Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

Crowley Named a Healthiest Company in America for Fifth Straight Year

Crowley Named a Healthiest Company in America for Fifth Straight Year
.. (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; April 25, 2018) ­– Crowley Maritime Corp. has been honored for the fifth straight year as one of the Healthiest Companies in America by Interactive Health, a national leader for personalized wellness solutions. Crowley is among 184 companies nationally that received the...
April 25th, 2018 | Awards, Company Profiles, Health and Safety | Read More

Winners announced at International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards in Geneva

Winners announced at International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards in Geneva
Greg Vines, ILO Deputy Director-General for Management & Reform Last night, the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) revealed the 2018 winners of its prestigious International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards at a high-profile ceremony in Geneva.  The awards honour...
April 24th, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Health and Safety, ILO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

The IMRF Launches 2018 Awards & Calls for Nominations

The IMRF Launches 2018 Awards & Calls for Nominations
… The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has launched the IMRF Awards 2018 and is calling for nominations and entries from around the world. The Awards are unique, in that they were specifically established to recognise and reward the selfless efforts of search and rescue (SAR) operators...
April 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

For the first time, more than 30 ports certified with EcoPorts PERS environmental standard

For the first time, more than 30 ports certified with EcoPorts PERS environmental standard
EcoPorts members in the ESPO Conference 2017, Barcelona. 17 April 2018 For the first time since its establishment, EcoPorts has reached the number of 32 ports certified with the environmental performance standard of the network (PERS). Set up in 1997, EcoPorts operates under the European Sea Ports...
April 17th, 2018 | Environment, Health and Safety, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Abu Dhabi Ports launch NEESHAN Awards to recognise best practice excellence in Health, Safety and Environment

Abu Dhabi Ports launch NEESHAN Awards to recognise best practice excellence in Health, Safety and Environment
From the Abu Dhabi Ports NEESHAN Awards ceremony – Awards aim to recognise the best practices and initiatives introduced by internal departments, individuals, customers and partners – Abu Dhabi–UAE, 14 April 2018: In line with Abu Dhabi Ports’ commitment to promote adoption of international...
April 14th, 2018 | Awards, Health and Safety, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Lloyd’s Register Foundation workshop aims to improve safety in two of the world’s most dangerous industries.

Lloyd’s Register Foundation workshop aims to improve safety in two of the world’s most dangerous industries.
Prof. Richard Clegg Recommendations targeting the unacceptably high fatality rates in the fishing and ferries industries will be published later this year.  Lloyd’s Register Foundation (the Foundation), a charity helping to protect the safety of life and property by supporting education, research...
April 13th, 2018 | Charity, Classification Societies, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Pirate attacks worsen in Gulf of Guinea

Pirate attacks worsen in Gulf of Guinea
Captain Pottengal Mukundan. London and Kuala Lumpur, 10 April 2018 – A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy and armed robbery at sea, warns the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB’s Piracy...
April 10th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Celebrating health and safety heroes

Celebrating health and safety heroes
Sophie Harwood receiviing the Young Health & Safety Champion Award 201 Health and Safety Champions, Employee Wellbeing Initiatives and Health and Safety Innovations are shortlisted for International Safety Awards 2018 Recognising individual contributions to keeping workers and workplaces healthy...
April 9th, 2018 | Awards, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Recent developments in Italian law about compensation of personal injuries

Recent developments in Italian law about compensation of personal injuries
The Osservatorio sulla Giustizia Civile (monitoring group about civil justice) at the Tribunal of Milan made public the 2018 edition of their “Tables for the assessment of non-pecuniary damages arising out of personal injuries and loss of parental relationship”. The Tables are widely used by...
March 30th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Legal, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Survitec lands liferaft contract with Dutch sailing charter company

Survitec lands liferaft contract with Dutch sailing charter company
Safety solutions provider Survitec has reached agreement to provide Tallship Company, a Dutch sailing charter outfit, with 23 Extended Service Rafts (ESR) over a five-year period, with an option to extend for a further five years. The new equipment will replace existing DSB Inflatable Rescue Boats on...
March 29th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

A quarter of seafarers show signs of depression, says new report

A quarter of seafarers show signs of depression, says new report
Dan Thompson and Stuart Rivers A quarter of seafarers show signs of depression, says new report One-sixth of the seafarers surveyed from the UK More than a quarter of seafarers show signs of depression – and many won’t ask for help, according to a study of seafarers’ mental health presented...
March 28th, 2018 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Reports | Read More

ITF Calls for Federal Investigation into Missing Seafarer Case on board of Galloway Express

ITF Calls for Federal Investigation into Missing Seafarer Case on board of Galloway Express
The ITF HQ’s in London 22 March 2018 London. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called for an immediate investigation into the disappearance of 45-year-old seafarer, Arnel Gillo who was reported missing on the 13th March 2018 on the Flag of Convenience ship “Galloway...
March 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

VIKING sees a slight improvement in cargo and offshore

VIKING sees a slight improvement in cargo and offshore
VIKING survival on ice For the second consecutive year, revenue and earnings remained stagnant for 2017 at VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S. Two of the largest customer segments, the cargo ship market and offshore industry, remain in turmoil and continue to impact the top and bottom lines. Signs of a...
March 16th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

NGOs welcome groundbreaking judgment

NGOs welcome groundbreaking judgment
.. Seatrade convicted for trafficking toxic ships Brussels/Rotterdam, 15 March 2018 – Today, a Rotterdam District Court sentenced, on the basis of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation, shipping company Seatrade for the illegal export of vessels sent for scrapping on the beaches of South Asia. The...
March 15th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Legal, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
14-Mar-2018 EX-TROPICAL CYCLONE LINDA Queensland, Australia SUSPENSION OF TRAFFIC Dardanelles, Turkey CIVIL UNREST, CURFEW IN FORCE Panama Ex-Tropical Cyclone Linda Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Queensland, Australia At 9am AEST today (Wednesday 14 March), Ex-Tropical Cyclone Linda was located in the Coral...
March 14th, 2018 | Canals, Civil Unrest, Health and Safety, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce, Weather | Read More

Global Port Chaplain Directory 2018 published

Global Port Chaplain Directory 2018 published
… The Port Chaplain Directory 2018 lists phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 216 port chaplains covering 314 ports in 57 countries, compared to 261 ports across 55 countries in 2017. This has just been published by global seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS). “The increase in numbers...
March 14th, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Declaration on the elimination of violence and harassment against female port workers

Declaration on the elimination of violence and harassment against female port workers
EU SECTORIAL SOCIAL DIALOGUE ON PORTS Whereas non-discrimination and equality between women and men are among the European Union’s founding values; Whereas the SSDCP adopted on 23 October 2014 its recommendations on Women’s Employment in the Port Sector, among which the elimination of discrimination...
March 9th, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Health and Safety, Jobs, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Stena Line Joins with The Swedish Club to Test Emergency Plans

Stena Line Joins with The Swedish Club to Test Emergency Plans
Jörgen Lorén The Swedish Club and Stena Line have completed a major Emergency Response Training Exercise, designed to test how Stena’s own comprehensive emergency procedures integrate with those of the authorities and support services in the event of a major incident. The round table exercise took...
March 9th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Survitec to deploy evacuation Super Slide in the US for the first time at Seatrade Cruise Global

Survitec to deploy evacuation Super Slide in the  US for the first time at Seatrade Cruise Global
A view of the Super Slide Safety solutions provider Survitec will be demonstrating its evacuation Super Slide at Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale in March, a US first for the company. The SurvitecZodiac slide will be mounted from the third level of the exhibition to the second level, allowing...
February 22nd, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform Publishes List of Ships Dismantled Worldwide revealing Human Rights abuses and Environmental Damage

NGO Shipbreaking Platform Publishes List of Ships Dismantled Worldwide revealing Human Rights abuses and Environmental Damage
Brussels, 20 January 2018. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today its List of Ships dismantled worldwide in 2017 in tidal beaches of South East Asia revealing the shipping industry’s irresponsible shipbreaking practices and a series of human rights and labour abuses, including loss of life,...
February 21st, 2018 | Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Full details of innovative supply chain safety measures published

Full details of innovative supply chain safety measures published
ICHCA International has today published a digest of entries to the 2nd TT Club Innovation in Safety Award, comprising no fewer than twenty-two effective improvements to supply chain practices 15.02.2018 – Presented at ICHCA’s 65th anniversary conference last year, the 2nd TT Club Innovation...
February 15th, 2018 | Awards, Health and Safety, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Dutch prosecutors press criminal charges against Seatrade

Dutch prosecutors press criminal charges against Seatrade
Ingvild Jenssen Managers risk prison sentences and hefty fines for the illegal sale of end-of-life ships Brussels/Rotterdam, 15 February 2018 – For the first time in Europe, Public Prosecutors are bringing criminal charges against a ship owner – Seatrade – for having sold vessels to scrap yards...
February 13th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

IMO moves to outlaw carriage of high sulphur marine fuel ahead of 2020 usage ban

IMO moves to outlaw carriage of high sulphur marine fuel ahead of 2020 usage ban
London, 9 February 2018 – Moves to close a loophole in enforcement of the cap on high-sulphur marine fuel, which comes into effect in January 2020, have been welcomed by the Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC). Ships will be banned at that time from burning any marine fuel with a sulphur content above...
February 9th, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  08-Feb-2018 MOSQUITO ERADICATION CERTIFICATE  China MEASURES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF YELLOW FEVER  China Mosquito Eradication Certificate Thursday, February 8, 2018, China Vessels from Nigeria, Peru and Brazil (except for the states of Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraiba,...
February 8th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Medical, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Caught in the net: Substandard Turkish cargo ship detained in Hamburg after main engine failure. Very poor working/living conditions

Caught in the net: Substandard Turkish cargo ship detained in Hamburg after main engine failure. Very poor working/living conditions
The Mistral PARIS MoU: Today the Secretariat has posted a new “Caught in the Net” concerning a substandard Turkish cargo ship detained in Hamburg after main engine failure. Very poor working and living conditions for the crew. Full details can be found herebelow:  On 20 July 2017 early afternoon...
February 6th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More