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Are We Doing Enough for the Well-Being of our Seafarers?

By Dimitrios Lyrakos 2019-04-20 20:31:56

Are we doing enough for the mental health and well-being of our seafarers? The answer is “no,” but this is not the end, but the beginning, of this article.  In one of the biggest and growing industries worldwide, in the industry with the biggest cultural diversity, mental health and well-being are factors that are important for most companies, but the quality of service is very low, completely inadequate, and it is dependable on the individual work of some of us....

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Assistant Professor of the Practice- Maritime Transportation Dept

By MarEx 2019-04-17 10:31:53

The Maritime Transportation Department (MART) at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) invites applications for a full-time (9 months per year), Academic Professional Track faculty member (non-tenure) at the Assistant Professor of the Practice position in the area of marine transportation, navigation, seamanship, lifesaving and dynamic positioning courses with the possibility of hire for summer sea term cruises.  The Texas A&M Maritime Academy is the only maritime academy that is part of an...

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Sailors’ Society Launches “Not On My Watch” Petition

By MarEx 2019-04-16 20:17:51

Maritime charity Sailors’ Society is petitioning the International Labour Organization to make wellness training for seafarers mandatory in the Maritime Labour Convention. The petition is a key part of the charity’s “Not On My Watch” campaign to combat suicide and depression at sea. The campaign is also calling on maritime companies to donate to the charity’s work with seafarers struggling with depression and to run wellness training for their staff. The charity claims that more than a quarter of seafarers suffer...

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Urgent Need to Automate and Standardize Onboard Training

By Dr. Ahmed Youssef 2019-04-03 18:25:00

Maritime academies and universities contribute to the development of human resources, and the introduction of sophisticated computing systems and advanced equipment plays an important role in delivering the syllabus. It is also crucial to maintaining a balance between education and training and to developing cadets' practical knowledge and skills during onboard training. The rapid development of information technology, computers and communication technology considered by the IMO in the 2010 enhancement of the Standards Training, Certification and Watch keeping for seafarers...

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New Edition of The Principles of Navigation Released

By MarEx 2019-03-31 02:47:17

The Nautical Institute has published the 11th edition of The Admiralty Manual of Navigation, Volume 1: The Principles of Navigation. This latest edition has been updated for the electronic era of navigation, so it is the first to be “digital by design” and assumes that the reader’s vessel will be navigated using an IMO type-approved ECDIS. Nevertheless, the basic principles are the same as those of a century ago: ensuring the safe conduct of a ship across the oceans. In...

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Assistant Professor of the Practice - RADAR/ARPA/ECDIS

By MarEx 2019-03-12 16:44:02

The Maritime Transportation Department (MART) at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) invites applications for a full-time (9 months per year), non-tenure track Assistant Professor of the Practice position in the area of marine transportation, seamanship, RADAR/ARPA/ECDIS, Stability & lifesaving courses with the possibility of hire for summer sea term cruises. The Texas A&M Maritime Academy is the only maritime academy that is part of an AAU institution - Texas A&M University. The successful candidate will enhance the quality of...

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Assistant Professor of the Practice - Marine Transportation

By MarEx 2019-03-12 16:27:10

The Maritime Transportation Department (MART) at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) invites applications for a full-time (9 months per year), non-tenure track Assistant Professor of the Practice position in the area of marine transportation, seamanship, liquid cargo, marine surveying & lifesaving courses with the possibility of hire for summer sea term cruises. The Texas A&M Maritime Academy is the only maritime academy that is part of an AAU institution - Texas A&M University. Requirements are advanced knowledge of navigation, communication,...

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Assistant Professor of the Practice - Meteorology

By MarEx 2019-03-12 15:59:39

The Maritime Transportation Department (MART) at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) invites applications for a full-time (9 months per year), non-tenure track Assistant Professor of the Practice position in the area of marine transportation, seamanship, maritime meteorology & lifesaving courses with the possibility of hire for summer sea term cruises. The Texas A&M Maritime Academy is the only maritime academy that is part of an AAU institution - Texas A&M University. Requirements are advanced knowledge of navigation, communication, and vessel...

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Solid Bulk and the Connected Dangers in Enclosed Spaces

By Captain Gunter Schütze 2019-03-11 17:57:27

On March 2, 2019, The Maritime Executive published an article "Another Five Fatalities with Solid Bulk Cargo." Basically, I share the opinion of the author of this article. The recent casualties on bulk carriers caused by lack of oxygen in loaded holds, fumigated holds and adjacent areas show us that there are significant deficiencies which the IMO, its safety committees, shipping companies, surveyors, fumigation companies, shippers and port authorities must wake up...

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Underwater Medicine Specialists Adapt for Desert Role

By MarEx 2019-03-10 18:47:13

As part of the Australian Defence Force’s ongoing commitment to the war in Afghanistan, Royal Australian Navy underwater medicine clinicians and doctors are deploying to this arid and rugged landscape far away from the oceans. Over the last four years, 11 members of this specialized community have worked across a number of locations in roles ranging from pre-hospital care through to tertiary hospital-based services. Underwater medicine clinicians are medics drawn from the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Army who...

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