Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

IMO: MSC 100 summary

IMO: MSC 100 summary
The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) completed its landmark 100th session, with progress in the regulatory scoping exercise on maritime autonomous surface ships; approval of revised guidelines on fatigue and further updates on work on goal-based standards, polar shipping and safety issues relating to...
December 13th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Health and Safety, IMO, News, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

ECSA welcomes the extension of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia

ECSA welcomes the extension of  the EU capacity building mission in Somalia
Martin Dorsman The European shipowners are pleased with the Council’s decision to extent the mandate of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) until 31 December 2020. ‘The EU’s engagement in Somalia and the efforts the EU is deploying in this region has contributed to the...
December 11th, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Rescue diver from China who saved three recognized with IMO bravery accolade

Rescue diver from China who saved three recognized with IMO bravery accolade
Zhong Haifeng with his bravery award certificate A rescue diver from China who made a series of underwater dives to rescue three people from a sunken cargo ship, received the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea during the this year’s IMO Awards ceremony (6 December). Mr. Zhong Haifeng,...
December 10th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

HRAS publishes new legal research paper on Business and Human Rights

HRAS publishes new legal research paper on Business and Human Rights
PRESS RELEASE 6th December 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea publishes its latest legal research paper on maritime business and human rights as part of its ongoing legal research programme. The paper  titled ‘A UN Convention on Business and Human Rights. How it would look like for the maritime...
December 7th, 2018 | Charity, Clubs, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,339: another Capes classic spike!

The BDI@1,339: another Capes classic spike!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 43 points – once again thanks to the Capes!!! Geopolitics dodgy. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI  stood at 2,080 plus 155  !!! The Panamaxes’ BPI  cliched just a point and now reads 1,473  .- Same story for the Supras’ BSI now...
December 6th, 2018 | Awards, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Visions of the future as Maritime Safety Committee celebrates 100th session

Visions of the future as Maritime Safety Committee celebrates 100th session
John Faraclas Evolution not revolution. Autonomous and remote-controlled ships are being trialled but seafarers, for now, remain indispensable to safe shipping. These were key takeaways from a special session (3 December) of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, which is celebrating its 100th session.   Delegates...
December 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,296; “thanks” once again to the Capes… but: Caution should be observed!

The BDI@1,296; “thanks” once again to the Capes… but: Caution should be observed!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 59 points earlier on today as the questionable Capes’ BCI clinched another three-digit points and now stand at 1,925 which is 186 plus since yesterday… and soon might be over and above the 2,000 threshold! John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Panamaxes’...
December 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Claims, Comment, Defense, Disputes, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Groundings, Health and Safety, Insight, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Seafarer survives four days at sea with fractured spine after fall

Seafarer survives four days at sea with fractured spine after fall
Seafarer Adriano Gicos is recovering in hospital with support from Sailors’ Society port chaplain Ailton De Souza A Filipino seafarer is recovering in hospital after fracturing his spine falling from a ladder on 14 November. Adriano Gicos, 55, was descending into the ship’s hold when he slipped...
December 4th, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Wärtsilä introduces a lifeboat for buildings, a product that should never exist, at Slush Helsinki 2018

Wärtsilä introduces a lifeboat for buildings, a product that should never exist, at Slush Helsinki 2018
Lifeboats for buildings Wärtsilä Corporation 4 December 2018 at 08:00 AM EET – The technology group Wärtsilä launches a product at Slush Helsinki 2018 that should never see the light of day: a lifeboat for buildings. The lifeboats could be used in severe flooding and rising sea levels caused...
December 4th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

OCIMF and INTERTANKO release new guidance on competency and learning from incidents

OCIMF and INTERTANKO release new guidance on competency and learning from incidents
.. 30 November 2018 – (London) OCIMF and INTERTANKO have today released two new information papers that will help improve safety in the energy shipping industry. The result of a joint initiative between the two organisations, the papers look at two key areas:  competency and learning from incidents. Behavioural...
November 30th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Luminultra concludes aqua-tools acquisition

Luminultra concludes aqua-tools acquisition
LuminUltra President and CEO Pat Whalen (right) and aqua-tools’ CEO Marc Raymond conclude the deal LuminUltra, the Canada-headquartered specialist in microbiological monitoring tools, has completed its acquisition of the Rapid Microbial Solutions (RMS) division of France-based aqua-tools. The acquisition,...
November 23rd, 2018 | Company Profiles, Environment, Health and Safety | Read More

KR’s SeaTrust-HullScan software wins 2018 Tanker Safety Award

KR’s SeaTrust-HullScan software wins 2018 Tanker Safety Award
KR’s executive vice president Mr Hyungchul Lee accepting the award; to his left is Edwin Lampert The Korean Register of Shipping (KR) has won the 2018 Tanker Safety Award for its specialist software – SeaTrust-HullScan. The annual award is presented to a company that has shown excellence...
November 22nd, 2018 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security, Tankers | Read More

London P&I Club issues loss prevention guide for coal cargoes

London P&I Club issues loss prevention guide for coal cargoes
THE London P&I Club has published a loss prevention guide on risks associated with the carriage of coal cargoes, with particular emphasis on gas monitoring and ventilation. The guide, written by Paul Willis, Senior Associate with UK-based forensic investigation and root cause analysis specialist...
November 21st, 2018 | Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

VIKING’s LifeCraft™ passes toughest ever test at sea

VIKING’s LifeCraft™ passes toughest ever test at sea
VIKING LifeCraft HWST 2018 Rough seas with wave heights up to 50% above the stipulated heavy weather testing requirements proved no obstacle for VIKING’s innovative LifeCraft™ system, paving the way for cruise ship operators worldwide to benefit from all the advantages that this new hybrid –...
November 19th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

IMCA announces short-lists for Safety and Environmental Sustainability Awards

IMCA announces short-lists for Safety and Environmental  Sustainability Awards
Allen Leatt Finalists announced for IMCA awards Awards to be presented at IMCA’s Annual Seminar, 28-29 November The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the finalists for its Safety and Environmental Sustainability Awards. Three companies have been short-listed...
November 19th, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

ITF: tragic death of seafarer proves that lashing is dockers’ work

ITF: tragic death of seafarer proves that lashing is dockers’ work
The ITF HQ’s in London The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have extended their deepest condolences to the family of a seafarer killed in Dublin, Ireland, while lashing and securing containers, and said this case proves...
November 15th, 2018 | Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents | Read More

New Secretary-General appointed to the Paris MOU

New Secretary-General appointed to the Paris MOU
Luc Smulders Luc Smulders has been appointed as the new Secretary-General at the Secretariat of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control. He is succeeding Mr. Richard Schiferli who retired 1st of November 2018 after 29 years of service to the Paris MoU. Mr Smulders stated: “I am...
November 15th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Person Profiles, Safety and Security | Read More

IMRF and The Nautical Institute sign MOU

IMRF and The Nautical Institute sign MOU
Theresa Crossley CEO, IMRF and Capt. John Lloyd, CEO Nautical Institute The IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) and The Nautical Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing to work together on projects that support both organisations’ shared objective to improve...
November 12th, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

InterManager urges crew to help identify enclosed space solutions

InterManager urges crew to help identify enclosed space solutions
Captain Kuba Szymanski InterManager, the international trade association for the shipmanagement sector, has launched a campaign to encourage seafarers to think about safety issues when working in enclosed spaces and to identify measures which they believe would reduce risks. Announcing the campaign during...
November 9th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Intermanager, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,457: a contained fall amid Geopolitical chaos… or what?

The BDI@1,457: a contained fall amid Geopolitical chaos… or what?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 13 points losing the 1,500-point base of last week when it stood at 1,519 points – down 62! Geopolitics are not only perplexed they are dubious and the outcome on many global issues remains totally uncertain and this in turn will affect shipping – in...
November 2nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Vote for your favourite finalist in the IMRF Awards now!

Vote for your favourite finalist in the IMRF Awards now!
Voting has opened for the IMRF’s People’s Choice Award, and the finalist attracting the most votes on facebook will be announced as the winner on Thursday 8 November. The finalists for the IMRF Awards 2018, are all exceptional individuals and organisations from around the world who go above...
November 2nd, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Charity, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Red sky at Night …err Red Markets in October… keeps you wonder!

Red sky at Night …err Red Markets in October… keeps you wonder!
John Faraclas The BDI fell below the 1,500 threshold earlier on today and now reads 1,490 – that’s minus 23 points, 23 important and otherwise valuable points. Geopolitics still messy, enigmatic and above all perplexed… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI lost 34 points and now stands...
October 31st, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Health and Safety, Marinas, Markets, Medical, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

IMCA publishes new guidance on divers’ Health, Fitness & Medical issues

IMCA publishes new guidance on divers’ Health, Fitness & Medical issues
Bryan McGlinchy Diver health (medical fitness) and physical fitness issues need to be managed more effectively The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) newly published ‘Guidance on Health, Fitness and Medical Issues in Diving Operations’ (IMCA D 061) has been prepared in response...
October 31st, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

Capital Ship Management Corp. receives Amver Awards by the U.S. Coast Guard

Capital Ship Management Corp. receives Amver Awards by the U.S. Coast Guard
.. Athens, Greece, October 30, 2018. Capital Ship Management Corp received Amver Awards by the U.S. Coast Guard for the vessels M/V ‘Agamemnon’, M/T ‘Aiolos’ (ex ‘British Emissary’) and M/T ‘Aktoras ’ (ex ‘British Envoy’). Mr. Benjamin M. Strong, Director, Amver Maritime...
October 30th, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Events, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

ESPO Award 2018: Port of Tallinn

ESPO Award 2018: Port of Tallinn
(c) Port of Tallinn 30 October 2018 – The ESPO Award 2018 will go to the port authority that creates a good workplace environment for its current and future employees and demonstrates its investment in a diverse and inclusive environment, facilitating mutual respect, non-discrimination and personal...
October 30th, 2018 | Awards, Health and Safety, Ports & Terminals | Read More