Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

Human Trafficking – Your Business

Human Trafficking – Your Business
HRAS is delighted to be able to announce its partnership with the international NGO Finance Against Trafficking and the immediate availability of a new cost-effective on-line CSR tool for use by all commercial entities within the maritime industry known as ‘ChainChecker’. Exploitation...
September 4th, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security | Read More

Is there a RWAD* policy to counter ISIS et al “incursion”…

Is there a RWAD* policy to counter ISIS et al “incursion”…
John Faraclas There are obviously two schools of thought on the above issue: the one saying that ISIS et al are a “naturally” unfolding case due to “various” reasons, the other that simply focusing so much attention on ISIS and the like and their actions, is a scam, a perfectly pre-arranged macabre...
August 28th, 2014 | Banking, Civil Unrest, Defense, Energy, Finance, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Waiting time to enter Canal August 27, 2014, Germany, Kiel Canal Ships with LOA greater than 125m and/or draft over 6.5m are currently facing a wait of about 10 hours to enter the Kiel-Canal at Brunsbuttel. At Kiel-Holtenau, the anticipated waiting time is approximately 2 hours. (For information about...
August 27th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Platform applauds Hapag-Lloyd for new ship recycling policy, calls on ship owners to follow

Platform applauds Hapag-Lloyd for new ship recycling policy, calls on ship owners to follow
Brussels,  27 August 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of organisations seeking to prevent dirty and dangerous shipbreaking practices worldwide, applauds Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd for having adopted a new, progressive ship recycling policy: Germany’s leading shipping company...
August 27th, 2014 | Associations, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Ship Demolitions | Read More

More than 300 die in boat tragedies on Mediterranean, marking year’s deadliest week – UN

More than 300 die in boat tragedies on Mediterranean, marking year’s deadliest week – UN
Photo: UNHCR/M. Sibiloni 26 August 2014 – The past few days have been the deadliest this year for people making irregular crossings on the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe, with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reporting that at least 300 people have died in successive boat tragedies. “In...
August 26th, 2014 | Associations, Civil Unrest, Corruption, European Union, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Reports, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

VIKING flexes global network muscles

VIKING flexes global network muscles
VIKING is introducing a new fixed-price offering to follow its popular Shipowner Agreements,  enabling customers to leverage the manufacturer’s unsurpassed global reach, broad range and worldwide stock points to streamline day-to-day safety equipment purchases in ports around the world. Esbjerg,...
August 25th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Fuel and Cost Saving Solutions from Hydrex and Ecospeed at SMM 2014

Fuel and Cost Saving Solutions from Hydrex and Ecospeed at SMM 2014
1. Propeller buffing, a new technique developed by Hydrex, designed to keep a ship’s propeller ultra smooth. Hydrex and Ecospeed are working hard to help you reduce your fuel bills and improve profits. Our business is keeping you in business and helping you cut costs. We will be at stand 440 in hall...
August 25th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Supplies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Automotive production downtime averted following catastrophic supply chain failure

Automotive production downtime averted following catastrophic supply chain failure
Brad Brennan Chinese factory explosion provides stern test for contingency planning China’s worst industrial incident in the last 12 months recently highlighted the potential for renewed supply chain disruption in the increasingly global automotive industry footprint, warns emergency logistics specialist...
August 15th, 2014 | Automobiles, Health and Safety, HR, News, Safety and Security | Read More

MOL Provides Free Ocean Transport of Medical Shipment to Myanmar

MOL Provides Free Ocean Transport of Medical Shipment to Myanmar
Koichi Muto – First to Myanmar, expanding regions for its social contribution activities – Tokyo– Mitsui O.S.K.Lines, Ltd. (MOL;President:Koichi Muto)  today announced that MOL supported  PH-Japan’s (Peoples’ HOPE Japan’s – PHJ) Myanmar healthcare program to provide free...
August 15th, 2014 | Charity, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

WSS Welding Safety Campaign gets top marks from safety-conscious shipowners

WSS Welding Safety Campaign gets top marks from safety-conscious shipowners
Oslo,  12 August 2014 – Programme of shipboard inspections and reports on equipment safety, crew training and consumables is proving a valuable contributor to promoting best practice Shipowners and operators are reaping the benefits of the Wilhelmsen Ships Service Welding Safety Campaign, which...
August 12th, 2014 | Health and Safety, HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Neptune provides safe port in storm

Neptune provides safe port in storm
Neptune Maritime Security has successfully delivered crisis management training to bolster defences at major ports in Asia, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA) amid increasing instability in the region. An expert team from the company’s Dubai head office and operational support centre recently performed...
August 11th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Increase in petro – piracy attacks leaving Oil Tankers vulnerable

Increase in petro – piracy attacks leaving Oil Tankers vulnerable
The MAS team A booming black market for fuel in West Africa and South East Asia has led to a spate of piracy attacks in the regions, prompting the IMB last month to issue a warning to all ships, but particularly small tankers, to maintain strict anti –piracy measures. Piracy attacks are hitting the...
August 7th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Tankers | Read More

Personal Protection during outbreaks of infectious diseases

Personal Protection during outbreaks of infectious diseases
Personal protective equipment Global maritime organisations have issued health guidance on the risks posed to ships’ crews calling in countries affected by the Ebola virus. Leading international ship supplier, Hutton’s Group, is responding to requests for information and assistance from its maritime...
August 7th, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, International Chamber of Shipping, ITF, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Fugro deepwater search MH370

Fugro deepwater search MH370
The “Fugro Discovery” The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has awarded Fugro an additional contract for the deployment of two specialist vessels, equipment and expertise in the deep-water search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370). Fugro will mobilise its vessels...
August 6th, 2014 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Health and Safety, HR, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Global shipping bodies issue Ebola virus advice

Global shipping bodies issue Ebola virus advice
Three global shipping organisations today issued guidance to their members on the risks posed to ships’ crews calling in countries affected by the Ebola virus. The ICS (International Chamber of Shipping), IMEC (International Maritime Employers’ Council), and the ITF (International Transport Workers’...
August 4th, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, International Chamber of Shipping, ITF | Read More

Costa Concordia makes it to Genoa

Costa Concordia makes it to Genoa
The wreck of the Costa Concordia arrives at port of Genoa Pra-Voltri towed by several tugboats. Photo: PA Costa Concordia has been handed over to the team responsible for its breaking and recycling after being safely docked in the port of Genoa yesterday afternoon. (source: IHS Maritime 360 Fairplay) Ownership...
July 30th, 2014 | Associations, Cruise Industry, Environment, Groundings, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Ship Demolitions | Read More

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