Archive for the ‘Maritime Accidents’ Category

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

Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings – keeping you in operation

Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings – keeping you in operation
Approximately 90% of the world’s trade is transported by international shipping, making vessel maintenance of utmost importance to the global economy. Yet despite advancements in marine technology and effective safety measures, groundings, collisions and major breakdowns still happen. In such situations,...
November 15th, 2018 | Groundings, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
09-Nov-2018 AROUND THE ISLAND YACHT RACE Hong Kong RECORD ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE IN FISCAL YEAR 2018 Panama Canal, Panama SECURITY ZONE ESTABLISHED AROUND GROUNDED FRIGATE Bergen, Norway Around the Island Yacht Race Friday, November 9, 2018, Hong Kong A large-scale yacht race will take place around Hong...
November 9th, 2018 | Canals, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Record‐low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea, shows latest global piracy report

Record‐low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea, shows latest global piracy report
Captain P. Mukundan A total of 156 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) in the first nine months of 2018 compared to 121 for the same period in 2017. The 2018 figure is broken down as 107 vessels...
October 29th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

DNV GL – ERS: Managing emergencies, preventing disasters

DNV GL – ERS: Managing emergencies, preventing disasters
.. Emergency response services, or ERS, are on hand to help owners minimize risk in the first, critical hours after an incident. But sometimes, as MSC found out after an incident involving one of their vessels, the benefits of working with real ERS experts can extend long after the emergency has passed. In...
October 24th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarers speak of grief after colleagues’ deaths

Seafarers speak of grief after colleagues’ deaths
Wojceich Holub Apostleship of the Sea Port Chaplain. Crew members from the tanker Key Fighter have spoken about the shock and sadness of losing two of their colleagues who died following an incident on board the ship in early September. The ship was in ballast from Norway to England and the men were...
October 15th, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Religion | Read More

Synergy launches helpline to reduce seafarer suicides

Synergy launches helpline to reduce seafarer suicides
Captain Unni speaking at the annual Surabhi Synergy iCALL is available 24/7 and free of charge to maritime personnel worldwide Synergy Group has launched a new counselling service aimed at improving mental health support for sea and shore-based maritime personnel. iCALL is a free psychological helpline...
October 8th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Medical | Read More

Clyde & Co Legal Update: Court of Appeal decision in ‘Alexandra 1’

Clyde & Co Legal Update: Court of Appeal decision in ‘Alexandra 1’
Insight – Evergreen Marine (UK) Limited vs Nautical Challenge Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2173 It takes two to cross In Evergreen Marine (UK) Limited vs Nautical Challenge Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2173 the Court of Appeal has ruled on the liability for the collision of ‘Ever Smart’ and ‘Alexandra...
October 5th, 2018 | Claims, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Polish team’s latest mission to find wreck of wartime sub

Polish team’s latest mission to find wreck of wartime sub
Santi – Find the Eagle team Polish team’s latest mission to find wreck of wartime sub  By Piotr Michalik The Santi Find the Eagle expedition after setting off for the fifth time, has had to be curtailed because of rough seas. The team was on a mission to find the wreck of the famous submarine ORP...
September 24th, 2018 | Insight, Maritime Accidents, Maritime History and Museums, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Recognising the toll life at sea can have on seafarers’ mental health should not be underestimated, a Government minister has urged.

Recognising the toll life at sea can have on seafarers’ mental health should not be underestimated, a Government minister has urged.
Sailors’ Society chaplains and ship visitors have a presence in 91 global ports, with wider projects and services covering 30 countries Following Merchant Navy Day this Monday (3 September), mental health minister Jackie Doyle-Price has expressed her appreciation for modern-day merchant seafarers and...
September 6th, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Crew Training – a factor in Thailand’s worst maritime disaster?

Crew Training – a factor in Thailand’s worst maritime disaster?
Galileo Maritime Academy training session The sinking of the 29 meter tour boat M/V Phoenix off Phuket on July 5th this year with the loss of 47 tourist lives, including 13 children, was the worst man-made maritime disaster in Thailand for many decades.  There are all too frequent collisions, fire...
August 23rd, 2018 | Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

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