Top 3 cyber security tips to protect ECDIS on your vessel

Are you cyber aware at sea?

Cyber security is more important than ever before: ships and offshore platforms are becoming more sophisticated and in many cases crews are reducing. The cyber threat at sea is a considerable security, safety and financial risk to the maritime industry. Moving forwards, it’s not unrealistic to think that cyber security will be a board level priority issue, in order to tackle the increasing threat. Thankfully, more information is starting to emerge to help all stakeholders understand the challenges that the digital era brings to shipping. Be sure to take a look at the ‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ campaign, it’s an excellent resource to refer to on this topic.

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Seafarer ‘left to die’ with gunshot wound on vessel

Gunshot wounds, severed limbs, broken bones, tropical diseases, allergic reactions and sudden cardiac arrest: just some of the emergencies experienced at sea according to results released in a recent seafarers’ survey carried out by maritime professionals’ trade union Nautilus International and global maritime technology innovator Martek Marine.

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Maritime industry take note: women are less effective at CPR than men!

It’s true, females perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation less efficiently than their male counterparts! The intriguing news comes on the back of a study carried out by researchers at the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel.

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Not long until Nor-Shipping: Don’t miss our hot off the press event news!

Martek Marine are delighted to be exhibiting at Nor-Shipping 2017, where a pioneering exhibition on disruptive sustainability offers visitors the opportunity to take a rare sneak peek at the must-see, disruptive breakthrough technologies being embraced by some of the largest maritime organisations and associations across the globe to radically improve their operations: maximising productivity, improving safety and reducing costs. The event takes place between May 30th and June 2nd at Norway Trade Fairs in Oslo.

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Paul Forster: Martek Marine hire Head of UAV Operations with outstanding aviation experience

Martek Marine (Martek) are excited to announce the official appointment of highly-acclaimed aviation expert Paul Forster as their Head of UAV Operations. Paul brings over 30 years’ unparalleled aviation experience to Martek, in both high-profile operational and leadership roles.

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Getting to know the Martek team – George Burrell

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 to you our next team member George Burrell.

George is one of our Internal Sales Executives in the UK office and we asked him a few questions to help you get to know him better…

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Can telemedicine save the shipping industry $168 million per year?

Seafarers are the lifeblood of the shipping industry and are critical to its future sustainability. That said, are we doing enough to ensure the welfare of those at sea? Furthermore, could major improvements to crew welfare save the shipping industry millions of dollars per year?

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How to achieve ECDIS competency: our top 5 tips

Your ship sets sail today, you’re due to be on watch and it’s pitch black outside. To ensure a safe voyage, you must be familiar with all equipment on the bridge before the Pilot and Master rely on your expertise as they start to conn the vessel, but the various Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) systems you’ve used in the past are all different to the one on this ship. Sound familiar?

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