Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

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

IMRF calls for nominations for its H.E.R.O Awards, 2017

IMRF calls for nominations for its H.E.R.O Awards, 2017
Bruce Reid Individuals and organisations are urged to nominate anyone involved in maritime search and rescue who deserves recognition for exceptional service  The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is calling for nominations and entries for its H.E.R.O (Honouring Excellence in Rescue Operations)...
April 19th, 2017 | Awards, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

Let’s make time for conversations about mental health

Let’s make time for conversations about mental health
British Safety Council contributes to the ‘Stop. Make a Change’ campaign by supporting the mental health charity Mates in Mind In partnership with the Health in Construction Leadership Group and its members in the construction and civil engineering industries, the British Safety Council, a founding...
April 18th, 2017 | Health and Safety | Read More

GEODIS introduces exoskeletons for warehouse staff

GEODIS introduces exoskeletons for warehouse staff
… Mechanical braces to be provided to ensure the health of employees GEODIS has launched the use of exoskeletons to support and protect employees’ backs during their work in its warehouse in Venlo, the Netherlands. Staff wear the exoskeletons – an external type of brace – for lower back support...
April 11th, 2017 | Health and Safety | Read More

Videotel Programme Focusing on Crew Health Promotes Good Practice to Aid Ship Efficiency

Videotel Programme Focusing on Crew Health Promotes Good Practice to Aid Ship Efficiency
Joe Pitcher Videotel, part of KVH Industries, has produced a series of 10 programmes with accompanying workbooks that explore the many aspects of crew health onboard. The “Healthy Living at Sea” series highlights many important areas, including the benefit of eating a balanced diet, regular exercise,...
April 10th, 2017 | Books, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

After the tragic loss of STELLAR DAISY, a quality and thorough investigation report will be needed quickly

After the tragic loss of STELLAR DAISY, a quality and thorough investigation report will be needed quickly
The ill-fated “Stellar Daisy” “After the tragic loss of STELLAR DAISY, a quality and thorough investigation report will be needed quickly” INTERCARGO is deeply concerned at the tragic loss of the VLOC vessel STELLAR DAISY reported on 31 March 2017; our thoughts are with the families and...
April 6th, 2017 | Associations, Health and Safety, Intercargo, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Health and Safety Champions are shortlisted for International Safety Awards 2017

Health and Safety Champions are shortlisted for International Safety Awards 2017
Ben Ealey-Newman (centre) , Young H&S Champion for 2016 Recognising individual contributions to keeping workers and workplaces healthy and safe every day, the British Safety Council will be presenting two special individual awards at the Gala Dinner of theInternational Safety Awards that will take...
April 6th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Health and Safety | Read More

Getting the message

Getting the message
Mate J. Csorba, Principal Specialist, Marine Cybernetics Advisory DNV GL – Maritime Getting the message: CMM and DNV GL undertake first class health check of on-board control networks Piraeus/Hamburg, 3 April 2017: Classification society DNV GL teamed up with innovative Greek owner Consolidated Marine...
April 3rd, 2017 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, IT and Communications, News | Read More

Finning donates marine expertise to help medical charity

Finning donates marine expertise to help medical charity
The MV Forth Hope Finning UK and Ireland (Finning) has donated parts and engineering expertise to oversee and commission the installation of Cat® engines and marine gensets on the MV Forth Hope; a brand new charity ship that will enable more than two million people in the developing World to receive...
March 27th, 2017 | Charity, Health and Safety | Read More

Somali piracy dilemma over General Average treatment of shipowners’ expenses is…

Somali piracy dilemma over General Average treatment of shipowners’ expenses is…
Robert Tomlinson (left) with Keith Martin, chairman, Association of Average Adjusters Somali piracy dilemma over General Average treatment of shipowners’ expenses is highlighted at Association of Average Adjusters event in London Marine average adjusters are at the centre of a conflict over whether...
March 21st, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

VIKING gaining ground in continued difficult market

VIKING gaining ground in continued difficult market
Henrik Uhd Christensen VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S is experiencing a moderate slowdown following several years of continuous growth. In a market affected by continued decline in two important segments, cargo vessels and offshore, revenue for 2016 totaled DKK 1.858 billion, compared to DKK 1.891...
March 20th, 2017 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Are you prepared?

Are you prepared?
.. ARE YOU PREPARED? NEW IMCA SAFETY VIDEOS AND POCKET CARDS LAUNCHED Effective promotion of safe working practices is high on the workplace agenda, and keeping safety material fresh and accessible remains vital to putting over the message. This has led to the International Marine Contractors Association...
March 20th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

US insurance experts attend Bermuda Healthcare Forum

US insurance experts attend Bermuda Healthcare Forum
Bermuda Healthcare Forum organising committee members* Hamilton, Bermuda, March 13, 2017 – More than 160 healthcare industry specialists will converge on Bermuda this week to hear world-class speakers and experts discuss risk-management trends and challenges facing healthcare providers in the...
March 13th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

VIKING unleashes wave of innovations at Seatrade Cruise Global

VIKING unleashes wave of innovations at Seatrade Cruise Global
VEC Plus VIKING has chosen Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale to showcase a host of innovative safety solutions and servicing concepts, proving once again that the company is closely aligned with cruise line operator needs and priorities. Gamechanger round the corner Marine and offshore safety...
March 10th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Antipollution’s S.A. successful project, the Panagia Tinou

Antipollution’s S.A. successful project, the Panagia Tinou
The “Panagia Tniou” Antipollution SA, leading Greek company in the management of ship-generated solid waste, after an open competition conducted by Piraeus Port Authority is undertaking the refloating and removal of the “Panagia Tinou” wreck from the port of Piraeus. The 1972-built...
March 6th, 2017 | Environment, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Norsafe Wins Polar Code Contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV

Norsafe Wins Polar Code Contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV
Picture credit: Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding Norsafe has signed a new contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV to supply its IMO Polar Code compliant Life Saving Appliances (LSA) to an arctic supply and research vessel for the Australian Antarctic Division. It will be supplying two JYN-85...
March 6th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Bangladesh ready for next phase to make ship recycling green and sustainable

Bangladesh ready for next phase to make ship recycling green and sustainable
IMO, the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS) have jointly implemented the 30-month “Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh – Phase I” (SENSREC project). The Government of Bangladesh...
March 1st, 2017 | Associations, Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

EU’s leverage & insurance policy on dirty shipping needed

EU’s leverage & insurance policy on dirty shipping needed
Brussels, 28 February 2017 – From dangerous emissions in ports to hazardous scrapping on South Asian beaches, European shipping companies pollute and put people’s health and lives at serious risk. In light of the ongoing European Shipping Week and the failure of the International Maritime Organisation...
February 28th, 2017 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Pollution, Ship Demolitions | Read More

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 50 (indeed you read correct, fifty) points plus and now stands at 856 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics and in general the masses all over Planet Ocean are in a very uneasy situation. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’...
February 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Hot port News from GAC

Hot port News from GAC
17-Feb-2017 NAVAL FIRING PRACTICE Mumbai, India QUARANTINE NON-DECLARED PORT (SSCC/SSCEC) Eden, Australia TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY AT JUNK BAY Hong Kong TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY OFF CHA KWO LING Hong Kong Naval firing practice Friday, February 17, 2017, Mumbai, India The...
February 17th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Seafarers: Good knowledge of nutrition must be high on the agenda…

Seafarers: Good knowledge of nutrition must be high on the agenda…
Christian Ioannou GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF NUTRITION MUST BE HIGH ON THE AGENDA FOR CATERING CREWS TO BEAT FATIGUE IN SEAFARERS – SAYS MCTC Crew members must be provided with nutritionally-balanced meals while onboard to avoid high levels of fatigue, says catering training provider Marine Catering Training...
February 9th, 2017 | Associations, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, HR, Intermanager, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Reports | Read More

New IUMI position paper on fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks

New IUMI position paper on fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks
Position paper of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)  Fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks 8 February 2017   Background The deadly fires aboard the ferries “Norman Atlantic” just before New Year 2014 and the “Sorrento” in April 2015, prompted an international response...
February 8th, 2017 | Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarers at Fawley not paid wages and without warm clothing

Seafarers at Fawley not paid wages and without warm clothing
The “Sea Emperor” Seafarers on board a ship held at Fawley Port were found to be without warm clothing for days and their wages unpaid for three months. The chemical tanker, Sea Emperor, was detained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on January 28, after it was found to have various equipment...
February 6th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Labour Disputes, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Crew health: Advice for safe sex

Crew health: Advice for safe sex
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are extremely common – it is estimated that up to 75% of sexually active people will contract an STI of some kind in their life time. For seafarers, the likelihood of contracting an STI is further increased, due to their unsettled lifestyles and a lack of access...
February 6th, 2017 | Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs | Read More