El Nino Conditions predicted to last in Winter 2015-16

(June 2015) A U.S. government weather forecaster this week pegged the chance of El Nino conditions lasting into the Northern Hemisphere winter 2015-16 at 85%, extending its outlook for how long the conditions will last. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC), an agency of the National Weather Service, in its monthly report put its outlook of … Continued

Software upgrade answers security concerns

Cyber security is becoming an increasingly important issue for the maritime industry as ships are open to a growing number of threats. As more onboard systems are run by computers, hackers may gain access to key equipment, including navigation, steering, engine room and cargo handling systems. Although piracy remains a physical security threat to ships … Continued