Category: Resources

An engineering firm with a passion for ships

This week I’d like to take a moment to profile a marine engineering firm that is bringing a passion for ships directly into their business model.  CB Marine Design, lead by CEO Joseph Wrinn, is taking a unique approach towards marine engineering design by bringing  a love for ships into their work.  After all, they […]

Ten essential iPhone apps for the mariner

The iPhone has become the perfect mobile tool for many of us, myself included. Having just concluded a trip abroad, I was amazed at the access I had while traveling, even if limiting myself to using only freewifi hotspots to avoid roaming charges. With over 150,000 apps, the iPhone still has an advantage over even its newest competitors and with a number like that, there are sure to be a few apps that can benefit those in the merchant marine. Here are 10 apps that I think might just be worth a download.

Deadly confined spaces on the main deck?

One might not normally associate the main deck with confined spaces, but after reading the latest marine accident investigation report from the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) you may think otherwise

Shooting Pirates Aboard the COSCO Tianjin – Wait, it’s Not What You Think

The folks at Maritime Training Services have been shooting some pirates aboard the COSCO Tianjin….all in an effort to bring realistic anti-piracy training to a DVD player near you. Producing a training film aboard a real container ship presents real challenges:  a constantly running generator creates ambient noise, variable lighting and weather conditions cause delays, […]

Are you familiar with NVICs?

Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC), usually pronounced “Nav-iks” may be able to help you or your ship in the constant quest to stay in compliance within the maze of regulations and policies.  Here is the Coast Guard’s own description of NVICs – A Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) provides detailed guidance about the […]