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Marine Case Study Episode #1//Chiefofficer & Bosun dies by strong swell// Marinesthing
Marine Case Study Episode #1//Chiefofficer & Bosun dies by strong swell// Marinesthing
In this Episode of Marine Case Study presents by Marinesthing we are going to learn lessons which can provide fruitful results if you just listen it carefully. A loaded VLCC was underway. The vessel’s weather routing service was forecasting waves with a significant height of more than six metres. The vessel’s speed was slowed to between five and six knots to reduce the chances of shipping seas on deck.Due to the heavy weather restrictions, access to the main deck was not permitted except when specifically permitted by the Master. This restriction was even posted on the central notice board. Listen to this podcast till end to know the lessons and report for this case study.
04:52
January 12, 2023
Seafarer humanitarian crisis in the spotlight of World Maritime Day
Seafarer humanitarian crisis in the spotlight of World Maritime Day
On 24 September, the IMO and the global maritime community come together to celebrate the annual World Maritime Day. The 2020 theme is Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet. The topic is in line with the industry-wide efforts pushing to save fuel, and develop green energy sources as they work to decarbonize shipping. However, the year has been completely overshadowed by the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and, especially on the seafarers, who are facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the industry. More than 300,000 seafarers are currently stranded on ships, with some now having been working for more than 17 months at sea, without a break. A further 300,000 workers are unable to join ships and potentially face unemployment due to Government-imposed travel restrictions and quarantine measures in different parts of the world.
05:32
September 30, 2020
North Korea 'ghost ships' washed up in Japan because of China's 'dark' fishing fleet, NGO says
North Korea 'ghost ships' washed up in Japan because of China's 'dark' fishing fleet, NGO says
For years, Japan's north coast had been the site of a macabre phenomena: fishing boats washing up on shore carrying the bodies of dead North Koreans, more than 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from their homeland. But the numbers in 2017 were unprecedented: More than 100 boats landed on the Japanese coast with 35 bodies on board. Only 66 boats had washed up the year prior.
06:40
July 25, 2020
Piracy and armed robbery incidents in Asia almost double in H1 2020
Piracy and armed robbery incidents in Asia almost double in H1 2020
The increase in incidents in the Singapore Strait in the first half of the year was mirrored in the Asian region in general with 51 incidents of armed robbery and piracy reported in Asia in the first half of the year nearly double the number of 28 in the same period a year earlier. While the number of incidents was up the severity was generally low with 74% in ReCAAP’s ‘Cat 4’ which means the perpetrators were not armed/crew not harmed.
02:44
July 18, 2020
Despite Trump’s Calls to Decouple, U.S. Companies Ship More From China Faster
Despite Trump’s Calls to Decouple, U.S. Companies Ship More From China Faster
Consider the voyage of the container ship Melina, which set sail Wednesday from a Chinese port near Shenzhen with products bound for U.S. households, a hulking symbol of how the flow of goods is adapting in a global economy crippled by a pandemic. Capable of carrying almost 4,300 containers, she’s downright petite in an industry where the biggest can handle more than 20,000. The Melina is part of a budding fleet of smaller vessels that Covid-19 has thrust into service between the world’s biggest economies. Smaller means faster. She’ll dock in Los Angeles on July 6 after a 12-day nonstop journey — a week ahead of a larger ship doing the same route.
04:33
July 06, 2020
ITF, Global Cruise Lines reach deal on repatriating hundreds of crew members stuck at sea
ITF, Global Cruise Lines reach deal on repatriating hundreds of crew members stuck at sea
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Global Cruise Lines have reached an agreement today that will see crew continue to be repatriated over the coming days.  The seafarers have been stranded on board the six Global Cruise Lines’ vessels currently in Tilbury and Bristol, in the United Kingdom because of global travel restrictions brought in to deal with the global pandemic.
01:44
July 03, 2020
Armed pirates kidnap crew members from BW Offshore’s FPSO
Armed pirates kidnap crew members from BW Offshore’s FPSO
A group of armed men attacked the FPSO Sendje Berge some 30 nautical miles southwest from Bonny Island, earlier today, kidnapping some of its crew members. The news first emerged on the website of the UK-based security intel firm Dryad Global, which cited a ‘high confidence’ report, according to which 11 crew members of the FPSO were suspected of being kidnapped.
01:53
July 02, 2020
Stena Bulk to offer low carbon shipping options
Stena Bulk to offer low carbon shipping options
Stena Bulk believes biofuel has the potential of putting shipping on the trajectory towards IMO’s greenhouse gas reduction targets, without having to wait for new technology and zero-carbon fuels to emerge as commercially viable options. The options will range from 20% to 100% biofuels and will be based on an offsetting program where the biofuel is used within the Stena Bulk fleet, which allows customers to make use of low-carbon shipping options regardless of fuel availability on the specific route. 
01:51
July 01, 2020
16 out of 19 Russian crew found covid-19 positive. 
16 out of 19 Russian crew found covid-19 positive. 
16 out of 19 Russian crew of Russian reefer ICE STREAM on Jun 22 were declared to be covid-hoax test positive at Busan, Korea, where the ship arrived on Jun 21, from Vladivostok Russia. Some 160 people, including dockers and ship repair technicians, were put under quarantine. 
01:59
June 30, 2020
World’s largest flag gives its blessing to keep seafarers at sea for 17 months
World’s largest flag gives its blessing to keep seafarers at sea for 17 months
The Panama Ship Registry yesterday advised that seafarer contracts can be extended by a further three months with some seafarers now on course to serve a total of 17 months at sea. The extension means some ships will sail with seafarers who will have worked eight months beyond the maximum period specified under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC).
01:28
June 24, 2020
Indian mariner goes missing from vessel on high seas on way to South Korea
Indian mariner goes missing from vessel on high seas on way to South Korea
An Indian mariner was reported missing on the high seas from a crude oil tanker vessel on its way to a port in South Korea from Singapore, his family said on Saturday. Sambit Majumder, a middle-aged mariner with experience of over two decades, is a second engineer of a Liberian-flag vessel “MT Serengeti” and left home in early February.
02:10
June 23, 2020
Dry Bulk Market: Rates Skyrocket as Demand Picks Up
Dry Bulk Market: Rates Skyrocket as Demand Picks Up
The dry bulk market is riding on a high as a result of demand picking up around the world. In its latest weekly report, Allied Shipbroking said that “a remarkable change has been witnessed of late in the dry bulk market, with demand ramping up significantly and boosting freight rates to levels not seen for some time now. However, the question holds to if the current demand trends will hold through during the rest of the year or if this is just a temporary peak. Given the most recent global developments, the worst impacts on trade as part of the global pandemic seem to have passed for now”.
04:34
June 20, 2020
Suez Canal ship transits rise amidst the Covid-19 pandemic
Suez Canal ship transits rise amidst the Covid-19 pandemic
Transits through the Suez Canal, the beating heart of the Egyptian economy, have stayed remarkably resilient to the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic if judging by total transits of the three commercial shipping sectors which are up 8% year-on-year. This is despite bleak economic growth prospects world-wide following the pandemic, and highlights that shipping remains the backbone of the global economy. It is often said that a picture says more than 1,000 words, but 6,166 ship transits in the Suez Canal can certainly also tell an interesting tale. Data from Leth Agencies and the Suez Canal Authority highlight that in the first five months of 2020, oil tanker and dry bulker transits in the Canal are all up considerably, while the harsh conditions in the container shipping market have limited container ship transits.
01:43
June 17, 2020
Covid 19 slams Vehicle Carrier Market
Covid 19 slams Vehicle Carrier Market
COVID-19 has hit the vehicle carrier market hard. The world vehicle demand has dropped by c.35%. Consequently, shipping these vehicles has fallen considerably.The only order to take place earlier this year is one from NYK line for a large LCTC for $95 million.
02:09
June 17, 2020
Singapore supports crew change
Singapore supports crew change
Singapore is one of the nations that is working to support the effort to facilitate crew changes both due to the humanitarian needs as well as those of the shipping companies. Local authorities have been assisting with a range of efforts including charter flights, and developing a new safety protocol, as designed to support the crew change initiatives.  Since March, more than 4,000 cases of crew sign-on and sign-off for over 300 companies have been approved for Singapore. Organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) working with other government agencies, unions, and the shipping industry this had included more than 500 vessels ranging from tankers to bulk carriers, container ships, and offshore vessels.
02:47
June 17, 2020
International Transport Works’ Federation (ITF) says “Enough is Enough"
International Transport Works’ Federation (ITF) says “Enough is Enough"
The ITF had repeatedly said in its calls for action that June 16 was the deadline for governments to implement the IMO protocols that would make crew changes possible. Now the ITF has increased the pressure speaking directly to the over 200,000 seafarers that it believes are waiting to disembark from the world’s ships and return home. The message says, “You have done your job, performed your duties, and accepted that you were unable to return home in the beginning in order to contain the spread of Covid-19 – but no more.”
03:54
June 16, 2020
U.S. Port Workers Stop Work in Protest of George Floyd Killing
U.S. Port Workers Stop Work in Protest of George Floyd Killing
Workers with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) stopped work and lay down their tools Tuesday morning for an 8 minute and 46 second moment of silence in honor of George Floyd and all victims of police brutality.
02:58
June 13, 2020
Port of Rotterdam eyeing India investment opportunities
Port of Rotterdam eyeing India investment opportunities
The Port of Rotterdam is eyeing opportunities in India and the country’s Sagarmala Programme to develop the performance of its logistics sector. Marc Aartsen, program manager International Port Projects, Port of Rotterdam, told an online media briefing: “The capacity of Indian ports needs to improve and that is also recognised by the Government of India. We see a lot of potential in the Indian market and we have assigned two Rotterdam representatives in India.
02:08
June 13, 2020
largest Arctic expedition delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
largest Arctic expedition delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the largest Arctic expedition in history, according to a report from AFP. The 390-day MOSAiC expedition by the ice breaker Polarstern began in September 2019. The aim is to take the closest look ever at the Arctic as the epicenter of global warming.It will study the atmosphere, ocean, and ice to understand how climate change affects the region and the entire world.
01:50
June 10, 2020
US Navy Test Shows 60 Percent of Carrier Crew have Coronavirus Antibodies
US Navy Test Shows 60 Percent of Carrier Crew have Coronavirus Antibodies
A US Navy investigation into the spread of the coronavirus aboard the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier has found that about 60 percent of sailors tested had antibodies for the virus, two US officials told Reuters on Monday, suggesting a far higher infection rate than previously known. In April, the Navy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) started conducting serology tests to look for the presence of specific antibodies that are created by the immune system's attack response to the presence of the virus and remain in the blood for a period of time.
03:17
June 10, 2020
World Ocean Day...They need Us !!!
World Ocean Day...They need Us !!!
On World Oceans Day, we celebrate our seas and look at why we need to protect them, now more than ever. Let's tune to our Poscast to know more
05:13
June 08, 2020
Russia Oil Spill in Arctic Region.. How it happened, Measures Taken???
Russia Oil Spill in Arctic Region.. How it happened, Measures Taken???
In this podcast we are tuning to the Oil spill happened on Russia which affected the Arctic Region.We will go through how It happened, what actions have been taken by Russia and Meascures to stop oil spill
04:01
June 07, 2020
Coronavirus Vs Seafarers|| How seafarers can take care of them onboard.
Coronavirus Vs Seafarers|| How seafarers can take care of them onboard.
As you all know our world is suffering from a Pandemic like Cornavirus.  Merchant Navy is a profession where sailors sail all around the world, navigate the high seas and transfer cargo from one corner of the world to other. When a pandemic like this occurs, the tourism and transportation industry is highly effected, so the sailors. The sailors needs to care about themselves in such situations. So our today's blog will be about measures which sailors can take onboard when this type of situation occurs.
10:13
May 29, 2020
Standard Operating Procedures/Protocols(SOP) for controlled crew change for sign-on and sign-off
Standard Operating Procedures/Protocols(SOP) for controlled crew change for sign-on and sign-off
The full procedures is sourced from DG shipping for seafarers sign in and sign off
07:21
May 27, 2020
Know All About UNCLOS
Know All About UNCLOS
The UN Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) was agreed in 1982 and was signed by 159 countries. It did not enter into force until a year after it had been ratified by 60 states. The 60th instrument of ratification was deposited on 16 November 1993, and the Convention entered into force on 16 November 1994.
02:38
May 10, 2020
Difference between Merchant Navy and Indian Navy
Difference between Merchant Navy and Indian Navy
Merchant Navy vs Indian Navy  This blog will going to be a little different as we are going to see various aspects of two major sector of Indian Maritime i.e. Merchant Navy and Indian Navy, and at last we will decide which is better in which aspects. Please don't get this wrong if you don't find your favorite being not better in any aspect on this blog. Your point of view may be different, comment below and share what you think. Both are serving different duties and there should not be any comparison but as many of them asked me about the differnce between them so for that I am writing this blog.
07:33
May 07, 2020
Declaration by Port Authorities Roundtable (PAR) members in view of the global COVID-19 situation
Declaration by Port Authorities Roundtable (PAR) members in view of the global COVID-19 situation
In view of the Situation of Coronavirus on 27th April PAR members had sent an attachment to the Secretary General of IMO. The attachment is signed by a group of leading port authorities from around the world and forwarded by Singapore with a request for circulation. 20 PAR members from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America came together on 24 April 2020 in Singapore to declare their commitment to ensuring their ports remain open amidst the current pandemic. The Declaration, initiated by Singapore, calls for port authorities to collaborate and share best practices in ensuring that port operations can remain undisrupted.
04:46
May 07, 2020
Seeking jobs??? After completion of graduation in Merchant Navy
Seeking jobs??? After completion of graduation in Merchant Navy
Have you done your pre sea training???. If yes then you have come at right place. It's a harsh truth, but truth is truth that No Merchant Navy college can give 100% placement at present. Yes,the institutions make amazing and eye catching advertisement written 100% placement but it's all business strategies.                Here the internet makes entry like a "Hero". There are websites which always updates on Merchant Navy job vacancies for Mariners. And yes this websites also gives job vacancy updates for cadets too, check this websites regularly so that you don't miss any chance.                  I have picked 10 such websites which are really helpful for Mariners finding jobs. Blog post link - https://www.marinesthing.com/2019/05/seeking-jobs-after-completion-of-post.html?m=1
03:29
May 06, 2020
Things You Definitely Don't Know About Indian Maritime University (IMU)
Things You Definitely Don't Know About Indian Maritime University (IMU)
IMU (Indian Maritime University)is a Central University in India which deals with a wide range of topics related to the sea, ranging from oceanography to maritime law and history, and including practical topics such as search and rescue at sea and the transportation of dangerous goods. It was established by the Indian Maritime University Act 2008,on 14 November 2008. It has an All-India jurisdiction and the headquarters is at Chennai. It has 6 campuses namely Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai Port, Navi Mumbai, and Visakhapatnam. IMU helds IMU CET i.e. entrance exam for Merchant Navy helds every year for joining colleges. In this Podcast we will some things which you didn't knew before about IMU Website 
04:30
May 05, 2020