First ‘Marine Use’ Marking & Labeling Certification for Hazardous Chemicals
Feb24

First ‘Marine Use’ Marking & Labeling Certification for Hazardous Chemicals

UL Performance Materials, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), today announces that it has issued its first ‘Marine Use’ Marking & Labeling certification to Avery Dennison, a supplier of labeling materials. Label and label materials covered under this certification program are intended to be used to durably mark dangerous and hazardous goods (such as chemical containers or drums) for marine transport in...

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The “Bomb Boat” of Martha’s Vineyard
Jul29

The “Bomb Boat” of Martha’s Vineyard

The “Bomb Boat” is ferry workers’ nickname for the MV Sankaty, which carries fuel tanker trucks. It docks next to the passenger ferry Island Home, which can carry up to 1,000 passengers, according toStephen Jones, Special Projects Director of Physicians for Civil Defense. Jones has investigated what he considers unsafe conditions on the Martha’s Vineyard Steamship Authority ferries. His sources are senior ferry...

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Day of the Seafarer – June 25th
Jun25

Day of the Seafarer – June 25th

June 25 is observed worldwide as the Day of the Seafarer! In 2010, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), decided to designate June 25th as the International Day of the Seafarer as a way to recognize that almost everything that we use in our daily lives has been directly or indirectly affected by sea transport. The purpose of the day is to give thanks to seafarers for their contribution to the world economy and the civil...

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Happy National Maritime Day!
May22

Happy National Maritime Day!

National Maritime Day is a United States holiday created to recognize the maritime industry. It is observed on May 22, the date in 1819 that the American steamship Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia on the first ever transoceanic voyage under steam power. The holiday was created by the United States Congress on May 20, 1933. On May 22,2002, the Military Sealift Command observed National Maritime Day with a memorial service held...

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SES INSTALLATION ON NEW CONDOR CROSS CHANNEL FAST FERRY
Apr08

SES INSTALLATION ON NEW CONDOR CROSS CHANNEL FAST FERRY

Ships Electronic Services (SES) has won the contract to supply and install the communications equipment on Condor Liberation, the new multihull high speed ferry which will operate between Poole and the Channel Islands. At 102 metres the new ferry is the largest multihull in the Condor fleet and began operating on the route at the end of March. The central installation is the Sea Tel 4009 Mk3 VSAT system by Cobham SATCOM which provides...

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