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Q&A: Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering–Career Possibilities

Huntington Ingalls cutter design

A new Bankrate study ranks the most and least valuable college majors and discovered that two niche and little known majors top the list of 162 fields of study: naval architecture and marine engineering. They are followed closely by nuclear and electrical engineering.   Many students may have little to no exposure to these career options and may dismiss them out of hand. But experts

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GE Energy Storage System for Harvey Champion Retrofit

Harvey Champion

GE’s Power Conversion business was chosen by Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC to provide the latest SeaGreen Energy Storage System (ESS) on board the offshore platform service vessel (PSV), Harvey Champion. The SeaGreen solution manages energy sources according to load demand, enabling marine operators to optimize energy usage while providing continuity of operations, increased efficiency and reduced emissions. Included in

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Ballast Water Exchange Is Problematic

A new invasive species study by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) discovered one of the main tactics ships use for stopping invasive species—ballast water exchange—isn’t working nearly as well as managers hoped. Marine scientists looked at ballast water from ships entering Chesapeake Bay before and after ballast water exchange became mandatory in 2004 and found that, contrary to expectations,

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