Archive for the ‘Maritime Accidents’ Category

Mass rescue conference highlights capability gaps and importance of planning

Mass rescue conference highlights capability gaps and importance of planning
Dr. Doumbia-Henry Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University, delivers keynote speech More must be done to emphasis the importance of maritime mass rescue operation planning to identify and meet gaps in search and rescue (SAR) response capability. This was part of the message delivered...
June 16th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Person Profiles, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

New contract will help speed spill response times

New contract will help speed spill response times
BIMCO and International Spill Control Organisation (ISCO) have launched two new spill response contracts to make the task of arranging clean-up services following a spill incident significantly easier to negotiate in an emergency. The two standard contracts are a first for spill response contractors....
June 15th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Environment, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
14-Jun-2017 ATTEMPT TO REFLOAT GROUNDED VESSEL, CHANNEL REMAINS OPEN New Orleans, United States Attempt to refloat grounded vessel, channel remains open Wednesday, June 14, 2017, New Orleans, United States Due to the grounding and attempt to refloat the M/V GLORY TRADER at MM...
June 14th, 2017 | Canals, Groundings, Inland Waterways, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive
John Faraclas The week begins with the BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) falling further – although a bit contained at 821 points, that’s minus nine points since last Friday’s report; the Geopolitical situation is more than explosive and Islamist Terrorism tries to disrupt our lives in London and elsewhere...
June 5th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Groundings, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Anatomy of an Accident from the Swedish Club dissects major casualty response

Anatomy of an Accident from the Swedish Club dissects major casualty response
Anatomy of an Accident, a new publication from The Swedish Club, provides a unique insight into the huge coordinated exercise that surrounds a serious vessel casualty. Illustrating just how easily an incident can escalate; the guide explores the various parties and processes involved in dealing with...
May 31st, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

ITIC reimburses surveyor accused of negligence leading to ferry damage

ITIC reimburses surveyor accused of negligence leading to ferry damage
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has reimbursed a marine surveyor accused of negligence by the owner of a ferry which sustained significant machinery damage while being towed to a shipyard. The ferry, which operated in North American waters, was due to be towed to a shipyard to undergo...
May 31st, 2017 | Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

The “Ocean Victory”: clarification for charterers and those insuring their liabilities

The “Ocean Victory”: clarification for charterers and those insuring their liabilities
Gard Marine and Energy Limited (appellant) v China National Chartering Company Limited (respondents) and others [10.05.17] 26 May 2017 Andrew Purssell, Michael Biltoo Supreme Court decides in favour of the ship owner in a landmark case arising from the loss of a Capesize bulk carrier, The “Ocean...
May 30th, 2017 | Claims, Health and Safety, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

DNV GL salvage support for the “Modern Express”

DNV GL salvage support for the “Modern Express”
When maritime incidents occur and the DNV GL Emergency Response Service (ERS) is called in, every minute counts, and close cooperation with salvage services is essential for a good outcome. One notable case was “Modern Express”. by Mick Potterton, Head of Section Emergency Response Service Last...
May 25th, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Seafarers ‘charity supports ship crew after master’s death

Seafarers ‘charity supports ship crew after master’s death
Fr Colum Kelly AoS port chaplain Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has responded to the pastoral needs of a group of seafarers after their captain was found dead on their ship during a voyage from New York, United States to Tilbury, Essex. The container ship, Santa Bettina, was a week...
May 24th, 2017 | Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Religion | Read More

Merchant ships’ involvement in migrants’ search and rescue operations growing again

Merchant ships’ involvement in migrants’ search and rescue operations growing again
From the Warsaw meeting ECSA’s Maritime Security Working Group recently had an exchange of views with the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Warsaw on maritime security issues. The Shipping industry is directly affected by challenges, such as migrants at sea.  Whereas the number of migrants...
May 24th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

The Nautical Institute launches maritime evidence guidelines

The Nautical Institute launches maritime evidence guidelines
John Noble and his wife with the Nautical Institute’s President Captain David Snider 18.05.17 – It is rare for a book to sell out before publication, but demand for The Nautical Institute’s latest book, Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence, has been so strong that it has had to be...
May 18th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

HFW Briefing: The OCEAN VICTORY – the final word on the safety of Kashima Port

HFW Briefing: The OCEAN VICTORY – the final word on the safety of Kashima Port
Jean Koh, partner at HFW More than 10 years after the grounding and subsequent total loss of the OCEAN VICTORY at Kashima port Japan, the final word on the safety of the port was given by the Supreme Court on 10 May 2017. Affirming the Court of Appeal decision1, the Supreme Court unanimously found that...
May 11th, 2017 | Groundings, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

North speaks at Greece’s Merchant Marine Academy on ‘Game Changing’ maritime casualties

North speaks at Greece’s Merchant Marine Academy on ‘Game Changing’ maritime casualties
Tony Allen (North P&I Director – Greece), left, and Vassilis Stavropoulos, Academy Director, Hydra Merchant Marine Academy with a commemorative shield presented in recognition of North’s support. May 10, 2017 – North P&I Club has delivered a presentation to the Merchant Marine Academy...
May 10th, 2017 | Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

After the tragic loss of STELLAR DAISY, a quality and thorough investigation report will be needed quickly

After the tragic loss of STELLAR DAISY, a quality and thorough investigation report will be needed quickly
The ill-fated “Stellar Daisy” “After the tragic loss of STELLAR DAISY, a quality and thorough investigation report will be needed quickly” INTERCARGO is deeply concerned at the tragic loss of the VLOC vessel STELLAR DAISY reported on 31 March 2017; our thoughts are with the families and...
April 6th, 2017 | Associations, Health and Safety, Intercargo, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Stellar Daisy – a message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim

Stellar Daisy – a message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
05/04/2017  – “The news that the search for survivors from the Stellar Daisy has not yet proven successful is sad indeed. Reports from the Uruguayan Navy indicate that fuel, debris and empty lifeboats have been found but, so far, nothing else. Twenty-two of the ship’s 24 crew members are...
April 6th, 2017 | Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents | Read More

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