• BIMCO and ICS Prepare for New Seafarer Report

    With the future of crewing high on the agenda, BIMCO and ICS are preparing for the launch of the latest Seafarer Workforce Report (previously known as the Manpower Report), the industry standard resource for ship operators, agencies and governments seeking the market intelligence they need to develop crewing and training strategies fit for the future.

  • Solis Marine Consultants introduces new 2020...

    Solis Marine Consultants is introducing a series of tailored webinars over the summer and autumn period, providing expert technical content to marine insurers, lawyers, ship owners and managers on a range of global topics.

  • Mass Maritime lands $75K to study rescue training

    The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced $1.3 million in grants to nine Massachusetts institutions and organizations to establish or expand workforce training and development programs that support the state’s emerging offshore wind industry.

  • The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and...

    Students from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah (AASTS) recently took part in a webinar organized by the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime as part of UN International Youth Day celebrations. 


    On Monday 27th June 2020, the 10th online open dialogue of YES Forum took place via Zoom summing up in view of summer the initiative of our team which was generated because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis aiming at the uninterrupted communication between young people and professionals even under these circumstances.

  • The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and...

    With hearts full of sorrow and sadness, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah (AASTS) has mourned Dr. Hisham Afifi, Advisor to the President of the Academy and in charge of Khorfakkan's branch, who passed away in Cairo, Egypt.

  • BV Solutions eAcademy: Maritime learning from...

    Bureau Veritas (BV), has launched the BVS eAcademy to provide online learning to a global audience. The eAcademy is led by BV Solutions Marine & Offshore (BVS M&O) – the Technical Advisory, Asset Management, and Assurance Solutions provider dedicated to Marine and Offshore Energy Markets.


Dutch Research Team Builds World's Smallest Vessel

Researchers at Leiden University in The Netherlands have built what they believe to be the world's smallest vessel. The unnamed boat was created with a micro-3D printer, and it measures all of 30 micrometers in length (about 1/1000th of an inch). This is about one third the width of a single human hair.