Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

Asklepios Group achieves further growth in financial year 2014

Asklepios Group achieves further growth in financial year 2014
Stephan Leonhard, Vice-Chairman of the Group Hamburg, 28 April 2015. At Group level the Asklepios Kliniken Group is looking back at successful business performance in 2014. On the basis of a clear alignment as an integrated healthcare group,  the Asklepios Group posted particularly good growth rates...
April 28th, 2015 | Health and Safety, Medical | Read More

Total Lubmarine launches new initiatives on World Day for Safety 2015

Total Lubmarine launches new initiatives on World Day for Safety 2015
Today (28 April) is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and global marine lubricants supplier Total Lubmarine is participating by running several safety awareness initiatives. One of these is the production of a video for its global workforce explaining and demonstrating the steps needed to ensure...
April 28th, 2015 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Weather | Read More

HRAS Commentary. Legal, humanitarian and practical issues plague military targeting of Libyan traffickers¹ boats

HRAS Commentary. Legal, humanitarian and practical issues plague military targeting of Libyan traffickers¹ boats
David Hammond     New post on Human Rights at Sea HRAS Commentary. Legal, humanitarian and practical issues plague military targeting of Libyan traffickers’ boats by Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) HRAS Commentary. Legal, humanitarian and practical issues plague military...
April 27th, 2015 | Charity, Clubs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

North P&I Club warns shipowners for migrant rescue ops

North P&I Club warns shipowners for migrant rescue ops
NORTH P&I CLUB WARNS SHIPOWNERS TO BE PREPARED FOR MIGRANT RESCUE OPERATIONS The ‘A’ rated 170 million GT North P&I club has warned its shipowner members of the need to be properly prepared to meet their moral and legal obligations to rescue migrants at sea. In a new loss prevention briefing...
April 27th, 2015 | Associations, Communication, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Black Tears Project comes to London…

Black Tears Project comes to London…
Alejandra Corral (Kuska) with Black Tears Project tapestry. Black Tears Project comes to London, weaving message of defiance against global exploitation of women,  By James Brewer Here is a record-breaking work of art, the product of the combined contributions of 2, 245 women from 46 countries in all...
April 25th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Featured, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Art, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Safety and Security, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

HELMEPA’s new Environmental Campaign at Kavala under the auspices of the Municipality

HELMEPA’s new Environmental Campaign at Kavala under the auspices of the Municipality
Mr. Dimitris Lemonidis, General Secretary of the Board of Directors of HELMEPA The city of Kavala is the second stop of HELMEPA’s “Educational Community and Public Awareness Campaign on the Marine Environment, Shipping and Sciences”, which continues across Greece with the financial support of Lloyd’s...
April 24th, 2015 | Charity, Climate, Clubs, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Education and Training, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Holidays, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

EU Mediterranean Crisis Summit ‘Appears to Fall Short’, says Merchant Shipping Industry

EU Mediterranean Crisis Summit ‘Appears to Fall Short’, says Merchant Shipping Industry
Patrick Verhoeven The merchant shipping industry – which in the past 16 months participated in almost 1, 000 migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean – welcomes the decision by EU leaders to triple resources of the Triton operation. The shipping sector similarly supports the commitment of...
April 24th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, Immigration, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO – domestic ferry safety conference opens

IMO – domestic ferry safety conference opens
IMO’s SG Koji Sekimizu opens the conference 24/04/2015 IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu has opened the Conference on the enhancement of safety of ships carrying passengers on non-international voyages, being held in Manila, the Philippines (24 April), saying ferry passengers expect and deserve...
April 24th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, IMO, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

IMO – Info on IMO–Bangladesh ship recycling project‏

IMO – Info on IMO–Bangladesh ship recycling project‏
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh are jointly implementing a project entitled “Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh – Phase I” (in short SENSREC Project – Bangla​desh​​). The project, aimed at...
April 23rd, 2015 | Environment, Health and Safety, IMO, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

2015 GREEN4SEA Forum – One of the best ever global events

2015 GREEN4SEA Forum – One of the best ever global events
A panoramic view of the centre stalls One of its best ever events, an excellent conference/debate and a small exhibition, took place yesterday in one of Greek shipping’s modern temples: The Evgenidion Foundation. A full house witnessed and participated in all sessions issues, a very unique situation....
April 23rd, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Charity, Claims, Clubs, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Defense, Disputes, Emissions, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Organisations, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Shipping industry calls on EU leaders to be decisive…

Shipping industry calls on EU leaders to be decisive…
Patrick Verhoeven SHIPPING INDUSTRY CALLS ON EU LEADERS TO BE DECISIVE AND IMMEDIATELY INCREASE MEDITERRANEAN SEARCH AND RESCUE RESOURCES  In advance of the emergency EU Council Summit tomorrow (Thursday 23 April) to address the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, the European and global shipping...
April 23rd, 2015 | Civil Unrest, European Union, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Military, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Mediterranean – IMO Secretary-General welcomes 10-point plan ahead of EU emergency meeting

Mediterranean – IMO Secretary-General welcomes 10-point plan ahead of EU emergency meeting
Koji Sekimizu, IMO’s Secretary-General IMO Secretary-General welcomes 10-point EU plan ahead of an extraordinary European Council session on Thursday to address situation in the Mediterranean IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the 10 point plan of immediate actions to be taken...
April 22nd, 2015 | Associations, European Union, Health and Safety, Immigration, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Shipping Industry Calls on EU Leaders to be Decisive and Immediately Increase Mediterranean Search and Rescue Resources

Shipping Industry Calls on EU Leaders to be Decisive and Immediately Increase Mediterranean Search and Rescue Resources
In advance of the emergency EU Council Summit tomorrow (Thursday 23 April) to address the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, the European and global shipping industries insist that the urgent priority is for EU Member States to immediately launch a proper EU Search and Rescue operation with sufficient...
April 22nd, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, Immigration, Safety and Security | Read More

Sailors’ Society brings Wellness at Sea programme to Asia to promote seafarer health and well-being

Sailors’ Society brings Wellness at Sea programme to Asia to promote seafarer health and well-being
Seminar during Sea Asia 2015 sees industry representatives join Sailors’ Society to launch programme designed to improve welfare and drive retention Singapore,  22 April 2015. Sailor’s Society, one of the largest seafarer support charities operating internationally, has used Singapore Maritime Week...
April 22nd, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

Mediterranean crisis- SHIPPING Industry comments on EU 10-point plan

Mediterranean crisis- SHIPPING Industry comments on EU 10-point plan
Peter Hinchliffe Merchant shipping industry repeats call for urgent and immediate collective action by EU member states Following the meeting of EU Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembourg yesterday (20 April) the European and global shipping industries have welcomed the increased attention that...
April 21st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, European Union, Flags, Health and Safety, ILO, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

Avoidable Mediterranean immigrant drownings

Avoidable Mediterranean immigrant drownings
Captain John B. Dalby Captain John B. Dalby has been watching the sadly lacking and uninformed media coverage featuring the sad tragedies that seem to be occurring on a daily basis in the Med. This is what we has sent us: What astounds me is that the EU is approaching this in completely the wrong...
April 20th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, Immigration, Safety and Security | Read More

Let’s Clean up Greece in one day (Sunday, April 26, 2015)

Let’s Clean up Greece in one day (Sunday, April 26, 2015)
At the press conference with Nikos Kiousis, Yanna Pavlopoulou, and Yainnis Moralis Greek volunteers support for the fourth consecutive time, the world cleanup campaign «Let’s do it World» www.letsdoitworld.org, a nonprofit campaign movement that first evolved in 2008 in Estonia and then spread...
April 19th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Climate, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Press and Media, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO: outcome of Legal Committee 102nd session

IMO: outcome of Legal Committee 102nd session
The IMO’s HQ’s in London Addressing unsafe migration at sea The Committee considered the issue of unsafe mixed migration by sea, following the inter-agency high-level meeting to address the issue, hosted by IMO on 4-5 March 2015. An intersessional discussion on the study of the current...
April 17th, 2015 | Associations, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, IMO, News, Politics and Government, Shipmanagement | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform works hand in hand with Dutch Ship Owner Boskalis for Sustainable Ship Recycling in Mexico

NGO Shipbreaking Platform works hand in hand with Dutch Ship Owner Boskalis  for Sustainable Ship Recycling in Mexico
Patrizia Heidegger Platform News – NGO Shipbreaking Platform Works Hand in Hand with Dutch Ship Owner Boskalis for Sustainable Ship Recycling in Mexico Best practice example for clean and safe ship recycling an inspiration for responsible owners Brussels,  16 April 2015 – NGO Shipbreaking...
April 16th, 2015 | Associations, Communication, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Oil Spill, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

The Admiralty Manual of Seamanship 12th edition published by The Nautical Institute

The Admiralty Manual of Seamanship 12th edition published by The Nautical Institute
An excellent standard of seamanship is more difficult to achieve and maintain against the issues of reduced sea time, accelerated promotion and little opportunity to practise. This was the message today (Wednesday) at the launch of the 12th edition of The Admiralty Manual of Seamanship, authored by the...
April 15th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Books, Education and Training, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Military, Safety and Security, Technology, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Videotel supports call for action over enclosed spaces

Videotel supports call for action over enclosed spaces
MIDDLETOWN, RI, and LONDON, UK – April 14, 2015 – VideotelTM, the leading international provider of e-Learning maritime training programs and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), has backed calls by the UK-based maritime union Nautilus for the UK Shipping and Ports Minister to lead...
April 14th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Ship Owners should stop their seafarers eating fish caught while their vessel is at anchor or drifting

Ship Owners should stop their seafarers eating fish caught while their vessel is at anchor or drifting
Henry Anderson Allowing seafarers to eat fish they have caught off the side of their ship is a sure way for the crew to contract food poisoning and it can take a whole ship out, according to one of the shipping industry’s leading voices on food quality and catering standards onboard ship. This comment...
April 14th, 2015 | Associations, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, Medical | Read More

The Migrants issue: the masks must fall….the Bautas must be dropped…

The Migrants issue: the masks must fall….the Bautas must be dropped…
A Guarda Costiera patrol boat from Italy, part of the Frontex Force in the port of Chios WITHOUT PREJUDICE Time and again I have stressed the fact that the media and politicians must come down to their senses and face reality on this ongoing inhumane issue. John Faraclas writes and provokes: The latest...
April 14th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, European Union, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Medical, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Seizures, Short-sea shipping, UN | Read More

Scottish Asbestos Proposal likely to prove unlawful warns IUA

Scottish Asbestos Proposal likely to prove unlawful warns IUA
Chris Jones A proposal for the Scottish government to recover medical costs for treating asbestos diseases is unequitable, could prove unlawful and would drive up the cost of liability insurance. The plan to retroactively extend the terms of insurance policies would breach the rights of insurance companies,...
April 14th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, IUA, Marine Insurance, Medical, Safety and Security | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform Publishes Briefing Paper “What a difference a flag makes”

NGO Shipbreaking Platform Publishes Briefing Paper “What a difference a flag makes”
Patrizia Heidegger Why ship owners’ responsibility to ensure sustainable ship recycling needs to go beyond flag state jurisdiction” – Call for a financial mechanism Brussels,  13 April 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today a briefing paper titled “What a difference...
April 13th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, European Union, Flags, Health and Safety, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More