Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

Cassandras and Catastronomics

Cassandras and Catastronomics
Tuesday 25 March 2014 – The complex concept of “catastronomics” – how diverse multi-trillion dollar catastrophic scenarios could impact the economy – was under the microscope at a University of Cambridge seminar earlier this month. (source: Lloyd’s of London) Hosted by the...
March 25th, 2014 | Civil Unrest, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Videotel supports managers with addition to drugs and alcohol portfolio of guides

Videotel supports managers with addition to drugs and alcohol portfolio of guides
Videotel has launched the anticipated new addition to its suite of programmes on the subjects of alcohol and drug abuse,  Drugs and Alcohol – A Manager’s Guide, which is aimed directly at supporting management ashore and on board. This new programme makes managers aware of their responsibilities...
March 24th, 2014 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

ISS advises of Asian Gypsy Moth regulations (2014) for North American ports

ISS advises of Asian Gypsy Moth regulations (2014) for North American ports
ISS advises of Asian Gypsy Moth regulations (2014) for North American ports Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), is advising of Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) regulations for vessels arriving at North American ports this summer issued by the US Department of Agriculture and Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Asian...
March 18th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

ITF women act on HIV

ITF women act on HIV
14 March 2014 – ITF women union leaders challenged the stigma surrounding HIV by being voluntarily tested for HIV in Togo last week on March 8 – International Women’s Day. The voluntary HIV counselling and testing took place as part of a West African women’s leadership seminar, which ran...
March 14th, 2014 | Health and Safety, HR, ITF | Read More

Tank Containers and Responsible Care of the global Chemical Industry at Intermodal Asia 2014

Tank Containers and Responsible Care of the global Chemical Industry at Intermodal Asia 2014
Mike Duan, Marketing Director of EXSIF China, which is a board member company of @tco (Asian Tank Container Organisation), will present a tank containers conference session on day 2 in the Innovation Theatre. “The conference session will demonstrate the benefits of the tank container versus the 45...
March 13th, 2014 | Associations, Environment, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Globecomm and Future Care create ‘virtual ER’ to deliver emergency medical response to seafarers

Globecomm and Future Care create ‘virtual ER’ to deliver emergency medical response to seafarers
Future Care Live telemedicine service combines cost effective video streaming with cutting edge healthcare provision for crew in remote locations Cedar Knolls, NJ. Globecomm Maritime, a leading provider of maritime communications solutions, has formed a strategic relationship with Future Care, Inc, to...
March 13th, 2014 | Health and Safety, IT and Communications | Read More

PPG delivers superior coating performance inside and out for Africa Pipe Industries

PPG delivers superior coating performance inside and out for Africa Pipe Industries
Coatings specialist draws on local production network and highly experienced team to deliver high specification products for local utility project Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 13 March 2014 – PPG Protective and Marine Coatings has completed a major project for Africa Pipe Industries, supplying internal...
March 13th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Amarcon to supply OCTOPUS-Onboard for Wagenborg’s ‘Walk to work vessel’

Amarcon to supply OCTOPUS-Onboard  for Wagenborg’s ‘Walk to work vessel’
OCTOPUS-Onboard will help to increase workability and safety for offshore operations. Zurich, Switzerland, March 12, 2014 – Amarcon, part of the ABB group, has received an OCTOPUS-Onboard order from the Dutch company Wagenborg for its pioneering new-build ‘Walk to work vessel’. This new type of...
March 12th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Port2Port Maritime Security UK becomes ISO 28000: ISO/PAS 28007 accredited

Port2Port Maritime Security UK becomes ISO 28000: ISO/PAS 28007 accredited
Port2Port Maritime Security Ltd. has been awarded full certification / accreditation for ISO 28000: ISO/PAS 28007. Following a rigorous validation process, Port2Port is independently certified through MSS Global via the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS), with full compliance to the new security management...
March 12th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

MSS Global awarded accredited certification body status by UKAS for maritime & Land security

MSS Global awarded accredited certification body status by UKAS for maritime & Land security
Tony Chattin As a UKAS accredited Certification Body, MSS Global’s CB status will allow it to assess all private security companies – both land and maritime, for their compliance towards a high quality Management System within that Private Security Company including ISO 9001, 18001 (Occupational...
March 12th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Lloyd’s Register selected as classification society for world’s largest civilian hospital ship

Lloyd’s Register selected as classification society for world’s largest civilian hospital ship
Lloyd’s Register (LR) is honoured to be the classification society of choice for Mercy Ships latest endeavour, a new 36, 600 GRT hospital ship scheduled for completion in 2017. “LR Marine’s global team – spanning the Americas, Europe and Asia, is very pleased to support Mercy Ships and their...
March 11th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Human Rights at Sea

Human Rights at Sea
David Hammond Introducing the new international and independent maritime initiative “Human Rights at Sea“ (HRAS) from the Maritime Practice of 9 Bedford Row’s International Practice Group as an on-line resource for integration into State, business and individual practices. Human Rights at...
March 11th, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Legal, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United Kingdom, all ports – Light dues reduction * India, all ports – Compliance with phytosanitary measures for wooden packing * Singapore, Singapore – Jetty construction at “Lubpark”...
March 7th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Military, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Women speak out for Qatar Airways staff on March 8th

Women speak out for Qatar Airways staff on March 8th
The ITF HQ’s in London Women around the world will be backing staff at Qatar Airways (QR) who are subject to victimisation and mistreatment tomorrow, International Women’s Day. They will be protesting to the airline over its unacceptable attitudes to female workers, as part of an international...
March 7th, 2014 | Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Op-ed – “Avoiding temptation at Sea”

Op-ed – “Avoiding temptation at Sea”
The recent deaths of two security operatives on board the Maersk Alabama highlighted an acute concern amongst the Shipping community: the threat of substance abuse. That there were narcotics found in the same cabin as the individuals concerned is even more worrying, but nothing new. The area of particular...
March 4th, 2014 | Health and Safety, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

E2S Warning Signals attains new TR CU Certificate and Declaration of Conformity for Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan

E2S Warning Signals attains new TR CU Certificate and Declaration of Conformity for Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan
03 March 2014 E2S are pleased to announce the attainment of these new certifications for products from their fire & industrial, explosion proof and wide area disaster notification portfolios. The new TR CU Declaration of Conformity certifies compliance to the new, harmonised Technical Regulations...
March 3rd, 2014 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – Guidance on seafarers’ security certification agreed * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation at Tai O DATE: February 26, 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide Guidance on seafarers’...
February 26th, 2014 | Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Drugs blamed for ‘Captain Phillips’ ship deaths

Drugs blamed for ‘Captain Phillips’ ship deaths
      HOME SHIPS MARKETS SAFETY  PORTS OFFSHORE Drugs blamed for ‘Captain Phillips’ ship deathsMaersk Line Ltd (MLL) has now confirmed that drugs were found in the cabin of two armed guards who died aboard the Maersk Alabama. The incident...
February 21st, 2014 | Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Maritime Maisie: Lloyd’s Register emergency response experts assess hull strength to be severely impaired

Maritime Maisie: Lloyd’s Register emergency response experts assess hull strength to be severely impaired
LR Maritime Maisie port side damage Fifty days on, the maximum bending moment for the chemical carrier Maritime Maisie exceeds estimated damage strength limits. The ship will be in danger of breaking up if subjected either to worsening weather or a long ocean tow Lloyd’s Register’s Ship Emergency...
February 17th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Events, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Technical | Read More

Global unions welcome Finnish food chain report

Global unions welcome Finnish food chain report
The ITF HQ’s in London 14 February 2014 – Global unions the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural and Hospitality Workers) today welcomed the release of research by Finnish group Finnwatch into the human cost of that nation’s...
February 14th, 2014 | Associations, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Organisations, Regulatory | Read More

Risks in Maritime Transport Conference Organised with Surfrider Foundation Europe

Risks in Maritime Transport Conference Organised with Surfrider Foundation Europe
Brussels,  14.02.2014 – On 11 February, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform accepted the invitation from Surfrider Foundation Europe, an NGO dedicated to protecting the marine ecosystems around the world, to speak at a conference on the emerging maritime risks, held at the Foundation’s EU headquarters...
February 14th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, HR, Pollution, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Campaign to urge governments to adopt IMO places of refuge guidlines

Campaign to urge governments to adopt IMO places of refuge guidlines
Peter Hinchliffe “MARITIME MAISIE” brings sharp focus to shipowners’, salvors’ and insurers’ campaign to urge governments to adopt IMO places of refuge guidleines Shipowners, Salvors and Insurers – through their respective trade associations – have jointly called for the prompt...
February 13th, 2014 | Health and Safety, International Chamber of Shipping, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

High Time for Stricter Rules for Shipbreaking: Rally addresses Hamburg ship owners

High Time for Stricter Rules for Shipbreaking: Rally addresses Hamburg ship owners
  Protest speech in front of German Shipowners Association with Sabine Wils MEP (GUE/NGL) Hamburg,  7 February 2014 – Today Member of the European Parliament Sabine Wils (GUE/NGL) and the NGO Shipbreaking Platform have protested in front of Hamburg-based ship owners against their substandard...
February 7th, 2014 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, Labour Disputes, Maritime Accidents, Pollution, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Ship Demolitions, Strikes | Read More

Tackling the continuing problem of piracy

Tackling the continuing problem of piracy
Tackling the continuing problem of piracy by Amanda Roberts, Jeanius Consulting With the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reporting 12 worldwide piracy incidents in 2014 already, piracy continues to be a huge concern for the shipping industry. A visible Navy presence, coupled with large investment...
February 5th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

NGOs Publish 2013 List of Toxic Ship Dumpers…

NGOs Publish 2013 List of Toxic Ship Dumpers…
NGOs Publish 2013 List of Toxic Ship Dumpers: German and Greek Shipping Companies Amongst the World’s Worst Brussels,  3 February 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of organisations seeking to prevent dirty and dangerous shipbreaking practices worldwide, today published the...
February 3rd, 2014 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety, Pollution, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More