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Crewless ships and legal risks

By Richard Clayton, chief maritime analyst, IHS Maritime & Trade

Are unmanned ships safer or less safe than fully crewed vessels? Can human navigators on the bridges of dredgers perform their tasks more accurately than remote operation of dedicated dynamic positioning-dynamic tracking systems? 192 more words


Lightship LV-71, WWI U-Boat Victim Surveyed

MarineLink reports that the wreck of LV-71, a lighthouse that had been sunk by a U-boat during WWI while on watch on Diamond Shoal, is being surveyed. 12 more words


Taiwan Commissioned Two WHECs

Photo: Yilan (CG 128). (Taiwan Coast Guard Administration)

I mentioned this earlier in a comment on an earlier post, but Jane’s has more detail and much better pictures. 161 more words


Florida Treasure Hunters Find $4.5m in Gold Coins

Treasure hunters in Florida have found 350 gold coins worth $4.5 million.

The coins are from a fleet of Spanish ships that sank in the 18th century, … 94 more words

particularkev reblogged this on History for Today.

China CG gets Surplus PLAN Frigates

Navy recognition is reporting that all four type 053H2G frigates (NATO designation Jiangwei I) have been transferred to the Chinese Coast Guard, contributing to the already feverish build up of this service. 425 more words


South Korea shipbuilding: Trouble at the top

Richard Halfhide, publications editor, IHS Maritime

In 1965 the government of South Korea, then one of the poorest countries in the world, announced a seemingly outlandish scheme to build a steel mill. 140 more words