Archive for the ‘Safety and Security’ Category

International Taskforce mobilised to optimize port calls using existing standards

International Taskforce mobilised to optimize port calls using existing standards
Image courtesy of EXMAR. Antwerp, September 19th, 2018 – “We cannot envisage an efficient port call if all parties involved cannot reach a common understanding on what defines a port call, the parameters involved and key events where accurate information needs to be shared by actual data...
September 19th, 2018 | Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Naval Dome calls on Insurers to revoke Clause CL 380

Naval Dome calls on Insurers to revoke Clause CL 380
Itai Sela Naval Dome has called on marine insurers to revoke the controversial Clause CL 380 and implement policies that insure against the risk of cyber-attacks on ship systems. Speaking in Cape Town, South Africa, today during the International Union of Marine Insurance’s (IUMI) annual conference,...
September 19th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Events, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News, Safety and Security | Read More

HudsonAnalytix a powerful presence at OAS-CIP Conference

HudsonAnalytix a powerful presence at OAS-CIP Conference
Cynthia Hudson, Founder and CEO of HudsonAnalytix, HudsonAnalytix to Speak on Disaster Response at the 2nd Hemispheric Conference on Port Security: Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Capabilities for Secure Ports in the Americas September 18, 2018- Cynthia Hudson, Founder and CEO of HudsonAnalytix,...
September 18th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Lloyd’s Register Foundation launches Insight Report on safety in the passenger ferry industry

Lloyd’s Register Foundation launches Insight Report on safety in the passenger ferry industry
The Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity helping to protect the safety of life and property by supporting education, research and public engagement, today announces the launch of its Insight Report on safety in the passenger ferry industry. 17 September 2018 – The Lloyd’s Register Foundation...
September 17th, 2018 | Charity, Classification Societies, Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, News, Safety and Security | Read More

HudsonCyber and DNV GL link up to offer cyber solutions

HudsonCyber and DNV GL link up to offer cyber solutions
Camden, New Jersey, United States, September 12, 2018 // HudsonAnalytix, Inc. and its cyber risk management subsidiary, HudsonCyber, are pleased to announce the inclusion of its award-winning HACyberLogix cyber risk management decision-support software solution with DNV GL’s Veracity industry platform....
September 13th, 2018 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Interferry conference set to drive debate on industry’s major issues

Interferry conference set to drive debate on industry’s major issues
Keynote speakers from the military, merchant fleet and port sectors will feature when trade association Interferry addresses three of shipping’s most important issues – safety, security and the environment – at its 43rd annual conference in Cancun, Mexico, in early October. “Ferries already provide...
September 12th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, Military, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

10-Sep-2018 CHANGES IN VESSEL DIMENSION ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ADDITIONAL BOOKING SLOT Panama Canal, Panama SPECIAL VESSEL SECURITY INSPECTIONS Shanghai, China Changes in vessel dimension eligibility for the additional booking slot Monday, September 10, 2018, Panama Canal, Panama Effective October 1,...
September 10th, 2018 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Media advisory: Foreign bribery goes unpunished by most big exporters

Media advisory: Foreign bribery goes unpunished by most big exporters
Berlin, 10 September 2018 – Most of the world’s most powerful export markets are failing to punish corporations paying bribes overseas, according to a new report from Transparency International to be released on 12 September 2018. Exporting Corruption 2018: Assessing Enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery...
September 10th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

North P&I Club awarded with cyber essentials plus accreditation

North P&I Club awarded with cyber essentials plus accreditation
James Holmes, CIO, North P&I September 10, 2018 – North P&I Club has recently been awarded the UK government-backed Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation, which is awarded to companies who have successfully implemented systems to protect themselves against common cyber threats.  With constant...
September 10th, 2018 | Associations, News, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
06-Sep-2018 SEA PARADE IN HONG KONG Hong Kong SEA PARADE IN HONG KONG Hong Kong MARINE WORKS IN THE HUNG HOM FAIRWAY Hong Kong 2018 NATIONAL DAY FIREWORKS DISPLAY Hong Kong RECONSTRUCTION WORKS FOR SHARP ISLAND PIER Hong Kong PROCEDURE OF REPORTING MARINE OR SECURITY INCIDENT INVOLVING SINGAPORE-REGISTERED...
September 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Sports | Read More

Recognising the toll life at sea can have on seafarers’ mental health should not be underestimated, a Government minister has urged.

Recognising the toll life at sea can have on seafarers’ mental health should not be underestimated, a Government minister has urged.
Sailors’ Society chaplains and ship visitors have a presence in 91 global ports, with wider projects and services covering 30 countries Following Merchant Navy Day this Monday (3 September), mental health minister Jackie Doyle-Price has expressed her appreciation for modern-day merchant seafarers and...
September 6th, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI’s fall continues; so what…

The BDI’s fall continues; so what…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 36 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,477 – below the 1,500 point threshold… Geopolitics still messy and the massacre of civilians spreads… John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capes were down and below the 2,500 point mark, an issue...
September 5th, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Dualog warns of continued spam attacks as it stops 3.5 m infected emails

Dualog warns of continued spam attacks as it stops 3.5 m infected emails
Walter Hannemann, Product Manager at Dualog Much like everyone else, connected ships continue to face the annoyance of spam and the menace of cyber-attacks on their IT systems. Over 18% of emails scanned in the second quarter of this year were rejected as spam and just under 1% stopped because they contained...
September 5th, 2018 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Falling BDI@1,614 sends alarming bells…

Falling BDI@1,614 sends alarming bells…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 47 points earlier on today and now reads 1,614 – about to go under the 1,600 points mark. Geopolitics continue to be perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 168 points and now reads 2,826… what a triple-digit loss that was… The...
August 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Markets, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Davit reliability critical as polar vessel ordering surge continues

Davit reliability critical as polar vessel ordering surge continues
Davits that launch and recover crew boats, tenders and other craft must be fully operable at extreme temperatures, where the severity of icing may not be immediately apparent With onshore infrastructure to support polar operations falling behind a substantial influx of ships, manufacturers need to take...
August 30th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

VIKING brings new options for the original shipowner safety management solution to SMM 2018

VIKING brings new options for the original shipowner safety management solution to SMM 2018
Benny Carlsen, Senior Vice President. Powered by a full scope of maritime safety solutions and holistic servicing concepts, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has long proven its ability to convert proactive innovation to industry leading solutions that meet shipowner top priorities. At SMM 2018 in Hamburg,...
August 30th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

VIKING named exclusive distributor for new container firefighting solution

VIKING named exclusive distributor for new container firefighting solution
HydroPen™ 1 VIKING is now the worldwide distributor for Rosenby Engineering’s revolutionary HydroPen™ System, which enables crew to safely and efficiently tackle costly container fires at heights. Esbjerg, Denmark, 22 August 2018. Maritime safety equipment manufacturer and global servicing provider...
August 22nd, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Niels Juncker: a leader in marine cleaning sector backs the Blue MBA

Niels Juncker: a leader in marine cleaning sector backs the Blue MBA
Niels Juncker Searching for possibilities in a $1bn-plus market, supporting the growing focus on safe chemicals and clean environment, and helping the shipping industry in its fight for survival; taking the latest chem-tech and quality equipment to a business area which values its traditions yet is open...
August 21st, 2018 | Environment, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Education and Training, News, Oceanology, Person Profiles, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and Philippine Coast Guard meeting on security…

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and Philippine Coast Guard meeting on security…
The first day of the meeting included a panel discussion to address questions from the audience on the current situation in the Sulu-Celebes Seas ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and Philippine Coast Guard  Co-Organised Meeting with Government Agencies and Shipping Industry to Enhance Maritime Safety...
August 17th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security | Read More

Pilot hydration campaign investigates seafarers’ water consumption on board

Pilot hydration campaign investigates seafarers’ water consumption on board
73 seafarers have taken part in a hydration health promotion campaign for 28 days to assess the effectiveness of materials to encourage fluid intake.  The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has published the results of a pilot hydration campaign on seafarers’...
August 16th, 2018 | Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Stena Drilling streamlines safety equipment management backed by proven VIKING solution

Stena Drilling streamlines safety equipment management backed by proven VIKING solution
VIKING offshore evacuation system As part of its constant drive for new efficiencies, Stena Drilling has placed a significant part of its safety equipment and servicing management under a VIKING Offshore Safety Agreement.  Progressive UK-based offshore drilling company Stena Drilling Limited is committed...
August 15th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

HudsonTrident Announces Updated Facility Security Course

HudsonTrident Announces Updated Facility Security Course
Mike Edgerton Camden, New Jersey, United States, August 3, 2018 // HudsonAnalytix, Inc. is pleased to announce its maritime security subsidiary, HudsonTrident has updated its Facility Security Officer Course to reflect recent changes in the International Ship and Port Security Code Model Course.  The...
August 13th, 2018 | Maritime Education and Training, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in July 2018

Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in July 2018
.. In July 2018, a total of seven incidents (all actual incidents) of armed robbery against ships were reported All incidents have been verified and reported to the ReCAAP ISC by ReCAAP Focal Points and Contact Point Compared to the preceding month of Jun 2018, there has been an increase in the...
August 8th, 2018 | Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI
Richard Schiferli The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI. The main objectives of this CIC are to: establish the level of compliance with the requirements...
August 1st, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Capes rule the day but caution is advised…

Capes rule the day but caution is advised…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  gained another 44 points and now stands at 1,747 thanks to the Capes’ continuous surge… Geopolitics a bit of the same – still getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI was up 191 points – now reading 3,471 points. CAUTION as this...
July 31st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Markets, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More