Archive for February, 2012

Pirates board fishing vessel – Maritime Security Alert: 16 February 2012 –

Pirates board fishing vessel – Maritime Security Alert: 16 February 2012 –
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a fishing vessel was boarded by pirates approximately 35NM SW of Masirah Island in position 19:57.1N 58:25.51E at 1930 local time on 14 February. According to reports, armed pirates operating from a 20 foot brown-coloured dhow named...
February 16th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

INTERMANAGER President made fellow of Nautical Insitute

Alastair Evitt Alastair Evitt, current President of international ship management association InterManager, has been made a Fellow of The Nautical Institute. Mr. Evitt, Managing Director of Meridian Marine Management, is set to be formally presented with his Certificate of Fellowship at this Thursday’s...
February 15th, 2012 | Intermanager, Shipmanagement | Read More

ISF launches new on board training book fo engine ratings

ISF launches new on board training book fo engine ratings
Peter Hinchliffe In order to take account of the 2010 amendments to the IMO STCW Convention, which came into force in January 2012, and which for the first time will make it mandatory for trainee engine ratings to provide evidence of structured on board training, ISF has updated its widely used On Board...
February 15th, 2012 | Associations, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: United States, Delaware River-Safety zone establishment & anchorageclosure: revision Singapore, Singapore – Reclamation works at Tuas View Extension Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Breakwater reinstatement...
February 15th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Industry recommendations for ECDIS training

The Nautical Institute announced today publication of “Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Training” to address confusion in regard to ECDIS training. The guidance has been issued by an industry group made up of leading international shipping industry organisations and organised and coordinated...
February 15th, 2012 | Associations, Books, Education and Training, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

navigator Special Issue LNG

navigator Special Issue LNG
Navigator’s special! New, stringent regulations are forcing the shipping industry to rethink its fuelling options. The introduction of emission control areas in European, U.S. and Canadian territorial waters, as well as coming emissions regulations, will have a profound impact on international...
February 15th, 2012 | Books, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, News, Pollution | Read More

42 ships detained because of deficiencies related to structural safety and load lines

42 ships detained because of deficiencies related to structural safety and load lines
Preliminary results from the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Structural Safety and the International Convention on Load Lines, carried out between 1 September 2011 and 30 November 2011 in the Paris MoU region show that: 42 ships were detained as a direct result of the CIC for deficiencies...
February 15th, 2012 | Breaking News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

BRAEMAR to market LNG containment system developed by General Dynamics NASSCO

Braemar Technical Services has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with General Dynamics NASSCO to market a new, flat plate technology, LNG Containment System developed by General Dynamics. The new containment system is a Type B tank designed to overcome the issues associated with partial filling...
February 15th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

IMIF buffet luncheon London 13 February 2012 – a gathering of the great and the good!!

IMIF buffet luncheon London 13 February 2012 – a gathering of the great and the good!!
David Cockroft, Jim Davis and Koji Sekimizu I have attended a considerable number of the IMIF buffet luncheons – they have been taking place for at least twelve years now usually with seven luncheons a year;  John Faraclas reports on IMO Secretary-General’s first industry meeting. IMIF...
February 15th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, Organisations | Read More

Australia – Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Industry Passage Plan – Updated

  The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has recently published an updated Industry Passage Plan covering the mandatory coastal pilotage areas of the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait. Although compliance with the Industry Passage Plan is not obligatory, AMSA encourages all Masters that...
February 14th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

From Soil Carbon to Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors, UNEP Year Book Highlights Key Emerging Issues

Achim Steiner - UNEP Dramatic improvements in the way the world manages its precious soils will be key to food, water and climate security in the 21st century Dramatic improvements in the way the world manages its precious soils will be key to food, water and climate security in the 21st century. According...
February 14th, 2012 | Environment, Organisations | Read More

Port Authority announces largest rehabilitation program in history of the George Washington Bride

Work is Projected to Create Over 2, 000 Jobs and  US$704 Million in Economic Activity The Port Authority announced yesterday what will be a nearly half a billion dollar program to rehabilitate the George Washington Bridge. The program represents the largest rehabilitation to date on the 80-year-old...
February 14th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

UN chief urges more companies to embrace business sustainability ideals

UN chief urges more companies to embrace business sustainability ideals
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – photo UN by Paulo Filgueiras Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged more businesses to embrace the principle of sustainability in their strategies, noting that with the most of the world’s ecosystems in decline, widening social inequality and climate...
February 14th, 2012 | News, Organisations | Read More

HOT ports news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: South Africa, all ports – Regulator rejects proposed 18.06% tariff increase United States, Delaware River – Mantua Creek Anchorage closure United States, all ports – Channel closures due to fog...
February 14th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Thailand floods

Lloyd’s, the world’s specialist insurance market, has today announced its estimated net claims from the flooding in Thailand last year. The current net estimate, consistent with an industry loss of US$ 15-20bn, is US$ 2.2bn. As additional information emerges, Lloyd’s actual net claims from these...
February 14th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

New BGAN M2M lets machines talk across globe

Inmarsat has launched BGAN M2M, a new two-way IP data service targeting the growing global market for machine-to-machine communications.    BGAN M2M provides a low-cost solution to support real-time M2M applications. The service is suitable for M2M applications that would typically send between 1Mb  and...
February 14th, 2012 | Communication, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Turnkey solutions from Scanjet Group

Scanjet, the Swedish world leading provider of tank cleaning machines, is pleased to announce the acquisition and subsequent merger with Ariston cargo and ballast control systems, now renamed Scanjet Ariston. Stavrin Bosnov“Joining the group means the Scanjet Ariston Multipurpose Monitoring & Control...
February 14th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Philippine House of Representatives Commends MOL for Support of Typhoon Relief Efforts in Mindanao

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) yesterday received a commendation from the Philippine House of Representatives for its support of relief efforts in the wake of the deadly typhoon on Mindanao in December. MOL Chairman Akimitsu Ashida attended the commendation ceremony held...
February 14th, 2012 | Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Emergency Towing Procedures required for all ships

We would like to advise Members that as of 1st January 2012, SOLAS Regulation 11-1/3-4 of 2008 and the requirements for emergency towing were amended to apply to all vessels and require all vessels, including tankers, to be provided with an emergency towing procedure. The amendment details that all vessels...
February 13th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Benin, all ports – Temporary suspension of container demurrage charges  Chile, all ports – Stevedores’ strike DATE: February 13, 2012 – COUNTRY: Benin – PORT: all ports –...
February 13th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMarEST’s work on Black Carbon Emissions from International Shipping

David Loosley Black Carbon (BC) is the name given to solid particles emitted during incomplete combustion and is also referred to as ‘soot’, ‘elemental carbon’ and ‘graphite carbon’. Diesel engines are an important source, though not the major one, which is combustion of fossil. BC contributes...
February 13th, 2012 | Environment, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

German language website launched

Lloyd’s Register is pleased to announce the launch of a German language website to serve the needs of its German visitors. You can browse the site by visiting www.lr.org/de Aside from improving accessibility to its German speaking visitors, the site focuses on services that are most relevant...
February 13th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

Maritime Security Alert x 2!

Maritime Security Alert x 2!
Maritime Security Alert – Second alert for Gulf of Guinea: 13 February 2012         A second maritime security alert has been issued for the Gulf of Guinea after a drifting bulk carrier was chased and fired upon by pirates 110NM off Lagos, Nigeria on 13 February. According to reports the...
February 13th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Maritime Security Alert – Attacks in Bab el Mandeb Strait: 13 February 2012

Maritime Security Alert – Attacks in Bab el Mandeb Strait: 13 February 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Bab el Mandeb Strait after three separate attempted attacks in close proximity were recorded within just over three hours on 6 February. Three merchant vessels were approached by attack groups of three, two and then one skiff between 1135 and 1438 local...
February 13th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Minister presents the MARITIME PRIZE 2011 to the Blue MBA

Minister presents the MARITIME PRIZE 2011 to the Blue MBA
l to r: Andreas Nordseth, Director Genearall, Danish Maritime Authority – Irene Rosberg, Program Director, The Blue MBA – Ole Sohn, Minister for Business and Growth – Per Holten-Andersen, CBS President. One of the most important awards in the maritime industry has been won by the renowned...
February 13th, 2012 | Events, Featured, Maritime Education and Training | Read More