In this issue

issue 62   |   JANUARY 2019

On the precipice

of Brexit, fears abound that the government hasn’t provided adequate assurances over recognition of UK seafarers’ certificates in Europe. We find out what are the stakes for seafarers on both sides of the Brexit discussions, and whether a no-deal outcome can be made to work for the shipping industry.

Our leading feature looks into the challenges of a continent-spanning logistical effort, namely the upgrade to the Rothera research station in Antarctica, which is preparing to host research vessel RSS Sir David Attenborough.

We also turn our attention to liquefied cargoes, which present a persistent danger to ships and represent a cause of great loss of life every year.

Finally, we talk to researchers from Solent University about their one-of-a-kind project into crewing strategies, and find out what’s next for London’s iconic Thames Clippers service after its recent 40 millionth passenger milestone.

Eva Grey, editor