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From left to right: Chief Officer is Alaina Basciano, Captain Kristin Mangold and Second Officer Alexandra Hagerty

The Female Crew of the USNS Henson

By Ally Cedeno 2018-05-20 18:44:04

It's a quiet morning on the USNS Henson in the North Pacific Ocean. The captain visits the bridge at 0600 to check the vessel's position on the chart and speak with her chief officer. These two women are the command...

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Engineering a Smarter Way to Work

By Andrew Robson 2018-05-19 20:08:44

Remote working is rapidly becoming a popular and productive way of working in this, the information age. Done well, it harnesses the growing array of seamless technology and allows us to communicate and collaborate, without the technology getting in the...

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Nine Things to Know About Microplastics

By Pernille Feilberg and Iurgi Salaverria 2018-05-16 19:07:46

Picking up a plastic bag from the beach makes a bigger difference than you might imagine. 1. What are microplastics? Microplastics come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Some particles are so small that they’re invisible without a microscope, while...

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The Seven Phases of a Cyber Attack

By Craig Reeds 2018-05-13 19:56:36

In the cyber security industry, we are seeing a change in the way that hacks are being performed. A recent set of attacks against critical infrastructure entities, such as oil and gas pipeline operators, utilities and even some city and...

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Introducing the 3-Dimensional Flat Screen Reality Display

By Captain Richard Madden 2018-05-12 22:03:48

This amazing device will assist your bridge crew in the following areas: •  Piloting of the vessel •  Navigation •  Collision avoidance •  Watchkeeping •  Weather observations Amazingly, the 3-Dimensional Flat Screen Reality Display (3D FSRD)...

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Women in a Wheelhouse, a Family’s Calling

By Ally Cedeno 2018-05-12 21:46:56

A woman in the maritime industry is a pioneer. On most vessels during her career, a woman will be one of the only females on board. Of the 1.6 million seafarers worldwide, there are approximately 32,000 women sailing the high...

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A Tale of the New M/V Atlantis

By Erik Kravets 2018-05-07 17:43:11

It’s a special celebration when a new ship is launched! Even if the girl was already sailing, when she finds a new owner – and a new future – it’s good cause to break open the champagne. And I don’t...

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The Value of Sustainability in the Shipping Industry Today

By Christine Mavromichalis 2018-05-06 20:11:30

For the past few weeks, we have been witnessing a series of debates and discussions over sustainability in shipping and the importance of cutting down CO2 emissions in order to protect the sea environment from increasing pollution. Last month in...

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Diesel Engine Upgrades Cut Port Pollution at Low Cost

By MarEx 2018-05-04 22:06:00

The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have released a new report documenting the emission reduction benefits that can be gained by replacing older engines in tug boats and switcher locomotives with the latest clean diesel models. Funds from Volkswagen’s (VW)...

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Cyber Security: The Emerging Threat to Passenger Safety

By Ian Richardson and Patrick Carolan 2018-05-03 19:02:08

Not a day goes by where we do not hear of a company breach, cyber-attack or a company facing a virus or ransomware scenario. Although defenses can be put in place to mitigate such issues, every industry is uniquely different....

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