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Canada's TSB warns industry on steering failures, voyage data recorders

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said the maritime industry needs better training on steering emergencies and urges that voyage data recorders are functioning

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Port of Halifax to offer shore-power connections for cruise ships

In a move to reduce emissions, cruise ships at the Port of Halifax can use shore power beginning next year

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Chamber of Shipping: Italy, other flag states too slow with issuing casualty reports

The International Chamber of Shipping issued comments on the Costa Concordia casualty, emission regulations and ship recycling

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Broadband cable in Bering, Beaufort seas to serve Alaska, Canadian Arctic

Arctic Fibre Inc. says it plans to lay a broadband cable linking Tokyo and London through the Bering and Beaufort seas, and it will serve communities in the Alaska and Canadian Arctic

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ISF publishes new training record book for engine cadets

The International Federation of Shipping has updated its On-Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets to include the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments

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Marine engineers testing solar-powered sails for commercial ships

A start-up company called Eco Marine Power is testing a metal sail system that is also equipped with solar cells, enabling a ship to run partially on wind and solar power

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Mass. non-profit offers online merchant mariner instruction

The non-profit Sail Martha's Vineyard is offering online instruction necessary to earn a Coast Guard merchant mariner's license

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NOAA's Coast Survey renews volunteer agreement to update nautical charts

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Power Squadrons have agreed to renew a 50-year agreement in which volunteers will continue notifying NOAA's Coast Survey of uncharted navigation hazards

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Insurance report: Human error still 'root cause' of most casualties

An industry survey by Allianz, which shows that the number of ships lost rose by 91 in 2012, found that human error is still the "root cause" of most accidents

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SOLAS rule in effect this week will require replacement of lifeboat release hooks

A SOLAS amendment that went into effect Jan. 1 will require the replacement of many lifeboat release hooks, according to the International Maritime Organization

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