Seafaring has long been one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. It’s not just the heavy machinery and difficult working conditions that contribute to fatality statistics, mariners are more at risk of certain illnesses and diseases which can be difficult to diagnose and treat with the limited resources found on a ship.
Here, we look at the Top 3 Killers at Sea and how telemedicine systems can help to save lives and make seafaring a safer occupation.
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The humanitarian application of ‘drones-for-good’ is a compelling use case and Martek Marine (UK) has been selected by UNICEF & the Vanuatu Government to demonstrate their capability for vaccine delivery. Martek will self-fund the trial which will take place on Efate Island from 21-25 August 2017.
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July 10, 2017
Martek UAS announce the upcoming arrival of Gareth Knowles as the 1st of a number of UAS Strategists appointments, to help clients develop compelling use cases for our range of proven & pre-eminent ‘best-in-world’ drone services. Having recently filled key posts with Best in World calibre individuals, Gareth will bring yet another dimension to the Martek UAS team on the 23rd August 2017.
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Martek welcomes Ben Daniel to their rapidly growing team of aviation experts
Rotherham, UK 3rd July 2017
We are pleased to announce the latest addition to our band of aviation experts, Ben Daniel BA(Hons) PGCL MCGI. Ben joins us in late August 2017 as Chief Pilot following a distinguished career in the Royal Navy as a maritime ‘junglie’ helicopter pilot spanning a vast array of aviation arenas: embarked, arctic, desert, jungle, support helicopters, ISTAR, etc. He has been active in unmanned aviation for several years as both a Safety Risk Manager and operational Remote Pilot.
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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, here’s our next team member Dave O’Rourke.
Dave is our Warranty Co-ordinator based at Martek HQ in the UK and we asked him a few questions to help you get to know him better… Continue reading “Getting to know the Martek team – Dave O’Rourke”
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?
The latest marine technology that’s just hit the market is turning inferior seafarer healthcare on its head. Called telemedicine, this groundbreaking technology is making SERIOUS waves in the maritime industry.
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A first of its kind gas sampling system
Maritime industry technology specialists Martek Marine
are setting the bar high when it comes to offshore gas safety. The company has developed a first-of-its-kind gas sampling system for a new moored floating production unit, which forms part of the Jangkrik Complex gas fields development in Indonesia. The system has been developed to dramatically improve offshore crew safety through the use of advanced gas sampling technology.
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Just 16 of the world’s largest ships are still producing as much sulphur pollution as all the world’s cars! So, what’s the key to ‘green shipping’? How do we reduce fuel consumption & emissions? Here we share the top 5 technologies that the largest shipping companies across the globe are using to dramatically reduce the environmental impact of their operations (and boost profits!)
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According to the latest statistics, over 25 percent of people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives and for those working offshore, this figure is significantly and potentially dangerously higher. What’s more, the problem’s growing.
Continue reading “Mental health problems at sea: a storm is brewing”
Preparing to dominate the market
Martek Marine (Martek), the world authority on maritime drone applications is thrilled to announce the official appointment of drone specialist Martin Appel as UAS Technical Manager joining the rapidly expanding number of drone and aviation experts that make up the company’s UAS Division.
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