The skills shortage in the maritime industry have been well documented. As well as a short supply of willing recruits, there are also capacity constraints on the training pathways that are essential to not only onboard people into the industry but to also progress their career at sea.
The year 2022 saw both the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne, and her sad death. The years of her reign saw huge changes in all aspects of life, and the UK’s Royal Navy was not exempt.
In the quest for sustainable alternatives to conventional propulsion systems in the ongoing battle against climate change, nuclear-powered ships have emerged as a promising option, with experts and industry leaders outlining important, but surmountable challenges.
On 4th July 1991, the US Navy commissioned the guided missile destroyer Arleigh Burke, named after a Second World War hero, and the first of what has become the largest class of destroyers built for it since World War II.
The ocean needs our help now more than ever. The Ocean Decade Conference 2024 will bring together people from all walks of life to tackle the grave issues it faces and reverse declines in ocean health.