ECOsubsea goes from strength to strength in long-term partnership with AkzoNobel

ECOsubsea, the sustainable robotic end-to-end biofouling solution welcomes the announcement of an innovative hull management tool Intertrac Hullcare from leading marine coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel [see also separate news item]. AkzoNobel has identified the need to further support the maritime industry’s carbon neutral roadmap and the huge opportunity that can be achieved with sustainable and well-planned […]

Cadets are missing out on sea time due to pandemic travel restrictions

Restrictions on crew change and repatriations are impacting cadets at a time when the shipping industry desperately needs to recruit more young people. Crew travel problems can have a knock-on effect on cadet training by preventing a cadet from reaching their ship placement to gain vital experience at sea or delaying them from returning to […]

Key new appointment to Brookes Bell’s Master Mariner team

  Technical and scientific consultancy Brookes Bell has appointed Capt. David Ireland as a Principal Master Mariner. He will be based in the US and brings local Special Casualty Representative (SCR) capabilities to the region following the company’s acquisition of marine consultancy firm 3D Marine USA Inc, earlier this year. Capt. Ireland brings with him […]

Maritime industry said to be making empty promises on mental health support

A clinical psychologist has challenged the maritime industry to stop making empty promises about helping to improve seafarers’ welfare and mental health. Occasions like World Mental Health Day (10 October) give shipping companies an excuse to promote themselves as caring employers that want the best for their crew members, according to Charles Watkins. However, the […]

AkzoNobel launches Intertrac HullCare package to save fuel and emissions

  AkzoNobel has launched a new hull management solution that guarantees speed loss of up to 1% over a 10-year period. Intertrac® HullCare combines high-performance hull coating technology from AkzoNobel’s International® range, cutting-edge ROV (remote operating vehicle) inspection, and big data performance monitoring with proven hull cleaning techniques, resulting in what the company says is […]

CMA Shipping opens ‘in-person’ next week

More than 60 industry specialists have committed to speaking at CMA Shipping expo & conference which returns next week to Connecticut – celebrating both its 36th edition and a return to an ‘in-person’ event after a two-year absence due to the global pandemic. The 3-day conference – brought to you by Connecticut Maritime Association; organised […]