Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

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

GAC Dubai raises its pharmaceutical logistics game

GAC Dubai raises its pharmaceutical logistics game
GAC Dubai’s Qualilty Manager, Sandeep Kumar, receiving the award from DNV representative Medical Devices Management System certification demonstrates company’s ability in specialised field Dubai, UAE 2 August 2018 – GAC Dubai has been awarded the ISO 13485:2016 Medical Devices Management...
August 2nd, 2018 | Health and Safety, Logistics, Medical | Read More

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI
Richard Schiferli The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI. The main objectives of this CIC are to: establish the level of compliance with the requirements...
August 1st, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Capes rule the day but caution is advised…

Capes rule the day but caution is advised…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  gained another 44 points and now stands at 1,747 thanks to the Capes’ continuous surge… Geopolitics a bit of the same – still getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI was up 191 points – now reading 3,471 points. CAUTION as this...
July 31st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Markets, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Blaze and Blame

Blaze and Blame
.John Faraclas WITHOUT PREJUDICE Blaze and Blame Eight days have passed since the despicable events of the 23rd of July in Attica – mainly hitting Kineta, Mati, Rafina, Little Red Port, Neos Voutzas in the wildfires inferno which until this moment have claimed the lives of 92 people including young...
July 31st, 2018 | Corruption, Health and Safety, Insight, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Final results of CIC on Safety of Navigation published

Final results of CIC on Safety of Navigation published
Richard Schiferli Today the final results of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Safety of Navigation (including ECDIS) have been published. The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (Paris MoU) on Port State Control (PSC) carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Safety of Navigation including...
July 31st, 2018 | Health and Safety, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Gibdock secures new ISO certification first

Gibdock secures new ISO certification first
Gibdock – Aerial view Gibdock has underlined its commitment to Occupational Health & Safety by becoming the first shipyard in the Mediterranean region, and one of the first companies worldwide, to achieve ISO 45001:2018 certification. An audit by LRQA completed on the 6th of July confirmed...
July 26th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Regulatory, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Survey launched on welfare needs of superyacht crew

Survey launched on welfare needs of superyacht crew
… The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) is partnering with MHG Insurance Brokers to launch a survey of seafarers who work on superyachts to investigate welfare issues specific to the sector. Questions will be asked on food, cabins and communications, as well...
July 26th, 2018 | Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Reports, Safety and Security, Yachting | Read More

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #16

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #16
… Brussels, 25 July 2018 – There were a total of 220 ships broken in the second quarter of 2018. Of these, 169 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking [1]. Between April and June, 6 workers have lost their lives and 7 workers have been severely injured...
July 25th, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Ship Demolitions | Read More

New IMB report shows persistent piracy risk in Gulf of Guinea

New IMB report shows persistent piracy risk in Gulf of Guinea
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 24 July 2018 – The second quarterly report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) shows that all 2018 crew kidnappings have so far occurred in the Gulf of Guinea in six separate incidents. A total of 107 incidents were reported to the IMB Piracy...
July 24th, 2018 | Arrest of ships, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Final chance to enter nominations for the IMRF Awards 2018

Final chance to enter nominations for the IMRF Awards 2018
… The IMRF Awards offer an invaluable way to raise awareness of the excellent work done by all those involved in maritime search and rescue “There are just a few days left before the deadline for nominations for the IMRF Awards 2018 on Tuesday 31 July. Nominations can be made online (http://www.imrfawards.org/nomination-form-imrf-awards)...
July 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Events, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

IMRF celebrates successful Inter Regional Asia Pacific Mass Rescue Workshop

IMRF celebrates successful   Inter Regional Asia Pacific Mass Rescue Workshop
IMRF workshop underway. The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), the international charity preventing loss of life in the world’s waters, has held a two day Inter Regional Mass Rescue Workshop for the Asia Pacific Region.  The event which was widely appreciated by the participants,...
July 16th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Fleet Optimization and Innovation Headlines of the Week 2018/07/11

Fleet Optimization and Innovation Headlines of the Week 2018/07/11
Paris MOU Illustrates Risk and Opportunity Two weeks ago, I had the honor of meeting Richard Schiferil who is the Secretary-General of the Paris MOU.  A Master Mariner, Richard has been working for the improvement of our industry for the past 29 years at the Paris MOU, an agency which is committed to...
July 13th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

GAC Dubai goes live with specialist storage solution to ensure food quality

GAC Dubai goes live with specialist storage solution to ensure food quality
GAC Dubai Contract Logistics is using HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) technology to respond to its customers’ needs for specialist storage to prevent tainting between foodstuffs. Its new 1,700 pallet specialist facility in Jebel Ali is dedicated to goods that emit a strong scent...
July 11th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

OCIMF releases new book for the offshore industry – Cargo Guidelines for F(P)SOs

OCIMF releases new book for the offshore industry – Cargo Guidelines for F(P)SOs
The “Cargo Guidelines for FPSOs” front cover. 10 July 2018 – (London) A new book offering guidelines for safe cargo handling and associated operations on board F(P)SOs has been released by OCIMF. It supplements existing guidance in the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals...
July 10th, 2018 | Books, Energy, Health and Safety, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

More needs to be done to protect workers’ lives

More needs to be done to protect workers’ lives
The largest number of fatalities occur in construction British Safety Council pledges to campaign more vigorously for safe and healthy workplaces, as fatalities rise There were 144 work-related fatalities in Britain during 2017-18, an increase from 135 fatalities in the previous year, reported the Health...
July 10th, 2018 | Associations, Construction, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

ASA-ADCI Partner in New Panama Event

ASA-ADCI Partner in New Panama Event
History in the Making: ASA and ADCI to Host a Joint Event for the First Time in Panama On October 17th, 2017, the American Salvage Association (ASA) entered into an MOU with the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) to strengthen the communications and working relationship between the...
July 9th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Groundings, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Rescue diver from China who saved three from sunken cargo ship to be recognized with IMO bravery accolade

Rescue diver from China who saved three from sunken cargo ship to be recognized with IMO bravery accolade
IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea A rescue diver from China who made a series of underwater dives to rescue three people from a sunken cargo ship will receive the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery At Sea.  http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/14-C120Bravery.aspx   A...
July 9th, 2018 | Awards, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

ISWAN tackles stress and fatigue in new guidance for seafarers

ISWAN tackles stress and fatigue in new guidance for seafarers
The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has launched a third Good Mental Health Guide for Seafarers entitled Managing Stress and Sleeping Well at Sea.  Seafarers face unique challenges shared by few other professions – long periods away from home, living and...
July 9th, 2018 | Books, Communication, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Calling for more nominations for the IMRF Awards

Calling for more nominations for the IMRF Awards
. Anyone with knowledge of an individual or team that has been made an exceptional contribution to maritime search and rescue is being urged to submit an entry for theInternational Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Awards now.  Theresa Crossley, CEO IMRF says: “Entries are coming in from around...
July 6th, 2018 | Awards, Charity, Communication, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Groundings, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

IACS awarded Seatrade’s Anniversary Award…

IACS awarded Seatrade’s Anniversary Award…
The then IACS Chair Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen receiving the award from Emma Howell IACS AWARDED SEATRADE’S ANNIVERSARY AWARD IN RECOGNITION OF 50 YEARS’ DEDICATED SERVICE TO SAFETY, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND SUPPORT OF THE IMO IACS was honoured and delighted to receive the Industry Anniversary Award at the...
July 3rd, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Classification Societies, Environment, Events, Health and Safety, IACS, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Publication 2017 Annual Report from Paris MoU on Port State Control

Publication 2017 Annual Report from Paris MoU on Port State Control
Richard Schiferli “Safeguarding Responsible and Sustainable Shipping” Refusal of access (banning) has been used 65 times since 2015. This year again shows a large increase from 20 bans in 2016 to 33 bans in 2017. The detention percentage has stabilised to 3.82% (from 3.84%). The number of detainable...
July 3rd, 2018 | Health and Safety, News, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Navios joins CSSF and free membership for smaller ship management companies

Navios joins CSSF and free membership for smaller ship management companies
Hamburg, 2 July 2018. Navios joins the Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) as the latest full member. With now 17 members, the CSSF represents more than 36% of the TEU capacity of the global container ship fleet. Furthermore, the CSSF offers the option of a free membership to companies managing a container...
July 2nd, 2018 | Containers, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

The biggest challenges to IoT adoption in shipping have been overcome

The biggest challenges to IoT adoption in shipping have been overcome
IoT webinar panelists, l to r: Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec Marine, Mark Warner, Head of Marketing Communications at Inmarsat, Host: Martyn Wingrove, Editor at Marine Electronics and Communications, Ilmo Kuutti, President of NAPA, Vikrant Sharma, Lead Business Strategist at ClassNK The biggest challenges...
July 2nd, 2018 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

VIKING boosts support for Japanese shipowners

VIKING boosts support for Japanese shipowners
.. Spurred on by a highly successful alliance with MOL Techno-Trade, and recent government approvals for local liferaft assembly and supply, VIKING is establishing its own local presence. Having obtained Japanese government approval to supply liferafts to Japanese-flagged vessels and carry out final...
June 29th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More