New UN initiative must be backed up by enforcement, says SRI

Amid growing fears of an impending escalation of the humanitarian crisis facing seafarers, SRI, the international pan-industry body researching maritime and seafarers’ law, applauds the recent initiative from United Nations Agencies to protect seafarers’ rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. Urging all cargo owners and charterers to support the new wide-ranging human rights toolkit, SRI does, however, warn that rogue operators may benefit without proper enforcement of the standards.

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New sponsor announced for YJA Awards 2021

YJA YOTY 2017 Launch SBS

Stoneways Marine steps up for return of YJA Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year Awards!
After that hiatus which 2020 was in so many ways, the YJA Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year Awards are back, and the Yachting Journalists’ Association is delighted to announce that Stoneways Marine, the marine insurance provider with genuine service, support, and experience, will be the title sponsor of the awards in 2021.

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U-Boat Commander Oskar Kusch, Anatomy of a Nazi-Era Betrayal and Judicial Murder

The story of Oskar Kusch is not easy reading and a rare glimpse into the realities of the U-Boat service in the Nazi State. Much of the coverage of the war at sea and life in the U-Boat Service have concentrated on top U-boat aces, the strategy of Donitz to arms race and decryption of German codes, but there was so much behind all of that and some of it was very dark. Very Highly Recommended.

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Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic. The Deep State and the Unitary Executive

The Trump Presidency was a huge shock to the Deep State Establishment that has ruled America since the Great Depression and there will be many books in the coming years that look at aspects of his legacy. Starting as a coffee table academic discussion, the authors have presented a combined view of Deep State and the Unitary Executive. Recommended Reading

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Holistic Command of War, Wellington, Spinola and Petraeus

This book has been derived from a doctoral thesis and contains some original thought in defining the concept of the holistic command of war. The text reads well and includes all of the supportive appendices and footnotes that the reader would expect. This form of book by a military professional is rare and highly informative, to satisfy both professionals and military enthusiasts. Most Highly Recommended

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