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Union study raises ante in Panama Canal crewing dispute

Entrenched is the best word to describe the positions of the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) and the Union of Tugboat Captains and Deck Officers of the Panama Canal (UCOC) on the question of safe crewing sizes on tugboats guiding neo-Panamax vessels through the new third set of locks.

Fatal accidents fuel scrutiny of lifeboat drills, systems

The number of injuries and fatalities during lifeboat drills in recent years point to training and equipment shortcomings that have raised concerns across the maritime industry, undermining the confidence of seafarers whose lives and careers hang in the balance.