Archive for the ‘Maritime Accidents’ Category

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI
Richard Schiferli The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI. The main objectives of this CIC are to: establish the level of compliance with the requirements...
August 1st, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #16

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #16
… Brussels, 25 July 2018 – There were a total of 220 ships broken in the second quarter of 2018. Of these, 169 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking [1]. Between April and June, 6 workers have lost their lives and 7 workers have been severely injured...
July 25th, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Final chance to enter nominations for the IMRF Awards 2018

Final chance to enter nominations for the IMRF Awards 2018
… The IMRF Awards offer an invaluable way to raise awareness of the excellent work done by all those involved in maritime search and rescue “There are just a few days left before the deadline for nominations for the IMRF Awards 2018 on Tuesday 31 July. Nominations can be made online (http://www.imrfawards.org/nomination-form-imrf-awards)...
July 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Events, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
17-Jul-2018 INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF SILT BARRICADES OFF TUAS WESTERN COAST Singapore CANAL CLEARED FOR CONVOYS TO RESUME Suez Canal, Egypt NEW 96 HOUR ONLINE VISA REQUIREMENT Fujairah, United Arab Emirates Installation and maintenance of silt barricades off Tuas Western Coast Tuesday, July 17,...
July 17th, 2018 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
16-Jul-2018 DRILLING AND BLASTING WORKS IN TEMASEK FAIRWAY Singapore DREDGING IN SHING MUN RIVER CHANNEL, SHA TIN Hong Kong BULK VESSEL GROUNDED Suez Canal, Egypt Drilling and blasting works in Temasek Fairway Monday, July 16, 2018, Singapore From today (16 July 2018) to 15 January 2019, drilling and...
July 16th, 2018 | Canals, Groundings, Inland Waterways, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMRF celebrates successful Inter Regional Asia Pacific Mass Rescue Workshop

IMRF celebrates successful   Inter Regional Asia Pacific Mass Rescue Workshop
IMRF workshop underway. The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), the international charity preventing loss of life in the world’s waters, has held a two day Inter Regional Mass Rescue Workshop for the Asia Pacific Region.  The event which was widely appreciated by the participants,...
July 16th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

News from The Nautical Institute July 2018

News from The Nautical Institute July 2018
News from The Nautical Institute includes: The New issue of The Navigator (No.18) Meeting the new president Members Webminar on MASS and a few more than interesting reports and news; log on and tell us your views: NEW! Issue 18 of The Navigator Vessel...
July 12th, 2018 | Associations, Communication, Company Profiles, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
10-Jul-2018 IMPORTANCE OF SAFE NAVIGATION IN SINGAPORE STRAIT & WATERS Singapore FISHING BOATS DESTROYED IN HUGE FIRE Benoa, Indonesia Importance of safe navigation in Singapore Strait & waters Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Singapore The Singapore Strait and the Port of Singapore are busy waterways...
July 10th, 2018 | Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ASA-ADCI Partner in New Panama Event

ASA-ADCI Partner in New Panama Event
History in the Making: ASA and ADCI to Host a Joint Event for the First Time in Panama On October 17th, 2017, the American Salvage Association (ASA) entered into an MOU with the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) to strengthen the communications and working relationship between the...
July 9th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Groundings, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Calling for more nominations for the IMRF Awards

Calling for more nominations for the IMRF Awards
. Anyone with knowledge of an individual or team that has been made an exceptional contribution to maritime search and rescue is being urged to submit an entry for theInternational Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Awards now.  Theresa Crossley, CEO IMRF says: “Entries are coming in from around...
July 6th, 2018 | Awards, Charity, Communication, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Groundings, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

The biggest challenges to IoT adoption in shipping have been overcome

The biggest challenges to IoT adoption in shipping have been overcome
IoT webinar panelists, l to r: Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec Marine, Mark Warner, Head of Marketing Communications at Inmarsat, Host: Martyn Wingrove, Editor at Marine Electronics and Communications, Ilmo Kuutti, President of NAPA, Vikrant Sharma, Lead Business Strategist at ClassNK The biggest challenges...
July 2nd, 2018 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

VIKING boosts support for Japanese shipowners

VIKING boosts support for Japanese shipowners
.. Spurred on by a highly successful alliance with MOL Techno-Trade, and recent government approvals for local liferaft assembly and supply, VIKING is establishing its own local presence. Having obtained Japanese government approval to supply liferafts to Japanese-flagged vessels and carry out final...
June 29th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Performance lists Paris MoU

Performance lists Paris MoU
Richard Schiferli At its 51st meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2017 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations (ROs). These lists will take effect from 1 July 2018. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum,...
June 14th, 2018 | Flags, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Statistics | Read More

HCMR Centre for Marine Research in Posidonia 2018

HCMR Centre for Marine Research in Posidonia 2018
… Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Posidonia 2018 to support Greek maritime sector and «Blue Growth» in the Mediterranean Athens, 8 June 2018.  The global shipping industry’s interest is attracted by the presence of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) in Posidonia 2018, the...
June 8th, 2018 | Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Byron Vassiliades live on Antipollution’s growth and success

Byron Vassiliades live on Antipollution’s growth and success
Byron Vassiliades – picture credits: Anny Zade Following last year’s interview with Antipollution’s head Byron Vassilades and given whatever has happened ever since in the field of maritime accidents and the environmental sector mainly in Greece, we are honoured to have him live on the occasion...
June 1st, 2018 | Environment, Groundings, Health and Safety, Interviews, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

ABS, the American Club and Lamar University Join Forces to Improve Maritime Workforce Safety

ABS, the American Club and Lamar University Join Forces to Improve Maritime Workforce Safety
… Joint Initiative Tackles Common Causes of Maritime Accidents ABS, the American Club and Lamar University are launching a new initiative aimed at reducing maritime-related safety incidents. The initial focus of the partnership’s analysis and industry guidance will be on slips, trips and falls,...
May 10th, 2018 | Academia, Classification Societies, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News, P and I Clubs | Read More

ITIC helps limit naval architect’s exposure after survey vessel capsizes

ITIC helps limit naval architect’s exposure after survey vessel capsizes
In a recent dispute, International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) helped a naval architect to successfully reduce the level of a claim by a shipbuilder for damages and loss of profits following the sinking of a hydrographic survey vessel which was deemed to be unstable. The naval architect was...
May 2nd, 2018 | Claims, Legal, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Regulatory, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
29-Apr-2018 TEMPORARY PORT CLOSURE DUE TO STRONG WIND Dammam, Saudi Arabia VESSEL STEERING FAILURE & GROUNDING Suez Canal, Egypt HIGH WINDS & BAD WEATHER HALT PORT OPS Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia TRAFFIC SUSPENDED DUE TO FOG Beaumont, United States AGREEMENT FOR EAST GRAND BAHAMA REFINERY &...
April 29th, 2018 | Groundings, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Weather | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #15

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #15
Brussels, 27 April 2018 – There were a total of 206 ships broken in the first quarter of 2018. Of these, 152 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking [1]. So far this year, 10 workers have lost their lives and 2 workers have been severely injured when breaking...
April 27th, 2018 | Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Ship Demolitions | Read More

How cutting-edge technology is assisting insurance claims analysis and investigation

How cutting-edge technology is assisting insurance claims analysis and investigation
Phil Thompson (left) and Zarir Irani. How cutting-edge technology is assisting insurance claims analysis and investigation By James Brewer  Rembrandt is helping get to the bottom of – and possibly prevent – casualties in ocean and coastal shipping.  This is not the Dutch master painter of the Golden...
April 4th, 2018 | Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Technology | Read More

ITF Calls for Federal Investigation into Missing Seafarer Case on board of Galloway Express

ITF Calls for Federal Investigation into Missing Seafarer Case on board of Galloway Express
The ITF HQ’s in London 22 March 2018 London. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called for an immediate investigation into the disappearance of 45-year-old seafarer, Arnel Gillo who was reported missing on the 13th March 2018 on the Flag of Convenience ship “Galloway...
March 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
05-Mar-2018 TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF LANDING STEPS Hong Kong INTERRUPTION OF WATER SUPPLY AT PORT Port Klang, Malaysia 70 STRAY CARGO CONTAINER POSE THREAT TO MARINERS North Carolina, United States Temporary closure of landing steps Monday, March 5, 2018, Hong Kong Landing steps No.1 & 2 of Central Pier...
March 5th, 2018 | Canals, Containers, Inland Waterways, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry…

RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry…
Mick Cash RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry after shocking incident on the Carnival Arcadia at the weekend shines spotlight on lifeboat safety Maritime union RMT has written to safety regulators and the cruise ship industry body today demanding urgent action over life-boat...
January 11th, 2018 | Associations, Cruise Industry, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Rail, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Majority of Auxiliary Engine Damage occurs due to Human Error warns The Swedish Club

Majority of Auxiliary Engine Damage occurs due to Human Error warns The Swedish Club
Peter Stålberg, Senior Technical AdviserThe Swedish Club An investigation by The Swedish Club into auxiliary engine damage has revealed that the majority of all damage takes place immediately after maintenance work. A key finding is that 55% of casualties occur within only 10% of the time between overhaul...
January 8th, 2018 | Claims, HR, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Sanchi tanker – a message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim

Sanchi tanker – a message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim “Our thoughts and prayers are with the seafarers still missing from the oil tanker Sanchi, following a reported collision off the coast of China. I send my deepest sympathies to all their families and loved ones. “I would like to commend all those who have been involved...
January 8th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More