Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

Sailors’ Society launches Wellness at Sea e-learning

Sailors’ Society launches Wellness at Sea e-learning
Wellness elearning site International maritime welfare charity, Sailors’ Society, has launched an online version of its widely respected Wellness at Sea coaching programme. The e-learning platform opens up the globally renowned course, which until now was only available in a classroom setting, to thousands...
June 21st, 2018 | Charity, Communication, Health and Safety, HR, IT and Communications, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Performance lists Paris MoU

Performance lists Paris MoU
Richard Schiferli At its 51st meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2017 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations (ROs). These lists will take effect from 1 July 2018. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum,...
June 14th, 2018 | Flags, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Statistics | Read More

The 2018 Bagong Bayani Award for Community and Social Service

The 2018 Bagong Bayani Award for Community and Social Service
Captain Augusto P. Buenaventura receiving the trophy (The third person from the right) “2018 Bagong Bayani Award for Community and Social Service” Awarded to Captain of HAMBURG BRIDGE for Rescue Operation at Sea Captain Augusto P. Buenaventura, the Master of containership HAMBURG BRIDGE, has been...
June 14th, 2018 | Awards, Health and Safety, Immigration, Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarers’ charity supports crew of ship detained in Port of Mobile since March 2016

Seafarers’ charity supports crew of ship detained in Port of Mobile since March 2016
Trans Gulf Mass at Our Savior. Seafarers on board a ship detained at the Port of Mobile, Alabama, since March 2016, are being supported by Apostleship of the Sea (AoS). The Trans Gulf, a roro cargo ship, has been prevented from sailing after it was found with deficiencies. Its current crew were also...
June 13th, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

IMCA updates “Guidance on Safety in Shipyards”

IMCA updates “Guidance on Safety in Shipyards”
Nick Hough, IMCA Technical Adviser – HSSE, Offshore Survey and ROV Updated to include information on traffic management in shipyards Revised document addresses occupational health and worker fitness/health in shipyards The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has updated its ‘Guidance...
June 7th, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Insurance, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Autonomous ships should comply with COLREGs, says The Nautical Institute

Autonomous ships should comply with COLREGs,  says The Nautical Institute
Captain Ghulam Hussain 06.06.18 – All vessels, regardless of whether they are autonomous or not, should comply with the COLREGs, said Captain Ghulam Hussain FNI, head of The Nautical Institute’s delegation to the IMO as the debate into MASS started in earnest at the IMO. The introduction of autonomous...
June 6th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Byron Vassiliades live on Antipollution’s growth and success

Byron Vassiliades live on Antipollution’s growth and success
Byron Vassiliades – picture credits: Anny Zade Following last year’s interview with Antipollution’s head Byron Vassilades and given whatever has happened ever since in the field of maritime accidents and the environmental sector mainly in Greece, we are honoured to have him live on the occasion...
June 1st, 2018 | Environment, Groundings, Health and Safety, Interviews, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Technava and VIKING keep boosting efficiency for Greek shipowners

Technava and VIKING keep boosting efficiency for Greek shipowners
Shipowner Agreement This year, Greek maritime company Technava celebrates 50 years of playing a key role in the supply of equipment and technical support to the Greek shipping industry. A hallmark of that success has been a long-standing alliance with global maritime safety equipment manufacturer and...
June 1st, 2018 | Anniversaries, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

PEMA publishes health and safety recommendations for RTG and container cranes

PEMA publishes health and safety recommendations for RTG and container cranes
.. The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association has published a report on crane operator health and safety that includes 20 recommendations for crane manufacturers and terminal operators on how to improve RTG and container crane cabin ergonomics and safety. “This paper and its recommendations provide...
June 1st, 2018 | Books, Containers, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020 Warn World’s Shipowners

Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020 Warn World’s Shipowners
Esben Poulsson The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) fears ‘chaos and confusion’ unless the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) urgently resolves some serious issues concerning the successful implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur in marine fuel cap, which is scheduled to come into...
May 21st, 2018 | Associations, Breaking News, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution | Read More

Low, unsustainable and volatile markets …and Peace lost the chance

Low, unsustainable and volatile markets …and Peace lost the chance
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “managed” to clinch just four points since yesterday and now reads 1,496… The Geopolitical situation and conversely Peace – given what happened in the Middle East and particularly in the borders of Israel and Gaza, has spectacularly failed, “thanks”...
May 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Civil Unrest, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Tenders | Read More

Human Rights in Japan…

Human Rights in Japan…
Dr Sanae Fujita. Human Rights in Japan: Freedom of Expression, the Media and the Constitutional Amendment By James Brewer Fundamental freedoms are at risk in Japan, the world’s third largest economy, a meeting in London heard. Draft revisions to the constitution prepared by the ruling Liberal Democratic...
May 13th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Insight, Safety and Security | Read More

How to beat stress and keep the mind healthy

How to beat stress and keep the mind healthy
Conversations change lives British Safety Council offers a toolkit of training and advice to help workers beat stress and manage their mental health Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week, which begins on 14 May, the British Safety Council offers employers tools and advice which they can use to help...
May 11th, 2018 | Health and Safety, HR | Read More

ABS, the American Club and Lamar University Join Forces to Improve Maritime Workforce Safety

ABS, the American Club and Lamar University Join Forces to Improve Maritime Workforce Safety
… Joint Initiative Tackles Common Causes of Maritime Accidents ABS, the American Club and Lamar University are launching a new initiative aimed at reducing maritime-related safety incidents. The initial focus of the partnership’s analysis and industry guidance will be on slips, trips and falls,...
May 10th, 2018 | Academia, Classification Societies, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News, P and I Clubs | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform News – South Asian trade unions assert their rights

NGO Shipbreaking Platform News – South Asian trade unions assert their rights
… Brussels, 4 May 2018 – In Chittagong, Bangladesh, on the International Labour Day of 1 May, the Platform member organisation YPSA brought together shipbreaking workers for a demonstration to claim their right for a healthy and safe workplace. OSHE, another Platform member, and YPSA also...
May 4th, 2018 | Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ship Demolitions | Read More

HRAS News: Update on Shipbreaking in South Asia from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform

HRAS News: Update on Shipbreaking in South Asia from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform
… Update on Shipbreaking in South Asia from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform 1st of May 2018 Brussels. There were a total of 206 ships broken in the first quarter of 2018. Of these, 152 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking. So far this year, 10 workers have...
May 2nd, 2018 | Claims, Disputes, Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Changing work, new risks: are we prepared?

Changing work, new risks: are we prepared?
Young man is controlling robotic hand with virtual reality headset. British Safety Council’s conference in Bristol explores how the risks associated with work are changing and what can be done to prepare for the future: –       What are the health implications of working with robots that...
May 2nd, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

Reducing OPEX and Off-Hire at the same time. Can it be done?

Reducing OPEX and Off-Hire at the same time. Can it be done?
Constandinos Karikoglou Reducing OPEX and Off-Hire at the same time. Can it be done? by Constandinos Karikoglou* …More often than not, your ship condition suffers, as a direct consequence of ill use of office human resources, and bad cooperation within and between office departments. The recent market...
May 2nd, 2018 | Communication, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Person Profiles, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shiprepair, Technical | Read More

SurvitecZodiac range set for NAVEXPO debut

SurvitecZodiac range set for NAVEXPO debut
… Safety solutions provider Survitec is to display its SurvitecZodiac range at NAVEXPO International in Lorient for the first time next month. The event runs from the 15th to the 17th of May in the South Brittany port and represents the perfect opportunity to showcase the SurvitecZodiac range...
April 30th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #15

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #15
Brussels, 27 April 2018 – There were a total of 206 ships broken in the first quarter of 2018. Of these, 152 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking [1]. So far this year, 10 workers have lost their lives and 2 workers have been severely injured when breaking...
April 27th, 2018 | Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Healthy and safe workplaces for all generations

Healthy and safe workplaces for all generations
British Safety Council’s poster – young and older generations working together British Safety Council demonstrates its commitment to the World Day for Safety and Health at Work campaign On the eve of the World Day for Health and Safety at Work, the British Safety Council re-affirmed its role...
April 27th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

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