Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

Emergency repairs allow vessels to keep sailing

Emergency repairs allow vessels to keep sailing
Hydrex offers fast on-site repairs in emergency situations. Our offices have fully operational fast response centers. This allows us to immediately mobilize teams to locations around the world for a wide range of operations. There are many unfortunate events that can stop a ship from sailing. Ships with...
September 2nd, 2014 | Safety and Security, Shiprepair | Read More

SOLAS version of Boat-In-A-Box to be premiered at SMM

SOLAS version of Boat-In-A-Box to be premiered at SMM
Xervo has put its extensive knowhow behind a new safe and cost-effective lifeboat system for the SOLAS market. Come experience it at the SMM conference in Hamburg September 9-12. The Danish lifeboat producer Xervo has introduced a new SOLAS version of its popular Boat-In-A-Box lifeboat system. The company...
September 2nd, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

VIKING steps up the pace of innovation at SMM

VIKING steps up the pace of innovation at SMM
The VIKING LifeCraft – a revolutionary hybrid 1 September, 2014 – This year’s SMM in Hamburg will see VIKING release more innovations than at any other point in its 50-year history, including new developments in PPE clothing, safety equipment outsourcing, onboard training solutions, and...
September 1st, 2014 | Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Dangerous times: “Fire fighting at Sea”

Dangerous times: “Fire fighting at Sea”
fighting fire Fighting a fire at sea is one of the greatest dangers facing seafarers. As a result, Videotel, the leader in maritime e-Learning and part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched an updated five-part series: Fire Fighting At Sea, with the support and expertise from marine fire specialists...
September 1st, 2014 | Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Ethical Business: Luxury or Necessity?

Ethical Business: Luxury or Necessity?
Andy Gibson Ethical Business: Luxury or Necessity? By Andy Gibson* This is the first of a series of three articles examining the need for a more overtly ethical approach to international business, both by those conducting it – i.e. manufacturers, producers, exporters and importers –  and by those...
August 28th, 2014 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, HR, Legal, News | Read More

Is there a RWAD* policy to counter ISIS et al “incursion”…

Is there a RWAD* policy to counter ISIS et al “incursion”…
John Faraclas There are obviously two schools of thought on the above issue: the one saying that ISIS et al are a “naturally” unfolding case due to “various” reasons, the other that simply focusing so much attention on ISIS and the like and their actions, is a scam, a perfectly pre-arranged macabre...
August 28th, 2014 | Banking, Civil Unrest, Defense, Energy, Finance, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Managing crew and shore staff competence is an important contributor to safe operation of the fleet

Managing crew and shore staff competence is an important contributor to safe operation of the fleet
  Crew competence plays an important part in ensuring safety at sea TCM – NEW INITIATIVES IN PERSONNEL COMPETENCE ASSURANCE MANAGEMENT Due to own initiative and increasing industry requirements, Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement (TCM) took the initiative to review its personnel competence management...
August 28th, 2014 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Waiting time to enter Canal August 27, 2014, Germany, Kiel Canal Ships with LOA greater than 125m and/or draft over 6.5m are currently facing a wait of about 10 hours to enter the Kiel-Canal at Brunsbuttel. At Kiel-Holtenau, the anticipated waiting time is approximately 2 hours. (For information about...
August 27th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Platform applauds Hapag-Lloyd for new ship recycling policy, calls on ship owners to follow

Platform applauds Hapag-Lloyd for new ship recycling policy, calls on ship owners to follow
Brussels,  27 August 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of organisations seeking to prevent dirty and dangerous shipbreaking practices worldwide, applauds Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd for having adopted a new, progressive ship recycling policy: Germany’s leading shipping company...
August 27th, 2014 | Associations, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Ship Demolitions | Read More

More than 300 die in boat tragedies on Mediterranean, marking year’s deadliest week – UN

More than 300 die in boat tragedies on Mediterranean, marking year’s deadliest week – UN
Photo: UNHCR/M. Sibiloni 26 August 2014 – The past few days have been the deadliest this year for people making irregular crossings on the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe, with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reporting that at least 300 people have died in successive boat tragedies. “In...
August 26th, 2014 | Associations, Civil Unrest, Corruption, European Union, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Reports, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

The State of Piracy

The State of Piracy
John Thompson Piracy’s gone away, right? You’d be forgiven for thinking that. The predominant narrative for the Indian Ocean is that Piracy has been suppressed to an extent that ship-owners are requesting fewer guards, even unarmed in some cases. Certainly private security team composition has adjusted...
August 26th, 2014 | Associations, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Lock closure for urgent maintenance work August 25, 2014, Germany, Kiel Canal Due to urgent maintenance work and further inspection, the Kiel Canal’s New Big South Lock Chamber at Brunsbuettel locks will be out service until Friday (29 August). During this period, the New Big North Lock Chamber...
August 25th, 2014 | Bunkering, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

VIKING flexes global network muscles

VIKING flexes global network muscles
VIKING is introducing a new fixed-price offering to follow its popular Shipowner Agreements,  enabling customers to leverage the manufacturer’s unsurpassed global reach, broad range and worldwide stock points to streamline day-to-day safety equipment purchases in ports around the world. Esbjerg,...
August 25th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Fuel and Cost Saving Solutions from Hydrex and Ecospeed at SMM 2014

Fuel and Cost Saving Solutions from Hydrex and Ecospeed at SMM 2014
1. Propeller buffing, a new technique developed by Hydrex, designed to keep a ship’s propeller ultra smooth. Hydrex and Ecospeed are working hard to help you reduce your fuel bills and improve profits. Our business is keeping you in business and helping you cut costs. We will be at stand 440 in hall...
August 25th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Supplies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Suspension of Marine Terminal Offloading August 21, 2014, United States, New Orleans, Louisiana There is NO CHANGE in status since the previous update. On August 13th LOOP’s Offshore Marine Terminal suspended its crude oil offloading operations. Field crews continue to advance through the repair...
August 21st, 2014 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Safety & Environment and diving statistics produced by IMCA

Safety & Environment and diving statistics produced by IMCA
Jane Bugler The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has produced two important sets of statistics – ‘Safety and Environment Statistics for IMCA Members (1 January -31 December 2013)’ and ‘World-wide Diving Personnel Statistics for IMCA Members (2012)’.   “Safety and environment...
August 20th, 2014 | Associations, Environment, HR, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Statistics, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Shipowners face tough hurdles to secure cover for Arctic voyages…

Shipowners face tough hurdles to secure cover for Arctic voyages…
Steve Harris Shipowners face tough hurdles to secure cover for Arctic voyages, warn experts at insurance broker Marsh,  By James Brewer London underwriters will offer cover for the growing number of planned commercial voyages through Arctic waters only to the most prudent shipowners, leading insurance...
August 19th, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Climate, Events, Marine Insurance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Tilbury container death: Seafarers’ charity holds service for ferry crew

Tilbury container death: Seafarers’ charity holds service for ferry crew
A special service was held yesterday (August 18th) for the crew of the P&O Ferries ro-ro vessel on which a container was found with 35 stowaways at Tilbury port. The discovery has left the crew of the Norstream distressed and seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is supporting them. AoS...
August 19th, 2014 | Charity, Maritime Accidents, News, P and I Clubs, Ports & Terminals, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Xervo and SH Group expanding in Norway

Xervo and SH Group expanding in Norway
The possible introduction of the NORSOK R-002 standards means there’s a big job to be done upgrading the lifeboats and rescue boats onboard the rigs already operating in the Norwegian sector. In order to meet the growing demand, SH Group and its subsidiaries Xervo and Sepro Technology are now opening...
August 19th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technology | Read More

CSAus certification for Synectics’ COEX camera stations

CSAus certification for Synectics’ COEX camera stations
Synectics’ COEX™ C-range hazardous area camera stations have been awarded CSAus certification by the CSA Group. The C-range camera stations are lightweight, corrosion resistant, and are operational in all light/visibility conditions and certified for temperatures ranging from -55°C to +60°C. Fully...
August 19th, 2014 | Awards, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hurricane Condition Report COUNTRY: Worldwide Disturbance 19 is along 43W and is moving west at 9 mph. Disturbance 20 is along 31.5W and is moving west at 20 mph. Disturbance 21 is a tropical wave along 11W over West Africa. It is expected to emerge off the African coast in about 24 hours as it moves...
August 19th, 2014 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Evolving demands, shifting perceptions, changing practices: The Future of Security

Evolving demands, shifting perceptions, changing practices: The Future of Security
Annual Conference & Exhibition Evolving demands, shifting perceptions, changing practices: The Future of Security Meeting the challenge of change within our industry. Day by day, nothing seems to change; so why is it that soon everything seems somehow different than before? This year the annual...
August 19th, 2014 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Board of the Shipowners’ Club Appoints New Chairman

Board of the Shipowners’ Club Appoints New Chairman
Philip Orme 18 August, 2014 – The Shipowners’ Club marked the conclusion of Donald MacLeod’s six year tenure as Chairman with a Board meeting in his home town of Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as a reception there for local Members and brokers. Philip Orme was appointed to succeed him as Chairman...
August 18th, 2014 | Company Profiles, HR, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Disturbances and areas to watch COUNTRY: Worldwide Disturbance 17 is located along 49W, and is moving west near 1 kts (16 mph). It remains poorly organized but cold improve some as it approaches the Lesser Antilles tomorrow and early Saturday. However, once in the eastern Caribbean Sea it will encounter...
August 15th, 2014 | Bunkering, Canals, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Automotive production downtime averted following catastrophic supply chain failure

Automotive production downtime averted following catastrophic supply chain failure
Brad Brennan Chinese factory explosion provides stern test for contingency planning China’s worst industrial incident in the last 12 months recently highlighted the potential for renewed supply chain disruption in the increasingly global automotive industry footprint, warns emergency logistics specialist...
August 15th, 2014 | Automobiles, Health and Safety, HR, News, Safety and Security | Read More