Archive for the ‘Safety and Security’ Category

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) lost six points given that there was a contained loss for both the Capers and Panamaxes; geopolitics are worsening and Terrorism of ANY kind must be curbed. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly report: The BDI was also down  44 points since last week’s closing...
May 26th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Climate, Container shipping, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

DNV GL salvage support for the “Modern Express”

DNV GL salvage support for the “Modern Express”
When maritime incidents occur and the DNV GL Emergency Response Service (ERS) is called in, every minute counts, and close cooperation with salvage services is essential for a good outcome. One notable case was “Modern Express”. by Mick Potterton, Head of Section Emergency Response Service Last...
May 25th, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Cyber Security General Awareness Training

Cyber Security General Awareness Training
DNV GL acknowledges that the maritime sector is in need of adequate cyber security to safeguard organizations, assets and information. To that end, Maritime Academy Hellas is offering on 14 June 2017, a 1-day general awareness Cyber Security course in order to provide awareness for all personnel and...
May 25th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Safety and Security | Read More

Merchant ships’ involvement in migrants’ search and rescue operations growing again

Merchant ships’ involvement in migrants’ search and rescue operations growing again
From the Warsaw meeting ECSA’s Maritime Security Working Group recently had an exchange of views with the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Warsaw on maritime security issues. The Shipping industry is directly affected by challenges, such as migrants at sea.  Whereas the number of migrants...
May 24th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Theresa Crossley appointed CEO of International Maritime Rescue Federation

Theresa Crossley appointed CEO of International Maritime Rescue Federation
IMRF members conducting search and rescue The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), the international charity focussed on preventing loss of life in the world’s waters, has announced that Theresa Crossley will be its new Chief Executive. Theresa will join IMRF in October this year, when...
May 22nd, 2017 | Person Profiles, Safety and Security, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Meeting old and new friends at The Nautical Institute’s Command Seminar

Meeting old and new friends at The Nautical Institute’s Command Seminar
Trinity House On all counts, as we have reported last Wednesday and Thursday, The Nautical Institute’s Command Seminar Series 2017 event at the heart of the Square Mile’s most prestigious and historic buildings, the 500 plus years old Trinity House, was more than a timely and successful event. Timely...
May 20th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

The Nautical Institute launches maritime evidence guidelines

The Nautical Institute launches maritime evidence guidelines
John Noble and his wife with the Nautical Institute’s President Captain David Snider 18.05.17 – It is rare for a book to sell out before publication, but demand for The Nautical Institute’s latest book, Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence, has been so strong that it has had to be...
May 18th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

A Cyberweapon Unleashed

A Cyberweapon Unleashed
          Last Friday the world witnessed one of the greatest cyber attacks ever recorded. Europol said that the attack was of an “unprecedented level and requires international investigation.” Attack started on Friday and it involved a zero-day hack leaked from the NSA,...
May 16th, 2017 | Corruption, IT and Communications, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

‘Implement International Regulations to promote maritime safety, security and improved working conditions’

‘Implement International Regulations to promote maritime safety, security and improved working conditions’
Admiral Peter Brady ‘IMPLEMENT INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS TO PROMOTE MARITIME SAFETY, SECURITY AND IMPROVED WORKING CONDITIONS’ – REAR ADMIRAL PETER BRADY Jamaica’s Special Envoy to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council, Rear Admiral Peter Brady, is calling for the...
May 15th, 2017 | IMO, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Cyber security – the increasing threat to your business, May 2017

Cyber security – the increasing threat to your business, May 2017
Matthew Montgomery, senior associate at HFW HFW Briefing: Cyber security by  Matthew Montgomery At the last count, it was estimated that Friday’s cyber attack impacted upon 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries. The attack used “WannaCry” malware to disable computer systems and present users...
May 15th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Company Profiles, Legal, News, Person Profiles, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW Briefing: The OCEAN VICTORY – the final word on the safety of Kashima Port

HFW Briefing: The OCEAN VICTORY – the final word on the safety of Kashima Port
Jean Koh, partner at HFW More than 10 years after the grounding and subsequent total loss of the OCEAN VICTORY at Kashima port Japan, the final word on the safety of the port was given by the Supreme Court on 10 May 2017. Affirming the Court of Appeal decision1, the Supreme Court unanimously found that...
May 11th, 2017 | Groundings, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Any port in a storm?

Any port in a storm?
Robert Shearer of Thomas Cooper Any port in a storm? A re-examination of the law concerning safe ports in The Ocean Victory By Robert Shearer The Supreme Court has recently handed down judgment in the long running matter of The Ocean Victory1, which provides a useful summary of the position with regards...
May 10th, 2017 | Chartering, Legal, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

North speaks at Greece’s Merchant Marine Academy on ‘Game Changing’ maritime casualties

North speaks at Greece’s Merchant Marine Academy on ‘Game Changing’ maritime casualties
Tony Allen (North P&I Director – Greece), left, and Vassilis Stavropoulos, Academy Director, Hydra Merchant Marine Academy with a commemorative shield presented in recognition of North’s support. May 10, 2017 – North P&I Club has delivered a presentation to the Merchant Marine Academy...
May 10th, 2017 | Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Ardent cooperates with Thai liquid terminal for success

Ardent cooperates with Thai liquid terminal for success
Seen here are (from left) Polshom Chan-urai,Managing Director from MTT, Bas Michiels, Ardent’s Asia Commercial Director, and Oliver Timofei, Ardent’s Director of Emergency Management. RAYONG, Thailand (9 May, 2017) – The Map Ta Phut Tank Terminal Company (MTT) has signed an official Preparedness...
May 9th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

New member joins CSSF at latest meeting in Dubai

New member joins CSSF at latest meeting in Dubai
Hamburg, 09 May 2017. 14 out of 15 member companies of the Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) held the first of their biannual meetings in 2017 in Dubai, U.A.E. from 3rd to 4th May. United Arab Shipping Company kindly hosted the meeting. As the latest new member, Taiwanese Wan Hai Lines Ltd. joined the...
May 9th, 2017 | Associations, Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Safety and Security | Read More

Awards for exceptional commitment and dedication to workplace health and safety

Awards for exceptional commitment and dedication to workplace health and safety
Independent Safety Awards 2017 finalists British Safety Council announces International Safety Award 2017 sector winners and health and safety champions Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of Trustees, and Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, announced the names of the organisations which...
May 8th, 2017 | Awards, Events, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Norsafe to deliver new lifeboat systems to Statoil’s Njord A platform

Norsafe to deliver new lifeboat systems to Statoil’s Njord A platform
Norsafe GES 52 freefall lifeboat Norsafe has received orders from Kværner relating to the delivery of new lifeboat systems to Statoil’s Njord A platform. Norsafe will supply three lifeboat systems of its largest freefall lifeboat, the GES 52, with compatible davits. The lifeboat systems are built...
May 8th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Maritime piracy report sees first Somali hijackings after five-year lull

Maritime piracy report sees first Somali hijackings after five-year lull
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 4 May 2017 – Pirates and armed robbers attacked 43 ships and captured 58 seafarers in the first quarter of 2017, slightly more than the same period last year, according to the latest ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) piracy report. The global report...
May 4th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Sailors’ Society invites seafarers to shape the future of wellness at sea

Sailors’ Society invites seafarers to shape the future of wellness at sea
Global maritime charity Sailors’ Society is inviting working seafarers to participate in an anonymous survey exploring seafarer wellness and the root causes of illness. Photo credit: Roger Harris /Sailors’ Society. Global maritime charity Sailors’ Society is inviting working seafarers to participate...
May 3rd, 2017 | Charity, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

OTC 2017: VIKING fields new offshore safety solutions to protect people and business

OTC 2017: VIKING fields new offshore safety solutions to protect people and business
PS4191 Anti-Exposure suit, offshore 1 This year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2017) in Houston will see VIKING present bold and innovative products and solutions that make thinking beyond traditional offshore safety choices a wise move in terms of both safety and efficiency. Esbjerg, Denmark,...
May 1st, 2017 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

DNV GL launches new PSC Planner application

DNV GL launches new PSC Planner application
Claudia Ohlmeier, Group Leader Port State Control, DNV GL – Maritime. Singapore, 26 April 2017: Classification society DNV GL has launched a new application on its My DNV GL portal – the Port State Control (PSC) Planner. The PSC Planner has been designed to help ship owners, managers and operators...
April 26th, 2017 | Classification Societies, IACS, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Cyber Security General Awareness Training

Cyber Security General Awareness Training
DNV GL acknowledges that the maritime sector is in need of adequate cyber security to safeguard organizations, assets and information. To that end, Maritime Academy Hellas is offering on 11 May 2017, a 1-day general awareness Cyber Security course in order to provide awareness for all personnel and...
April 21st, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Safety and Security | Read More

Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes

Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes
Ms. Dilek Ayhan, State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, hands over the instrument of ratification of the 2010 HNS Protocol to Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO. Briefing: 12 21/04/2017 – Norway has become the first country to become a Contracting State...
April 21st, 2017 | Environment, Health and Safety, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

IMRF calls for nominations for its H.E.R.O Awards, 2017

IMRF calls for nominations for its H.E.R.O Awards, 2017
Bruce Reid Individuals and organisations are urged to nominate anyone involved in maritime search and rescue who deserves recognition for exceptional service  The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is calling for nominations and entries for its H.E.R.O (Honouring Excellence in Rescue Operations)...
April 19th, 2017 | Awards, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

What Are the Digital Threats to your Business

What Are the Digital Threats to your Business
Flavio Menghini (left) and Sandis Medins. What Are the Digital Threats to Your Business? By James Brewer Executives have been recommended to exercise a “healthy level of paranoia” over the safety of their computerised systems.  The advice came from Sandis Medins, a specialist at IDYNAMIC Group,...
April 8th, 2017 | Corruption, Events, Insight, Safety and Security | Read More