Organisers British Marine have announced that The London Boat Show will not go ahead in 2019 due to lack of support from the marine industry. The show was scheduled to run at ExCel between the 9th – 13th of January, though the decision has been made that the show will now be postponed to allow for the development of new ideas.
The Government has appointed a team of experts to advise on the future of the maritime industry in the UK, it has been announced. The agenda for discussion includes the development of new technology surrounding autonomous vessels and digital ports to ensure that the UK remains a world leader in the maritime industry.
The UK Transport Secretary recently commented that the UK’s maritime industry was on the brink of a technological revolution which could lead to faster shipping, as well as being greener and safer in the long run. The growing use of autonomous vessels is said to be at the heart of the plans.
Man overboard is one of the most common boating emergencies. Just like on land, accidents and emergencies can happen at sea, however, you could be miles away from any help and the sea is much more unpredictable than solid ground, so it’s important to know the correct actions to take in the case of man overboard.
A tanker is basically a ship designed to transport liquid cargo. There are a number of different types of tanker ranging from deep sea parcel tankers to small coastal tankers.
The role of certainty in maritime law has been highlighted recently due to a recent case with regard to payment of time charter hire.