Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

Quality hat-trick for GAC Marine Logistics

Quality hat-trick for GAC Marine Logistics
Trio of certifications recognises Quality Management, Environmental Management and Occupational Health & Safety Systems Dubai, 30 July 2014 – Global ship spares logistics provider GAC Marine Logistics Inc. (GML) has secured ISO certifications in recognition of its Quality Management, Environmental...
July 30th, 2014 | Environment, Health and Safety, Logistics | Read More

USCG to assist Jamaica with MRO…

U.S. Coast Guard to assist Jamaica with Mass Rescue Operations (MRO) planing and capacity building Jamaica’s readiness for Mass Rescue Operations (MRO) in its maritime space will be boosted July 22-24, 2014 with the assistance of a subject matter expert from the U.S. Coast Guard, who will conduct...
July 23rd, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Organisations, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

OSCAR Dragon Boat Race…

OSCAR Dragon Boat Race…
The Parrys OSCAR Dragon Boat Race – uniting the shipping industry to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity The 16th of September will be the day professionals from the shipping community come together to take part in the eagerly anticipated team Dragon Boat Race event which...
July 17th, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Sports | Read More

ITF helps people of Gaza

ITF helps people of Gaza
Unloading one of the relief flights in 2009 14 July 2014 – With the death toll rising daily in Gaza the ITF today called for an immediate ceasefire and launched an urgent humanitarian appeal for those affected. Condemning the Israeli airstrikes into Gaza as a disproportionate response – that...
July 14th, 2014 | Aviation, Charity, Health and Safety, ITF, Logistics, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

SeafarerHelp assisted over 6, 400 seafarers & their families in 2013

SeafarerHelp assisted over 6, 400 seafarers & their families in 2013
SeafarerHelp is the free 24 hour multi-lingual helpline for seafarers run by the not for profit organisation, the International Seafarers’ Welfare Assistance Network (ISWAN). ISWAN have just produced the 2013 Annual Review for SeafarerHelp. During 2013 the SeafarerHelp team dealt with problems...
July 10th, 2014 | Health and Safety, ITF, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

New report from the Swedish club makes work of heavy weather

New report from the Swedish club makes work of heavy weather
Lars Malm Modern weather routing techniques have made facing heavy weather considerably less hazardous for the modern mariner than for his forbears. However such techniques are not a panacea and a new report from The Swedish Club published today, Heavy Weather, offers guidance on how to avoid the many...
July 8th, 2014 | Claims, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement, Weather | Read More

Platform News – Platform publishes new South Asia Quarterly Update

Platform News – Platform publishes new South Asia Quarterly Update
Brussels, 7 July 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the second South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. In this second edition of the update, you will find information about our report...
July 7th, 2014 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, Markets, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Going beyond the minimum”

Going beyond the minimum”
David Patraiko, Bridget Hogan and Ian Millen “Going beyond the minimum” with The Nautical Institute by Jean Winfield, Jeanius Consulting Ian Millen, President, extended a warm welcome to over 30 members and guests at this month’s Propeller Club luncheon where members and guests were treated to...
July 2nd, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Events, Health and Safety, Reports, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Activists query Alang blast death toll

Activists query Alang blast death toll
Activists have queried the Alang blast death toll. Photo: Mahebub Kureshi Green activists have said they believe an explosion at a shipbreaking yard in Alang in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat in India on Saturday caused more fatalities than initially reported. (source:IHS 360) According to an official...
July 2nd, 2014 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

SOLAS rules for ships to be able to recover persons from the water enter into force

SOLAS rules for ships to be able to recover persons from the water enter into force
The IMO’s HQ’s in London New requirements under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to require all ships to have plans and procedures to recover persons from the water are among a set of SOLAS amendments entering into force on1 July 2014.  Recovery of persons...
July 1st, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

Human rights apply on the high seas…

Human rights apply on the  high seas…
David Hammond The Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) international initiative strongly welcomes  the positive statement made by the President of the Federal Republic of  Germany, President Gauck, today in his opening speech at the annual Berlin symposium on international refugee protection that ‘human rights...
July 1st, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, Legal, Marine Insurance, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

ICS produces guidelines on plans for recovery of persons from hte water

ICS produces guidelines on plans for recovery of persons from hte water
Guidelines to help shipowners comply with a new International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation requiring ship-specific plans and procedures for the recovery of persons from the water, have been launched today by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for shipowners. Under...
June 30th, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, Organisations, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipmanagement | Read More

ClassNK Releases Amendments to Class Rules

ClassNK Releases Amendments to Class Rules
Noboru Ueda ClassNK Releases Amendments to Class Rules Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced today that it had released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and...
June 30th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical | Read More

Noise and Vibration – The Forgotten Hazards

Noise and Vibration – The Forgotten Hazards
Videotel has launched a brand new training course, Noise and Vibration – The Forgotten Hazards, to coincide with the new legal requirements to reduce noise on board ships which come into effect with the adoption of new SOLAS regulations on 1 July 2014. These set mandatory maximum noise level limits...
June 27th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Don’t drown the seafarer…*

Don’t drown the seafarer…*
The memorial to ‘The Wife of Seafarer’  by sculptor Kostas Ananidas , Galaxidi, Greece Don’t drown the seafarer…* As this special day comes to a close, a few things knock in my mind and would like to share them with all of you. John Faraclas writes: Today, the international shipping...
June 25th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dialogs and Debates, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, Insight, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Quote of the Day, Safety and Security, Taxation, The Nautical Institute, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

IMCA publishes “Guidance for diving supervisors”

IMCA publishes “Guidance for diving supervisors”
Jane Bugler The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) ‘Guidance for Diving Supervisors’ (IMCA D 022 Rev 1), (formerly ‘The Diving Supervisor’s Manual’) has been updated to reflect the latest diving industry good practice for diving supervisors all over the world, and is now...
June 24th, 2014 | Associations, Books, Health and Safety, News, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform presents Annual Report 2013

NGO Shipbreaking Platform presents Annual Report 2013
  Brussels, 20 June 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations working to promote safe and clean ship recycling worldwide, presents its Annual Report 2013. You are invited to find out more in our report including: –...
June 20th, 2014 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Maritime Accidents, Pollution, Reports, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Asia undersinsurance warning

Asia undersinsurance warning
Asian Development Bank (ADB) focused on Asia’s natural catastrophes exposures in a recent report, calling on Lloyd’s research to voice its concern about the region’s high level of underinsurance. (source: Lloyd’s of London) The ADB referenced Lloyd’s 2012 Global Underinsurance...
June 11th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Xervo announces SOLAS version of its lifeboats

Xervo announces SOLAS version of its lifeboats
In just one year, Xervo has established itself as the dominant supplier of lifeboat systems to jack-up platforms that meet NORSOK standards. This know-how is now being used to develop very safe and cost-effective lifeboat systems for the SOLAS market. The Danish lifeboat producer Xervo is now announcing...
June 11th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Dramatic humanitarian rescue of 322 in Mediterranean

Dramatic humanitarian rescue of 322 in Mediterranean
Singapore June 9, 2014 – Bulk Carrier, “Jupiter Bay”, managed by Synergy Group, was requested late on Friday night (2230 hrs, June 6) by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Rome, to respond to a humanitarian search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean involving a large number of...
June 9th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Captain of Japanese tanker found dead

Captain of Japanese tanker found dead
The tanker Shoko Maru suffered an explosion on 29 May. Photo: PA The captain of the Japanese tanker that exploded on 29 May was found dead on 31 May, the Japan Coast Guard told IHS Maritime. The body of Masaichi Ando, 64, was found after a search lasting more than 24 hours. Ando was the only one of the...
June 6th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Japanese End-of-life Ship Arrested in Antwerp

Japanese End-of-life Ship Arrested in Antwerp
The “Global Spirit” copyright Ray Johnson NGOs applaud Belgium for preventing an illegal export of the ship to India and call on the Japanese owners to adopt a sustainable ship recycling policy Brussels, 6 June 2014 – After having been alerted by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a coalition...
June 6th, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Seacurus debates MLC abandonment insurance issues with UK Trade Minister

Seacurus debates MLC abandonment insurance issues with UK Trade Minister
Lord Livingston (far left) and Thomas Brown (far right) at the offices of Seacurus. During a recent tour of north-east England, Lord Livingston, the UK’s Minister for Trade and Investment, visited the Gateshead headquarters of Seacurus which, in April 2013, launched CrewSEACURE, the first ever insurance...
May 29th, 2014 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Europe’s cruising industry launches survey on sewage delivery in the Baltic with HELCOM

Europe’s cruising industry launches survey on sewage delivery in the Baltic with HELCOM
Brussels, May 22nd, 2014 – CLIA Europe, the association representing Europe’s multi-billion euro cruise industry, and HELCOM, the intergovernmental organisation governing the Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area, have launched a joint survey on cruise ships’...
May 23rd, 2014 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Executive Travel, Health and Safety, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

ITF launches new HIV/AIDS manual for affiliates

ITF launches new HIV/AIDS manual for affiliates
21 May 2014 – The ITF has launched a new handbook for transport unions to help them deal with HIV/AIDS in their policy, campaigning and organising work. This publication delivers further on the ITF’s Congress mandates in 2002 and 2006 to strengthen its work on HIV/AIDS and challenge the stigma...
May 21st, 2014 | Health and Safety, ITF | Read More