Archive for the ‘Maritime Accidents’ Category

ABB enables Eckerö Line’s cruise ferry to increase operational safety

ABB enables Eckerö Line’s cruise ferry to increase operational safety
MS Finlandia. Photo courtesy of Eckerö Line ABB enables Eckerö Line’s cruise ferry to increase operational safety ABB’s situational awareness solution, ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Vision, will allow MS Finlandia to enhance safety during maneuvering and docking ABB and Eckerö Line teams will install...
April 30th, 2019 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

INTERCARGO on Bulk Carrier Casualties reporting

INTERCARGO on Bulk Carrier Casualties reporting
INTERCARGO on Bulk Carrier Casualties reporting INTERCARGO’s Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2018 provides an analysis of reported bulk carrier losses during the period from 2009 to 2018, when 188 lives were lost and 48 bulk carriers over 10,000 dwt were identified as total losses. Although there has...
April 24th, 2019 | Associations, Groundings, Health and Safety, Intercargo, Maritime Accidents, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

DNV GL: More flexibility for safety regulations

DNV GL: More flexibility for safety regulations
Mooring operations involve potential risks. IMO has therefore reviewed and amended the relevant SOLAS requirements. More flexibility for safety regulations A proactive approach for safety Safety is what the regulatory work of IMO and classification societies is all about. A set of draft guidelines up...
April 24th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Historic Public Services Agreement Signed as Iridium Continues Readying GMDSS Services for Launch

Historic Public Services Agreement Signed as Iridium Continues Readying GMDSS Services for Launch
IMSO Director General, Captain Ahmed Moin and Iridium Director of Maritime Safety and Security Services, Kyle Hurst during the signing ceremony at IMSO headquarters. Historic Public Services Agreement Signed as Iridium Continues Readying GMDSS Services for Launch International Mobile Satellite Organization...
April 16th, 2019 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Sailors’ Society launches Not On My Watch petition to make wellness training mandatory for seafarers

Sailors’ Society launches Not On My Watch petition to make wellness training mandatory for seafarers
Sailors’ Society launches Not On My Watch petition to make wellness training mandatory for seafarers Sailors’ Society launches Not On My Watch petition to make wellness training mandatory for seafarers Petition to the ILO is part of the charity’s campaign to tackle suicide and depression at sea Maritime...
April 16th, 2019 | Health and Safety, ILO, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs | Read More

Maritime charity marks anniversary of Herald of Free Enterprise disaster

Maritime charity marks anniversary of Herald of Free Enterprise disaster
The Herald of Free Enterprise memorial window at St Mary’s Church, Dover Sailors’ Society holds 32nd anniversary service marking the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster Grieving families affected by the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster gathered to mark the 32nd anniversary memorial service...
March 6th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Charity, Clubs, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Story of the Day | Read More

OCIMF releases fourth edition of Effective Mooring

OCIMF releases fourth edition of Effective Mooring
The Cover of “Effective Mooring”  OCIMF releases fourth edition of Effective Mooring 4 March 2019 London Mooring is one of the most complex and dangerous operations for ship and terminal crew. If something goes wrong, the consequences can be severe. That’s why the Oil Companies International...
March 4th, 2019 | Books, Claims, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

The IMRF Awards 2019 – for maritime search and rescue – are now open for nominations

The IMRF Awards 2019 – for maritime search and rescue – are now open for nominations
.. The IMRF Awards 2019 are now open for nominations​ It’s time to thank the exceptional, inspirational people who save lives at sea The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF)   is calling for outstanding individuals, teams, professionals or volunteers, companies and organisations...
March 4th, 2019 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
01-Mar-2019 CARGO SHIPS COLLIDE AT ANCHORAGE Istanbul, Turkey Cargo ships collide at anchorage Friday, March 1, 2019, Istanbul, Turkey Two cargo ships collided at Istanbul Anchorage Area at about 04:00 hours local time this morning (1 March). Vessel traffic in the Bosphorus Strait has not been affected...
March 1st, 2019 | Canals, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Fire on board Greek tanker kills two shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh

Fire on board Greek tanker kills two shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh
… Chittagong, 18 February 2019 – Today, a fire broke out in the engine room on board a tanker, beached in Chittagong, killing two workers. Md Jamil, 23 years old cutter man, and Bipul lost their lives while scrapping the ship GREEK WARRIOR (IMO 9191412) at Shagorika Ship Breaking Yard. According...
February 18th, 2019 | Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

How technology can help shipping companies avoid accidents at sea

How technology can help shipping companies avoid accidents at sea
.. 7 February 2019 – A recent study by the Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)[i] into the causes of maritime accidents between 2002 and 2016, found that inadequate risk management was the leading cause of almost 56% of all accidents. Technology also featured prominently in accident reports,...
February 7th, 2019 | Maritime Accidents | Read More

LCC: Constructive Total Loss and SCOPIC

LCC: Constructive Total Loss and SCOPIC
James Turner, QC of Quandrat Chambers Members will be aware of the significant Court of Appeal judgment in “The Renos” last year. The claim dealt with the question of whether SCOPIC costs could count towards a CTL calculation in a Hull and Machinery claim. Because of the way in which SCOPIC operates,...
February 6th, 2019 | Claims, Defense, Disputes, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

North P&I Club launches Can Test training pack

North P&I Club launches Can Test training pack
Simon MacLeod, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention), North P&I February 5, 2019 – North P&I Club has launched its comprehensive new series of bite-sized training packs to help seafarers avoid the contributing factors to workplace casualties, as well as unplanned events that did not result...
February 5th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

The Killing of Fesaitu Riamkau: A Fijian Crewman

The Killing of Fesaitu Riamkau: A Fijian Crewman
15 January 2019 Any advice for people going to sea? “It’s up to them. Anything can happen at sea.” Munivai Taukave Lorenti London.UK. Human Rights at Sea today publishes a new redacted case study, including witness statements detailing the background to the killing of Fesaitu Riamkau in Panama,...
January 16th, 2019 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
07-Jan-2019 CREW RESCUED AFTER VESSEL SINKS Black Sea, Turkey Crew rescued after vessel sinks Monday, January 7, 2019, Black Sea, Turkey A research and rescue operation is underway after a distress signal was received from a Panama-flagged vessel reported to be sinking 77 sea miles off the Black Sea...
January 7th, 2019 | Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
04-Jan-2019 FIRE ONBOARD CARGO VESSEL Istanbul, Turkey LAUNCH OF “ESEAGO” MOBILE APPLICATION Hong Kong CHANNEL CLOSED AFTER GROUNDING New Orleans, United States Fire onboard cargo vessel Friday, January 4, 2019, Istanbul, Turkey A fire-fighting operation is underway after a fire was reported onboard...
January 4th, 2019 | Canals, Groundings, Inland Waterways, IT and Communications, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Technology | Read More

Rescue diver from China who saved three recognized with IMO bravery accolade

Rescue diver from China who saved three recognized with IMO bravery accolade
Zhong Haifeng with his bravery award certificate A rescue diver from China who made a series of underwater dives to rescue three people from a sunken cargo ship, received the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea during the this year’s IMO Awards ceremony (6 December). Mr. Zhong Haifeng,...
December 10th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,339: another Capes classic spike!

The BDI@1,339: another Capes classic spike!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 43 points – once again thanks to the Capes!!! Geopolitics dodgy. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI  stood at 2,080 plus 155  !!! The Panamaxes’ BPI  cliched just a point and now reads 1,473  .- Same story for the Supras’ BSI now...
December 6th, 2018 | Awards, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,296; “thanks” once again to the Capes… but: Caution should be observed!

The BDI@1,296; “thanks” once again to the Capes… but: Caution should be observed!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 59 points earlier on today as the questionable Capes’ BCI clinched another three-digit points and now stand at 1,925 which is 186 plus since yesterday… and soon might be over and above the 2,000 threshold! John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Panamaxes’...
December 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Claims, Comment, Defense, Disputes, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Groundings, Health and Safety, Insight, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
04-Dec-2018 REMOVAL OF WRECKED SHIP Dardanelles, Turkey COAST GUARD URGES CAUTION AFTER BARGE CAPSIZE Boston, United States Removal of wrecked ship Tuesday, December 4, 2018, Dardanelles, Turkey Vessel traffic in the Dardanelles will be one-way between 06:00 and 16:00 hours from today (4 December) to...
December 4th, 2018 | Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

OCIMF and INTERTANKO release new guidance on competency and learning from incidents

OCIMF and INTERTANKO release new guidance on competency and learning from incidents
.. 30 November 2018 – (London) OCIMF and INTERTANKO have today released two new information papers that will help improve safety in the energy shipping industry. The result of a joint initiative between the two organisations, the papers look at two key areas:  competency and learning from incidents. Behavioural...
November 30th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

London P&I Club issues loss prevention guide for coal cargoes

London P&I Club issues loss prevention guide for coal cargoes
THE London P&I Club has published a loss prevention guide on risks associated with the carriage of coal cargoes, with particular emphasis on gas monitoring and ventilation. The guide, written by Paul Willis, Senior Associate with UK-based forensic investigation and root cause analysis specialist...
November 21st, 2018 | Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

VIKING’s LifeCraft™ passes toughest ever test at sea

VIKING’s LifeCraft™ passes toughest ever test at sea
VIKING LifeCraft HWST 2018 Rough seas with wave heights up to 50% above the stipulated heavy weather testing requirements proved no obstacle for VIKING’s innovative LifeCraft™ system, paving the way for cruise ship operators worldwide to benefit from all the advantages that this new hybrid –...
November 19th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

ITF: tragic death of seafarer proves that lashing is dockers’ work

ITF: tragic death of seafarer proves that lashing is dockers’ work
The ITF HQ’s in London The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have extended their deepest condolences to the family of a seafarer killed in Dublin, Ireland, while lashing and securing containers, and said this case proves...
November 15th, 2018 | Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents | Read More

New Secretary-General appointed to the Paris MOU

New Secretary-General appointed to the Paris MOU
Luc Smulders Luc Smulders has been appointed as the new Secretary-General at the Secretariat of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control. He is succeeding Mr. Richard Schiferli who retired 1st of November 2018 after 29 years of service to the Paris MoU. Mr Smulders stated: “I am...
November 15th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Person Profiles, Safety and Security | Read More