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Report details increasing fatigue among seafarers

InterManager's Project Martha finds the problem is most serious for masters and watchkeepers

Coast Guard proposes to raise thresholds for reporting casualties

The service says updating the regulations will reduce the burden on vessel owners and operators

NOAA: Emergency beacons helped save 307 last year

The agency's systems contributed to 205 waterborne rescues

BIMCO experts say maritime crime increasing

The consensus: Cyber incidents will expand in frequency and severity

SAFETY ALERT: Best-laid plans only as good as implementation

Proper adherence to SMS procedures can prevent injury or death

Ferry passenger fined $9,500 for laser strike

The light struck the master and chief mate of Tokitae in the eyes

IMO's Polar Code enters into force

The milestone includes comprehensive regulations covering ship safety and environmental protection

Indian tanker master receives IMO award for exceptional bravery

Capt. Radhika Menon 'just doing her job' when she saved seven fishermen

Northwest Maritime Academy to offer lifeboat training

Mariners must demonstrate proficiency relating to survival craft by Jan. 1

SAFETY ALERT: Address 'nuisance' alarms immediately

Coast Guard seeks input for Miami Main Channel assessment

The navigation survey is open to the public until Nov. 20

Piracy drops but crew kidnapping persists in West Africa, Southeast Asia

In three incidents, crew retreated to the citadel and pirates failed to reach them

SAFETY ALERT: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone

The devices have overheated and ruptured during normal use and charging

SAFETY ALERT: High-risk towing operations

New guide highlights crew comfort to improve ship design

The Nautical Institute book gives designers insight into how mariners work and live


Norwich University’s Master of Arts in Diplomacy online program

 

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Professional Mariner Editor Dom Yanchunas visits the Kanawha Valley for a conversation with West Virginia inventor Linwood Hamilton, who has developed a pair of inventions to improve safety in the inland towing industry. One is a rake that would fit onto the bow of a barge. The other is thruster piping inside a lead barge of a tow.

Added: 2015-11-03

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