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Lloyd’s List Top 100 Most Influential People in Shipping Industry 2016

THE Lloyd’s List Top 100 is an annual review of the most influential people in shipping.  Any ranking of the industry’s most influential people is going to be subjective, so we do not pretend ours is definitive. It is meant to be the beginning of a conversation, not the final word. There are all sorts of yardsticks for…

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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Report: Attitudes, Behaviors and Travel Preferences of Cruisers and Non-Cruisers

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the Cruise Travel Report a revealing look at the attitudes, behaviours and travel preferences of cruisers and non-cruisers. The report delves into a variety of topics ranging from travel planning and the use of travel agents to vacation companions and destination preferences. A key highlight of the study…

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Flashback in history: Ro-Ro Princess Victoria sinking, claiming 133 lives, 31 Jan 1953 (Video)

MV Princess Victoria was one of the earliest roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) ferries. Built in 1947, she operated from Stranraer to Larne. During a severe European windstorm on 31 January 1953, she sank in the North Channel with the loss of 133 lives. This was then the deadliest maritime disaster in United Kingdom waters since World War…

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Powerful new tools for long-term growth

For owners, operators and insurers alike, Larry Rumbol, Marine Condition Monitoring Manager, Parker Kittiwake, explains how a reliability-centred approach to condition monitoring is supporting the Cypriot shipping community in maintaining the highest standards in safety, reliability and efficiency. Long known as the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, Cyprus has given a lot of love…

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SOLAS requirements coming up for Fire Fighter radios

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), adopted the following amendment to SOLAS regulation II-2/10 regarding fire fighters’ communication: “For ships constructed on or after 1 July 2014, a minimum of two two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus for each fire party for fire-fighter’s communication shall be carried on board. Those two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus shall be of…