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Malta Prepares for Hazardous, Noxious Substance Spills

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 With the rise in transport by sea of chemicals and gases, in bulk and containerized, adequate preparedness for response to potential spill incidents involving hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) is increasingly important.   The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean

Closer Look at Interpretation of Maritime Law

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 The challenges posed by maritime crime are bringing about discussions on legal issues involving the interpretation and implementation of maritime law.    As a result, a workshop has taken place in Sri Lanka, Colombo (18-20 June) where maritime law experts and practitioners from around the world met

Morocco Holds Port Emissions Training

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 How can ports cut emissions to ensure cleaner air and contribute to the battle against climate change? An International Maritime Organization (IMO)  training course is supporting countries to help find the answers, which include the need to first quantify emissions and then identify measures to reduce

21 Graduate from Webb Institute

The 2018 graduating class of the WEBB Institute (CREDIT: WEBB Institute)

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, Webb Institute awarded 21 Bachelor of Science degrees at its 122nd Commencement Ceremony. Each graduating student received a dual degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.     Webb’s commencement ceremony included inspirational remarks from Webb’s President R.

Port and Maritime Officials Gather in Singapore

Participants with embassy and industry representatives at 5th Port Management Programme. Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 The fifth run of the MPA Academy Port Management Programme (PMP), aimed at port masters, harbour masters and middle managers from maritime and port authorities, kicked off today with a record 20 maritime officials from across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Oceania.   Developed and organised by MPA Academy,

Poland's World Maritime Day Parallel Event

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 How to create better shipping for a better future was a theme running throughout the 2018 IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event (13-15 June), held in Szczecin, Poland.    “IMO's heritage for 70 years has been to drive improvements in shipping to achieve a better world today. But we cannot rest on past achievements.

INTERVIEW: Natasa Pilides, Cyprus Deputy Minister of Shipping

Photo: MarineLink.com

Natasa Pilides, Cyprus Deputy Minister of Shipping, has held this newly created political post for only three months, but already she has big plans to facilitate the growth of her country’s stature in world maritime circles. In Athens at Posidonia we discuss with her Cyprus’ plan for the development

International Maritime Law Institute Graduation Ceremony

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s globally recognized training centre, the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI), has held its 29th annual graduation ceremony at the Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa, Malta (9 June).  Fifty-one students from 41 countries graduated from programs covering

Uruguay Conducts Maritime Security Drills

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Drills and exercises to test maritime security knowledge and update skills are under way during a national workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay (5 to 8 June).    The National Workshop on International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS Code) Drills and Exercises has been designed to strengthen the

Inmarsat Offers Unique Maritime IoT Insights

Photo:  Inmarsat plc.

 Original research commissioned by Inmarsat suggests that the maritime industry is more amenable to adopting analytic, management and operational tools applied through the Internet of Things (IoT) than many commentators have supposed.   The release of ‘Industrial IoT: Maritime’ coincides with Posidonia

Seafaring Cadets Upskilled the ‘Singapore Way’

(Photo: Wavelink)

In its 36th run, The CadetsPlus program has benefitted close to 3,000 cadets across 15 cities in six countries.A historical training collaboration between the Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU), the Thai Seafarers’ Association (TSFA) and various shipping companies in Thailand, upskilled close

Namibia Strengthens Oil Spill Response

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Namibia has hosted of a series of events addressing oil spill preparedness and response, with two back to back workshops in Swakopmund (22-24 May and 28-31 May) developed with a view to improve the national preparedness and response system in the country.   A first workshop was held to provide participants

Mariners Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

William Donnelly, USMMA Class of 2008 (Image: Marad)

Ask folks unfamiliar with the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) where it’s graduates can be found and they will likely tell you on a cargo ship plying the deep oceans, or in some exotic port on the far side of the globe. And they would be, for the most part correct.   However, most don’t

Angola Protects Marine Environment

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 A national workshop on the treaty covering dumping of wastes at sea, the London Protocol, is being held in Luanda, Angola (30-31 May).    The workshop is raising awareness among stakeholders on the practical aspects of effective implementation of the London Protocol to protect the marine environment from the dumping of harmful wastes at sea.

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