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    Why improper mooring tail selection compromises safety

    “Choosing to buy a lower-strength, lighter mooring tail than the rope is a misguided strategy that can compromise the integrity of your entire mooring configuration and the safety of those tasked with handling the lines", says Mark Levis, Wilhelmsen Ships Service Technical Sales Manager (Chemicals & Ropes) for North America. Here he explains how to ensure your tail is fit for purpose from the outset in order to optimize the lifetime and safety performance of your mooring solution.

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    Chasing their Dreams and Working Hard for It

    If you’re out at sea and can hear someone belting out power ballads like, “If I Sing You a Love Song by Bonnie Taylor” or “I Can’t Fight this Feeling Anymore by REO Speedwagon” then you know Sabrina McCoy Villaruz or Raquel Marilag is onboard. These two female cadets are paving the way and breaking ceilings in the seafaring industry.

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    The Tale of a Seafarer's Wife

    The life of a seafarer certainly has its challenges, and one of it is being away from your family for long periods of time. But imagine being the wife of a seafarer and having to part with your husband for weeks or sometimes even months.

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    Why not all anti snap-back rope solutions are equally engineered

    Vessel mooring remains one of the most dangerous tasks crew and port workers can undertake. Ship operators need anti snap-back solutions that are tested and reliable to make the mooring operations safer for the ship crew. Our technical product manager and rope expert, Thomas Caradec addresses what shipowners should bear in mind when selecting the safest, most reliable and proven anti snap-back rope solution.

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    In Conversation with the Chief Engineer for Yara Birkeland

    It's not every day that you get to work for something that has the title, "the world's first". So, when the chance arose, Bjørnar Flaa knew it was an opportunity of a lifetime. This is because Bjørnar would be working on the world's first fully electric and autonomous container vessel, the Yara Birkeland.

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    The Captain, The Princess and The Life of a Seafarer

    “I am a positive person, and I believe that being positive affects our outlook in life,” Captain Nitin Malkani shares. It was apparent from our call that he’s someone who is very composed, an indispensable trait especially when working in COVID times.

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    Flying High with a Career at Sea

    Choosing the seafarers life is not so common choice for young people nowadays due to many factors including being away from home for long periods of time. Nevertheless, the charms of sailing and exploring the world continue to appeal to a small fraction of those who want to live an extraordinary life.

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    Selecting the right rope - Why should you be looking at LDBF?

    In the history of ship mooring, diameter has often been the only criterium in the selection of ropes. Today, it is still commonly used to compare mooring ropes, with common advice being that thicker ropes should be chosen for heavier vessels. The article examines how the measured diameter may differ from the value listed in product descriptions and why you should be looking at Line Design Break Force (LDBF).

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    Maximising productivity, efficiency, and safety in your shipboard repair operations

    Industry 4.0 is the automation of traditional practices using modern innovative technology and it was already transforming manufacturers’ operations before the pandemic. In the maritime industry, pivoting to more efficient and effective technology will enable ship operators to achieve the benefits of improved productivity and reducing the risk of disruption to ship operations. Read more here.

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    Responsible refrigeration on ships – Enabling you to comply with regulations and reduce carbon emissions

    According to the 4th IMO GHG Study, the estimated annual loss of refrigerants from shipping in 2018 resulted in 18.2 million tonnes in CO2 emissions. Refrigerant leaks result in more energy needed to deliver the necessary level of cooling, and could contribute to higher emission from the ship. Download the technical article to learn how you can achieve responsible refrigeration.

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