Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Politics of Hunger

June 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

It’s time to speak up in support of Food for Peace – and the American Merchant Marine. Since 1954 the Food for Peace program (PL-480) has been a pillar of American generosity around the world, feeding more than a billion people. But today the $1.4 billion program is in deep trouble as it becomes a […]

OP-ED: Gearless Mechanical Power Transfer for Ferries and Tugs

December 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Written by Harry Valentine There are mechanical power transfer drive systems that date from the heyday of steam powered ships that may still have application in modern day maritime propulsion. While modern heavy-duty power transfer systems use expensive electrical methods or gear trains, earlier generation steam-powered technology distributed power using gearless mechanical technology. Steam railway […]

OP-ED: Loss of HMS Bounty: The Sea Wins Again

December 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

By Captain Peter Squicciarini, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Master Merchant Mariner Yet another tragedy at sea. The October “superstorm” known as Hurricane Sandy claimed another vessel, this time the unique and historic HMS Bounty. She was lost October 29th off the coast of North Carolina in some of the Atlantic’s most treacherous waters. She isn’t the first […]

MarEx Exclusive: Rescue at Sea [PART 2]

December 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

The author recounts a real-life rescue and the lessons learned. By Captain Chris Palle, WSI Both she and I were very lucky when my left hand connected with her head. I could feel her struggling still. Towing her by the hair I stroked for the surface, running short of air now myself. We reached the […]

Tired of Talking Green: SEEMP Is a Good First Step

December 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Discussing maritime technology without the marketing clichés But more is needed to achieve meaningful carbon reductions. By Wendy Laursen For some ship operators, the mandatory introduction of Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plans (SEEMP) following the first survey after January 1, 2013 will lead to just another paper exercise, probably started and completed in December. SEEMP doesn’t […]

Meeting Zig Ziglar

December 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Ziglar, who had been suffering from pneumonia, died at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas on November 28, 2012. He was 86. By: Michael Levin The next-to-last time I saw Zig Ziglar [shown in thumb image], I was one of 17,000 in attendance at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, where he […]

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