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Climate Change / Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« on: September 15, 2017, 01:51:26 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Considering what is in store for ocean wave activity due to Catastrophic Climate change, this is prudent behavior:

September 14, 2017 by gCaptain


Transas survival craft simulator eliminates drill risks

Transas has introduced a new Survival Craft Simulator (SCS) to prepare crew for the multitude of possible scenarios that can occur during lifeboat drills, aiming to address one of the most notorious sources of accidents in shipping without exposing personnel to physical danger.

Effective survival craft training is essential to prepare crew for a disaster at sea but practical lifeboat drills have a troubling track record for causing fatalities. By shifting some elements of training to a simulated environment, the risks are minimized and the crew can focus on the procedures that will increase safety when operating the real lifeboat equipment in an emergency.

IMO expert investigations have focused mainly on the complex quick-release hooks that typically suspend enclosed lifeboats from their davits, which are designed to hold tons of mass securely for years at a time and then come free quickly when the lifeboat is lowered. The Maritime Safety Committee expects new guidelines to enter into force on 1 January 2020, addressing longstanding issues including the need for uniform and documented standards for hook servicing.

However, a failure to follow correct procedures and lack of proper training have also been cited as contributory factors in incidents. The Transas Survival Craft Simulator allows such training to be conducted either at a training centre or on-board in a benign environment, allowing trainees to learn essential procedures, such as the preparation of survival craft, its launch and boarding, but without the risk.

At the heart of the new simulator is a highly detailed virtual model of a totally enclosed davit-launched, self-righting lifeboat. It is supported by a functional model to simulate the hook-release gear, wire lashings and gripes, and for boat securing onto a davit. Instruction on using the release handle, a safety pin, and hydrostatic interlock level can be delivered either virtually or with a physical device connected to the simulator.

“No one doubts the importance of effective survival craft training,” said Frank Coles, Transas Chief Executive Officer. “Guidance issued by insurers reaffirms that crew should be capable of operating lifeboat systems and understanding the mechanics and procedures, but training itself cannot be the source of risk. The majority of the maritime industry stakeholders still have some way to go to fully embrace the use of simulation to enhance and improve competency in shipboard operations. This tool is further evidence of that competence can be raised safely and efficiently without endangering lives. The time for platitudes is over; resources and recurrent training save lives and enhance safety.”

Survival Craft Simulator was created to function under Transas Academy, the seafarer competency development component of THESIS. In the future, this oversight will enable data collected during exercises to feed into and inform other aspects of vessel and fleet operation.

http://gcaptain.com/transas-survival-craft-simulator-eliminates-drill-risks/

Climate Change, Blue Water Cargo Shipping and Predicted Ocean Wave Activity: PART 1 of 3

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Who CAN you trust? / Re: Corruption in Government
« on: September 14, 2017, 11:27:58 pm »
Robert Reich: The Resistance Report 9/13/2017


Inequality Media Civic Action

Published on Sep 13, 2017

Join me for today’s Resistance Report, where we’ll be tracking issues we must not lose sight of: news on the Emoluments clause, an update on Medicare-for-all, dangerous new provisions in the Republican budget proposal, and more.

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Who CAN you trust? / Re: Corruption in Government
« on: September 14, 2017, 10:49:36 pm »
Why We Must Talk About Trump’s Mental Health | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ


GQ

Published on Sep 6, 2017

A majority of Americans now think he’s “unstable.” Yet we’ve decided this topic is somehow taboo?



Trump Will Soon Be the Ex-POTUS | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ


GQ

Published on Sep 7, 2017

Despite the distractions, Trump's Russia troubles are growing much worse.

How Did Trump Remember 9/11? | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ


GQ

Published on Sep 11, 2017

He hardly did.


Robert Mueller is Zeroing in on Trump’s Cover Up | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ


GQ

Published on Sep 12, 2017

The outlines of the case that Robert Mueller must be building can now be glimpsed.

The Media Doesn’t Understand What Trump is Doing | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ


GQ

Published on Sep 13, 2017

Donald Trump’s not pivoting. He’s not changing. He’s just crazy.

It’s Now Dawned on Trump: People Hate Him | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ


GQ

Published on Sep 14, 2017

In a flash of strange self-awareness, Donald Trump acknowledges the truth.

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Who CAN you trust? / Re: Mechanisms of Prejudice: Hidden and Not Hidden
« on: September 14, 2017, 10:31:52 pm »
Trump’s DACA Decision is a Grim Turning Point | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ


GQ

Published on Sep 5, 2017

The opportunists in the GOP who enable these racist moves will face a reckoning.

35
Renewables / Re: Electric Vehicles
« on: September 14, 2017, 06:52:49 pm »
In Depth - 2018 Nissan Leaf

Published on Sep 11, 2017

Welcome back for another episode of In Depth! In this episode, we talk about the new 2018 Nissan Leaf! Please remember to like, and subscribe if you haven't already. Also, please consider supporting us on Patreon - every dollar helps us to put on better shows. Thanks for watching! Now You Know.

Today's Story links:
https://electrek.co/2017/09/05/nissan... https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co...
https://electrek.co/2017/09/06/nissan...

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Renewables / Re: Electric Vehicles
« on: September 14, 2017, 06:40:25 pm »
2018 Nissan LEAF Factory Assembly Plant


Published on Sep 5, 2017

2018 LEAF EV features all-new design and improved driving range1

Starting price2 announced at $29,990 – $690 below current 2017 LEAF starting MSRP

New aerodynamic exterior design follows Nissan's signature design language; roomy "cool tech" interior offers advanced telematics systems

Advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology includes ProPILOT™ Assist, e-Pedal and Safety Shield technologies

U.S. on-sale date set for early 2018, available at launch in all 50 states

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Renewables / Re: Electric Vehicles
« on: September 14, 2017, 06:34:47 pm »
2017 IonIQ EV Versus 2017 Focus EV

38
Renewables / Re: Electric Vehicles
« on: September 14, 2017, 06:21:58 pm »
2017 Leaf EV Versus 2017 Focus EV


39
Renewables / Re: Wind Power
« on: September 14, 2017, 03:43:54 pm »
Vroon’s new walk-to-work vessel VOS Stone. Photo: Vroon

Newbuild Walk-to-Work Vessel VOS Stone Finds Work at German Offshore Wind Farm

September 13, 2017 by gCaptain

SNIPPET:

The state-of-the-art vessel is a subsea-support walk-to-work vessel. Its sister vessel VOS Start is currently employed at the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea. Both vessels have been purpose-built to support operations in the renewable energy industry and walk-to-work projects in the oil and gas industry.

Like with the VOS Start, VOS Stone will be fitted with motion-compensated offshore gangway and a 50T active-heave-compensated crane. The vessel can provide accommodation for up to 60 personnel, not including crew.

Full article:

http://gcaptain.com/newbuild-walk-work-vessel-vos-stone-finds-work-german-offshore-wind-farm




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Climate Change / Re: Pollution
« on: September 14, 2017, 03:34:47 pm »

Large Oil Spill Washes Ashore in Greece After Tanker Sinks
September 13, 2017 by gCaptain



http://gcaptain.com/oil-slick-washes-ashore-on-greek-island-after-tanker-sinks/


41
Climate Change / Re: Pollution
« on: September 14, 2017, 02:55:46 pm »
 


Follow the last 30 years of humanity shaping the planet through the eyes of Google’s Timelapse
LAST UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2017 AT 7:04 PM BY ALEXANDRU MICU 


SNIPPET:

Timelapse of Miami, Florida. You can see some of the islands disappearing in the lower right.

The drying of the Aral sea, which is regarded as one of the worst environmental disasters in modern history. Originally one of the largest inland seas/lakes in the world, with an area of 68,000 sq km (26,300 sq miles,) by 2014 it had largely dried up. Its eastern basin is now known as the Aralkum Desert.

Colombia Glacier, in Alaska, becoming Colombia Water as average temperatures increase.

It’s an awesome testament to how far we’ve come as a species — but also a terrible sight of how much damage we can unintentionally wreak upon the world around us.    

Full article with graphics referred to above:

http://www.zmescience.com/science/google-timelapse-humanity-earth/

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Renewables / Re: Wind Power
« on: September 14, 2017, 02:36:42 pm »
 

New record: on Monday, 20% of Europe’s energy came from wind ;D
LAST UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2017 AT 3:55 PM BY MIHAI ANDREI


SNIPPET:

These are the countries with the highest shares of wind in their electricity production:

1. Denmark: 83% = 74 GWh
2. Ireland: 54% = 51 GWh
3. Germany: 42% = 576 GWh
4. Portugal: 29% = 39 GWh
5. United Kingdom: 29% = 210 GWh
6. Netherlands: 25% = 72 GWh
7. Spain: 24% = 160 GWh
8. Belgium: 19% = 40 GWh
9. France: 15% = 166 GWh
10. Italy: 12% = 101 GWh

Full article:

http://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/wind-solar-energy-14092017/

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Trump OKs Coal Mining in Roadless Colorado Forest

Thompson Divide, Colo.

Trump's Forest Service has given an initial OK for Arch Coal to expand mining leases into 1,700 acres of roadless wildlands in Colorado's Gunnison National Forest.

The company wants to mine 17 million tons of coal in this pristine forest — home to black bears, elk, beavers and lynx. The coal would generate at least 49 million tons of greenhouse gas pollution.

"The Trump administration is doubling down on coal and sacrificing our climate and Colorado's spectacular high-country forest," said the Center's Michael Saul.

Read More:

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2017/coal-09-07-2017.php


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Climate Change / Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« on: September 13, 2017, 10:25:55 pm »




This happened on our Earth September 11-13, 2017

45
Climate Change / Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« on: September 13, 2017, 10:18:14 pm »
Excellent Video of Hurricane Irma


Article with several amazing graphics:

NOAA’s New Weather Satellite Captured Stunning Images of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

September 12, 2017 by Mike Schuler

http://gcaptain.com/noaa-weather-satellite-goes-16-stunning-images-hurricanes-irma-harvey/

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