Common ECDIS pitfalls you NEED to consider before the August deadline

The transition to stress-free and cost-efficient navigation using ECDIS has not been without its challenges for some, but now thanks to advanced functionality, the best market-leading ECDIS offer first rate safety and outstanding productivity for ships and their crew across the globe.

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Telemedicine on vessels would save lives, say 98% of seafarers

98% of seafarers agree that a greater provision of telemedicine on vessels would save lives, a survey by Nautilus International and Martek Marine shows.

Maritime professionals’ trade union Nautilus International and global maritime technology innovator Martek Marine’s 2017 survey of seafarers, indicates that much more must be done to improve the accessibility and quality of healthcare services onboard seafaring vessels.

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Time to take action! How to master the supply, upkeep and readiness of navigational charts

Most mariners would agree that Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) have revolutionised navigation at sea and both the commercial and safety benefits of installing the technology are now widely known within the shipping industry. When it comes to the supply, upkeep and readiness of maritime industry navigational charts, ECDIS is unbeaten and what was once a time-consuming and tedious process, is now an automated and pain-free job for a ships crew.

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Getting to know the Martek team – Emma Bampton

We have a fantastic team of people here at Martek Marine and we would like to introduce everyone to you. As part of our “Getting to know the Martek team” series, we want to introduce you to our next team member Emma Bampton who is celebrating her 5 year Martek anniversary this year.

Emma works in the FastCalGas (FCG) team as an Account Manager and we asked her a few questions to help you get to know her better…

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How healthy are you? Crew welfare experts offer free health tests at Sea Asia

“How healthy are you?” That’s the question that global maritime technology innovator Martek Marine is asking at Sea Asia 2017, as they invite all delegates to undertake a free health check using their new telemedicine device iVital™.

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Calibration is key when it comes to improving maritime safety!

Calibration gas supply to the global shipping industry is a rapidly growing market. So, why is calibration so important when it comes to maritime safety? In the second instalment of our two-part blog, we take a look at the types of instruments used for gas detection and measurement in the maritime industry, who’s responsible for calibration onboard ships, what gas mixtures and flow rates are used in the shipping industry and what fresh ideas the leading calibration gas suppliers are bringing to the table, that are revolutionising calibration gas supply.

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It pays to be precise: The importance of calibration in the marine industry

Calibration gas supply to the global shipping industry is a rapidly growing market. So, what exactly is calibration gas used for and why is calibration so important when it comes to maritime safety? In our two-part blog, we take a look at some of our most commonly asked questions relating to calibration gas.

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The first commercial ship hijacking in 5 years: Our fight against piracy isn’t over

A lucky escape for the Comoros-flagged oil tanker crew

This month news broke that Somali pirates had released an oil tanker and crew after the first commercial ship hijacking since 2012. Luckily, the Comoros-flagged oil tanker and eight Sri Lankan crew were freed without payment of ransom, after lengthy negotiations. The release followed a gunfight between the pirates and the marine force, then intensive negotiations between the marine force, clan elders and the pirates.

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