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Articles from the December 1, 2018 edition

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Christmas List

Christmas is coming. What do you give the mariner who has everything? We’ll answer that later. All along the West Coast, ships are calling during the holidays with foreign sailors who are far from h... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    December 1, 2018 

Lindblad's Second 100-Passenger Cruise Ship Enters Service

In the summer of 2017, the first of two new 100-passenger vessels, the 238-foot (72.5 m) National Geographic Quest, joined the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet, and has successfully... Full story

 

Regional Report: Bay Area Boom

In recent years, ports in the Bay Area of California have been breaking records in cargo – a symptom of an improving economy. Port officials are saying that more housing and road projects – especi... Full story

 
 By Sam Bojarski    Features    December 1, 2018 

Hiring Veterans: A Priority in the Maritime Industry

The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) estimates that the United States will need an additional 74,000 licensed and unlicensed civilian mariners over the next decade. In recent years, maritime... Full story

 

President Trump Signs the "Save Our Seas Act of 2018"

In a bipartisan White House ceremony on October 10, 2018, President Trump signed the Save Our Seas Act ("SOS Act") of 2018 into law. The act, which passed both houses of congress unanimously, is... Full story

 

Introduction to Maritime Cybersecurity

It seemed like just another routine day: An 80,000-ton tanker was at an Asian port. One of the crew had brought a USB stick on board with some paperwork that needed to be printed. That was how the malware got into the ship’s computers in the first... Full story

 

Above Board

UK-based KVH Videotel recently released a new training offering that’s free to industry. Seafarers Mental Health and Well-Being includes a brief video, information booklets and facilitator notes. The project was developed in collaboration with... Full story

 

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