Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

USMRC, ClassNK to team together on LNG, Offshore, Cybersecurity and other R&D projects

USMRC, ClassNK to team together on LNG, Offshore, Cybersecurity and other R&D projects
ClassNK Executive Vice President Mr. Koichi Fujiwara on the left and Mr. Brian T. Holden, president of USMRC on the right. December 9, 2014 – Middletown, R.I. – The United States Maritime Resource Center (USMRC) in Middletown, Rhode Island and ClassNK, a leading ship classification society based...
December 9th, 2014 | Associations, Classification Societies, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

ICS repsonds to migrant crisis with guidelines for large scale rescue operations at sea

ICS repsonds to migrant crisis with guidelines for large scale rescue operations at sea
ICS Guidance on Large Scale Rescue Operations at Sea cover In response to the continuing crisis in the Mediterranean, necessitating commercial ships to rescue tens of thousands of migrants and refugees during 2014, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published new Guidance on Large Scale...
December 9th, 2014 | Associations, Corruption, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Panama becomes first Port State to use Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC service….

Panama becomes first Port State to use Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC service….
Panama becomes first Port State to use Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC service for sanctions compliance and risk management. Service used to screen and track port arrivals and provide World Health Organisation Ebola-risk warnings London, 8 December 2014 – The Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) has become the...
December 8th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Port’s Contractor Safety Forum delivers industry best practice

Port’s Contractor Safety Forum delivers industry best practice
Tim Godden, General Manager Strategy and Risk Management, Port of Dover The Port of Dover has welcomed over 30 professionals to the Port’s first ever Contractor Safety Forum. The event, organised by the Port of Dover and held at Cruise Terminal 2, provided contractors and Port staff with an opportunity...
December 5th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Welcome to the USA!

Welcome to the USA!
Joe Hughes No, it’s not the name of a new song or Broadway show, but the catchy title given by the American P&I Club to its latest information aid to members and, indeed, the wider shipping industry. Joe Hughes, chairman and ceo of managers Shipowners Claims Bureau Inc., explains: “The global...
December 4th, 2014 | Associations, Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

WSS provides for clean and healthy working practices at sea

WSS provides for clean and healthy working practices at sea
  Shirin Fanaian, Product Engineer Wilhelmsen Chemicals Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has developed a new range of marine cleaning solutions which aim to assist seafarers in meeting standards for safe and hygienic working practises at sea. The Unitor EasyClean Galley and Accommodation range allows...
December 2nd, 2014 | Environment, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Dover determined to keep UK plc running this Winter

Dover determined to keep UK plc running this Winter
No matter what the weather throws at Dover, the Port has gained an enviable reputation for keeping going when other forms of transport find it a hard slog. Whether it turns out to be a white, wet or windy winter, the Port’s dedicated staff will be working around the clock to ensure it’s business...
December 2nd, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Weather | Read More

On Day to Abolish Slavery, UN urges end to modern-day scourge trapping 21 million

On Day to Abolish Slavery, UN urges end to modern-day scourge trapping 21 million
Children engaged in stone and sand collection in Jaflong, Sylhet (Bangladesh). UN/Regina Merkova 2 December 2014 – Today, 21 million women, men and children worldwide are trapped in slavery, denied the right to live and ultimately work in freedom, dignity and equality, the United Nations International...
December 2nd, 2014 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Ebola: World Bank reports economic impact in worst-hit countries to exceed $500 million in 2014

Ebola: World Bank reports economic impact in worst-hit countries to exceed $500 million in 2014
With the cost of transport and goods going up and sales going down since the Ebola outbreak, vendors in Waterside Market, Monrovia, Liberia, are making no profit to support their families. Photo: UNDP/Morgana Wingard 2 December 2014 – The World Bank announced today that economic growth estimates in...
December 2nd, 2014 | Health and Safety, Medical, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Ebola, Cyber Security, Terrorism and Piracy…

Ebola, Cyber Security, Terrorism and Piracy…
Stephen Askins Ebola, Cyber Security, Terrorism and Piracy: Ince & Co London seminar delivers update on insurance risks,  By James Brewer  Ship operators, charterers and insurers are increasingly negotiating clauses related to the Ebola virus into contracts, Stephen Askins, shipping partner at...
December 1st, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, IT and Communications, Legal, Medical, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Emergency declared in Gaza following severe flooding – UN agency

Emergency declared in Gaza following severe flooding – UN agency
Gaza Flooding 28 November 2014 – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, has declared an emergency in Gaza City, following extreme weather and severe flooding over the past 48 hours exacerbating the already poor humanitarian situation in the enclave, which is dealing with the aftermath...
November 28th, 2014 | Associations, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, UN | Read More

Workers speak out on World AIDS Day

Workers speak out on World AIDS Day
The ITF HQ’s in London HIV positive workers from ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) trade unions are among those speaking out on World AIDS Day on Monday 1 December. All are involved in ITF programmes to challenge HIV/AIDS – and the stigma that surrounds it – in the workplace...
November 28th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Clubs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Medical | Read More

Unions act to eliminate workplace violence against women

Unions act to eliminate workplace violence against women
ITF trade unions worldwide acted in unison to back the ITUC’s call for an ILO convention on gender-based violence at work on 25 November, the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 28/11/2014 – Workers said NO to violence against women on every continent, with...
November 28th, 2014 | Health and Safety, ITF, Safety and Security | Read More

Maritime safety – two steps forward, but much still to be done

Maritime safety – two steps forward, but much still to be done
Peregrine Storrs-Fox London, 26th November 2014 – Last week saw the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee (IMO MSC) finalise work on two measures that are significant for standards of safety in the unit load industry, be it maritime or land-based.  International transport...
November 26th, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

SOLAS amendments to make IGF Code mandatory approved by Maritime Safety Committee

SOLAS amendments to make IGF Code mandatory approved by Maritime Safety Committee
The IMO’s HQ’s in London Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 94th session, 17-21 November 2014 Briefing: 40,  November 26, 2014 IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), which met at the Organization’s London headquarters for its 94th session, from 17 to 21 November 2014, approved...
November 26th, 2014 | Associations, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

LSLC best ever Cadwallader’s event!

LSLC best ever Cadwallader’s event!
Julian Bray, Clay Maitland and Dr. Christine Berg in the panel with Dr. Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard introducing the debate – photo credits: Katerina Kalogeraki The 20th Anniversary Celebration gala dinner and Cadwalleder’s debate of the London Shipping Law  Centre (LSLC) at the Savoy on the Strand...
November 26th, 2014 | Academia, Anniversaries, Associations, Classification Societies, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Dialogs and Debates, Education and Training, Environment, European Union, Events, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, IMO, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Organisations, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Stock Markets, Technical, Technology, UN, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

SRI concerns about reports of reduced resources for S&R in the Med

SRI concerns about reports of reduced resources for S&R in the Med
Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of SRI Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) has raised concerns about the implications for masters of the recent reports of the launch of the new EU Frontex operation ‘Triton’ which will apparently have a reduced budget and focus on border control in place...
November 25th, 2014 | Associations, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, News, Person Profiles, Safety and Security | Read More

VIKING’s arctic suit triumphs over extreme temperatures

VIKING’s arctic suit triumphs over extreme temperatures
A long-time favorite of mariners facing arctic survival risks, VIKING’s PS5002 immersion suit has been upgraded and independently tested at temperatures as low as -62.6 degrees Celsius. Marine and fire safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has released the latest model of its popular...
November 24th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Instant media puts pressure on SAR

Instant media puts pressure on SAR
  Bruce Reid London Monday, November 24.  Media pressure, and particularly the posting of unverified stories on social media, has become a significant factor in major maritime search and rescue (SAR) events. Bruce Reid, CEO of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) told attendees...
November 24th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, HR, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Management failings increase death rate in major fire

(LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, 20 NOVEMBER) Management failings – not badly designed buildings or lack of equipment – are the main reason people die in major fires. Nick Coombe, Fire Safety Regulation Management, London Fire Brigade says: “It is recognised that the quality of fire risk management can...
November 21st, 2014 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Lloyd’s Syndicates provide rescue solution to round-the-world sailors

Lloyd’s Syndicates provide rescue solution to round-the-world sailors
Friday 21 November 2014 – Lloyd’s syndicates have provided an innovative solution to the problem of getting damaged ocean-going racing yachts and their crews home safe and sound, a solution now being used by teams taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race. (source: Lloyd’s of London) Rescue...
November 21st, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

International Forum on Security of Ships and Port Facilities – Red PBIP 24-27 November 2014…

International Forum on Security of Ships and Port Facilities – Red PBIP 24-27 November 2014…
International Forum on Security of Ships and Port Facilities – Red PBIP 24-27 November 2014 – El Panama Hotel, Panama City The Maritime Chamber of Panama recently announced that it will be welcoming a large number of local and international public and private dignataries attending the International...
November 21st, 2014 | Associations, Canals, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Britannia Seaways crew who fought raging fire in heavy seas receive 2014 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

Britannia Seaways crew who fought raging fire in heavy seas receive 2014 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea
Captain Andreas Kristensen holding the Bravery Award One year to the day after surviving an explosive fire which threatened the lives of 32 people on board his vessel, Captain Andreas Kristensen and his crew of the Britannia Seaways have received the 2014 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea, at...
November 18th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, News, People and Places, Safety and Security | Read More

Willard Marine to supply SOLAS fast rescue boats for NOAA

Willard Marine to supply SOLAS fast rescue boats for NOAA
Anaheim, Calif. – Nov. 17, 2014 – (Marine NewsWire) Willard Marine, Inc. has been awarded contracts to develop two new sizes of Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) Fast Rescue Boats (FRBs) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). An inboard-powered 5.9-meter SOLAS rescue boat with waterjet...
November 18th, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Shipdock Amsterdam nominated fortriple certification

Shipdock Amsterdam nominated fortriple certification
Lloyd’s Register has nominated Shipdock Amsterdam ISO 9001:2008 (quality), ISO 14001:2004 (environmental management) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (health & safety management) Shipdock Amsterdam (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) has been certified by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance for aligning...
November 17th, 2014 | Awards, Environment, Health and Safety, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More