Archive for January, 2013

INTERMANAGER plans to tackle industry challenges

INTERMANAGER plans to tackle industry challenges
Gerardo Borromeo, Intermanager President Low freight rates and a challenging market are concerns for ship managers as they begin 2013. A survey of members of InterManager, the international trade association for the ship and crew management industry, has identified the main concerns affecting the...
January 2nd, 2013 | HR, Intermanager, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

SOLAS amendments on lifeboat safety enter into force

Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) aimed at preventing accidents during lifeboat launching entered into force on 1 January 2013.     The amendments, adopted in May 2011, add a new paragraph 5 to SOLAS regulation III/1, to require lifeboat on-load release...
January 2nd, 2013 | Health and Safety, IMO, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Regulations to improve the energy efficiency of international shipping enter into force

​New regulations aimed at improving the energy efficiency of international shipping entered into force on 1 January 2013.      The amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) were adopted in July 2011.They add a new chapter 4 Regulations on energy...
January 2nd, 2013 | Energy, IMO | Read More

Alert! Issue No.31 – now the solutions!

Alert!  Issue No.31 – now the solutions!
Nobody would think of fitting incompatible equipment or machinery into a ship, so why not take exactly the same care when recruiting, hiring, training and retaining seafarers? This is the theme of Alert! the International Maritime Human Element Bulletin, in its latest issue. Getting things wrong can...
January 2nd, 2013 | Insight, Maritime Education and Training, Reports | Read More

Two new Pocket Safety Cards from IMCA

Two new pocket safety cards have been published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). IMCA’s 22nd card covers electrical hazards attracting attention with its message “electricity can kill or severely injure people and cause damage to equipment”. It details the hazards, and...
January 2nd, 2013 | Associations, Safety and Security | Read More

IMCA consultation on Guidance on Hyperbaric Evacuation System

IMCA consultation on Guidance on Hyperbaric Evacuation System
Jane Bugler The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is consulting widely, and globally, on new guidance on hyperbaric evacuation systems aimed at improving the safety of saturation divers throughout the world. “In 2011 we set up an industry-wide workgroup to develop the hyperbaric evacuation...
January 2nd, 2013 | Safety and Security | Read More

Statistics Broker statistics Equities 2012

Please find herebelow the Broker Statistics Equities 2012; click on and read/study same. Meglerstatistikk_des_02012013
January 2nd, 2013 | Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Shipbreaking still causes deaths, accidents and illnesses

Shipbreaking still causes deaths, accidents and illnesses
Yearly ceremony in honour of dead shipbreaking workers highlights safety concerns Brussels, 1 January 2013 – At least 15 workers died in 2012 on or around end-of-life ships that were beached in Bangladesh for breaking, according to data gathered by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition...
January 1st, 2013 | Health and Safety, News, Ship Demolitions | Read More

UTM joins IMarEST Marine Partner Scheme

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is the most recent organisation joining the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) Marine Partner scheme – the second Malaysian university to do so in a matter of months. As one of the country’s leading university in engineering and technology,...
January 1st, 2013 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More