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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Powerful Version of PrimeShip-HULL Design Software from ClassNK

Posted to Powerful Version of PrimeShip-HULL Design Software from ClassNK (by Joseph Fonseca) on June 5, 2013

The new version of its PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) ship design support software is the latest creation by ClassNK that could bring about a sea-change in ship building. Amongst other features this version incorporates the new second draft of the IACS Harmonized Common Structural Rules…

“Big Data” and What it Will Mean for Maritime Training: “The Art of the Possible”

Posted to Maritime Training Issues with Murray Goldberg (by Murray Goldberg) on February 25, 2013

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Ports that don't make the world go round

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on December 17, 2012

Facts mixed with omission have gone awry in the furor over the longshore union strike that caused havoc at Los Angeles/Long Beach. The most glaring misunderstanding, which has even reached the pages of Maritime Professional, is the cost of the strike.

USCG Removes Conditions of Entry for Vessels Arriving from the Congo

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on October 20, 2011

On October 14, 2012 the USCG posted Port Security Advisory (PSA) 4-11 to its Homeport website. In essence, the Advisory removes conditions of entry previously imposed on vessels arriving from the Republic of Congo. “The Coast Guard has determined…

Fall line

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on March 25, 2011

The fall line is a geologic boundary between two surface layers of earth with different levels. The levels between the two layers are sufficiently different that a river flowing from the higher level to the lower level creates a waterfall. The…

Water bridges

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 18, 2010

Water bridges, also called navigable aqueducts, were first developed by the Romans, but didn’t come into use again until 1690. That year, the Canal du Midi opened. The 150-mile long Canal connected the Garonne River (which flows into the Atlantic)…

Liquefaction of Iron ore cargo caused vessel to list & ground

Posted to Liquefaction of Iron ore cargo caused vessel to list & ground (by Joseph Fonseca) on January 20, 2010

Investigation into the causes of grounding and subsequent listing of the 17,240 DWT Black Forest has only reaffirmed the dictum that the trade should have long term approach in establishing safety standards towards accident free image rather than profitability alone.