PTSD twice as high in private security workers than UK military

Rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are much higher in private security contractors than in UK military personnel according to a new report – which also identified that private security workers are offered little psychological support. The RAND Corporation has undertaken a survey-based study on the health and wellbeing of private military and security contractors […]

NAVTOR seals place onboard iconic Hurtigruten fleet

E-navigation specialist NAVTOR has secured a high-profile customer in the entire Hurtigruten fleet, which has signed up to use NAVTOR’s ENC Service. The agreement has been reached ahead of the July 2014 deadline for existing passenger vessels to conform with IMO’s ECDIS Carriage Requirement (ECDIS Mandate). Hurtigruten, translating as ‘the express route’, is Norway’s most […]

New type specific ECDIS release from Seagull

Maritime training provider Seagull has announced the release of its latest equipment specific ECDIS training module for Tokyo Keiki ECDIS. Developed in close cooperation with Tokyo Keiki, one of the major ECDIS manufacturers, this latest addition to Seagull’s range of type specific ECDIS training modules is designed to provide navigators with equipment specific familiarisation training […]

ABB wins $180 million in orders from cruise ship builders in 2013

ABB, the power and automation technology group, won orders worth $180 million in 2013 to deliver complete electrical power plants and propulsion systems for six new cruise liners that include its latest-generation Azipod XO units. The orders make 2013 the best-ever year for ABB in cruise liners with the Azipod system.The six ships include two […]