A major misconception about EMSA audits still persists

A major misconception about EMSA audits still persists

It has been 17 years since the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) made its inspection visit to Turkey — the first of many it would conduct to verify compliace with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). Yet, many still have a foggy idea about the real nature and goal of these inspections.

A delightful serving of Claude Monet’s marine drawings

A delightful serving of Claude Monet’s marine drawings

Marine Café Blog spotlights the marine drawings of Claude Monet in celebration of his 182nd birth anniversary.

Monet, a leading light of French Impressionism, was born in Paris on 14 November 1840. His countless oil paintings continue to bedazzle the world long after he passed away on 5 December 1926. Unfortunately, they have also diverted attention away from an important part of Monet’s creative output: his drawings.

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A look-back at two nautical songs by The Beatles

A look-back at two nautical songs by The Beatles

Of the many songs recorded by the English rock band The Beatles, only two had a nautical theme: Yellow Submarine and Octopus’ Garden. This fact is interesting and perhaps a bit odd. After all, the group had its beginnings in Liverpool, a maritime hub and port of registry of the Titanic. All four of its members — John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr — were born there. At any rate, the two songs are quite memorable. The melodies are charming; the lyrics, endearing.

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An inside look at the SS United States in her heyday

An inside look at the SS United States in her heyday

America’s Flagship. A national icon. An American original…

The list of accolades to the SS United States is long and each one is well-deserved. She is the largest ocean liner to be built in the United States and the fastest ever to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Alas, she has been slowly rusting away since being laid up in Philadelphia in 1996. Various attempts to restore and/or repurpose her have met with failure. Still, the SS United States Conservancy, the ship’s present owner, is hopeful that the latest redevelopment plans of New York-based RXR Realty will give her a new lease of life.

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Seafaring cats in adorable vintage photographs

Seafaring cats in adorable vintage photographs

For centuries cats were crossing the seas until humans terminated their seafaring days.

A large DNA-based study of ancient cats presented at the 2016 International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology in Oxford, UK, suggest that Vikings took cats with them on long voyages. Until at least the Second World War, naval sailors continued the tradition of keeping pets on board. British warships even had cats as official mascots.

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