Archive for the ‘Safety and Security’ Category

The Killing of Fesaitu Riamkau: A Fijian Crewman

The Killing of Fesaitu Riamkau: A Fijian Crewman
15 January 2019 Any advice for people going to sea? “It’s up to them. Anything can happen at sea.” Munivai Taukave Lorenti London.UK. Human Rights at Sea today publishes a new redacted case study, including witness statements detailing the background to the killing of Fesaitu Riamkau in Panama,...
January 16th, 2019 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

IMB piracy report 2018: attacks multiply in the Gulf of Guinea

IMB piracy report 2018: attacks multiply in the Gulf of Guinea
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 16 January 2019 – Piracy increased on the world’s seas in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa, the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest annual piracy report reveals. Worldwide,...
January 16th, 2019 | Arrest of ships, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Insight, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Pocket Guide – new concept introduced by Seagull

Pocket Guide – new concept introduced by Seagull
Pocket Guide – new concept from Seagull Last year, Seagull Maritime introduced a new concept to their comprehensive library of learning – The Pocket Guide. This has been developed as a supplement to the e-learning modules. But what is a Pocket guide?   A Pocket Guide is an electronic tool...
January 11th, 2019 | Environment, Health and Safety, HR, IT and Communications, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Care for hospitalised seafarers still a challenge says seafarers’ charity

Care for hospitalised seafarers still a challenge says seafarers’ charity
… At the beginning of 2019, global seafarers’ charity, Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) says that supporting seafarers in hospital remains a vital part of its work during one of the most stressful times a seafarer can face. At the end of 2018 the charity had been supporting seafarers in...
January 8th, 2019 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

IMCA safety statistics – a new look for the new year

IMCA safety statistics – a new look for the new year
Nick Hough, IMCA’s Technical Adviser, responsible for IMCA’s Health, Safety, Security & Environment Committer IMCA contractor members to take part in annual safety survey The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is introducing a new web-based method for collecting safety...
January 7th, 2019 | Associations, News, Safety and Security | Read More

HRAS News: Migrants crossing The English Channel & Port Strategies

HRAS News: Migrants crossing The English Channel & Port Strategies
… COMMENT 28 December 2018 London.UK.  The recent increase in migrant crossings from France to England across one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, has prompted calls within the UK to increase sea patrols and prevent crossings. Nonetheless, the issue should not be unexpected for UK Border...
December 31st, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
24-Dec-2018 EXERCISING SAFETY AND VIGILANCE DURING FESTIVE SEASONS Singapore REMOVAL OF WRECK Hong Kong GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY AT PING CHAU Hong Kong PORT OPENED AFTER TSUNAMI Merak, Indonesia Exercising safety and vigilance during festive seasons Monday, December 24, 2018, Singapore The Maritime and Port...
December 24th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Outcome of IACS Council 78

Outcome of IACS Council 78
Jeong-kie Lee, IACS COUNCIL FOCUSES ON CHALLENGES OF CYBER SAFETY AND GHG EMISSIONS WHILE FURTHER STRENGTHENING QUALITY OPERATIONS The IACS Council held its 78th session (C78) in London last week where Cyber Safety, Quality and the Environment featured prominently in discussions.  Coming immediately...
December 17th, 2018 | Associations, Classification Societies, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IACS, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO: MSC 100 summary

IMO: MSC 100 summary
The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) completed its landmark 100th session, with progress in the regulatory scoping exercise on maritime autonomous surface ships; approval of revised guidelines on fatigue and further updates on work on goal-based standards, polar shipping and safety issues relating to...
December 13th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Health and Safety, IMO, News, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

ECSA welcomes the extension of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia

ECSA welcomes the extension of  the EU capacity building mission in Somalia
Martin Dorsman The European shipowners are pleased with the Council’s decision to extent the mandate of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) until 31 December 2020. ‘The EU’s engagement in Somalia and the efforts the EU is deploying in this region has contributed to the...
December 11th, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

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

Superyachts are being bugged

Superyachts are being bugged
Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions High net worth individuals are becoming increasingly concerned about being bugged on their superyachts, according to a leading expert. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, said his teams of ‘bug sweepers’ have been expanded to deal with...
December 7th, 2018 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Technology | Read More

HRAS publishes new legal research paper on Business and Human Rights

HRAS publishes new legal research paper on Business and Human Rights
PRESS RELEASE 6th December 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea publishes its latest legal research paper on maritime business and human rights as part of its ongoing legal research programme. The paper  titled ‘A UN Convention on Business and Human Rights. How it would look like for the maritime...
December 7th, 2018 | Charity, Clubs, Health and Safety, 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

Visions of the future as Maritime Safety Committee celebrates 100th session

Visions of the future as Maritime Safety Committee celebrates 100th session
John Faraclas Evolution not revolution. Autonomous and remote-controlled ships are being trialled but seafarers, for now, remain indispensable to safe shipping. These were key takeaways from a special session (3 December) of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, which is celebrating its 100th session.   Delegates...
December 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security | 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

LR becomes first class society to be assigned RO status by Canadian Department of National Defence

LR becomes first class society to be assigned RO status by Canadian Department of National Defence
From the signing ceremony between LR and the Canadian Department of National Defence  (John Hicks and Captain (Navy) Jacques Olivier pictured center) 04 December 2018 – On 15 November 2018, Lloyd’s Register (LR) became the first classification society to be assigned RO (Recognised Organisation)...
December 4th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Military, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW helps BIMCO draft first cyber security clause

HFW helps BIMCO draft first cyber security clause
William MacLachlan, senior associate, HFW Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has helped shipping association BIMCO draft its first cyber security clause. The new clause, which is designed for use in a broad range of contracts, is due to be published in May 2019.  It requires parties to have plans and...
December 3rd, 2018 | BIMCO, Legal, News, Safety and Security | 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

KR’s SeaTrust-HullScan software wins 2018 Tanker Safety Award

KR’s SeaTrust-HullScan software wins 2018 Tanker Safety Award
KR’s executive vice president Mr Hyungchul Lee accepting the award; to his left is Edwin Lampert The Korean Register of Shipping (KR) has won the 2018 Tanker Safety Award for its specialist software – SeaTrust-HullScan. The annual award is presented to a company that has shown excellence...
November 22nd, 2018 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security, Tankers | 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

Digital defence in the maritime industry

Digital defence in the maritime industry
As owners act to fortify their ships and shore-side operations against cyber risk in the face of evolving threats and imminent regulation, DNV GL has expanded its services to cover control systems, software, procedures and human factors.  by Svante Einarsson, Senior Cyber Security Advisor, DNV GL Although...
November 21st, 2018 | Classification Societies, Corruption, Insight, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | 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

IMCA announces short-lists for Safety and Environmental Sustainability Awards

IMCA announces short-lists for Safety and Environmental  Sustainability Awards
Allen Leatt Finalists announced for IMCA awards Awards to be presented at IMCA’s Annual Seminar, 28-29 November The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the finalists for its Safety and Environmental Sustainability Awards. Three companies have been short-listed...
November 19th, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Liberia becomes first flag state to join the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Liberia becomes first flag state to join the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
Alfonso Castillero Liberia has become the first ship registry to be admitted to the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) as an associate member.  Alfonso Castillero, CCO of the Liberian Registry, says, “We are greatly honoured to be the first ship registry admitted as an associate member of the...
November 16th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Flags, Safety and Security | Read More