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Asia Fuel Oil-Holidays, lower crude prices weigh

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Holiday blues affected the Asian fuel oil market with no trades and no offers for 180-centistoke high-sulphur fuel in the Singapore trading hub on Wednesday, traders said.It was a public holiday in Singapore in Tuesday and there will be a public holiday in Japan on Thursday "Quite a number of players are still on leave," said one Singapore fuel oil trader.

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DBS caught off guard by Swiber's 'swift implosion'

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Offshore services firm Swiber Holding's financial implosion was so rapid and sudden its biggest lender DBS Bank was caught off guard, DBS Group Holdings chief executive Piyush Gupta said He added that other offshore firms could face knock-on effects in the second half of this year. 

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Chinese ship builders

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A state-run Chinese ship developer has cautioned speculators about the likelihood of a delisting from the residential securities exchange after a nearby court opened liquidation procedures for the organization.

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Hapag-Lloyd has accomplished its profit

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German compartment shipping organization Hapag-Lloyd has accomplished its profit focuses for 2015 and essentially enhanced its working result (EBIT) in the final quarter of 2015 versus earlier year, the organization said.

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AP Moller-Maersk A/S

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The compartment shipping arm of Danish aggregate AP Moller-Maersk A/S says the organization saw solid development in delivery volumes from Asia to whatever is left of the world in the principal weeks of the year, sounding a positive tone for an industry as yet battling with frail interest and overcapacity.

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MP calls for new Sea Marshal force to protect British ferry passengers

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British ferry passengers should be protected by a new Sea Marshal force to prevent people trafficking across the Channel, a Conservative MP has demanded. Charlie Elphicke, the MP for Dover, said the Royal Navy should also be deployed in the English Channel to protect the UK against migrant people-smugglers and the heightened terror threat. In a report submitted to the Home Office, Mr Elphicke called for the new patrol force to be modelled on the Royal Navy fleet Dover Patrol, which protected the Channel during the First World War. 

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Skagway ferry service during dock repair hinges on Coast Guard waiver

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Skagway borough officials wondered aloud what was happening with the planned Skagway ferry dock refurbishment, at a meeting last week. The project could cut off local ferry service for months.

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Maersk drops feeder services to 10 Chinese ports

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Feeder services from second- and third-tier Chinese ports have become more important with the arrival of the megaships Maersk Line will end feeder services to 10 ports in China from Sept. 1 as the carrier adjusts its inland river connections.A statement from Maersk Line said the China port cuts should not be interpreted as change of strategy, and were a normal adjustment of intermodal services the carrier provided.

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Gazprom Plans to Update Turkish Stream Project Roadmap

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Russian energy giant Gazprom is willing to sign an intergovernmental agreement on the halted Turkish Stream gas pipeline project with Turkey and plans to update a roadmap for the project, a Gazprom official said.

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World's first ballast water port solution successfully completes tests

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Damen Green Solutions is proud to announce that the InvaSave technology has completed shipboard testing onboard the HenrikeSchepers. During the shipboard tests, ballast water was taken in untreated and the efficacy of the technology was validated upon discharge. 

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International participation surges at IRANIMEX2016

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Attendance numbers are surging ahead at IRANIMEX2016, as the lifting of sanctions against Iran opens up significant opportunities for global maritime and offshore interests in one of the Middle East’s largest markets. 

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Singapore's Ezion posts 31.5 pct fall in Q2 profit

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​Singapore's Ezion Holdings Ltd, an owner of service rigs used in offshore energy markets, posted a 31.5 percent fall in quarterly profit and said it expected headwinds to continue in the second half of the year as oil prices stay low.

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FLOATING MONOPILE INSTALLATION WITH HIGH WORKABILITY

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Future offshore wind farms will be built in deeper and deeper water, leading to foundation piles that keep increasing in size and weight. Installation of these ‘XL’ monopiles will be challenging and far from optimal unless new installation technologies are developed. 

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Major blow to Falmouth's dredging plan as application for funding is rejected

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Plans to dredge a deep water channel into Falmouth Docks have suffered a set-back after a bid for a share of government funding was rejected. The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) invited "expressions of interest" for the next round of Growth Deal funding and received 143 applications, including one from Falmouth Harbour Commissioners. 

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Norway steps up assistance for offshore technology

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The Norwegian government’s DEMO 2000 technology program will provide funding of NOK 125 million ($14.72 million) for new technology for use offshore Norway, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD). Deadline for applications is Oct.12. This is the largest sum allocated in the history of the program, NPD adds, as the government seeks to safeguard expertise and employment in the petroleum industry. 

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COSL Completes China's First Survey in Arctic Circle

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China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) saw its most advanced 12-streamer seismic vessel HYSY 720 complete a survey of two blocks in the Barents Sea on August 9. The operation lasted for 100 days. The accomplishment filled the vacuum of China’s oilfield services sector in 3D seismic data acquisition in the North Pole

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North Carolina Ports Makes Room for Bigger Ships

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As the North Carolina Ports Authority completed the expansion project of its turning basin at the Port of Wilmington, the port is now capable of accommodating post-Panamax vessels with a length of 350 meters and a breadth of 48 meters. Undertaken over a period of six months, the expansion, which was conducted as part of the 

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RNLI fundraiser completes 2,500-mile Irish leg of epic charity coastal walk

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Alex Ellis-Roswell outside the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast as he completed the 2,500-mile Irish leg of his journey around the entire coastline of Britain and Ireland A sheep farmer aiming to walk the entire coastline of Britain and Ireland has completed the 2,500-mile (4,023km) Irish leg of his journey. 

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Jubilee partners require US$150m to fix damaged FPSO

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Management of the vessel adds that the repair of the bearing will help increase production numbers but will not completely solve the challenges with the turret bearing.

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Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize rates could gain next week, owners upbeat on Q4

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Freight rates for large capesize dry cargo ships on key Asian routes should stay largely unchanged next week on static cargo volumes though shipowners remain confident about prospects in the fourth quarter, ship brokers said. "I feel it's another boring week. People still have confidence in quarter four," a Shanghai-based capesize broker said

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Busiest day of the year at Invergordon port

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Activity across three of the main industry sectors it serves saw the Port of Cromarty Firth report its busiest day of the year so far this week . Business at at the port’s Invergordon facilities on Monday included three visiting cruise liners, with a total of 3,695 passengers

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China says new satellite will help safeguard interests at sea - China Daily

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A newly launched satellite will help China protect its maritime interests, the official China Daily newspaper reported on Thursday amid growing tensions over disputed territory in the South China Sea. 

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Hapag-Lloyd posts US$158.3 million net loss as revenue sinks 18.9pc

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GERMAN shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd has posted a first half net loss of EUR142.1 million (US$158.3 million) based on revenues of EUR3.7 billion, which fell 18.9 per cent year on year. This contrasts with last year's net profit of EUR157.2 million. "The first-half result is disappointing," said Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen. 

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Proposed tariff hike by Manila North Harbour Port meets stiff opposition

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THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has been requested by an umbrella group of consumer stakeholders to postpone a petition by Manila North Harbour Port Inc (MNHPI) to raise tariffs by 37.45 per cent, asserting the public must be consulted before the move.

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Global container throughput growth slumps

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Global container throughput is expected to grow by only 0.3% this year, as the weak volume growth recorded in the first half of 2016 dragged full year volume projections down. This year is expected to yield the second lowest annual growth rate since 2009, when a record year-on-year decline saw global container volumes shrink by -8.3% in the aftermaths of the Lehman Bros failure.

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Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Announces Completion of Registered Direct Offering

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Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced the completion of its previously announced offering of the Company’s common stock for aggregate gross proceeds of $4.9 million in a registered direct offering. The Company sold 1,180,000 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $4.15 to an unaffiliated third party, which is an institutional investor. 

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TOP Ships Inc. Announces Delivery of Sixth Newbuilding Vessel and Completion of Six-Vessel Newbuilding Program

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TOP Ships Inc. an international owner and operator of modern, fuel efficient “ECO” MR tanker vessels focusing on the transportation of petroleum products, announced today that it has taken delivery of the M/T NORD VALIANT, a 50,000 dwt fuel efficient “ECO” MR product tanker, the final vessel under construction in the Company’s fleet.

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Global Ship Lease Announces Extension of Charters with CMA CGM

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Global Ship Lease, Inc. announced that it has agreed with CMA CGM to extend the charters of the MARIE DELMAS and KUMASI, two 2,207-TEU vessels, for a period of up to 3.25 years, at GSL’s option.

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Engaging crewing agencies or ship management companies

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Nations including China, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, that are 
suppliers of oceanic seafarers for outside shipowners don't permit remote shipowners to contract seafarers specifically. They are obliged to draw in neighborhood running offices or shipmanagement organizations to utilize nearby seafarers

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Steamship Mutual partners with Sailors’ Society to improve seafarers’ health and fitness

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P & I Club Steamship Mutual has agreed a one-year sponsorship of the physical wellness module of Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea coaching programme. Wellness at Sea, which was launched in 2015, is a coaching and support programme devised by the international maritime welfare charity to promote health and well-being among the world’s seafarers

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Ingalls completes Navy ship

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The JOHN P MURTHA sailed away from the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Thursday morning. The company said in a news release the MURTHA (LPD 26) will be heading for its Oct. 8 commissioning into the Navy in Philadelphia.

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Canada’s only working submarine — plagued by engine issues — completes mission after second attempt.

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Canada’s only fully operational submarine returned to its Halifax port Tuesday after completing a voyage to Scandinavian waters on its second attempt. HMCS WINDSOR spent about 53 days at sea for a North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercise off Norway dubbed “Dynamic Mongoose.” 

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Semco in Maersk Guardian module heavy lift

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Semco Maritime is conducting a heavy lift for the 147-room complete hotel module on board the Maersk Guardian to finalize a major conversion of the upcoming hotel rig.Following design and construction of a turnkey accommodation module with 147 chambers and appertaining facilities for the accommodation rig Maersk Guardian

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FSC chief says DSME still a big problem

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The nation’s top financial regulator on Wednesday refuted criticism on its exclusion of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering from the latest credit screening process, adding that the ailing company is not exempted from government monitoring and remains a big problem. 

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Australian bidders cleared for $4 bln port privatisation

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Australia's competition regulator cleared the two domestic investors bidding for the country's biggest general cargo terminal, Port of Melbourne, paving the way for a privatisation the government hopes will raise A$5.3 billion ($4 billion).

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Russian seaports’ seven-month throughput rises 5.8% to 406,1 million tonnes

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Exports, imports and transit cargo volume handled in Russian ports between January and July of the year reached 406,1 million tonnes, which represents a 5.8-percent growth on the same period of 2015, Rosmorrechflot said. The increase was driven primarily by a 9% and 3% gain in dry bulk and liquid bulk segments to 186.4 million and 219.6 million tonnes, accordingly.

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How Will US Supply Chain Change with Panama Canal Expansion?

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With giant ships able to pass through the expanded Panama Canal, the U.S. is making considerable investments to ensure that East Coast and Gulf Coast ports can accommodate the increase in traffic. “The opening of the expanded canal will have a ripple effect on the economy

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TRAINING AND EDUCATION OF SEAFARERS

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In addition, there are major contrasts of the measure of the transportation business, oceanic preparing customs (and fundamental instructive frameworks in which they are implanted), and the level of backing by the national governments concerned.

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Advanced maritime countries in the Asia-Pacific region

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Preparing of evaluations has been directed at TS Singapore under the National 
Sea Board (MNB). The accentuation was to prepare multi-talented group to address the issues of managers. The school likewise offers uncommon course for officers, evaluations and port-limit 
sea faculty. In 1981, a two-year Watch keeping Engineer Course was introduced to train junior motor officers. 

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Economically emergent states

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This area manages Malaysia and Thailand, nations that are well on their way 
to joining the positions of the Asian NIEs. On account of Malaysia, the Maritime Academy Malaysia in Malacca has been effectively assembling new offices and gaining current preparing hardware

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India and the Philippines: major sources of seafarers for foreign employment

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For less created nations that are suppliers of oceanic work for global 
shipping, it has not been anything but difficult to expand the supply of prepared seafarers from the locale given the more stringent preparing gauges now being forced. This is exemplified by the experience of India. The Committee on Maritime Education and Training (COMET) distinguished a few significant issues identified with the sea preparing foundations.

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Countries aspiring to be suppliers of seafarers

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​The accompanying segment gives points of interest of the instruction and preparing of seafarers in Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Myanmar and Viet Nam every one of whom aspires to supply sea labor to remote transportation. 

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Pacific island nations

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There are various sea preparing organizations and projects among the 
Pacific island States of which one of the best settled is the School of Maritime 
Learns at Suva at the Fiji Institution of Technology, which trains both evaluations and officers, also, is viewed as the key preparing focus in the South Pacific. The school started operation in 1970 and has been upheld by Australian money related and technicalassistance. 

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The urgent need to provide proper training for ships' officers

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There is unique need to center consideration on the preparation of both deck and motor officers subsequent to the world's lack of these fundamental sea staff is generally intense. 

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PLANNING MARITIME MANPOWER AND REGIONAL COOPERATION

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Regardless of the significance of the nautical and delivery ventures, couple of nations embrace itemized forward wanting to gauge their prerequisites for sea 
labor and the supply of sea labor through an arrangement of training andtraining. 

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Piracy and armed robbery at sea

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Theft and equipped burglary are two of the principal dangers confronting the worldwide shipping group today, be it off Somalia, in the Western Indian Ocean, 
the Gulf of Guinea, the South China Sea on the other hand somewhere else. 

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Good Practice of Shipping Companies and Manning Agents for the Humanitarian Support of Seafarers

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​In reacting to the risk of theft, or a seafarer turning into a casualty of theft furthermore, outfitted burglary, the seafarers play an imperative part. This distribution gives direction on ways that seafarers can be bolstered by their organizations. 

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Seafarer Preparation

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Given the assortment of sorts of assaults by privateers and outfitted thieves it is essential to understand that the way of an assault itself will significantly affect a seafarer. 

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Seafarers actions when under attack

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At the point when under assault Consistence with the privateers' requests at the point when their regular senses are to protect themselves may bring about a few seafarers mental clash. 

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Ship`s crew captured by pirates

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Whenever caught and held prisoner Seafarers' prisoner encounters have fluctuated incredibly and subsequently not all circumstances can be tended to. In a few occasions privateers have expressed that they were not there to damage or murder those caught yet to pick up a payoff from the organizations or Governments. 

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Seafarers released by pirates

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They have to prompt seafarers through the privateers and arbitrators how the installment will be made e.g. by a drop of cash from a light air ship onto or close to the hostage vessel. The privateers may differ amongst themselves about the division of the buy-off. Battles can happen and weapons may be utilized which may come about as a part of an even more perilous circumstance.

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Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies and Manning Agents for the Humanitarian Support of Seafarers’ Families

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In reacting to the danger of robbery, or a seafarer turning into a casualty of robbery what's more, equipped theft, plainly the seafarers' families play an essential part. This distribution gives direction on ways that relatives could be upheld. The aide might be more appropriate to the requirements of a few organizations than others and we know that numerous organizations as of now have such plans in spot and subsequently may utilize this distribution as an agenda for current hone. Where a Company does not have an arrangement this report could be utilized to set up an arrangement of activity.

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Developing an Action Plan for the Pre-Deployment Stage

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 Communicate that an arrangement exists for family backing to seafarers and family individuals at the season of a theft assault. This can be at the pre-sending preparation or by issuing data to anyone conceivably influenced by way of a suitable pamphlet

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Development of an Action Plan in the Event of an Attack at sea

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In case of an assault the above arrangements ought to make the following strides less demanding.
• Activate the Family Liaison Delegate administration to the family as before long as could be expected under the circumstances.
• Make each push to be the first to educate the group of the assault some time recently they get notification from another source.

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Factors of Human Resources Competitiveness in Maritime Transport

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Examining intensity of HR in sea transport is an intricate issue as it relies on upon a few components like hierarchical structure of transportation organizations, social atmosphere on board ship, multinational workplace, authoritative society, innovation, security and others. This paper tries to bring up the significance of most huge elements that can be considered while talking about aggressiveness in this space and the methodologies that must be considered for achieving a more elevated amount of intensity.

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Crew Resource Management: The Role of Human Factors and Bridge Resource Management in Reducing Maritime Casualties

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This paper displays the Crew Resource Management which has now been in the presence for over two decades as an establishment of oceanic transport with a specific end goal to enhance the operational proficiency of delivery. The effect of human blunders on crashes and establishing of maritime vessels have been occurred because of the human or group mistakes which should be examined by different sea setbacks top to bottom. The main area of this article is committed to examine the part of Human Resource Management, Crew Resource Management and Maritime Crew Resource Management; it is a result of minimizing boat mischances adrift. The following a portion of this paper is assigned to assess the Bridge Resource Management, Bridge Team Management and Human elements inside and out. It ought to be noticed that the essential strategies in extension group administration ought to be cleared up in view of the thought of the issues that why span group administration is organized. The following portion of this paper is committed to consider the methods for minimizing ship mishaps by offering ideal preparing techniques for the future seafarers. The last some portion of this paper is assigned to survey the capability of sea speakers in light of STCW95 Convention and the MARCON venture for instructing the Bridge Resource Management.

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THE CHALLENGES FACING THE MARITIME TRANSPORT INDUSTRY

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These are unsettling times for the world economy and by extension for the transportation business. With the transportation of payload through sea supporting the world trading structure – a point which has starting now by highlighted in a past SATT highlight, the withdrawal in overall monetary development has achieved the speeding up of challenges stood up to by a naturally and really flimsy industry. A part of the troubles which have been emerging as genuinely newsworthy merit examining.

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Marine Transportation Careers:

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The marine transportation area of Newfoundland and Labrador's economy offers tremendous guarantee and conveys massive returns. For now's secondary school understudies, the guarantee lies in marine transportation's top of the line work open doors for suitably prepared initiates. Throughout the following quite a few years, work in the area's marine and seaward endeavors will offer members alluring ways of life, strong livelihoods, and testing professions. The marine transportation segment will likewise give a noteworthy and continuous monetary help to this territory.

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MARINE TRANSPORTATION

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The interest for expanded limit of marine transportation vessels, offices, and 
base is a worldwide pattern that is relied upon to proceed later on. This interest is filled by a need to oblige developing vessel operations for payload taking care of exercises and human populace development in beach front ranges. As seaside zones keep on growing, there is an accompanying increment in the interest for water transportation administrations and recreational open doors.

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Construction and Expansion of Ports and Marinas

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Development of ports and marinas can change physical and concoction living space parameters such as tidal crystal, profundity, water temperature, saltiness, wave vitality, residue transport, and ebb and flow speed. Changes to physical attributes of the beach front biological communities can bring about unfriendly impacts to organic parameters, for example, the creation, circulation, and wealth of shellfish and 124 submerged oceanic vegetation (SAV). These progressions can affect the dissemination of nearshore environments and influence sea-going nourishment networks.

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Operation and Maintenance of Ports and Marinas

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Existing ports and marinas can be a wellspring of effects to fishery assets and environment that may vary from those identifying with development and extension of new offices. These effects may 131 be connected with the operation of the offices, gear impacts, and stormwater overflow. 
Case of port or marina impacts incorporate unending contamination discharges, submerged clamor, adjusted light administrations, and rehashed physical aggravations to benthic natural surroundings.

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Operation and Maintenance of Vessels

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Vessel movement in seaside waters is for the most part corresponding to the level of urbanization and port and harbor improvement inside a specific range. Benthic, shoreline, and pelagic environments may be aggravated or adjusted by vessel use, bringing about a course of combined effects in overwhelming activity zones (Barr 1993).

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Navigation Dredging

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Channel digging is a pervasive and interminable upkeep action connected with port and harbor operation and vessel action (Barr 1987; NEFMC 1998). Navigational digging happens in streams, estuaries, narrows, and different regions where ports, harbors, and marinas are found (Messieh and El-Sabh 1988). The areas of these offices frequently harmonize with touchy amphibian territories that are essential for supporting fishery creation (Newell et al. 1998).

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OFFSHORE DREDGING AND DISPOSAL ACTIVITIES

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This section depicts exercises connected with seaward digging and transfer and their potential consequences for living marine assets and natural surroundings in the upper east district of the United States. For motivations behind this discourse, the "seaward" environment is characterized as those waters and seabed zones thought to be "estuarine" situations and stretching out seaward to and periodically past the edge of the mainland rack. For instance, while the vast waters of Chesapeake Bay, MD/VA, what's more, Long Island Sound, NY/CT, are viewed as seaward for this discourse, the inlets and embayments inside those waters bodies are definitely not. Moreover, Raritan Bay, NY/NJ, (bring down New York Harbor) and comparative regions are viewed as seaward situations. Digging and transfer exercises inside riverine natural surroundings have been talked about in the Alteration of Freshwater Systems part of this report, and data on digging inside route directs can be looked into in the Marine Transportation part of this report.

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Petroleum Extraction

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After some extreme yet unsuccessful petroleum investigation on the northeastern US mainland retire, the consideration for business amounts of oil and gas have been coordinated somewhere else. Georges Bank and the mainland rack off New Jersey were thought to contain huge stores of normal gas and a few exploratory wells were bored to find and describe those stores in the late 1980s and mid 1990s. Around then, few industrially practical stores were found and the center of petroleum investigation moved to different districts. Be that as it may, this could change later on considering the raising business sector costs and diminishing supplies of petroleum. Should recharged enthusiasm for seaward petroleum investigation and extraction in the upper east district happen, existing administrative direction on petroleum investigation and extraction, as well any late innovative work endeavors, ought to be utilized to guarantee that marine asset effects can be maintained a strategic distance from, minimized, and adjusted for these sorts of movement.

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Vessel Disposal

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At the point when vessels are no more required, there are a few alternatives for their manner, including reuse of the vessel or parts of the vessel, reusing or scrapping, making simulated reefs, and transfer ashore or ocean (USEPA 2006). This area examines the potential living space and marine fisheries impacts connected with transfer adrift. The transfer of vessels in the vast sea is directed by the US EPA under area 102(a) of the MPRSA (Ocean Dumping Ban Act) and under 40 CFR § 229.3 of the US EPA controls. 

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