Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

SKANReg quality drive boosts PSC performance

Nigel Smith Quality initiatives launched last year by the London-based St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) have prompted a major improvement in results from Port State Control inspections, with detentions reduced by up to 62% and deficiencies down by as much as 49%.      Now...
March 1st, 2012 | Flags, Health and Safety, Oceanology, Regulatory | Read More

As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP)

Vince Jenkins Vince Jenkins, Global Marine Risk Advisor of Lloyd’s Register, delivered one of the best papers of its kind at the Augustin F.B. Creuze Room of Lloyd’s Register at the London Meeting of IMarEST – Rina’s London Branch  lunch-time event last week. Low As Reasonably...
February 28th, 2012 | Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

Falling steel plates caused leg injury

The following case study comes from the Shipowners’ Club: Category: Personal injury Vessel type: All Issue date: 27th February 2012 Case number: 201211 The incident In heavy weather, in the course of routine rounds in his watch, the 4th engineer noticed that steel plates stowed in a storage rack...
February 27th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

London Somalia conference welcomed by IMO chief

London Somalia conference welcomed by IMO chief
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) visited IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu at IMO HQ prior to the London Somalia conference The outcome of a UK-hosted conference on Somalia has been welcomed by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu. The conference, held at Lancaster House, London yesterday...
February 24th, 2012 | IMO, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

SOS SaveOurSeafarers welcomes piracy conclusions of Somalia Conference but disappointed that seafarers not mentioned.

SOS SaveOurSeafarers welcomes piracy conclusions of Somalia Conference but disappointed that seafarers not mentioned.
SOS SaveOurSeafarers ** welcomes the London Conference on Somalia which was attended by 55 delegations from Somalia and the international community, and willingly supports its focus on unifying the international community in its coordinated support to Somalia, in the hope that a new era of Somali politics,...
February 23rd, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

New Rules for Chamber Systems in Tunnelling

Hamburg/Germany 23 February 2012 – Personnel air locks are essential pieces of equipment for compressed air work, particularly in tunnelling projects. Currently for simple personnel airlocks there exist some basic national requirements in individual countries as well as a European standard. To...
February 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Collision of Containership MOL Maneuver

Collision of Containership MOL Maneuver
TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the MOL-operated containership MOL Maneuver collided with the containership Zhen He while under way on the open seas southeast of Hong Kong, on February 22, 2012, at around 17:45 p.m., Japan time. None of the crew was...
February 23rd, 2012 | News, Safety and Security | Read More

Security Council calls for large increase to African peace force in Somalia

Security Council calls for large increase to African peace force in Somalia
UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov addresses the Security Council on the situation in Somalia -UN Photo by Devra Berkowitz The Security Council today called on the African Union (AU) to increase the size of its peacekeeping force in Somalia (AMISOM) by almost 50 per cent to deal with continued...
February 22nd, 2012 | News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Singapore, Singapore – Installation & maintenance of an ADCP Sensor Buoy Australia, Port Kembla – Coal Terminal dispute resolved Libya, all ports – Libya oil infrastructure assessment DATE:...
February 22nd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

BIMCO’s shipping professional’s network discusses piracy

BIMCO’s shipping professional’s network discusses piracy
Situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, a snow-covered Istanbul was on 9 February 2012 the venue of a successful meeting in the framework of “BIMCO39″ – the BIMCO network for young and mid-aged maritime professionals . Piracy in a strategic and commercial context Entitled “Best Guards...
February 21st, 2012 | BIMCO, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

ClassNK Releases New Guidelines for Gas Fuelled Ships

Noburu Ueda Leading Class Society Aims to address Safety Measures for use of Natural Gas as Ship Fuel (Tokyo) –As regulations curbing atmospheric pollution and greenhouse gas emissions grow stricter amid stronger calls for a greener shipping industry, attention is turning to the potential of natural...
February 21st, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Safety and Security | Read More

Polemis: caution and prudence in all fronts

Polemis: caution and prudence in all fronts
The FT World Shipping Congress in Athens We bring you Spyros Polemis’ opening speech in its entirety and look forward your comments: Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentleman, When I last chaired a major shipping conference in Athens organised by the Financial Times, it was just a day or two...
February 20th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance | Read More

Industry recommendations for ECDIS training

The Nautical Institute announced today publication of “Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Training” to address confusion in regard to ECDIS training. The guidance has been issued by an industry group made up of leading international shipping industry organisations and organised and coordinated...
February 15th, 2012 | Associations, Books, Education and Training, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

navigator Special Issue LNG

navigator Special Issue LNG
Navigator’s special! New, stringent regulations are forcing the shipping industry to rethink its fuelling options. The introduction of emission control areas in European, U.S. and Canadian territorial waters, as well as coming emissions regulations, will have a profound impact on international...
February 15th, 2012 | Books, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, News, Pollution | Read More

42 ships detained because of deficiencies related to structural safety and load lines

42 ships detained because of deficiencies related to structural safety and load lines
Preliminary results from the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Structural Safety and the International Convention on Load Lines, carried out between 1 September 2011 and 30 November 2011 in the Paris MoU region show that: 42 ships were detained as a direct result of the CIC for deficiencies...
February 15th, 2012 | Breaking News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Australia – Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Industry Passage Plan – Updated

  The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has recently published an updated Industry Passage Plan covering the mandatory coastal pilotage areas of the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait. Although compliance with the Industry Passage Plan is not obligatory, AMSA encourages all Masters that...
February 14th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Philippine House of Representatives Commends MOL for Support of Typhoon Relief Efforts in Mindanao

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) yesterday received a commendation from the Philippine House of Representatives for its support of relief efforts in the wake of the deadly typhoon on Mindanao in December. MOL Chairman Akimitsu Ashida attended the commendation ceremony held...
February 14th, 2012 | Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Emergency Towing Procedures required for all ships

We would like to advise Members that as of 1st January 2012, SOLAS Regulation 11-1/3-4 of 2008 and the requirements for emergency towing were amended to apply to all vessels and require all vessels, including tankers, to be provided with an emergency towing procedure. The amendment details that all vessels...
February 13th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

ICS board meets in London

ICS board meets in London
Spyros M. Polemis The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)*, whose member national shipowners’ associations represent all sectors and trades and more than 80% of the world merchant fleet, met in London yesterday. Piracy: ICS members reviewed the continuing threat to shipping...
February 7th, 2012 | Associations, Health and Safety, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution | Read More

VIDEOTEL helps reduce the dangers of visiting a ship in port

VIDEOTEL helps reduce the dangers of visiting a ship in port
Whilst many are aware of the hazards faced on board a vessel at sea, often little attention is paid to the difficulties and dangers encountered during the seemingly simple act of visiting a ship in port. Yet the terminals and ports a vessel serves are as potentially dangerous an industrial environment...
February 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, News, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Safety of passenger ships: EU Transport Commissioner receives commitment from Cruise industry to fully engage in review of passenger ship safety rules at EU and IMO

Safety of passenger ships: EU Transport Commissioner receives commitment from Cruise industry to fully engage in review of passenger ship safety rules at EU and IMO
Siim Kallas Ship Safety Issues – the latest from the European Commission and we need your comments! The latest from Brussels, dated 03 February 2012 – Vice-President Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for Transport today was briefed by the board of the European Cruise Council about cruise...
February 7th, 2012 | News, Safety and Security | Read More

Martek BNWAS the first to be approved by USCG

Martek BNWAS the first to be approved by USCG
Martek Marine’s bridge watch and alarm system (BNWAS) Navgard has become the first system to attain US Coast Guard approval. Navgard, which is approved by all major classification societies, was launched officially in Hamburg in September 2010 as the lowest cost, easiest and quickest system to install...
February 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO Secretary-General expresses deep sympathy for Rabaul Queen victims

IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu has extended his sincere condolences to friends and families of all those who have been caught up in the MV Rabaul Queen sinking in Papua New Guinea. Mr. Sekimizu spoke with the Papua New Guinea High Commissioner in London, Ms Winnie Anna Kiap, to express his deep...
February 3rd, 2012 | IMO, Maritime Accidents | Read More

MOL-operated Containership Rescues 116 Shipwreck Survivors off Papua New Guinea

Tokyo, 3 February 2012—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the MOL-operated containership MOL Summer rescued 116 survivors from the ferry Rabaul Queen, which sank about 17 km east of Papua New Guinea. According to local reports, the Rabaul Queen with about...
February 3rd, 2012 | Maritime Accidents | Read More

The correct use of spectacle pieces highlighted –

The correct use of spectacle pieces highlighted – released by the Shipowners’ Club THE INCIDENT: In this case a vessel was discharging a cargo of premium grade petrol from No 1 port and starboard cargo tanks. Shortly after commencing operations the high level alarm of the port side slop tank...
February 2nd, 2012 | Health and Safety, P and I Clubs | Read More