The Portunus Project is an offshore port concept where future U.S. ports could be located in the ocean some twenty to forty miles from shore. This concept would allow cargo to be inspected at a distance from cities and is intended to improve homeland security. However, this concept is also unique because it would allow the United States to be a world leader in the efficient goods movement.
Current Strategies for Freight and Vessel Inspection
Known as freak waves, monster waves, killer waves or extreme waves – rogue waves are large and spontaneous ocean surface waves that occur at sea and pose a threat to ships of all shapes and sizes. Over the course of many centuries, mariners have reported various encounters with enormous waves that seem to appear out of nowhere in an otherwise calm sea.
Source: NY Times
The History of Rogue Waves
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 …