When looking for survivors of an accident at sea, do not use the AUTO mode for radar rain, sea and gain settings. Otherwise, a SART may be overlooked. The Nautical Institute issues this warning in its latest Mars Report. The Nautical Institute gathers reports of...
On 28 December, the crew of the bulk carrier Hanze Göteborg rescued four American rowers in the middle of the North Atlantic. The men had been participating in a cross-Atlantic rowing race when their vessel capsized and they had to get into a liferaft. Responding...
DNV has launched a new drift prediction feature in its Emergency Response Service (ERS) to mitigate risks associated with disabled and drifting vessels. ERS uses digital tools that perform simulations to predict a drift path. In addition to drifting vessels, the...
The Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM) is looking back on a busy and intense year. In 2022, the KNRM fleet sailed out 2524 times for requests for help. That was ten per cent more than the previous year, but twenty per cent less than in 2020, the busiest...
Henk Spanjer, lecturer at Dutch maritime college Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (MIWB) and substitute skipper at the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM), has won the “Vladimir Maksimov Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Maritime SAR...
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