20 Must-Read Maritime Books

Fiction and Non-Fiction 1. Ninety Percent of Everything : Inside Shipping, The Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes On Your Back, Gas in Your Car and Food On Your Plate by Rose George Rose George, acclaimed chronicler of what we would rather ignore, sails from Rotterdam to Suez...

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Maritime Pilots: Heroes without Capes

Turkish Maritime Pilots' Association has declared 1-5 June as the Maritime Pilots Week. Marine pilotage is one of the most important professions in maritime and one of the oldest of all. Let’s take a look at the history and importance of the maritime pilots. A maritime...

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Women in the Maritime Industry

The first American female cruise ship captain, Kate McCue Like many others, the maritime industry is also male-dominated. However, the International Maritime Organization and many others, including Zeymarine, are taking steps to bring gender equality to the industry. According to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), women represent...

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What does the Earth look like under lockdown?

Many ports, ships, squares, and even whole cities look like they are abandoned for good because of the lockdown caused by the coronavirus. Let’s see what they look like now. The Diamond Princess The Diamond Princess The Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored off the shore of Yokohama, south...

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How has the Pandemic Affected the IMO 2020 Regulations?

Since January 1, 2020, IMO member states are expected to fully implement the new global marine fuel sulfur cap. However, the COVID-19 pandemic makes it quite difficult. According to the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) new regulations which came into force on January 1, 2020, the maximum...

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