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The maritime industry and 9/11: Spirit of service & duty AUGUST 11, 2016 —A closer look at the vital role the maritime industry played on the evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11 (Extended coverage from Marine Log's August 2016 issue) By James Kendra, Director, Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware
AUGUST 24, 2016 — The National Transportation Safety Board says that about 26 hours of information has been recovered from the voyage data recorder (VDR) of the El Faro, the TOTE cargo ship that sank…
AUGUST 15, 2016 —Investigators will today start examining the data found on the voyage data recorder recovered last week from El Faro, the TOTE ship that sank during Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015. It looks…
AUGUST 11, 2016 —A closer look at the vital role the maritime industry played on the evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11 (Extended coverage from Marine Log's August 2016 issue) By James Kendra, Director, Disaster Research…
AUGUST 9 — The UK P&I Club is warning of the risks associated with mooring deck snap-back zones "Industry advice with respect to identifying and marking snap-back zones came under review last year following an…
JULY 29, 2016 — The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a Safety Alert (08-16) reminding Coast Guard Container Inspectors and others involved in the inspection or handling of intermodal containers that there is always a…
JULY 25, 2016 — More professional mariners are coming to SUNY Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, NY, for training and courses to maintain their credentials and endorsements. Increased enrollment is being seen across the industry as…
JULY 25, 2016 — A Cosco neopanamax containership last month became the first ship to make a commercial transit of the expanded Panama Canal. Now another Cosco neopanamax, the 8,500 TEU Xin Fei Zhou, has…
JULY 22, 2016 — A French marine safety investigation report into the November 18, 2015 fire on board the Compagnie du Ponant expedition cruise ship Le Boréal, near the Falkland Islands, finds that it was…
JULY 20, 2016 — In a landmark Seaman's Protection Act decision, a U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge has awarded a former Horizon Lines master more than $1 million of damages after being fired…
JUNE 30, 2016 — In its latest annual report, the Paris MOU on Port State Control reports that 2015 saw a large decrease in refusals of access ("bans") within the region: 11 bans compared to…
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