Certificates of famous Masters now online

Over 280,000 maritime documents from the National Maritime Museum in London have been digitalised and put onto a family history website this week. The collection of Great Britain Masters and Mates certificates show those that served as a master or mate between 1850 and 1927, including Captain George Moodie, master of the renowned British tea […]

ABB launches software to reduce fuel consumption

Several new software applications that promise to help all types of vessels dramatically reduce their fuel consumption have been launched by power and automation technology group ABB. These Advisory Systems include the latest versions of ABB’s energy management system for marine applications (EMMA) and Amarcon’s Octopus solution. With the recent acquisition of Amarcon, and the […]

Horrors of piracy highlighted in new film

A new film depicting the horrors of hijacking by pirates opened in cinemas across Denmark this week. A Hijacking, which premiered in Venice earlier this month, is directed by Tobias Lindholm and is from Nordisk Film with the backing of Denmark-based the Clipper Group which had a vessel, the CEC Future, hijacked by pirates in […]

US and China team up for counter-piracy exercise

Guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S Churchill (DDG 81) and other US Navy assets took part in a counter-piracy exercise with elements of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) PLA(N) near the Horn of Africa this week. The exercise, the first bilateral counter-piracy exercise ever conducted between the US and China, paired Winston S Churchill with […]

Scheme launched to provide free internet for seafarers visiting UK

A maritime welfare worker has got on her bike and run a marathon to provide free mobile internet access to seafarers visiting UK ports. The Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) along with communications company Three UK launched mobile WiFi units at Southampton Seafarer’s Centre during the Southampton Boat Show this week. The national campaign will […]