Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

NGOs call on progressive EU governments to protect developing countries against hazardous shipbreaking waste

EU Environment Council taking dangerous steps regarding ship recycling, could legalize export of toxic waste to developing countries Brussels, 25 October 2012 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of human rights, labour rights and environmental organisations, is applauding progressive...
October 25th, 2012 | Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Keeping a lookout means actively looking

This news come from the Shipowners’ Cub: Category: Navigation Vessel type: All vessels Issue date: 25/10/2012 orig. 09/2012 Case number: 26 The below Case study has been taken from: Maritime New Zealand The incident The 33 metre, fast ferry catamaran was on a scheduled night voyage, in light...
October 25th, 2012 | Health and Safety, P and I Clubs | Read More

EU Commission Attempts to Legalize Export of Toxic Ships to Developing Countries

EU Commission Attempts to Legalize Export of Toxic Ships to Developing Countries
Exporting jobs and toxic waste   Brussels, 9 October 2012 — In a letter mailed today to the Brussels-based Environment attachés of all 27 Member States, environmental groups[1]  denounced a proposal by the European Commission on ship recycling[2] to legalize the export of hazardous end-of-life...
October 9th, 2012 | Breaking News, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, European Union, Health and Safety, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Implementation of energy-efficiency, ballast water management and ship-recycling rules on busy agenda for IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee

The IMO HQ’s in London The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meets for its 64th session from 1 to 5 October 2012, at IMO Headquarters in London. As well as discussing matters relating to the implementation of energy-efficiency, ballast...
September 28th, 2012 | Environment, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Education and Training, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

STCW Compliance: when Training delivers what technology cannot

STCW Compliance: when Training delivers what technology cannot
Entry into enclosed spaces The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) aims to achieve for the shipping industry what increased technology has so far failed to deliver, namely a reduction in the 80% of accidents on board ship attributable...
September 25th, 2012 | Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

Media Alert – Shipbreaking continues to kill workers in Bangladesh

Media Alert – Shipbreaking continues to kill workers in Bangladesh
NGOs call on Europe to stop illegal traffic of toxic ships Brussels, 14 September 2012 – At least eight workers have lost their lives at the shipbreaking yards in Bangladesh this year. Two days ago, Ershadul Huq fell from a ship at the Sayed Steel Ship Breaking Yard, in Chittagong, Bangladesh (1)....
September 15th, 2012 | Health and Safety, HR, News, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Precautionary measures against malaria infection

Category: Safety Date: 12/09/2012 Area: Worldwide Recently a crew member on board one of our Member’s vessels contracted malaria while the vessel was operating off the West African coast. The crew member was evacuated to a local hospital but died soon after despite medical treatment. Investigation...
September 12th, 2012 | Health and Safety, P and I Clubs | Read More

Passenger’s legs caught in unguarded propeller

Passenger’s legs caught in unguarded propeller
Category: Operations Vessel type: Passenger Issue date: 23/08/2012 Case number: 250612 The below Case study has been taken from: Maritime New Zealand’s Lookout, Issue 25. The incident The female passenger was with a party enjoying a dolphin-swimming charter trip aboard a 12 metre catamaran. The guide...
August 24th, 2012 | Breaking News, Health and Safety, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

World’s largest charity hospital ship arrives in Guinea for 10 month outreach

World’s largest charity hospital ship arrives in Guinea for 10 month outreach
  The African Mercy Volunteer Medical Teams expected to treat thousands of patients The world’s largest charity hospital ship, the AfricaMercy, has arrived in the Port of Conakry in Guinea to starta 10-month outreach providing free medical care to the people of the West African country. The Africa...
August 23rd, 2012 | Charity, Health and Safety, News | Read More

A nation’s trauma: new book “Mental Health Care in Japan” emphasizes the urgency of tackling the level of disorders and suicides

A nation’s trauma: new book Mental Health Care in Japan emphasizes the urgency of tackling the level of disorders and suicides By James Brewer One of Japan’s leading actors, famed for his roles in blockbusters like King Kong versus Godzilla, in the summer of 1998 suddenly cancelled all his commitments...
July 29th, 2012 | Books, Health and Safety | Read More

IMCA Publishes Safety Statistics for members 2011

IMCA Publishes Safety Statistics for members 2011
Hugh Williams Every year the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) produces an annual report of safety statistics (covering fatalities and injuries) supplied by members. “Safety statistics are a useful insight into the performance of a company and industry sector in the areas of health,...
July 13th, 2012 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Technical | Read More

Launch of “The Work of the Harbour Master”…

Launch of The Work of the Harbour Master – third edition – by The Nautical Institute in collaboration with The International Harbour Masters’ Association The Nautical Institute today launched the third edition of its book The Work of the Harbour Master, which will act as a ‘bridge’ for those...
May 16th, 2012 | Books, Education and Training, Health and Safety, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

More power for EU Maritime Safety Agency to combat offshore pollution and piracy

 23 April 2012 – The European Agency for Maritime Safety (EMSA) would get new powers to step up cooperation against piracy, prevent maritime pollution, improve training for seafarers and help establish an EU maritime space without barriers under an informal deal struck on Thursday by Parliament’s...
April 23rd, 2012 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Slips, trips and falls represent nearly one in three of the large personal injury claims submitted to the UK P&I Club

Slips, trips and falls represent nearly one in three of the large personal injury claims submitted to the UK P&I Club
New Risk Focus publication aims to reduce the incidence of such accidents Following the launch of its Bow Tie loss prevention initiative in January 2012, the UK P&I Club is now embarking on the publication of a series of ‘Risk Focus’ booklets which highlight specific areas of risk. This month...
April 18th, 2012 | Books, Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarers’ Trust announces latest grants

Seafarers’ Trust announces latest grants
The ITF Seafarers’ Trust, which has just celebrated its 30th anniversary with a major seminar in London on seafarers’ welfare,  yesterday announced its latest grants. The following donations, totalling £1, 078, 533 (USD1, 711, 685) have been agreed: World Maritime University: £168, 000 (USD266,...
March 28th, 2012 | Charity, Events, Health and Safety, HR, ITF | Read More

SKANReg quality drive boosts PSC performance

Nigel Smith Quality initiatives launched last year by the London-based St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) have prompted a major improvement in results from Port State Control inspections, with detentions reduced by up to 62% and deficiencies down by as much as 49%.      Now...
March 1st, 2012 | Flags, Health and Safety, Oceanology, Regulatory | Read More

navigator Special Issue LNG

navigator Special Issue LNG
Navigator’s special! New, stringent regulations are forcing the shipping industry to rethink its fuelling options. The introduction of emission control areas in European, U.S. and Canadian territorial waters, as well as coming emissions regulations, will have a profound impact on international...
February 15th, 2012 | Books, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, News, Pollution | Read More

ICS board meets in London

ICS board meets in London
Spyros M. Polemis The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)*, whose member national shipowners’ associations represent all sectors and trades and more than 80% of the world merchant fleet, met in London yesterday. Piracy: ICS members reviewed the continuing threat to shipping...
February 7th, 2012 | Associations, Health and Safety, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution | Read More

The correct use of spectacle pieces highlighted –

The correct use of spectacle pieces highlighted – released by the Shipowners’ Club THE INCIDENT: In this case a vessel was discharging a cargo of premium grade petrol from No 1 port and starboard cargo tanks. Shortly after commencing operations the high level alarm of the port side slop tank...
February 2nd, 2012 | Health and Safety, P and I Clubs | Read More

The Chios Marine Club event on MLC 2006

The Chios Marine Club event on MLC 2006
A warm welcome to Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Ioannis Couyou Last Tuesday  afternoon the Chios Marine Club and its President Mr. Marcos J. Tripolitis hosted a conference about MLC 2006 – an overview & outcome of voluntary inspections todate. The speech was given from Mr. Ioannis Couyou...
January 26th, 2012 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, News, Organisations, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Germany’s recognition for Admiral Mitropoulos

Germany’s recognition for Admiral Mitropoulos
Admiral Efthimios Mitropoulos awarded the Grand Cross of Merit with Star and Sash Cross of the Federal Republic of Germany – In recognition of Adm(Rt-HCG) Efthimios Mitropoulos’ dedication and achievements in international shipping, the German Ambassador Georg Boomgaarden awarded the Grand...
January 25th, 2012 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

New Pains Wessex website launched

A new Pains Wessex website had been launched by Chemring Marine, the world’s leading marine distress signal company. The redesigned website for Pains Wessex products (www.painswessex.com) has been specially created to provide commercial and leisure marine clients with essential product information...
January 10th, 2012 | Health and Safety, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

VIDEOTEL calls for effective training and regulation to avoid tragedy when shipping dangerous bulk cargoes

Can test Whatever the cause of the recent loss of the “Vinalines Queen” and crew, the message for the industry is a stark one – greater enforcement of the regulations laid down in the IMSBC (International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargo) code is essential, together with effective training...
January 8th, 2012 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Action plan adopted for East Asia domestic ferry safety

A panel of speakers at the IMO Ferry Bali Conference Attended by delegates from several governments as well industry organization Interferry, the Regional Forum on Domestic Ferry Safety adopted an eight-point plan which, among other things, calls on Governments to assist ship‐owners and operators...
December 19th, 2011 | Health and Safety, IMO | Read More

Compact, Concise, Comprehensive: GL launches Pocket Guide for MLC 2006

Hamburg, Germany, 16 December 2011 – With a sweeping reach and wide ranging application the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006) will have a significant impact on shipowners, managers, crewing agencies and most importantly the seafarers on-board. At its entry into force the MLC 2006 will...
December 16th, 2011 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Ship Agencies, Shipmanagement | Read More