• MOL branded class to be created in Admiral...

    Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL group) and Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping (Admiral Makarov SUMIS) have reached an agreement to create a branded class at the University, intended for seafarers training and professional development, Admiral Makarov SUMIS says in a press release.

  • Public-private partnership needed to secure...

    Caps and Partners Inc. (CAPS), a policy think tank, is alarmed over the future of the Filipino seafarers who are facing a “double whammy” due to the adverse effects of  COVID-19 on the global maritime industry and the uncertain findings of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) audit.

  • BIMCO and ICS Prepare for New Seafarer Report

    With the future of crewing high on the agenda, BIMCO and ICS are preparing for the launch of the latest Seafarer Workforce Report (previously known as the Manpower Report), the industry standard resource for ship operators, agencies and governments seeking the market intelligence they need to develop crewing and training strategies fit for the future.

  • Solis Marine Consultants introduces new 2020...

    Solis Marine Consultants is introducing a series of tailored webinars over the summer and autumn period, providing expert technical content to marine insurers, lawyers, ship owners and managers on a range of global topics.

  • Mass Maritime lands $75K to study rescue training

    The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced $1.3 million in grants to nine Massachusetts institutions and organizations to establish or expand workforce training and development programs that support the state’s emerging offshore wind industry.


Dutch Research Team Builds World's Smallest Vessel

Researchers at Leiden University in The Netherlands have built what they believe to be the world's smallest vessel. The unnamed boat was created with a micro-3D printer, and it measures all of 30 micrometers in length (about 1/1000th of an inch). This is about one third the width of a single human hair. 


Training Program for the Emerging Offshore Wind Industry

With the rapid growth in the emerging offshore wind industry expected to continue there is a growing need for qualified, trainer personnel. A new partnership between the National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) at Bristol Community College and Maersk Training will seek to expand the level of training programs available for the emerging sector.