Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

Somali piracy dilemma over General Average treatment of shipowners’ expenses is…

Somali piracy dilemma over General Average treatment of shipowners’ expenses is…
Robert Tomlinson (left) with Keith Martin, chairman, Association of Average Adjusters Somali piracy dilemma over General Average treatment of shipowners’ expenses is highlighted at Association of Average Adjusters event in London Marine average adjusters are at the centre of a conflict over whether...
March 21st, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

VIKING gaining ground in continued difficult market

VIKING gaining ground in continued difficult market
Henrik Uhd Christensen VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S is experiencing a moderate slowdown following several years of continuous growth. In a market affected by continued decline in two important segments, cargo vessels and offshore, revenue for 2016 totaled DKK 1.858 billion, compared to DKK 1.891...
March 20th, 2017 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Are you prepared?

Are you prepared?
.. ARE YOU PREPARED? NEW IMCA SAFETY VIDEOS AND POCKET CARDS LAUNCHED Effective promotion of safe working practices is high on the workplace agenda, and keeping safety material fresh and accessible remains vital to putting over the message. This has led to the International Marine Contractors Association...
March 20th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

US insurance experts attend Bermuda Healthcare Forum

US insurance experts attend Bermuda Healthcare Forum
Bermuda Healthcare Forum organising committee members* Hamilton, Bermuda, March 13, 2017 – More than 160 healthcare industry specialists will converge on Bermuda this week to hear world-class speakers and experts discuss risk-management trends and challenges facing healthcare providers in the...
March 13th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

VIKING unleashes wave of innovations at Seatrade Cruise Global

VIKING unleashes wave of innovations at Seatrade Cruise Global
VEC Plus VIKING has chosen Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale to showcase a host of innovative safety solutions and servicing concepts, proving once again that the company is closely aligned with cruise line operator needs and priorities. Gamechanger round the corner Marine and offshore safety...
March 10th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Antipollution’s S.A. successful project, the Panagia Tinou

Antipollution’s S.A. successful project, the Panagia Tinou
The “Panagia Tniou” Antipollution SA, leading Greek company in the management of ship-generated solid waste, after an open competition conducted by Piraeus Port Authority is undertaking the refloating and removal of the “Panagia Tinou” wreck from the port of Piraeus. The 1972-built...
March 6th, 2017 | Environment, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Norsafe Wins Polar Code Contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV

Norsafe Wins Polar Code Contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV
Picture credit: Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding Norsafe has signed a new contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV to supply its IMO Polar Code compliant Life Saving Appliances (LSA) to an arctic supply and research vessel for the Australian Antarctic Division. It will be supplying two JYN-85...
March 6th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Bangladesh ready for next phase to make ship recycling green and sustainable

Bangladesh ready for next phase to make ship recycling green and sustainable
IMO, the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS) have jointly implemented the 30-month “Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh – Phase I” (SENSREC project). The Government of Bangladesh...
March 1st, 2017 | Associations, Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

EU’s leverage & insurance policy on dirty shipping needed

EU’s leverage & insurance policy on dirty shipping needed
Brussels, 28 February 2017 – From dangerous emissions in ports to hazardous scrapping on South Asian beaches, European shipping companies pollute and put people’s health and lives at serious risk. In light of the ongoing European Shipping Week and the failure of the International Maritime Organisation...
February 28th, 2017 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Pollution, Ship Demolitions | Read More

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 50 (indeed you read correct, fifty) points plus and now stands at 856 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics and in general the masses all over Planet Ocean are in a very uneasy situation. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’...
February 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Hot port News from GAC

Hot port News from GAC
17-Feb-2017 NAVAL FIRING PRACTICE Mumbai, India QUARANTINE NON-DECLARED PORT (SSCC/SSCEC) Eden, Australia TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY AT JUNK BAY Hong Kong TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY OFF CHA KWO LING Hong Kong Naval firing practice Friday, February 17, 2017, Mumbai, India The...
February 17th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Seafarers: Good knowledge of nutrition must be high on the agenda…

Seafarers: Good knowledge of nutrition must be high on the agenda…
Christian Ioannou GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF NUTRITION MUST BE HIGH ON THE AGENDA FOR CATERING CREWS TO BEAT FATIGUE IN SEAFARERS – SAYS MCTC Crew members must be provided with nutritionally-balanced meals while onboard to avoid high levels of fatigue, says catering training provider Marine Catering Training...
February 9th, 2017 | Associations, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, HR, Intermanager, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Reports | Read More

New IUMI position paper on fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks

New IUMI position paper on fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks
Position paper of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)  Fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks 8 February 2017   Background The deadly fires aboard the ferries “Norman Atlantic” just before New Year 2014 and the “Sorrento” in April 2015, prompted an international response...
February 8th, 2017 | Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarers at Fawley not paid wages and without warm clothing

Seafarers at Fawley not paid wages and without warm clothing
The “Sea Emperor” Seafarers on board a ship held at Fawley Port were found to be without warm clothing for days and their wages unpaid for three months. The chemical tanker, Sea Emperor, was detained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on January 28, after it was found to have various equipment...
February 6th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Labour Disputes, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Crew health: Advice for safe sex

Crew health: Advice for safe sex
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are extremely common – it is estimated that up to 75% of sexually active people will contract an STI of some kind in their life time. For seafarers, the likelihood of contracting an STI is further increased, due to their unsettled lifestyles and a lack of access...
February 6th, 2017 | Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs | Read More

IMO seeks nominations for 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

IMO seeks nominations for 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea
Do you know of a worthy recipient for the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea? IMO is looking for nominations relating to exceptional acts of bravery performed at sea between 1 March 2016 and 28 February 2017. The nomination form can be submitted by a UN Member State, intergovernmental...
January 30th, 2017 | Awards, Health and Safety, IMO, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

Greener ship recycling: DNV GL to certify 50 IHMs for Norddeutsche Reederei

Greener ship recycling: DNV GL to certify 50 IHMs for Norddeutsche Reederei
A DNV GL HazMat Expert doing a visual check for pipe gasket sampling. Hamburg, 27 January 2016: DNV GL and Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt have signed a contract to carry out Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) certifications for the shipping company’s managed fleet of more than 50 vessels. The...
January 27th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Environment, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory, Ship Demolitions | Read More

A million senses from Greece

A million senses from Greece
Aggela Menni, Kostas Boulazeris and Vivi Sidirofagi We  dream to live in an autism friendly world “A million senses is a social start up, created in 2016, to design autism friendly holidays in Greece for people within the autism spectrum and their families.” There are a million different stories...
January 22nd, 2017 | Featured, Health and Safety, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Tourism | Read More

New healthcare insurance conference to launch in Bermuda

New healthcare insurance conference to launch in Bermuda
Jereme Ramsay, Business Development Manager at the BDA, with Bermuda Healthcare Forum co-chairs Lindsay Roos (left), of Bowring Marsh, and Aon’s Amy Wolfinger Hamilton, Bermuda, January 20, 2017 – Bermuda is set to host a new insurance market conference this spring, catering to sophisticated...
January 20th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Offshore union RMT welcomes safety action by Sikorsky over North Sea helicopters

Offshore union RMT welcomes safety action by Sikorsky over North Sea helicopters
Mick Cash   RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “We welcome this move as it is a precautionary measure to assure workers and industry that a generic problem doesn’t exist with this model of aircraft. “It comes in the wake of an incident on December 28 and the actions of Sikorsky to suspend...
January 11th, 2017 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Rail | Read More

Another catastrophic fire shakes Gadani shipbreaking yards

Another catastrophic fire shakes Gadani shipbreaking yards
(© Łukasz Wypior – Gadani, Pakistan, 2016) Fire on Greek ship raises death toll in Pakistan Brussels, 10 January 2017 – Five more shipbreaking workers were killed and one injured in yet another fire that took place in the shipbreaking yards of Gadani, Pakistan, yesterday morning. The...
January 10th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

British Safety Council welcomes Prime Minister’s call to start a country-wide conversation about mental health

British Safety Council welcomes Prime Minister’s call to start a country-wide conversation about mental health
Louise Ward The British Safety Council welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement today and her commitment to support mental health with a particular focus on young people, as well as her plans to transform attitudes to mental health in the workplace. The safety charity, which has been campaigning...
January 9th, 2017 | Associations, Health and Safety | Read More

US-based Eleison Pharmaceuticals seeks to extend hope to cancer sufferers

US-based Eleison Pharmaceuticals seeks to extend hope to cancer sufferers
Edwin Thomas of Eleison Pharmaceuticals. US-based Eleison Pharmaceuticals seeks to extend hope to cancer sufferers By James Brewer Patients with rare, life-threatening cancers may be offered new hope by therapeutic drugs which are in an advanced stage of development at a US private pharmaceutical company. The...
January 7th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Medical, News | Read More

Hill Dickinson secures second Norovirus class action victory

Hill Dickinson secures second Norovirus class action victory
David Scott International law firm Hill Dickinson has successfully defended its client, Bourne Leisure, in a 219-claimant class action involving a Norovirus outbreak which occurred at a Butlin’s site in 2011. Over 4,000 guests and an additional 1,200 team members were onsite at the time of the outbreak...
December 22nd, 2016 | Food and Drink, Health and Safety | Read More

Seahealth briefs WISTA Denmark guests on its widening role

Seahealth briefs WISTA Denmark guests on its widening role
l to r: Søren Philip Sørensen, Anne Ries, Connie S. Gehrt “It’s all about people” – this was the fundamental message describing the role of Seahealth, a private organisation serving the maritime industry, from its managing director Connie Gehrt, to an invited group of members of WISTA Denmark. Ms...
December 21st, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, News, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More