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MARITIME WAKES UP TO SECURITY RISKS

Today an estimated 30,000 vessels globally have some sort of access to always-on Internet via satellite. At the same time, a mix of increasingly sophisticated equipment – from electronic navigation systems to computer-controlled engines – is finding its way on board modern tonnage. This means ships can no longer be …

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BOURBON JOINS AUTONOMOUS SHIP INITIATIVE

Offshore services company Bourbon has entered into an MOU with Automated Ships Ltd (ASL) to support the building of the world’s first autonomous, fully-automated and cost-efficient prototype vessel for offshore operations, in collaboration with the project’s primary technology partner, Kongsberg. Bourbon will leverage its expertise in building and operating a …

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