Archive for the ‘Maritime Accidents’ Category

Swedish waterway cleared: capsized vessel refloated

Swedish waterway cleared: capsized vessel refloated
Ardent salvage crews successfully used a parbuckling method to right and refloat the cargo vessel, M/V Sternö. The vessel was resting with a 54- degree list with water ingress. “There were a lot of elements that we had to battle. The icy weather, the traffic on an active shipchannel, and making sure...
March 22nd, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Somali piracy dilemma over General Average treatment of shipowners’ expenses is…

Somali piracy dilemma over General Average treatment of shipowners’ expenses is…
Robert Tomlinson (left) with Keith Martin, chairman, Association of Average Adjusters Somali piracy dilemma over General Average treatment of shipowners’ expenses is highlighted at Association of Average Adjusters event in London Marine average adjusters are at the centre of a conflict over whether...
March 21st, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Transnet tug and effective teamwork avert second potential maritime disaster

Transnet tug and effective teamwork avert second potential maritime disaster
the “BBC SHANGHAI” [EAST LONDON, South Africa, 20 March 2017]  Collaboration between the Ports of East London and Ngqura, together with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), helped avert another potential maritime disaster in the Eastern Cape during the past week. Transnet...
March 20th, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

London P&I Club supports appointment of warranty surveyors for deck cargo loads

London P&I Club supports appointment of warranty surveyors for deck cargo loads
Paul Walton THE London P&I Club has highlighted a recent increase in the incidence of deck cargoes shifting in heavy weather, and supported a recommendation to appoint a warranty surveyor to supervise high-risk marine construction and transportation project operations where appropriate. In an article...
March 20th, 2017 | Claims, Consulting, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs | Read More

Are you prepared?

Are you prepared?
.. ARE YOU PREPARED? NEW IMCA SAFETY VIDEOS AND POCKET CARDS LAUNCHED Effective promotion of safe working practices is high on the workplace agenda, and keeping safety material fresh and accessible remains vital to putting over the message. This has led to the International Marine Contractors Association...
March 20th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event
Ken McLean, vice-president of the Port of London chapter of the New York-based Propeller Club and John Faraclas Geopolitics and the shipping market: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event by James Brewer Hidden currents – that is, hidden to the general public and even to some in...
March 7th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Canals, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Flags, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

More than 400 attend 30th anniversary service marking the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster

More than 400 attend 30th anniversary service marking the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster
Grieving families affected by the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster gathered to mark the 30th anniversary memorial service in Dover on March 6. The Herald capsized in just 90 seconds after setting sail from Zeebrugge, Belgium, on Friday March 6, 1987. It was on course for Dover when tragedy struck and...
March 6th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Maritime union RMT marks Herald of Free Enterprise 30th anniversar‎y

Maritime union RMT marks Herald of Free Enterprise 30th anniversar‎y
Mick Cash As part of the official commemorative events in Dover, maritime union RMT today paid respect to the memories of the 193 crew and passengers who lost their lives in the Herald of Free Enterprise on 6th March 1987.RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said:“Today we remember those crew and passengers...
March 6th, 2017 | Anniversaries, HR, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Fire aboard APL Austria container vessel extinguished at Ngqura

Fire aboard APL Austria container vessel extinguished at Ngqura
Fire-fighters trying to put off the fire Fire Aboard APL Austria Container Vessel Extinguished at Ngqura [NELSON MANDELA BAY, South Africa, 17 February 2017]  The joint effort undertaken by a comprehensive Disaster Management team at the Port of Ngqura has helped to avert a potential maritime disaster...
February 17th, 2017 | Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents | Read More

North P&I Club publishes new guidance on minimising risk from ro-ro fires

North P&I Club publishes new guidance on minimising risk from ro-ro fires
Colin Gillespie North P&I Club has published a new loss prevention briefing on how to prevent, detect and fight fires on roll-on-roll-off (ro-ro) vessels and car carriers.  Such vessels are twice as likely to catch fire as other ships and vehicle-deck fires are notoriously difficult to contain and...
February 10th, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

New IUMI position paper on fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks

New IUMI position paper on fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks
Position paper of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)  Fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks 8 February 2017   Background The deadly fires aboard the ferries “Norman Atlantic” just before New Year 2014 and the “Sorrento” in April 2015, prompted an international response...
February 8th, 2017 | Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security | Read More

Successful cooperation for safe sea transport of oil told in new exhibition

Successful cooperation for safe sea transport of oil told in new exhibition
… The 50 years since the grounding of the tanker Torrey Canyon in 1967 have seen dramatic and sustained reduction in major oil spills from ships, thanks to cooperation between Governments and industry.  The story of how that incident served as a catalyst for positive change is told in a new...
January 17th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Another catastrophic fire shakes Gadani shipbreaking yards

Another catastrophic fire shakes Gadani shipbreaking yards
(© Łukasz Wypior – Gadani, Pakistan, 2016) Fire on Greek ship raises death toll in Pakistan Brussels, 10 January 2017 – Five more shipbreaking workers were killed and one injured in yet another fire that took place in the shipbreaking yards of Gadani, Pakistan, yesterday morning. The...
January 10th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Falling Markets and Failing Geopolitics

Falling Markets and Failing Geopolitics
John Faraclas The Dry Market, “thanks” to the Capers’ fall creates shocks and Geopolitical mess brings in total failure; John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 24 points and now reads 1,162… The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost 132 points – soon many will need …a triplex...
December 7th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Navigation Assessments – a guide to best practice

Navigation Assessments – a guide to best practice
Navigation Assessments – a guide to best practice published by The Nautical Institute 30.11.16 – Many maritime incidents could have been prevented by the use of a navigation assessment. The way that an assessment should be conducted to the best advantage of ship operator and crew alike is the...
November 30th, 2016 | Books, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

BraemarSA favours traditional training to counter the over-reliance on technology

BraemarSA favours traditional training to counter the over-reliance on technology
Graeme Temple Addressing delegates at the 4th Asian Marine Insurance Conference, BraemarSA’s Far-East Regional Director, Graeme Temple spoke of the root causes of machinery damage, citing a lack of focus on traditional training as a major concern. Speaking at the conference, Mr Temple said: “The...
November 30th, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  28-Nov-2016 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MERCHANT SHIPPING (CONTROL OF HARMFUL ANTI-FOULING SYSTEMS ON SHIPS) REGULATION Hong Kong TRAFFIC SUSPENDED AFTER VESSELS COLLIDE Bosphorus. Turkey Implementation of the Merchant Shipping (Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships) Regulation Monday,...
November 28th, 2016 | Canals, Environment, Maritime Accidents, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Drive to promote hazard awareness delivers results: ICS & The Standard Club

Drive to promote hazard awareness delivers results: ICS & The Standard Club
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and The Standard Club have announced the successful conclusion of their ‘Spot the Hazard’ competition for seafarers – part of a major joint initiative to promote hazard awareness throughout the shipping industry. Seafarers across the world were invited...
November 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Claims handling challenge of Tianjin explosion

Claims handling challenge of Tianjin explosion
Ringo Ho of Cunningham Lindsey China. Claims handling challenge of Tianjin explosion By James Brewer Factors behind the deadly explosion at Tianjin, serving Beijing and one of the busiest ports of the world, were spelled out by Ringo Ho, technical director in China for loss adjusting firm Cunningham...
November 20th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents | Read More

IMRF H.E.RO. winners announced

IMRF H.E.RO. winners announced
In Washington, winners and nominees; from left to right Oscar Camps and Gerard Canals (Proactiva), Bruce Reid (CEO IMRF), Sadi Resdedant (CMA CGM) and Paul Mueller (Bristow Group) SEARCH AND RESCUE ‘HEROES’ ANNOUNCED AT FIRST IMRF INTERNATIONAL AWARDS EVENT London, Wednesday, November 16. –...
November 16th, 2016 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

When criminalisation follows hard on the heels of marine accidents

When criminalisation follows hard on the heels of marine accidents
A panoramic view of the dinner hall LSLC Cadwallader debate : When criminalisation follows hard on the heels of marine accidents The incidence of criminalisation of shipmasters following accidents in United States waters has gathered momentum in recent years. According to maritime lawyer Michael Chalos,...
November 8th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, London Shipping Law Centre, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents | Read More

HFW Briefing – Calcium hypochlorite : it’s back and hiding in plain sight

HFW Briefing – Calcium hypochlorite : it’s back and hiding in plain sight
Rory Butler, partner HFW The often dramatic risks associated with transporting calcium hypochlorite first came to light in the 1970s in a series of serious incidents involving US and Japanese producers. Casualties in the 1990s including (it has been suggested) “CONTSHIP FRANCE”, “DG HARMONY”,...
November 3rd, 2016 | Chartering, Health and Safety, Insight, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago participated in the first emergency drill on an oil platform (MODU) helded in Spain

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago participated in the first emergency drill on an oil platform (MODU) helded in Spain
The oil platform West Eminence during the drill Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife, participated in the first emergency drill on an oil platform (MODU) helded in Spain The exercise took place in the port of Tenerife, involving the...
October 30th, 2016 | Energy, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

BDI@798: a Mayday?

BDI@798:  a Mayday?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another four points since yesterday and at 798 points could be another Market Mayday; Geopolitics still certainly uncertain. John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers “reduced” their losses at only 27 points and the BCI 2014 now stands at 1,248 points. The...
October 27th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment, Events, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Safety and Security | Read More

LIFE LINE Online – October 2016

LIFE LINE Online – October 2016
                                                                                                            October 2016 Download PDF Online Digital PDF IMRF European Regional Meeting 2016 14-16...
October 26th, 2016 | Charity, Communication, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More