Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

Recent fires at Gadani yards prompt authorities to shut down all shipbreaking activities

Recent fires at Gadani yards prompt authorities to shut down all shipbreaking activities
Shipbreaking Workers Union and NTUF jointly organized a protest rally in Gadani against the increase in accidents and the closure of the yards NGOs call for the relocation of the industry to facilities equipped for safe and clean recycling Brussels/Islamabad, 19 October 2018 – On 11 October a...
October 19th, 2018 | Environment, Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Workplaces remain dangerous environments

Workplaces remain dangerous environments
Working with dangerous fumes and substances British Safety Council supports 2018 European Week for Safety and Health at Work Every year, 8,000 people die because of exposure to  carcinogens at work and 13,500 new occupational cancer cases are registered in Britain (source: HSE). In the EU context, the...
October 19th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety | Read More

RMT announces dispute with P&O Dover over attack on sickness procedures

RMT announces dispute with P&O Dover over attack on sickness procedures
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT has announced that it is in dispute with P&O Dover after it unilaterally imposed and refused to withdraw a new sickness procedure. The union wrote to P&O asking the company to withdraw their sickness toolkit policy until such time as a formal agreement can be agreed...
October 19th, 2018 | Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Rail | Read More

Greek shipowners strongly support the forthcoming discussions at the UN IMO for effective implementation and enforcement of the 2020 0.5% global sulphur cap

Greek shipowners strongly support the forthcoming discussions at the UN IMO for effective implementation and enforcement of the 2020 0.5% global sulphur cap
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners Greek shipowners strongly support the forthcoming discussions at the UN IMO for effective implementation and enforcement of the 2020 0.5% global sulphur cap The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) remains firmly committed to the successful...
October 18th, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, News | Read More

Free training programme on mental health offered to seafarers worldwide

Free training programme on mental health offered to seafarers worldwide
.. A new training package produced by KVH Videotel and ISWAN was introduced yesterday during the 5th Annual International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit in London. The package, ‘Seafarers’ Mental Health and Wellbeing’ will be available free of charge throughout the industry...
October 17th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Seafarers’ Mental Health is focus of New Training Programme offered free to Mariners Worldwide

Seafarers’ Mental Health is focus of New Training Programme offered free to Mariners Worldwide
.. KVH Videotel introduced a new training package, “Seafarers Mental Health and Wellbeing,” yesterday during the 5th Annual International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit in London, and announced that the package will be available free of charge throughout the industry due to the critical...
October 17th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

The BDI@1,578: an expected volatility and contained fall…

The BDI@1,578: an expected volatility and contained fall…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost six points thanks to the Capes’ fall… Geopolitics as crucial as ever… particularly on the platoon and financial sector… John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI was down 25 points at 2,164 – …the classic volatile size… Panamaxes were...
October 16th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Intermanager, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Military, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Seafarers speak of grief after colleagues’ deaths

Seafarers speak of grief after colleagues’ deaths
Wojceich Holub Apostleship of the Sea Port Chaplain. Crew members from the tanker Key Fighter have spoken about the shock and sadness of losing two of their colleagues who died following an incident on board the ship in early September. The ship was in ballast from Norway to England and the men were...
October 15th, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Religion | Read More

‘The best of the best’ performers in health, safety or environmental management are named

‘The best of the best’ performers in health, safety or environmental management are named
  .. British Safety Council announces the winners of the 2018 Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards The British Safety Council has announced the winners of this year’s Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards for the exemplary management of health, safety and environmental risks by...
October 15th, 2018 | Awards, Environment, Health and Safety | Read More

OCIMF releases best practices for conducting navigational assessments

OCIMF releases best practices for conducting navigational assessments
10 October 2018 – London OCIMF has today released a new information paper on best practices for conducting navigational assessments, called A Guide to Best Practice for Navigational Assessments and Audits. Navigational assessments and audits help vessel owners, operators and Masters to identify areas...
October 10th, 2018 | Books, Communication, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

The Ameican Club and Seamen’s Church Institute jointly publish Mental Wellbeing guide for Seafarers

The Ameican Club and Seamen’s Church Institute jointly publish Mental Wellbeing guide for Seafarers
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club Publication released on World Mental Health Day to promote the recognition of mental wellbeing as a key component of the health of seafarers, who live and work in conditions which sometimes generate not only...
October 9th, 2018 | Books, Charity, Communication, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Medical, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Working Together: Getting back to business – oil companies and contractors finding new ways of working’

Working Together: Getting back to business – oil companies and contractors finding new ways of working’
Bryan McGlinchy WORKING TOGETHER: SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR DIVING TECHNICAL DAY AT IMCA’S ANNUAL SEMINAR IN THE HAGUE Revision of the IMO Diving Instruments covered from concept to delivery Oxygen uptake and medical fitness to dive explored New CPD scheme for Diving Supervisors and Competence Assessment...
October 9th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Synergy launches helpline to reduce seafarer suicides

Synergy launches helpline to reduce seafarer suicides
Captain Unni speaking at the annual Surabhi Synergy iCALL is available 24/7 and free of charge to maritime personnel worldwide Synergy Group has launched a new counselling service aimed at improving mental health support for sea and shore-based maritime personnel. iCALL is a free psychological helpline...
October 8th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Medical | Read More

Preparing for the health and safety challenges ahead

Preparing for the health and safety challenges ahead
10th Annual Conference 2018 – Health and safety in uncertain times – 14 November 2018 One of the major events in the health & safety calendar is fast approaching. The British Safety Council is holding its 10th Annual Conference ‘Health and safety in uncertain times’ on Wednesday,...
October 1st, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety | Read More

Lloyd’s Register Foundation launches Insight Report on safety in the passenger ferry industry

Lloyd’s Register Foundation launches Insight Report on safety in the passenger ferry industry
The Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity helping to protect the safety of life and property by supporting education, research and public engagement, today announces the launch of its Insight Report on safety in the passenger ferry industry. 17 September 2018 – The Lloyd’s Register Foundation...
September 17th, 2018 | Charity, Classification Societies, Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Recognising the toll life at sea can have on seafarers’ mental health should not be underestimated, a Government minister has urged.

Recognising the toll life at sea can have on seafarers’ mental health should not be underestimated, a Government minister has urged.
Sailors’ Society chaplains and ship visitors have a presence in 91 global ports, with wider projects and services covering 30 countries Following Merchant Navy Day this Monday (3 September), mental health minister Jackie Doyle-Price has expressed her appreciation for modern-day merchant seafarers and...
September 6th, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Falling BDI@1,614 sends alarming bells…

Falling BDI@1,614 sends alarming bells…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 47 points earlier on today and now reads 1,614 – about to go under the 1,600 points mark. Geopolitics continue to be perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 168 points and now reads 2,826… what a triple-digit loss that was… The...
August 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Markets, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Davit reliability critical as polar vessel ordering surge continues

Davit reliability critical as polar vessel ordering surge continues
Davits that launch and recover crew boats, tenders and other craft must be fully operable at extreme temperatures, where the severity of icing may not be immediately apparent With onshore infrastructure to support polar operations falling behind a substantial influx of ships, manufacturers need to take...
August 30th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

VIKING brings new options for the original shipowner safety management solution to SMM 2018

VIKING brings new options for the original shipowner safety management solution to SMM 2018
Benny Carlsen, Senior Vice President. Powered by a full scope of maritime safety solutions and holistic servicing concepts, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has long proven its ability to convert proactive innovation to industry leading solutions that meet shipowner top priorities. At SMM 2018 in Hamburg,...
August 30th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Passanger ship operators must do more to prevent the spread of Legionnaires’ disease

Passanger ship operators must do more to prevent the spread of Legionnaires’ disease
To protect cruise and ferry passengers against nosocomial infection, aqua-tools has introduced its FILT’RAY 2G point of use filters to the maritime market France/USA-based Infection Control Solutions expert aqua-tools has said that cruiseship and ferry operators must do more to protect passengers from...
August 21st, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment | Read More

Niels Juncker: a leader in marine cleaning sector backs the Blue MBA

Niels Juncker: a leader in marine cleaning sector backs the Blue MBA
Niels Juncker Searching for possibilities in a $1bn-plus market, supporting the growing focus on safe chemicals and clean environment, and helping the shipping industry in its fight for survival; taking the latest chem-tech and quality equipment to a business area which values its traditions yet is open...
August 21st, 2018 | Environment, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Education and Training, News, Oceanology, Person Profiles, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

14th September… a very special race!

14th September… a very special race!
Phil Parry On 14th January 2007, I was told that my son Oscar would not survive the day. At that point, he had endured two forms of leukaemia, two bone marrow transplants, over 100 blood transfusions, five brain haemorrhages and five years of chemotherapy. On 14th September 2018 my colleagues and I...
August 20th, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, Sailing | Read More

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and Philippine Coast Guard meeting on security…

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and Philippine Coast Guard meeting on security…
The first day of the meeting included a panel discussion to address questions from the audience on the current situation in the Sulu-Celebes Seas ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and Philippine Coast Guard  Co-Organised Meeting with Government Agencies and Shipping Industry to Enhance Maritime Safety...
August 17th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security | Read More

Pilot hydration campaign investigates seafarers’ water consumption on board

Pilot hydration campaign investigates seafarers’ water consumption on board
73 seafarers have taken part in a hydration health promotion campaign for 28 days to assess the effectiveness of materials to encourage fluid intake.  The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has published the results of a pilot hydration campaign on seafarers’...
August 16th, 2018 | Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Stena Drilling streamlines safety equipment management backed by proven VIKING solution

Stena Drilling streamlines safety equipment management backed by proven VIKING solution
VIKING offshore evacuation system As part of its constant drive for new efficiencies, Stena Drilling has placed a significant part of its safety equipment and servicing management under a VIKING Offshore Safety Agreement.  Progressive UK-based offshore drilling company Stena Drilling Limited is committed...
August 15th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More