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    Does Whistleblowing In Shipping Pay Off Or Not?

    When it comes to safety, shipping is very heavily regulated indeed. But it is one thing having rules and systems, are they being applied and checked well enough? What happens if seafarers try to speak out and raise concerns?

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    Seafaring A – Z Alphabet – “S” is for…

    Seafaring A – Z Alphabet – “S” is for…

    Security - Shipping has long been vulnerable to attack, fraud and crime at sea, so the industry takes maritime security seriously. People, cargoes and vessels have an inherent value and so are attractive targets for terrorists, pirates, fraudsters and criminals. Different areas have different risks, but security is an increasingly important part of shipboard operations.

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    Seafaring A – Z Alphabet – “R” is for…

    Seafaring A – Z Alphabet – “R” is for…

    Radar - Radar is an “object-detection system” using radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects. It can be used to detect any objects which reflect radio waves – so is particularly good at sea for identifying and monitoring other ships, land and even nearby weather.

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    What You Should Know About Seafaring - A-Z Alphabet! A is for ...

    Abandon ship – Perhaps the worst thing that can happen at sea is when an emergency becomes so serious that the only option is to abandon ship.

    Using technology to train and educate - IMarEST

    Using technology to train and educate - IMarEST

    Education and training is crucial for building and developing careers - without learning, there can be no growth, either for individuals, companies or industries as a whole. The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) aims to support the professional development of anyone working in the marine and maritime sector, helping them become better, safer and more efficient in their roles.

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    Seafaring A-Z Alphabet - "P" is for...

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    Passage Planning - Passage planning or “voyage planning” is a procedure to develop a complete detailed strategy of a vessel's voyage from start to finish, or “berth to berth”. The plan includes leaving the dock and harbour area, the en route portion of a voyage, approaching the destination, and mooring. According to international law, a vessel's captain is legally responsible for passage planning –

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    Seafaring A-Z Alphabet - "O" is for...

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    Oil Tankers - Tankers carrying liquid cargoes such as crude oil, finished petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG), chemicals, edible oils, wine, juice, and molasses are some of the mainstays of shipping. They play an important role in international trade with a share of over 33% of the world tonnage. Tankers come in varied sizes ranging from handysize tankers to ultra large crude carriers (ULCC) with a deadweight tonnage ranging between 320,000 to 550,000.

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    How to Wrestle Stress At Sea (seafarer's life)

    The idea of stress at sea is all the vogue at the moment – but what is stress – is it always bad and how can you spot the warning signs and deal with it?

    Seafaring A-Z Alphabet - "N" is for...

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    Navigation - Navigation is about knowing where you are and the route to be taken to get somewhere else you wish to go. It involves the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle in that journey. While the disciplines include land, air and space – marine navigation is obviously key for shipping.

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