Blue economy bulletin: lessons from COVID-19, marine nutrition, and plastic credits

Welcome to the first Blue Economy Bulletin of 2021. 2020 was a difficult year, and holds many lessons for project management. We look at the effects of the pandemic on our SDS-SEA implementation throughout the region. We also share a timeline of the 28 years of PEMSEA activities, leading up to this year’s East Asian Seas Congress.

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BRITANNIA P&I SUPPORTS SAILORS’ SOCIETY WELLNESS AT SEA AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

Britannia P&I is delighted to announce that, as part of its recently launched BSafe initiative, it is supporting Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea awareness campaign. The campaign was developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis and aims to increase awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues, motivate crew and provide practical support to help seafarers through challenging times.

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KVH Partners with Smart Ship Hub for KVH Watch Maritime IoT Solution

Remote vessel and voyage management platform Smart Ship Hub will offer KVH Watch connectivity to enable actionable insights for vessels

MIDDLETOWN, RI – Feb. 25, 2021 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that remote vessel and voyage management platform Smart Ship© Hub is now a KVH Watch® Solution Partner and will offer KVH Watch services as part of its wide range of remote technical and operational management solutions. The Smart Ship Hub platform provides performance advisory and predictive diagnostics for vessel performance optimization as well as remote video-based maintenance and surveys and a wide range of related services that rely on real-time data feeds.

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Wärtsilä and Ocean Technologies Group partner to deliver transformational learning solutions to improve safety and efficiency at sea

The leading provider of maritime smart Simulation and Training solutions Wärtsilä Voyage, and the leading maritime knowledge and technology solutions provider Ocean Technologies Group (OTG), have agreed to share their expertise and resources via a strategic partnership that will significantly enhance safety and efficiency in the maritime sector.

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Three boaters prosecuted for navigation offences on the Broads

Broads Authority Ranger Tobi Radcliffe on the River Ant at How Hill, Norfolk. Picture: James Bass Photography

The Broads Authority highlights three recent prosecutions of boat owners for numerous counts of failing to navigate with care and caution and of breaking the speed limit on the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.

The Authority is committed to prosecuting those who put the Broads and its users at risk. Piloting over the speed limit and dangerous boat handling causes distress to people enjoying the Broads. It is also a real danger to wildlife and has the potential to cause serious damage and injury.

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