If you think job scams are only prevalent in specific industries, think again. Fake job agents and job scams are alive and thriving in the maritime industry and affecting recent graduates who have spent four long years of hard work becoming educated as maritime professionals. The problem is very common, disheartening and frustrating for young mariners.
Where Are Maritime Job Scams Coming From?
Recently, Marine Insight did some research to determine where these job scams were stemming from. Surprisingly enough, it has been common that the scammed were getting references from online maritime job websites. After a bit more …
What Can Gaskets Do For You?
The most vulnerable point in any given pipeline is a connection point. Typically a connection point consists of another flange meeting another flange. It may look simple at a glance, but you may not know that simply putting a metal flange next to a metal flange will leave your system with the potential to leak severely. No matter how tightly you bolt together your flanges, high pressure will cause liquid and steam to find an exit point and cause a leak.
The marine industry is experiencing challenges when it comes to oil exploration. The means of obtaining resources are becoming increasingly competitive and dangerous. Oil exploration is shifting into deeper, harsher waters and trade flows continue to evolve. The shipping industry still has the same common goal, but they must learn to adapt to their new environment which brings an extremely competitive market, the challenge of high fuel costs and new regulations regarding environmental standards. To compete, ships must begin to take on more efficient designs and new technologies to keep up with these environmental standards and costly fuel price tags.