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Globalisation and Maritime Security - Background Maritime security traditionally focuses on maritime disputes, naval competition, Sea lines of communication (SLOCs), War at sea . The modern maritime securities after the cold war and 9/11 have been significantly changing and more complex, which is involving worldwide collaboration and mutual understanding . The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) has been managing maritime issues fundamentally for years and acceptable as the basic convention on solving maritime dilemmas....   [tags: Maritime Security ]
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Flags of Convenience: A Threat to Maritime - Introduction More than forty thousand merchant ships, and countless number of smaller coastal craft, ply world oceans which comprise nearly seventy percent of the earth’s surface. Each year approximately ten million containers of cargo, containing raw materials to finished goods are transported by seas. The ships are owned by different states, private companies or individuals and manned by mixture of seafarers from different countries, mixed together from various nationalities. These ships are perhaps the most autonomous entities on earth as rule of law allows frequent change of their allegiance or identity by choosing a flag to suit their requirement....   [tags: ship, state, maritime laws]
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Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Horn of Africa - The Horn of Africa is one of the most important hubs for maritime traffic in the world today. Raw goods, including oil, that are departing the nations of the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East must pass through this area in route to Europe and the West. Three-fourths of the Earth is covered in water and roughly eighty percent of global economic goods are transported via commercial maritime shippers. The volume of maritime trade is highly congested in this region. Ships must pass through either the Gulf of Aden and ultimately to the Mediterranean or proceed south from the Arabian Sea towards the southern trip of Africa via the Indian Ocean....   [tags: Maritime Traffic, International Security]
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Maritime Boundaries and Disputes on The Indian Ocean Region - The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is a complex environment, in which four continents border and many countries operate (Bhaskar & Kemp, 2011). Maritime security of the IOR is an extremely broad area of concern. It covers everything from terrorism, the physical security of ports and ships, right through to the security of energy resources into the future (Brewster, et al., 2013). The principal maritime security challenges of the IOR include maritime borders/ disputes, energy and mineral resources security, asymmetric threats and organised crime....   [tags: maritime security, mineral resources]
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Challenges and Opportunities for the Maritime Economy - ... Each has a slightly different perspective on the business. In 2004, 5518 shipping companies owned the 36,903 ships carrying the world’s deep-sea trade, an average of seven ships per company. There are some very big companies, at least when measured by the number of ships owned, and one-third of the fleet was owned by 112 companies with over 50 ships. Amongst the biggest companies are the national shipping companies such as APM-Maersk Company with 566 ships owned and chartered, Mediterranean Shg Co with 189 owned ships and also chartering 290, many of which are privately owned companies, and the remainder was owned by 4690 companies with an average of 2.3 ships each....   [tags: shipping, trade, freight ] 995 words
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Settlement in the Canadian Maritime Provinces - Introduction “New France was not merely the settlement of a few fur traders.” The Acadians were “a pastoral-like people who once formed a proud nation in a land called Acadia.” Although falling under the jurisdiction of “New France,” the Acadians governed separately than the rest of the country and were an independent entity within New France. Today, “the Acadians are the French speaking population of the Canadian Maritime provinces,” and these are the Acadians that were not displaced during the expulsions, under British rule....   [tags: New France, Canada, Acadia, Acadians]
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Maritime Boundary and Territorial Issues - Maritime boundary and territorial Issues Several ASEAN countries are engaged in maritime demarcation disputes with one another. The most important of these involve Thailand’s tense relationship with Myanmar, the Philippines’ dispute with Malaysia over the province of Sabah, the competing claims of the Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam in the South China Sea, territorial disputes between Malaysia and Indonesia and Malaysia and Thailand, and tension between Singapore and Malaysia. Maritime boundary demarcation has significant influence on ASEAN member states relation....   [tags: International Government ] 1961 words
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Settlement in the Canadian Maritime Provinces - “New France was not merely the settlement of a few fur traders; it was also a colony of Christ in the New World, even more a colony of Christ, or of the Church, than of France.” Due to the pious believers that inhabited New France, the country was run in a particular way, separating itself from France. Although falling under the jurisdiction of “New France,” the Acadians governed separately than the rest of the country and were a separate entity within New France. Today, “the Acadians are the French speaking population of the Canadian Maritime provinces,” and these are the Acadians that were not displaced during the expulsions, under British rule....   [tags: New France, Acadians, Port Royal, Canada]
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Terrorism and Maritime Security - 1 Introduction The word “terrorism” was first used during the French revolution. It defines as using force or threats against people . The definition of terrorism has to be examined more in depth-understanding in broader perspective, including historical background in order to avoid various legal systems and government agencies make their own definition and interpretation . The definition issue also happening in maritime community on classifying piracy and maritime terrorism. It does not include the purpose of attacking whether they were motivated by political goal, ideology, religion, independence or economic needs ....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Microeconomics of Maritime Shipping - Introduction Much of our modern day information about the Maritime economy has been primarily based on the historical happenings in the global economy. As world become ever more globalized and interlinked, maritime shipping is experiencing challenges as well as enjoying greater business opportunities. Maritime shipping is mainly the primary means of transporting parts and the finished goods around the world. Because shipping is such an old industry, with a history of continuous change, sometimes gradual and occasionally catastrophe, Time and again we find that shipping and trade will slipway from the economy and then magical reappear in some new voyages no other industry has played such a ce...   [tags: Shipping, Goods Transport]
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Maritime Eploration and Expansion - With the advent of maritime exploration the West changed with regards to economic, political and cultural influence. The Iberians were mainly Portugal and Spain kingdoms. These people became richer from trading, the wealthier you were the more power you had to change the political atmosphere and because they travelled they met other cultures. Foods they ate and the materials other cultures used to make things with were very interesting. When the West started to explore the Islamic world posed a threat so they wanted to find other ways to trade with the East....   [tags: Iberians, Informative] 1525 words
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Maritime Boundaries - After the cold war ended, the Asia Pacific Region witnessed new developments in ocean management, related to 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea (UNCLOS) and countries’ to claim ownership over maritime space and marine resources. Though the prospects of interstate wars are diminishing, inter-state tensions arising from extensive claims of maritime boundaries are common. As such, it became imperative for states to strengthen their navies and to deploy their naval missions beyond the territorial waters in order to secure their interests and sovereignty....   [tags: Navy] 1211 words
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Maritime Industry - Individual members of a business system are affected by changes observed by any other member of that system, the effect of which could be positive or negative. The Maritime Industry forms part of such a system. Changes in behaviour or policy impinge on dramatic variances in performance in a matter of days. The changes are not limited to that of 'International Maritime Policy' but also changes in other areas of business. There are varying opinions and arguments as regards the effect of such changes on The Maritime Industry and if changes in policy are necessary depending on the aforesaid effects....   [tags: Global Business, Regulations]
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The Effect of Climate Change on Maritime Zones - The Fourth IPCC Assessment Report shows high confidence that the world is warming. Small island countries, developing countries and Least Developed countries remain most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. For countries like the Marshall Island, with atoll islands situated just a few meters high from sea level, any uncontrolled sea-level rise has the potential to submerge land areas. Furthermore, climate change impacts could include increased tropical cyclone activities and coastal erosion....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Global Maritime Distress and Safety System - ... A problem is that a fishing wireless or cell phone cannot be a sufficient communication method for it can be out of service out at sea. As for the maritime distress incidents rates in Korea,vessels of 5 ton or less had 257 cases of incidents occupying 34% of all the incidents by vessels in 2008 (767 cases in 2008).Generally , Most vessels of 5 ton or less are operated by 1 person or a couple who are usually elderly not very competent with first responses in emergency. As a result, most incidents unfortunately cause fatal accidents.some small vessels led to missing or death because they could not get help even though they are operated off the shore within 2-3 miles (approx....   [tags: security, safety, pollution, communiction] 557 words
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International Maritime Public Key Infrastructure - A. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED SOLUTION 1. International Maritime PKI description The foundation of our proposal is the development of an International Maritime Public Key Infrastructure that should act as the coordinator of the infrastructure and may be functionally under International Maritime Organization. On the other hand each maritime country should develop its own public key infrastructure that should satisfy a minimum number of the International Maritime PKI standards in order to be compatible....   [tags: authority, authentication, infrastructure] 1522 words
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Maritime Development Corporation - ... This process is also one of the most inexpensive methods of the dispute settlement mechanisms. Therefore, if it is that the dispute can be resolved in that first instance it saves not only valuable time needed for the successful operation of businesses but also money. Even though this mechanism does not give an absolute guarantee that the dispute will be resolved. 2. Mediation Mediation may be considered as the most preferred dispute settlement mechanism. Mediation is a consensual process in which a neutral third party helps others to negotiate a solution to a problem....   [tags: Longbelly Overseas General Investment] 1003 words
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Maritime Capabilties Case Study: The Falklands War - Background 1. Strategic setting. In the spring of 1982 United Kingdom (UK) launched its single largest naval task forces since World War II to recapture the Falkland Islands from the Argentinians. The war was precipitated by a long standing disagreement between the UK and Argentina over the sovereignty of the Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. After protracted unsuccessful and confrontational diplomatic negotiations between the both nations, the Argentinians invaded the Falklands....   [tags: Falklands War]
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U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement - Introduction The U.S. Coast Guard is mandated to ensure and enforce border and maritime security. This critical component to national security plays a vital role in proactively engaging threats and illegal immigration to the United States. U.S. national security is a shared responsibility among all security agencies. Security related issues have been an elusive issue with many attacks directed towards the United States. While immigrants arriving through normal routes through railway, road, and air are easy to screen, arrivals through the sea has proven a challenging issue....   [tags: Immigration]
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Risk Management and Scenario Planning for The Port and Maritime Industry - ... Emergency Procedures - Tasks and action lists Upon confirmation of the emergency and isolation of the pipeline system, the Control Room Operator or the Process Shift Supervisor will: 1. Notify NGC via the NGC radio network or by dialling 800-4GAS (4427). 2. Activate PPGPL’s Emergency Response Plan, contact the Pipeline Engineer and the Measurement & offsite Superintendent, informing of the details of the emergency. 3. Notify the Authorities – Fire and Police, with the extent and nature of the emergency, for them to facilitate communication with the associated emergency services in the affected area, so that response time will be minimised....   [tags: crisis, responsibilities, procedures] 3331 words
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Maritime Law - Maritime Law The value of many shipments depends upon fluctuations in the currency rates, freight, handling charges, and other expenses. By means of insurance protection will be provided to goods from any uncontrollable variables. A contract of Marine Insurance is defined by section 7 of the Marine Insurance Act of 1909 as: "A contract whereby the insurer undertakes to indemnify the assured, in manner and to the extent thereby agreed, against marine losses, that is to say, the losses incident to marine adventure." The purpose of marine insurance is to provide protection against financial loss for an amount, which is as close as possible to the actual loss recognized....   [tags: essays research papers] 819 words
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Good Order at Sea in the Asia-Pacific Region - Introduction The sea since long ago has been a precious sources to human kind for living and as a highway for commerce and war as well as a provider of food and other resources, supremacy of the sea was confined mainly to maritime powers as their national security policy, the concept of security has expanded from mainly military to the dimensions of political security, economic security, societal security and environmental security Now the sea is not for gaining supremacy but focusing in global trade, international shipping and maintaining the maritime security as the result of globalization ....   [tags: Maritime History ]
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History of Throgs Neck and Maritime College - History of Throgs Neck and Maritime College. “In September 1642, John Throgmorton , with 35 families applied to the Dutch authorities in Niew Amsterdam for permission to settle in. Permission was granted in October 1642, and the conlonists settled on the long neck lying south of what is Eastchester Bay today and named it Throgmorton’s Neck after their leader. By the time of the American Revolution, the name had been contracted to Throgg’s Neck. Throgmorton and his colony thrived for short time, for in the later part of 1643, the Siwanoy Indians attacked the colony and destroyed it....   [tags: essays research papers] 779 words
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A Comparion of Two Musems on Hong Kong´s Maritime History - ... Establishing Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, the government does not only wish to boost the public’s understanding of local history, but also raise their sense of belonging as Chinese. For example, there is a section deeply illustrating Hong Kong people’s miserable lives under Japan occupation in World War II and how they treated us cruelly. At the end of the exhibition, a gallery depicts the development of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and their role in the defence of Hong Kong after the turnover so that visitors can have better understanding of the relationship between Hong Kong and China....   [tags: organized, private, musems] 936 words
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The Nautical Pact Between Albania And Greece - The delimitation of the maritime border and the continental shelf is one of the most complicated and delicate issues of Albania. It is related to historical affairs, Albanian heritage, economic development, international relations and the exploitation of our maritime natural resources. This delimitation has a great influence on the security and international politics between the states that are included in this issue and most importantly in the security and the prosperity of the region. My research will focus on two important topics related to each other....   [tags: Maritime Issues]
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Maritime Collaboration to Locate the Missing Malaysian Airliner on the Edge of the South China Sea - ... Under Tun Mahathir’s helm, the nation’s policy began adopting a much greater economic orientation in the country’s external relations while championing for the rights, interests and aspirations of developing countries. This approach led to the advocacy of the South-South Cooperation, a more proactive role in the G-77, the establishment of G-15 and saw the implementation of the “Look East Policy”. The paradigm shift towards the East had greatly influenced Malaysia’s economic development. (“Foreign Policy Overview”, n.d.) On the other hand, YAB Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, focuses on a more forward-looking and pragmatic foreign policy which continues to facilita...   [tags: foreign policy, international, rescue] 2537 words
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Correlation between Gender and Seafaring in the Book, Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring - ... She claims that men who worked at sea continued to be functionally codependent with the women whose job supported their family while they were gone. Haskell Springer exposes the irony that captain’s wives who decided to follow a non-traditional role of living at sea, lived more within the “separate spheres “ideology than the wives who stayed in land. Marcus Rediker, on the other hand, offers evidence that the pirate culture in the seventeenth- century, offered a small opportunity for a few daring women to disobey and rebel against developing gender norms, and that they may have influenced the representation of liberty in the revolutions in the eighteenth and nineteenth century....   [tags: maritime, pirates, sterotypes]
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International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers(STCW) - Introduction Maritime trade and transport can be construed to be the oldest forms of globalisation and has since then grown into an industry. Currently over 90% of the world trade has been done by the maritime industry. Nations such as UK, US, China, Greece and the like have thrived on their maritime strength to become world powers. In order to make the industry, with its large scale and complexity, as efficient as possible there is a necessity for policy and governance. The industry spans over multiple jurisdictions where each jurisdiction have their own impact on the industry....   [tags: Maritime Industry, Rules & Regulations]
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Law of the Sea Convention - The merits of this choice is that equidistance, referred as the "natural line" by Antunes, is an objective tool which reflects the basis of the entitlement to the continental shelf . It is furthermore a method that convenes more than any other the advantages of convenience and certainty in its application and could therefore be used widely as long as not resulting in an Conjunction of all rules under a unique scheme is a big achievement. No precise rule within LOSC in order to achieve best interests for states and absence of agreement on means - Consistently applied by international judicial bodies and works for EEZ, territorial sea, continental shelf and SMB = reasonable predictabil...   [tags: maritime, continental shelf, boundries] 2774 words
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Duties and Responsibilities from the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers - ... 28).Guidelines for the Authorization of Organizations Acting on Behalf of the Administration, IMO Resolution A.739 (18), 1993, and subsequent related resolutions should be followed • Body When considering the on-board application of the STCW Convention you must also consider the requirements of the international safety management code (ISM) and the provisions within the ILO maritime labour convention 2006 (MLC). Whilst the STCW applies to watch-keepers and crew with environmental and security duties the MLC and ISM apply to the master, chief engineer, officers, ratings and any other crew member on board ships of any tonnage, from a coaster to a very large tanker....   [tags: safety, maritime, procedures] 1840 words
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Crimes of Piracy Against Ships in the Strait of Malacca (SOM) - Strategic overview The Strait of Malacca (SOM) is a major transoceanic route that connects the Pacific Ocean with the Indian Ocean enabling merchant vessels carrying cargo of various types to reduce their journey between these critical areas of commerce by over 500 miles. Currently, over 60,000 vessels pass through the strait each year providing a critical link between the east and west. It is estimated that over 1/3 of the worlds trade and nearly 1/2 of global crude oil supply pass through the strait each year....   [tags: Maritime Security, Armed Robbery]
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The Guiding Rules and Principles of Ragusa During the Middle Ages - ... One is tempted to think of Ragusa as an early sign of a modern economy with strong fundamentals and an outward orientation. The literature on Ragusa is merely the work of historians, and solely contains statistics, mainly the interpretations are based on contemporary writers and evidence in archival works. Economic Development Ragusa was founded by Greek-Italian denizens in the 7th century who were fleeing from the Avar invasion of Epidaurus. By the 11th century Ragusa surfaced as a maritime and a commercial city, as Idrisi writes, “Ragusa was a large maritime town whose population consisted of hardworking craftsmen and possessed large fleet that traveled to different parts” (Carter, 197...   [tags: economics, maritime, trade] 1068 words
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Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean - Overview What were the advantages and disadvantages of a land empire as opposed to a maritime empire. (The Earth and Its Peoples, 526) There are a few notable advantages and disadvantages of classical imperial rule. Many times, the disadvantages of such rule are the same as its advantages. The most obvious of the advantages come from the conquest itself – land and resource acquisition. Many times dominance can be difficult to spread over land, as the state’s population increases, so must the complexity of its rule....   [tags: Land, Maritime Empires, Advantages]
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Case: United States vs. Peru - Facts of the Case On January 1st, 2014 the United States brought a case before the International Court of Justice. The case was on behalf of United States national Donald Thomas against the nation-state of Peru. According to our records, Donald Thomas is a United States ship-owner who prior to the case held commercial interests and property in Peru. On February 17, 2012 Thomas sent three of his tuna boats, all which had been registered under the United States flag state as well as being manned by fellow American....   [tags: maritime limits, hot pursuit, aliens ] 3051 words
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Is Maritime Transportation Losing Out Its Competitive Advantage Over Other Modes Of Transportation Like Air And Road Transportation? - Abstract A sophisticated and widespread transportation mode is absolutely essential for the efficient mobility of passengers and goods. This report first investigates the various economical, cost and environmental factors specific to maritime transportation. This investigation includes a comparative analysis between maritime, land and air transport. Lastly, the growing demand in marine transportation and the multitude reasons that make shipping one of the most globalized industries in terms of freight transportation is examined....   [tags: Transportation Case Analysis] 1283 words
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Supporting the Conclusions that the Land Domain Will Remain the Decisive Domain through which to Achieve US National Interests - ... While modern maritime power has the ability to resupply and remain at sea for long periods of time, logistical resupply and repairs originate through the land domain bases. Air power and space power also rely on the land domain for their origin, basing, logistics and repair. Cyberspace requires physical connections and nodes, which exist on the land domain in order to function as a domain. Finally, the human population lives only in land domain. While each of these domains shares an important role in the achievement of U.S....   [tags: position paper, maritime, space, air, cyberspace] 712 words
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Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach - One of the most significant cases in maritime law the last few years is the Fane Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach, Florida. This case went all the way to the United States Supreme Court and brought forth the issue of what is a vessel and what is not. Mr. Lozman owned a floating home which he brought to a marina owned by the city of Riviera beach. After being pursued by the city for not complying with paying docking fees, the city took a federal admiralty lawsuit against him. The City looked for compensation for their docking fee's and for damages for trespass....   [tags: maritime law, Florida, Supreme Court, docking fee]
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Journeying the World in the Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries - ... Reaching the land of Calicut, the city was embedded by cloth and spice trade. I noticed Calicut had been the principal trade center of various spices, along with Ceylon which traded loads of cinnamon (http://www.indianoceanhistory.org/). India dominated most of the trade going through Southeast Asia. The Indian trade port of Calcutta which is positioned in the Ganges River Delta was known for its several port towns, cotton and rice products, and trade that happened in many ways and directions....   [tags: maritime trade, Ming Dynasty, wrold history] 892 words
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Maritime Insurance for the Import-Export Process Part 1 - Marine insurance is mandated with covering the loss or damage of ships, terminals, cargo, as well as other transport or cargo by which there is transference of property either acquired or held between both points of destination and origin. The terms actual total loss and constructive total loss are used to differentiate the degree of proof where cargo or a vessel has been lost and they are defined as follows; Actual Total Loss: occurs where the cost of repair or damages either equal or exceed the value of the property....   [tags: covering the loss or damage]
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Maritime Insurance for the Import-Export Process Part 2 - The appeal was not very successful especially to the insurers. The court of appeal agreed with the first ruling. Nothing in the Act required an election that would precede the notice of abandonment. It was argued that the idea of the owner’s choice of making an irrevocable choice of abandoning was highly misleading. Under section 62, the service of a valid notice can only be irrevocable if the insurer. It is only then that the notice can be withdrawn. Even when the notice is accepted, the right of the insurer to take over the interest of the insured in the subject matter arises only when the insurer has paid out as stipulated in the policy....   [tags: coverning the loss or damage]
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The Vanishing of The Mary Celeste Crew - The 280 ton half brigantine merchant ship named “Amazon” which passed through a number of owners became involved in several accidents over the space of a decade and eventually was auctioned at a New York salvage where it was purchased for $3,000. After repairs the ship was under American registry; it was later renamed “Mary Celeste” - the name of the Captains wife. The new captain, Benjamin Briggs set sail on November 7th 1872 from New York heading for Genoa, Italy. Onboard were the Captain, his wife, his young daughter and a crew of eight....   [tags: Maritime History] 930 words
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The Evolution of Displacement Hulls - ... It was discovered that if you have a flat bottomed boat there will be less drag. The less drag the boat has the smoother the ride on the boat will be and there will be less of an attack angle to the boat. Most of the planing hulls today are made with a vee bottom. The height and weight of have have great effect on the speed. Planing hulls tend to skim more on the water rather than moving in the water. The concept of the stepped hull was proposed by Rev. Ramus of Sussex, England in 1872. He proposed both a single stop with tandem planing surfaces, and a combination of three pontoons with one forward and two aft....   [tags: maritime engineering] 974 words
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The Northwest Passage - The opening up of the north polar sea between 1815 and 1817 had prompted Barrow to propose a plan to send two expedition voyages, one in search of the Northwest Passage and the other to proceed from the sea of Spitzbergen towards the North Pole. Accordingly he sent the plan to the President and Council of the Royal Society which duly returned with their approval and the orders were issued by the Board of the Admiralty. Examining such interplay between scientific institutions, such as the Royal Society and the British Admiralty, one can see a well defined division of labour, in the collaboration between gentleman scientists at home and their field workers in the navy ship on voyages of explor...   [tags: Maritime History] 2391 words
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Wormwood, or Artemisia Maritima - ... In potions, I would add brandy and use it as a stomachic infusion, emmenagoque and a stimulant. Long term use of this potion may help cure hysteric complaints and hypochondriasis. Even though I know that pure wormwood oil is extremely poisonous, wormwood potions are edible if one takes three to five milligram (mg) daily or as a herb at two to three mg daily. Essential oils of wormwood is beneficial for heart burn, flatulence and jaundice. I would get great use of wormwood to reduce the side-effects from other ingredients, for example in the Draught of the Living Death....   [tags: seashore plant, medicinal properties] 788 words
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Carriage of Goods by Sea Summative Assessment - Carriage of goods by sea summative assessment 1. The introduction of incorporation clause The bill of lading under a charterparty is just a certificate of receipt for the charterer, the bill of lading is not to be seen as a contract of carriage of goods by sea due to the relationship between the shipowner and charterer under a charterparty. When the bill of lading issued by the shipowner is transferred to a third party by the charterer, the right-obligation relationship between the shipowner and the bill of lading indorsee will be effected by the international conventions that related to the bill of lading....   [tags: maritime shipping paperwork, procedures]
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Preventive and Corrective Maintenance for Ships - 1.0 Introduction Ship maintenance can be divide into two major categories which is preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance. Preventive maintenance is the maintenance taken before the equipment or machinery breakdown, its mission is to maintain a level of certain services of an equipment, while corrective maintenance is the action taken after the breakdown occur, its task is to correct the defects to be found in different equipment. A regular maintenance of the cargo handling equipment that used on board ship is essential to ensure that the equipment is always functioning at its operable state for speedy loading and unloading of cargoes as well as safety aspects....   [tags: mechanical/maritime engineering]
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How do Sharks Hunt? - ABSRACT This research report is a brief explanation on how one of nature’s apex predators, the shark, and how the way sharks hunt and track down their prey. The hunting process for sharks will be explained in sequencing order starting from how sharks sense their prey, to how the way sharks stalk their prey, and what happens when sharks capture their prey. Also a brief explanation will be discussed about how two peculiar species of sharks, Hammer head sharks and Long nose saw sharks, about their body shape, their diet plan, and how the way their unique attribute and how the way they use this attribute to help these two breeds in their hunting game....   [tags: maritime biology, oceanography]
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Grace O’Malley - She could sail a ship from the time she could walk. When she was barely a teen, she took the wheel as captain of her first vessel. She spent her young life learning the ways of the sea. Who was this brave and courageous leader. Grace O’Malley. Ambitious and successful, Grace O’Malley accomplished many daring things throughout her life and changed the course of others. At the O’Malley castle on Clare Island in 1530, Grace O’Malley, also known as Gráinne Ní Maille or Granuaile, was born. As the only daughter of Eoghan O Maille, chieftain of the Mayo Clan, Grace often sailed with her father’s fleet on trading voyages (Murray par 1-2, León 60)....   [tags: Maritime History]
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The Maratime Rights Movement (Nova Scotia, Canada) - The Maratime Rights Movement (Nova Scotia, Canada) The Maritime Rights Movement is usually seen as part of the economic decline of post world war period in the Maritimes. The Maritimes were going through hard times, the depression was said to have started in the Maritimes ten years before the rest of Canada did in 1929. The Movement had the Maritimes economic and social needs as it's priorities. The Maritimes views were often contradictory to those of West and Central parts of Canada. The Movement strove to alleviate some of the stress on the Maritimes economy, especially in the midst of hard times after the war....   [tags: Canadian Canada History] 2791 words
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Seal Hunting in the Maritimes - ... Seals do escape and can continue on, but the ones who are shot and are hurt usually just slip under the radar and eventually suffer and die. The hunters use hakapiks to kill the injured seals at close range, it is a big wooden club with an ice pick at the end for dragging purposes. They also club immobile injured seals. After the seal is killed, the captors then take their hakapik pick and put it into the seals back to carry it aboard their vessels. It is then the seal is skinned, sometimes while alive....   [tags: culture, wildlife, seal, hunting, commercial] 1003 words
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The history of Caesarea Maritima - “The king triumphed over nature and constructed a harbour…notwithstanding the totally recalcitrant nature of the site, he grappled with the difficulties so successfully, that the solidity of his masonry defiled the sea, while its beauty was such as if no obstacle had existed” (Little 106). In his remarkably detailed account, Josephus describes the exquisiteness and majesty of the harbor of Sebastos in the city of Caesarea Maritima. The harbor was built with such genius and beauty that, despite the complexity of the landscape, the structure seemed effortless....   [tags: mediterranean sea, archeology]
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International Transportation for a Global Economy - ... However, international trade also necessitates a dissemination groundwork that can defend the trade between numerous partners. There are elements of the international trade that must adhere to in order for to substantiate trade measures to be accomplished. These components will promote either efficacies or insufficiencies of the transportation groundwork. Nonetheless, the transportation infrastructure can encourage or hinder the possibilities of international trade. Approximately, one-half of the international trade takes place in the maritime, and disseminates 90% of tonnage in international trade....   [tags: martime, transport, economy] 600 words
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The Life and Times of Sir Francis Drake - Sir Francis Drake was a key figure in English, Elizabethan, and maritime history. He played a huge part in showing that the world could be circumnavigated with relative safety as well as being pivotal in helping to break the "Iberian monopoly" or what is now known as the Spanish and Portuguese combined empires (Buisseret 243). It was because of his life, decisions, and influence that England became a large naval power, with largest contribution of that being the defeat of the Spanish Armada. People should know more about the life and events surrounding this great historical adventurer, explorer, buccaneer and pirate....   [tags: Elizabethan martime history]
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