From CO2 emissions to The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee flotilla, we’ve been keeping an eye on all the most interesting stories from the maritime industry. Here’s a selection of articles from the past week:
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Flotilla – During the largest flotilla in history, the BBC used a time lapse camera to film the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant. You can watch every one of the 1,000 boats that took part sail past in under three minutes.
Licensing seafarers to ensure a safe maritime environment – Capt. Anthony Lloyd, the head of the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center in America, is in charge of the certification programme for American mariners. In an interview with Safety4Sea, Lloyd discusses his career path and current job, as well as talking about the importance of having properly qualified crew on board ships, and describing the work which goes into ensuring this.
EU debates radical departure from CO2 emission strategy – With debate around CO2 emissions continuing in the EU, the possibility of Carbon Emission Control Areas (CECAs) being agreed outside of the IMO framework has surfaced, according to Lloyd’s List. Though still in the early stages, it seems that basing CECAs on existing European Union Sulphur Emission Control Areas could be a feasible continuity plan, should diplomatic obstacles continue to prove problematic.
Portraits of Maritime Women 2: Arlene Abuid Paderanga – Marine Café Blog continues its series profiling women in shipping with an interview with Arlene Abuid Paderanga, President of the Asian Institute for Maritime Studies (AIMS). She talks about her role at the Philippine training school, and how she views its future.
Have you read anything interesting this week that you’d like to share?