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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Getting to know the Martek team – Sam Jackson

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 Sam Jackson.

Sam is one of our Regional Sales Managers out in Singapore for the APAC region and we asked him a few questions to help you get to know him better…

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Lack of on-board ECDIS training leads to ship being detained in Brisbane

The majority of the global shipping community have now completed the switch to navigation using Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and evidence is now emerging that ECDIS-related issues uncovered during inspections and audits is increasing. Supporting this, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) recently reported a large rise in the number of vessels detained because of ECDIS deficiencies.

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Potable water on ships: the top 5 most commonly asked questions

In the first instalment of our 2-part blog, we disclose the top 5 most frequently asked questions about potable water on ships, outlining the importance of properly managed water in storage and distribution systems and identify some of the serious issues that can result from contaminated potable water.

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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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