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Voices: Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University

Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University (Photo: World Maritime University)

To say that Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry is passionate about all matters surrounding maritime and seafarers is a bit of an understatement. Prior to taking the helm as president of the World Maritime University (WMU) two years ago, she served as the Director of the International Labor Standards Department

Fight Fatigue

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Fatigue is a well known factor as a cause numerous maritime and non-maritime accidents worldwide. In fact driving while fatigued is considered just as bad as driving while under the influence. The requirements under the new Manilla amendments call for vessels and seafarers to log their work or rest

RoboSub Competition: 20 Years of Fun and Learning

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More than 300 high school and college engineering students tested their mechanical, electrical, computer and systems engineering skills, as well as their presentation skills and teamwork, while competing for cash prizes at the recent 20th International RoboSub Competition.   The week-long competition,

Getting to Grips with Ship Security

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 On-board practice in assessing maritime security measures on a ship was a key feature of a recent workshop which took place in Montevideo, Uruguay (8-11 August).    Some 45 participants, representing the national Administration and designated authority for maritime security, ship companies, recognized

Port Security Training for Mauritanian Officials

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Officials responsible for port security in Mauritania are undergoing a week-long International Maritime Organization (IMO)  training course in the country’s capital of Nouakchott (7-11 August).    The course will equip designated authority officials, port security officials and managers with the

BIMCO ELearning Dramatically Refreshed

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 BIMCO has launched the first of a range of updated eLearning courses tailored to meet shipping professionals’ needs, using the very latest content authoring technology and platform.   The first short documentary course is NYPE 2015, which is based on one of the most popular individual contracts available through BIMCO,

Ultimate SIM: Kongsberg's Digital Ecosystem

Stocked Cabinet: The W2W SIM dashboard. (Photo: William Stoichevski)

Ship owners can expect a rich digitalized offering from Kongsberg Group after the merger of its software-producing, oil-and-gas technology division; its maritime simulation (SIM) business and the company’s renewable energy department. Kongsberg Digital is the successor to these, and among the new entity’s

Marine Consultants Lead Safety Training Around Offshore Installations

Michael Cowlam, technical director at Seacroft Marine Consultants (Photo: Marine Consultants)

An Aberdeen-based maritime specialist has launched 500m Zone Management training courses to address concerns raised around offshore installation safety zones.   Seacroft Marine Consultants is aiming to raise awareness of the need to control marine operations inside the 500m zone as the HSE highlights

US, Japan Conclude Mine Countermeasures Exercise

Petty Officer Third Class Higuchi Shoma, Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), center, pilots USS Pioneer during 2JA 2017 Mine Countermeasures Exercise (2JA-17 MCMEX) as Mineman First Class Zachary Abel, right, observes. 2JA Mine Countermeasures Exercise is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. Navy and JMSDF to strengthen interoperability and increase proficiencies in mine countermeasure operations. (Photo by William McCann)

U.S. naval forces and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force concluded 2JA mine countermeasures exercise (MCMEX) after 10 days of unit-level and combined MCM-related drills on July 28.    2JA MCMEX is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. and Japan to strengthen interoperability and increase

US, Panama Maritime Schools Partner

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SUNY Maritime College said it has expanded its global reach by signing a memorandum of agreement with the International Maritime University of Panama, paving the way for further cooperation between the two institutions, including student and faculty exchange programs, collaborative research ventures

Improved Safety and Training, Part II

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 Step-by-Step Improved Safety & Training - Step #2: Launching a Blended Learning Pilot   Everyone responsible for safety or training in their organization is very aware that everything is changing in the maritime world. The worker demographic has shifted. Regulatory demand is rising and compliance is more complex.

New Training Scheme Boost Commercial Diving Safety

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The Underwater Centre, the subsea worker training experts with 40 years’ experience, has announced its new International Training Establishment (ITE) Partnership scheme, as well as its first partner, Singapore’s SSE Training Centre.    The scheme will allow training centers around the world to deliver

Oil Spill Response: SCOPE 2017

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Later this year a major oil and chemical protection exercise dubbed SCOPE 2017 will be carried out in Norway. A joint project including major European and Scandinavian stakeholders, the simulated response to a combined oil and chemical spill aims to foster clearer communication and coordination of spill

Next Class of Apprentices Begin at Hapag-Lloyd

(Photo: Hapag-Lloyd)

On August 1, 66 young men and women started their apprenticeship at Hapag-Lloyd.   “Highly qualified and motivated employees are a decisive factor in a dynamic and extremely competitive sector like container shipping,” said Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen as the new training period began.   Many

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