Monday, February 24, 2020
THE MARITIME Executive Newsletter
Collision: Master “Fixated” on Electronic Chart
Wilhelm Wilhelmsen Dies at Eighty-Two
China to House Medical Workers on Cruise Ships
Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil in Arctic Shipping Moves Ahead
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Collision: Master “Fixated” on Electronic Chart

The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its accident investigation report into the ro-ro passenger ferry Red Falcon colliding with a moored yacht on October 21, 2018. At 0811, when navigating in severely reduced visibility in Cowes Harbour, the master ...

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Wilhelm Wilhelmsen Dies at Eighty-Two

Wilhelm Wilhelmsen, the fourth-generation owner of the Wilhelmsen group, died on February 22 at the age of 82. Wilhelmsen, born June 8, 1937, was a very well-respected business leader and...

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China to House Medical Workers on Cruise Ships

China is bringing seven river cruise ships into Wuhan to house medical workers helping people with coronavirus in the province. The seven ships will provide an extra 1,469 beds for worker...

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Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil in Arctic Shipping Moves Ahead

On the banks of the River Thames in London last week, a little-known group met to determine the future of Arctic shipping. In the halls of the IMO, the seventh session of the Sub-Committee on Pollu...

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Offshore Wind Could be the Answer to China's Renewables Challenge

Under the Paris Climate Agreement, China committed to having renewable energy satisfy 20 percent of its energy needs by 2030. Currently, the country is on track to double that commitment, aiming to...

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Pilot's Tug Assist Tool Provides Bollard Pull Calculations

Captain M.Baykal Yaylali, chief pilot at the Directorate General of Coastal Safety Izmir Alsancak Port, has released open source software Pilot’s Tug Assist Tool (PTAT) which estimates the to...

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Towboat Flooding Caused by Pre-Existing Hull Fractures

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released a Marine Accident Brief about the January 7, 2019, accident involving the towing vessel Tom Bussler which was transiting upbound ...

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The Little Ships of Dunkirk

The Little Ships of Dunkirk were about 850 private boats that sailed from Ramsgate, England, to Dunkirk, France, between May 26 and June 4, 1940 as part of Operation Dynamo, helping to rescue more ...

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High Value

With an ever-growing global demand for “all things fresh” – from a multi...

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How Radar for Merchant Ships Developed

The year was 1942. Radar technology was developed during the Second World War, but it all took off following a decision that from 1942 all U.S. and British commercial vessels had to be eq...

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Report: Pacific Marine National Monuments Don't Harm Fishing Industry

New findings released in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications indicate that expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands and Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monuments did not cause overall ...

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