Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

Training aid ship project set for launch

Training aid ship project set for launch
BMA chairman Kevin Slade Training aid ship project set for launch Ambitious plans are being launched for a £150m training and disaster relief ship with cutting-edge British technology. Britannia Maritime Aid (BMA), a registered charity, aims to build the futuristic vessel in Britain. It is officially...
August 22nd, 2019 | Charity, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Port chaplain shocked at kidnapping of seafarers

Port chaplain shocked at kidnapping of seafarers
Deacon Paul Rosenblum Port chaplain shocked at kidnapping of seafarers A Stella Maris port chaplain has spoken of meeting the crew of the cargo ship that was attacked near the port of Douala with eight crew kidnapped. According to media reports on August 15, west African pirates, attacked the MarMalaita...
August 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Wallem-managed bulk carrier rescues Indonesian fishermen lost at sea for 10 days

Wallem-managed bulk carrier rescues Indonesian fishermen lost at sea for 10 days
Rescued fishermen and ISL Star Master Wallem-managed bulk carrier rescues Indonesian fishermen lost at sea for 10 days ISL Star, a bulk carrier managed by Wallem Group, together with the U.S. Coast Guard successfully retrieved a crew of eight Indonesian fishermen adrift for over a week after their boat...
August 20th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
aden, Yemen Hot Pot News from GAC 14-Aug-2019 CEASEFIRE AGREED Aden, Yemen COLLISION AT ISTANBUL ANCHORAGE Istanbul, Turkey THREATS TO COMMERCIAL VESSELS Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea SOIL INVESTIGATION WORKS OFF KEPPEL BAY Singapore VESSEL TRAFFIC AT DARDANELLES Turkey Ceasefire...
August 14th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Supporting offshore safety in Greece

Supporting offshore safety in Greece
Theodosis Stamatellos Supporting offshore safety in Greece by Theodosis Stamatellos, Lloyd’s Register Marine & Offshore South Europe Regional Manager  Having completed the recent collaboration with the Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management (HHRM) for the development of an Emergency Response...
August 14th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Energy, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarers Happiness Index Q2 – New Report

Seafarers Happiness Index Q2 – New Report
. Seafarers Happiness Index Q2 – New Report Seafarers working on board cruise ships and ferries among unhappiest in industry, new report shows The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published this week by The Mission to Seafarers, has revealed that seafarers working on board cruise ships...
August 7th, 2019 | Cruise Industry, Health and Safety, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, P and I Clubs, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security | Read More

RMT to hold Liverpool dockside demonstrations over pay, recruitment and justice on Ferry Crossings

RMT to hold Liverpool dockside demonstrations over pay, recruitment and justice on Ferry Crossings
Mick Cash RMT to hold Liverpool dockside demonstrations over pay, recruitment and justice on Ferry Crossings Maritime union RMT will be holding demonstrations in Liverpool highlighting the scandal of low pay, recruitment of UK and Irish Ratings, and the failure to redeploy our members who worked on P&O’s...
August 7th, 2019 | Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarers working on Cruise Ships and Ferries among unhappiest in industry, new report shows

Seafarers working on Cruise Ships and Ferries among unhappiest in industry, new report shows
Seafarers working on Cruise Ships and Ferries among unhappiest in industry, new report shows Seafarer happiness levels across tanker, bulk carriers and container ship sectors close to global average this quarter LONDON, 5 August 2019 – The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published today by...
August 5th, 2019 | Charity, Cruise Ferry, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Markets, P and I Clubs, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarers’ charity raises concern for crew as second tanker seized in the Gulf

Seafarers’ charity raises concern for crew as second tanker seized in the Gulf
John Green Seafarers’ charity raises concern for crew as second tanker seized in the Gulf Global seafarers’ charity, Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), is calling for seafarers rights to be respected as a second tanker has been seized. Iranian state TV reported that their forces had seized a...
August 4th, 2019 | Charity, Health and Safety, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, Safety and Security, Seizures, Shipmanagement | Read More

The IMRF Awards 2019 shortlist is announced

The IMRF Awards 2019 shortlist is announced
The IMRF Awards 2019 shortlist is announced International shortlist showcases skills and commitment to saving lives at sea across the sector and around the world The judges for the International Maritime Rescue Federation Awards 2019 have announced their shortlist, following careful consideration of...
August 1st, 2019 | Associations, Awards, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Joint Statement on Current Situation in the Strait of Hormuz

Joint Statement on Current Situation in the Strait of Hormuz
Guy Platten Joint Statement on Current Situation in the Strait of Hormuz Following the seizure of the oil tanker ‘Stena Impero’ on 19 July, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) jointly...
August 1st, 2019 | Associations, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Evergreen Statement – Bangladesh Breakers Yard Fatality

Evergreen Statement – Bangladesh Breakers Yard Fatality
Evergreen Statement — Bangladesh Breakers Yard Fatality There have been recent reports of a fatality at a shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh. A worker sadly lost his life having accidentally fallen while scrapping a container ship. Evergreen wishes to express sympathy for this loss of life and for...
July 31st, 2019 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Marine Kidnap & Ransom Cover / Cyber Extortion Extension

Marine Kidnap & Ransom Cover / Cyber Extortion Extension
. Marine Kidnap & Ransom Cover / Cyber Extortion Extension Steamship Mutual Club Circular L.330 Marine Kidnap & Ransom Cover  – Cyber Extortion Extension       30 July 2019 Steamship Mutual has for a number of years offered its Members cover for marine Kidnap & Ransom risks. This...
July 30th, 2019 | Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

International Safety Awards 2020 are launched

International Safety Awards 2020 are launched
James Tye – drawing International Safety Awards 2020 are launched British Safety Council launches new categories of International Safety Awards to celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations who campaign to transform health, safety and wellbeing The British Safety Council’s International...
July 29th, 2019 | Awards, Events, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

The discount rate: Has the Government gone far enough?

The discount rate: Has the Government gone far enough?
The discount rate: Has the Government gone far enough? Last week it was announced that as of 5 August 2019, the discount rate (a figure used to help calculate lump sum compensation payments for high value personal injury claims) will increase from -0.75% to -0.25% following a review under the Civil...
July 26th, 2019 | Claims, Health and Safety, P and I Clubs | Read More

Guidance on Abduction of Crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and Waters off Eastern Sabah

Guidance on Abduction of Crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and Waters off Eastern Sabah
Guidance on Abduction of Crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and Waters off Eastern Sabah The ReCAAP ISC has produced the “Guidance on Abduction of Crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and Waters off Eastern Sabah”. Between 2016 and 2019, a total of 29 incidents of abduction of crew (comprising 18 actual incidents...
July 26th, 2019 | Arrest of ships, Corruption, Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

American Club circular no. 27/19 – Pre-employment medical examination (PEME) program: changes in Kaliningrad, Russian Federation

American Club circular no. 27/19 – Pre-employment medical examination (PEME) program: changes in Kaliningrad, Russian Federation
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club JULY 25, 2019   CIRCULAR NO. 27/19   TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION   Dear Member:   PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION (PEME) PROGRAM: CHANGES IN KALININGRAD, RUSSIAN FEDERATION Members are asked to...
July 25th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Medical, P and I Clubs | Read More

Outdoor workers are most affected by air pollution in hot weather

Outdoor workers are most affected by air pollution in hot weather
The Time to Breathe campaign poster Outdoor workers are most affected by air pollution in hot weather British Safety Council welcomes HSE guidance on working in hot weather and looks forward to the regulator’s advice for outdoor employees working in polluted urban air As temperatures in Britain soar...
July 25th, 2019 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Pollution | Read More

Worker dies at Kabir Steel’s shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh

Worker dies at Kabir Steel’s shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh
Entrance gate to one of the Kabir Steel’s shipbreaking yards – © NGO Shipbreaking Platform 2019 Worker dies at Kabir Steel’s shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh Yesterday, cutter man Shahidul lost his life while working at Kabir Steel’s Khawja shipbreaking yard in Chattogram (f.k.a....
July 24th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Human Rights at Sea Latest News: Iranian Ship Detentions: Time for updated Deprivation of Liberty at Sea Guidance

Human Rights at Sea Latest News: Iranian Ship Detentions: Time for updated Deprivation of Liberty at Sea Guidance
The “Stena Impero” Human Rights at Sea Latest News: Iranian Ship Detentions: Time for updated Deprivation of Liberty at Sea Guidance Iranian Ship Detentions: Time for updated Deprivation of Liberty at Sea Guidance 22 July 2019 London. UK. Following the detention by Iranian Revolutionary...
July 23rd, 2019 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

International Freight Logistics Network launches all-new network for healthcare and pharma logistics

International Freight Logistics Network launches all-new network for healthcare and pharma logistics
International Freight Logistics Network launches all-new network for healthcare and pharma logistics The International Freight and Logistics Network (IFLN), a global organization of freight forwarders and logistics companies headquartered in Houston, Texas, has taken another big step in its ambitious...
July 23rd, 2019 | Health and Safety, Logistics | Read More

ECSA pleads for seafarers’ welfare on UK vessel held in the Strait of Hormuz

ECSA pleads for seafarers’ welfare on UK vessel held in the Strait of Hormuz
Martin Dorsman ECSA pleads for seafarers’ welfare on UK vessel held in the Strait of Hormuz At around 16h00 GMT, on 19 July, UK-registered vessel Stena Impero was accosted by unidentified crafts and a helicopter in a transit in international waters through the Strait of Hormuz. Soon after, both...
July 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Survitec inks deal fo global distribution rights to pioneering evacuator system

Survitec inks deal fo global distribution rights to pioneering evacuator system
Eugene Verstegen, co-owner of Evacuator Worldwide and inventor of the Evacuator system Survitec inks deal for global distribution rights to pioneering evacuator system Survitec has signed a partnership agreement with Netherlands-based manufacturer Evacuator Worldwide for the global distribution rights...
July 22nd, 2019 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Exploring the key issues shaping the health, safety and wellbeing agenda

Exploring the key issues shaping the health, safety and wellbeing agenda
Cary Cooper Exploring the key issues shaping the health, safety and wellbeing agenda British Safety Council 11th Annual Conference – Health, safety and wellbeing in the modern workplace, 16 October 2019 One of the major events in the calendar of health, safety and wellbeing professionals is fast...
July 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

NI issues guidance on lifeboat and rescue boat operations

NI issues guidance on lifeboat and rescue boat operations
. NI issues guidance on lifeboat and rescue boat operations 22.07.19 – “There is no easy way to abandon ship,” writes Dag Pike. The author is one of the most experienced navigators in the world and speaks from experience, having been shipwrecked twice in the Atlantic. Taking to the boats, getting...
July 22nd, 2019 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More