Archive for the ‘Safety and Security’ Category

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

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

Global insurance and trade grapple with blockchain innovation

Global insurance and trade grapple with blockchain innovation
Prof Michael Mainelli. Global insurance and trade grapple with blockchain innovation By James Brewer Blockchain, a system that has seen substantial growth in 2018, holds out immense promise for mitigating business and financial risk, a conference in the heart of London’s insurance market heard. The...
November 15th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Finance, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Shipfinance | Read More

Ocean Shipping Industry prioritizes technology investment for year ahead

Ocean Shipping Industry prioritizes technology investment for year ahead
. New Survey Finds Shipping Industry Concerned About Impact of Trade Protectionism and Cyber Threats, But Mostly Optimistic About Growth Industry Respondents Say Technology Spending Will Increase as Companies Seek to Improve Process Efficiency, Customer Experience, and Supply Chain Collaboration SAN...
November 13th, 2018 | Maritime Fraud, Markets, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMRF and The Nautical Institute sign MOU

IMRF and The Nautical Institute sign MOU
Theresa Crossley CEO, IMRF and Capt. John Lloyd, CEO Nautical Institute The IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) and The Nautical Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing to work together on projects that support both organisations’ shared objective to improve...
November 12th, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland sign partnership agreement for Cybersecurity Services

ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland sign partnership agreement for Cybersecurity Services
l to r: Tobias Schweinfurter, President and CEO, TÜV Rheinland Japan, Dr. Michael Fübi, Chairman, TÜV Rheinland and  Koichi Fujiwara, President & CEO, ClassNK Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland have concluded a worldwide partnership agreement for cybersecurity...
November 12th, 2018 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | 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

InterManager urges crew to help identify enclosed space solutions

InterManager urges crew to help identify enclosed space solutions
Captain Kuba Szymanski InterManager, the international trade association for the shipmanagement sector, has launched a campaign to encourage seafarers to think about safety issues when working in enclosed spaces and to identify measures which they believe would reduce risks. Announcing the campaign during...
November 9th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Intermanager, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

The American Club’s Loss Prevention materials LUB’S and Services: A status Update

The American Club’s Loss Prevention materials LUB’S and Services: A status Update
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club NOVEMBER 5, 2018, CIRCULAR NO. 40/18, TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION THE AMERICAN CLUB’S LOSS PREVENTION MATERIALS AND SERVICES: A STATUS UPDATE The American Club and its Managers are committed...
November 5th, 2018 | Associations, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,457: a contained fall amid Geopolitical chaos… or what?

The BDI@1,457: a contained fall amid Geopolitical chaos… or what?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 13 points losing the 1,500-point base of last week when it stood at 1,519 points – down 62! Geopolitics are not only perplexed they are dubious and the outcome on many global issues remains totally uncertain and this in turn will affect shipping – in...
November 2nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Vote for your favourite finalist in the IMRF Awards now!

Vote for your favourite finalist in the IMRF Awards now!
Voting has opened for the IMRF’s People’s Choice Award, and the finalist attracting the most votes on facebook will be announced as the winner on Thursday 8 November. The finalists for the IMRF Awards 2018, are all exceptional individuals and organisations from around the world who go above...
November 2nd, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Charity, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Red sky at Night …err Red Markets in October… keeps you wonder!

Red sky at Night …err Red Markets in October… keeps you wonder!
John Faraclas The BDI fell below the 1,500 threshold earlier on today and now reads 1,490 – that’s minus 23 points, 23 important and otherwise valuable points. Geopolitics still messy, enigmatic and above all perplexed… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI lost 34 points and now stands...
October 31st, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Health and Safety, Marinas, Markets, Medical, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
31-Oct-2018 YACHT RACE FROM HONG KONG TO DAYA BAY Hong Kong RECORD-LOW HIJACKINGS YET DANGER PERSISTS IN GULF OF GUINEA: IMB GLOBAL PIRACY REPORT Worldwide Yacht race from Hong Kong to Daya Bay Wednesday, October 31, 2018, Hong Kong A yacht race from Hong Kong to Daya Bay in the Mainland will take place...
October 31st, 2018 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Capital Ship Management Corp. receives Amver Awards by the U.S. Coast Guard

Capital Ship Management Corp. receives Amver Awards by the U.S. Coast Guard
.. Athens, Greece, October 30, 2018. Capital Ship Management Corp received Amver Awards by the U.S. Coast Guard for the vessels M/V ‘Agamemnon’, M/T ‘Aiolos’ (ex ‘British Emissary’) and M/T ‘Aktoras ’ (ex ‘British Envoy’). Mr. Benjamin M. Strong, Director, Amver Maritime...
October 30th, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Events, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

IMCA launches eCMID 11 and eMISW 4 QUESTION SETS

IMCA launches eCMID 11 and eMISW 4 QUESTION SETS
Mark Ford Updated eCMID question sets include cyber security, Maritime Labour Convention and vessel reactivation IMCA M 167 rewritten as single reference point on inspection process and report use The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has launched an updated suite of question...
October 30th, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, IT and Communications, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | 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

Stamco PCTCs installed with Naval Dome Endpoint

Stamco PCTCs installed with Naval Dome Endpoint
Naval Dome Endpoint installation took one hour to complete during the vessel’s port stay in Piraeus Naval Dome has successfully installed its Endpoint maritime cyber defence system to a 57,692GT Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) operated by Piraeus-based Stamco Ship Management. The vessel, chartered...
October 17th, 2018 | IT and Communications, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,578: an expected volatility and contained fall…

The BDI@1,578: an expected volatility and contained fall…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost six points thanks to the Capes’ fall… Geopolitics as crucial as ever… particularly on the platoon and financial sector… John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI was down 25 points at 2,164 – …the classic volatile size… Panamaxes were...
October 16th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Intermanager, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Military, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

American Club Circular No. 39/18 – Continuing Warranty of Seaworthiness OF SEAWORTHINESS

American Club Circular No. 39/18 – Continuing Warranty of Seaworthiness OF SEAWORTHINESS
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club OCTOBER 11, 2018 CIRCULAR NO. 39/18 TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION Dear Member: CONTINUING WARRANTY OF SEAWORTHINESS It has come to your Managers’ attention that, from time to time, Members are offered...
October 11th, 2018 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

OCIMF releases best practices for conducting navigational assessments

OCIMF releases best practices for conducting navigational assessments
10 October 2018 – London OCIMF has today released a new information paper on best practices for conducting navigational assessments, called A Guide to Best Practice for Navigational Assessments and Audits. Navigational assessments and audits help vessel owners, operators and Masters to identify areas...
October 10th, 2018 | Books, Communication, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

The Ameican Club and Seamen’s Church Institute jointly publish Mental Wellbeing guide for Seafarers

The Ameican Club and Seamen’s Church Institute jointly publish Mental Wellbeing guide for Seafarers
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club Publication released on World Mental Health Day to promote the recognition of mental wellbeing as a key component of the health of seafarers, who live and work in conditions which sometimes generate not only...
October 9th, 2018 | Books, Charity, Communication, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Medical, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | 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

Orolia Maritime’s World First AIS EPIRB Wins Product of Excellence at NMEA Awards 2018

Orolia Maritime’s World First AIS EPIRB Wins Product of Excellence at NMEA Awards 2018
5  October 2018: Orolia Maritime is celebrating after its McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS EPIRB won Product of Excellence in the Safety Category at the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Awards 2018 last week. The McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS is the world’s first EPIRB to include 406MHz,...
October 5th, 2018 | Awards, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Fleet Safety wins Safety4Sea Technology Award

Fleet Safety wins Safety4Sea Technology Award
Image (left to right): Antonis Bavas, Claims Executive (Greece), The American P&I Club and Peter Broadhurst, Inmarsat Senior VP Safety and Security New maritime safety service that paves the way for the modernisation of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) wins prestigious industry...
October 3rd, 2018 | Awards, Safety and Security | Read More