Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

Call to end ‘one in, three out’ deregulation gains wide support

Call to end ‘one in, three out’ deregulation gains wide support
More than 700 organisations and individuals have now signed an open letter to UK Prime Minister Theresa May which challenges arbitrary deregulation of health and safety. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze, global health and safety professionals, leading academics and some MPs have joined leading...
June 26th, 2017 | Associations, Construction, Health and Safety, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

87 Crowley Vessels Honored with Devlin Safety Awards

87 Crowley Vessels Honored with Devlin Safety Awards
… Eighty-Seven Crowley Vessels Honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards Recognizing 670 Combined Years of Safe Operations (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; June 20, 2017) – Eighty-seven Crowley Maritime Corporation owned or managed vessels recently received the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA)’s annual Jones...
June 20th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

UK P&I Club continues to invest in seafarer welfare

UK P&I Club continues to invest in seafarer welfare
To date more than 1,000 seafarers have benefited from Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea coaching programme, equipping them to better cope with the stresses of life at sea Leading P&I insurance provider renews its support of Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea programme for a further year The...
June 20th, 2017 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Performance lists Paris MoU

Performance lists Paris MoU
Richard Schiferli At its 50th meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2016 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations. These lists will take effect from 1 July 2017. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum,...
June 20th, 2017 | Flags, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Mass rescue conference highlights capability gaps and importance of planning

Mass rescue conference highlights capability gaps and importance of planning
Dr. Doumbia-Henry Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University, delivers keynote speech More must be done to emphasis the importance of maritime mass rescue operation planning to identify and meet gaps in search and rescue (SAR) response capability. This was part of the message delivered...
June 16th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Person Profiles, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Norsafe secures contracts worth more than 200 million NOK

Norsafe secures contracts worth more than 200 million NOK
Norsafe Marathon 900 RIB Norsafe is pleased to report that it has secured more than 200 million NOK in LSA contracts that have been put out to tender so far this year. In addition to the recently announced prestigious contract with Kværner for delivery of three of Norsafe’s largest freefall lifeboats...
June 16th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Greater transparency needed to improve human rights in the shipping industry

Greater transparency needed to improve human rights in the shipping industry
… Shipping is “behind the curve” when it comes to human rights, expert panel declares at Nor-Shipping London, 12th June 2017 – At last week’s Nor-Shipping event, The Mission to Seafarers hosted a panel debate attended by leaders in seafarer welfare to discuss the very real risk of modern...
June 12th, 2017 | Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

CIC on MLC,2006 has achieved its goal of creating more awareness

CIC on MLC,2006 has achieved its goal of creating more awareness
Richard Schiferli Port State Control Officers in the Paris MoU region have performed a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 in the period from 1 September to 30 November 2016. The aim of the CIC was to verify that the minimum standards for working and living...
June 8th, 2017 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive
John Faraclas The week begins with the BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) falling further – although a bit contained at 821 points, that’s minus nine points since last Friday’s report; the Geopolitical situation is more than explosive and Islamist Terrorism tries to disrupt our lives in London and elsewhere...
June 5th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Groundings, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

London is alive and kicking; no fear!

London is alive and kicking; no fear!
The despicable atrocities by an organised group of Islamist terrorist cowards late last night here in London (22:08 BST), in one of Father Thames’ London bridges, the often crowded London Bridge and its adjacent popular area including the Borough Market, will NOT stop life going on, despite what these...
June 4th, 2017 | Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, Safety and Security, Tourism | Read More

The “Ocean Victory”: clarification for charterers and those insuring their liabilities

The “Ocean Victory”: clarification for charterers and those insuring their liabilities
Gard Marine and Energy Limited (appellant) v China National Chartering Company Limited (respondents) and others [10.05.17] 26 May 2017 Andrew Purssell, Michael Biltoo Supreme Court decides in favour of the ship owner in a landmark case arising from the loss of a Capesize bulk carrier, The “Ocean...
May 30th, 2017 | Claims, Health and Safety, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Nor-Shipping 2017: VIKING has the power to simplify safety

Nor-Shipping 2017: VIKING has the power to simplify safety
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment Senior Vice President, Benny Carlsen This year’s edition of Nor-Shipping will see VIKING showcase its ability to optimize and simplify safety for shipowners and seafarers alike. Presenting the latest evolution of its successful Shipowner Agreement concept, along with brand...
May 29th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

The Paris MOU marks its 35th Anniversary by holding its 50th meeting in Gdansk, Poland

The Paris MOU marks its 35th Anniversary by holding its 50th meeting in Gdansk, Poland
The Paris MoU Committee in Gdansk Poland. The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 50th Committee meeting in Gdansk, Poland, from the 22nd to the 26th May 2017, this special meeting was chaired by Mr. Brian Hogan. During the meeting, member States also commemorated...
May 29th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Health and Safety, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) lost six points given that there was a contained loss for both the Capers and Panamaxes; geopolitics are worsening and Terrorism of ANY kind must be curbed. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly report: The BDI was also down  44 points since last week’s closing...
May 26th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Climate, Container shipping, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Merchant ships’ involvement in migrants’ search and rescue operations growing again

Merchant ships’ involvement in migrants’ search and rescue operations growing again
From the Warsaw meeting ECSA’s Maritime Security Working Group recently had an exchange of views with the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Warsaw on maritime security issues. The Shipping industry is directly affected by challenges, such as migrants at sea.  Whereas the number of migrants...
May 24th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Meeting old and new friends at The Nautical Institute’s Command Seminar

Meeting old and new friends at The Nautical Institute’s Command Seminar
Trinity House On all counts, as we have reported last Wednesday and Thursday, The Nautical Institute’s Command Seminar Series 2017 event at the heart of the Square Mile’s most prestigious and historic buildings, the 500 plus years old Trinity House, was more than a timely and successful event. Timely...
May 20th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

North speaks at Greece’s Merchant Marine Academy on ‘Game Changing’ maritime casualties

North speaks at Greece’s Merchant Marine Academy on ‘Game Changing’ maritime casualties
Tony Allen (North P&I Director – Greece), left, and Vassilis Stavropoulos, Academy Director, Hydra Merchant Marine Academy with a commemorative shield presented in recognition of North’s support. May 10, 2017 – North P&I Club has delivered a presentation to the Merchant Marine Academy...
May 10th, 2017 | Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Ardent cooperates with Thai liquid terminal for success

Ardent cooperates with Thai liquid terminal for success
Seen here are (from left) Polshom Chan-urai,Managing Director from MTT, Bas Michiels, Ardent’s Asia Commercial Director, and Oliver Timofei, Ardent’s Director of Emergency Management. RAYONG, Thailand (9 May, 2017) – The Map Ta Phut Tank Terminal Company (MTT) has signed an official Preparedness...
May 9th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

‘Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events’: New Mental Health & Welfare Leaflet published

‘Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events’: New Mental Health & Welfare Leaflet published
Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce the publishing of a new mental health welfare leaflet ‘Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events’ for the benefit of seafarers, fishermen, their friends and family tackling the issue of how to remain resilient after a traumatic event. This new resource...
May 9th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Health and Safety, HR, News, Reports | Read More

Awards for exceptional commitment and dedication to workplace health and safety

Awards for exceptional commitment and dedication to workplace health and safety
Independent Safety Awards 2017 finalists British Safety Council announces International Safety Award 2017 sector winners and health and safety champions Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of Trustees, and Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, announced the names of the organisations which...
May 8th, 2017 | Awards, Events, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Sailors’ Society invites seafarers to shape the future of wellness at sea

Sailors’ Society invites seafarers to shape the future of wellness at sea
Global maritime charity Sailors’ Society is inviting working seafarers to participate in an anonymous survey exploring seafarer wellness and the root causes of illness. Photo credit: Roger Harris /Sailors’ Society. Global maritime charity Sailors’ Society is inviting working seafarers to participate...
May 3rd, 2017 | Charity, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Scientists at Bellerophon Therapeutics progress new therapy for deadly lung diseases

Scientists at Bellerophon Therapeutics progress new therapy for deadly lung diseases
Fabian Tenenbaum of Bellerophon Therapeutics. Scientists at Bellerophon Therapeutics progress new therapy for deadly lung diseases By James Brewer A big advance in therapy looks to be in sight for millions of people who suffer from serious lung disease. Nasdaq-listed Bellerophon Therapeutics is targeting...
May 1st, 2017 | Health and Safety, Medical, News | Read More

OTC 2017: VIKING fields new offshore safety solutions to protect people and business

OTC 2017: VIKING fields new offshore safety solutions to protect people and business
PS4191 Anti-Exposure suit, offshore 1 This year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2017) in Houston will see VIKING present bold and innovative products and solutions that make thinking beyond traditional offshore safety choices a wise move in terms of both safety and efficiency. Esbjerg, Denmark,...
May 1st, 2017 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes

Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes
Ms. Dilek Ayhan, State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, hands over the instrument of ratification of the 2010 HNS Protocol to Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO. Briefing: 12 21/04/2017 – Norway has become the first country to become a Contracting State...
April 21st, 2017 | Environment, Health and Safety, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Specialist hygienic surfaces manufacturer cleans up with Queen’s Award

Specialist hygienic surfaces manufacturer cleans up with Queen’s Award
The whole world in their hands: BioClad director, Lindsay McKenzie, left and his team celebrate winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. BioClad, a specialist manufacturer, supplier and installer of hygienic cladding technology is the first business of its kind to scoop a Queen’s Award for Enterprise...
April 21st, 2017 | Awards, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Medical | Read More