Archive for the ‘Maritime Accidents’ Category

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

Statement following ferry disaster in the Philippines this morning – 21 December.

Statement following ferry disaster in the Philippines this morning – 21 December.
… International maritime charity Sailors’ Society has three crisis response networks which help those affected by traumas at sea. The tragedy comes the day after the thirtieth anniversary of another Filipino ferry disaster. MV Doña Paz collided with an oil tanker on 20 December 1987, with the...
December 21st, 2017 | Anniversaries, Cruise Ferry, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Asia’s Titanic – 30 years ago today (20 December)

Asia’s Titanic – 30 years ago today (20 December)
The wreath in the water Asia’s Titanic – 30 years ago today (20 December) an estimated 4,386 people perished in the worst peacetime maritime disaster Chaplains from international maritime charity Sailors’ Society marked the 30th anniversary of the worst peacetime maritime disaster with a wreath...
December 19th, 2017 | Anniversaries, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, News | Read More

Hackers could sink a Bulk Carrier says Pen Test Partners

Hackers could sink a Bulk Carrier says Pen Test Partners
Strains on a vessel if it becomes overloaded Penetration testing experts Pen Test Partners, have highlighted how hackers could sink a bulk carrier by manipulating the loading data of its hull stress monitoring systems (HSMS) to deliberately cause an imbalance of cargo on the vessel without the crew being...
December 18th, 2017 | Corruption, IT and Communications, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Tsavliris celebrates the 30th London Christmas Reception Anniversary

Tsavliris celebrates the 30th London Christmas Reception Anniversary
Andreas A. Tsavliris Tsavliris Salvage Group held their 30th Christmas Cocktail Reception at the Royal Thames Yacht Club (RTYC) in London, earlier on tonight. With about 350 key players from all sectors of the shipping industry attending, the annual event has become a highlight of the Christmas calendar...
December 12th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Insurance perspective of marine disasters: Swedish Club and Sigma Maritime event by Chios Marine Club

Insurance perspective of marine disasters: Swedish Club and Sigma Maritime event  by Chios Marine Club
l to r: Stelios Magkanaris, Manos Strongilos, Maria Yiassa and Konstantinos Vasilleiadis A high profile presentation entitled “The Insurance Perspective of Marine Disasters” was organised by Chios Marine Club at the Angelicoussis Group auditorium, on November 1, 2017. The event was sponsored by SM...
November 9th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs | Read More

INTERCARGO: On the tragic loss of “EMERALD STAR”

INTERCARGO: On the tragic loss of “EMERALD STAR”
INTERCARGO is deeply concerned with the tragic loss of the 57k dwt Bulk Carrier EMERALD STAR in the morning of the 13th October with 26 seafarers on board. To date, 16 crew members have been rescued while 10 crew members are still missing. Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the seafarers....
October 24th, 2017 | Associations, Intercargo, Maritime Accidents | Read More

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?
John Faraclas With eight points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) opened this week’s dry market …deliberations, thanks to the Capers as all the other dry sizes remained more or less stagnant… The Geopolitical situation smells of more gun powder… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI was...
October 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Time to refloat dangerous wrecks and save the environment too

Time to refloat dangerous wrecks and save the environment too
From the refloating of the “Cabrera” Following the successful refloating and raising of the aft section of the cargoship Cabrera Andros island in the Cyclades in Greece’s central Aegean Sea, it is a rare so to say opportunity to use the Smit crane involved for other actions while she’s...
October 23rd, 2017 | Associations, At the end of the day..., Communication, Environment, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Oil Spill, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Tourism | Read More

Refloating of “Cabrera’s” aft part successfully completed

Refloating of “Cabrera’s” aft part successfully completed
From the Cabrera’s refloating The refloating of the aft part of the cargo ship “Cabrera” was successfully completed today. The Cabrera during the early hours of 24 December 2016 due to bad weather conditions run aground at the north coast of the island of Andros resulting to her sinking The...
October 22nd, 2017 | Environment, Maritime Accidents, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

NI Cork Command Seminar looks to future of shipping industry

NI Cork Command Seminar looks to future of shipping industry
Captain Robert McCabe FNI 16.10.17 – The latest in The Nautical Institute’s 2017 series of Command Seminars continues to focus on Navigation Accidents and their Causes, but also looks beyond that to wider issues affecting the future development of the shipping industry. “Human factors are the...
October 16th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  08-Oct-2017 FIRE IN TANK AT OIL TERMINAL Mumbai, India Fire in tank at oil terminal Sunday, October 8, 2017, Mumbai, India Vessel traffic in Mumbai Port continues to be disrupted following a fire started by a lightning strike out in a tank at Jawahar Dweep oil terminal on...
October 8th, 2017 | Emissions, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Oil Industry, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

As the wreck of the Athenia is thought to have been found…

As the wreck of the Athenia is thought to have been found…
The SS Athenia seen in Montreal Harbour 1933 – credits National Archives of Canada Wartime spirit As the remains of the first British ship to be sunk in WW2 are thought to have been found, international maritime charity Sailors’ Society’s archives reveal the tragic aftermath. Marine scientist...
October 5th, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, Maritime History and Museums | Read More