sea level in 2017 was the highest annual average in the satellite altimetry era (since 1993), measuring 77mm (three inches) above the 1993 average. Levels have risen year to year for six consecutive years and in 22 of the last 24 years. Regional variations
were evident, with differences attributed to changes climatic conditions such as trade wind strength.
Club PEME clinic network, indicate 10.1% of cases of crew unfitness are related to hepatitis, with 8.5% of the total crew found unfit due to Hepatitis B. With such high rates of infection among seafarers, it is vital
that crew are informed on hepatitis. Having a greater knowledge of the diseases symptoms, method of transmission, measures of prevention and treatment will allow crew to minimise the risk.
8 to ten knots as it collides with the bridge, jolting and even knocking over some of the crew that had been standing at attention. There have been no reasons for the allision yet offered.
which are in the Atlantic. This is more than double the number accounted for in mid-June.
race," but one designed to bring marketing and economic advantages. While these new ships are continuations of current classes, small design changes or the addition of more passenger cabins in previously non-revenue spaces increased
the capacity or gross tonnage.
campaign will be held for three months, from September 1 to November 30. It is designed to establish the level of compliance with the requirements of MARPOL Annex VI and create awareness among ships crew and shipowners of its importance.
and 2,700 teu. Evergreen recently received the Ever Bloom, the last of ten 2,926 teu wide-beam containerships contracted in July 2015 from the carriers compatriot shipbuilder CSBC. The ships are part of Evergreens 20
unit B-class newbuilding program, which comprises 10 ships from CSBC and another 10 vessels of similar, but not identical, design from Japans Imabari Group.
to be the Worlds epicentre for piracy activity. From January through June 2018, 34 Nigerian pirate attacks on merchant and fishing vessels in the Gulf of Guinea were recorded. These attacks resulted in the kidnap of 35 seafarers for ransom and the hijacking
of several vessels. Most concerning this year has been the resurgence of petro-piracy, involving the hijacking of tankers for oil theft.
and operated by Russian shipping firm Sovcomflot, set the new record while transporting a cargo of liquefied natural gas eastward through the NSR from the Yamal LNG plant at the Arctic port of Sabetta in Russia to the port of Tangshan, China. During
the NSR crossing, Christophe de Margerie covered a distance of 2,360 nautical miles in just 7 days and 17 hours averaging 12.8 knots.
of providing discounts to ships listed in the ESI that have attained an ESI score of 20 points or higher. The Port of Amsterdam regards LNG as a vital transitional fuel which currently serves as the best alternative for
the shipping industry. In order to encourage vessel operators to start using this fuel, we will be providing an additional discount starting August 1. the port said.
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