TWO CREWMEMBERS KILLED IN TANK-CLEANING ACCIDENT

03 sept 2018 Two crewmembers of the chemical tanker Key Fighter died last weekend after they were poisoned during tank cleaning. Police are still investigating the circumstances of the incident, but the vessel’s manager reports that they were exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas. The 5,000 dwt Key Fighter trades between Norwegian ports carrying vegetable …

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ADVICE FOR A YOUNG WATCH OFFICER

Capt John Konrad August 30, 2018  “Skill at the helm of a ship, the skill of (watchstanding) technique, is something wider, embracing honesty and grace and rule… made up of accumulated tradition, kept alive by individual pride, rendered exact by professional opinion, and, like the higher arts, it spurred on and sustained …

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