Archive for the ‘Safety and Security’ Category

ECSA pleads for seafarers’ welfare on UK vessel held in the Strait of Hormuz

ECSA pleads for seafarers’ welfare on UK vessel held in the Strait of Hormuz
Martin Dorsman ECSA pleads for seafarers’ welfare on UK vessel held in the Strait of Hormuz At around 16h00 GMT, on 19 July, UK-registered vessel Stena Impero was accosted by unidentified crafts and a helicopter in a transit in international waters through the Strait of Hormuz. Soon after, both...
July 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Exploring the key issues shaping the health, safety and wellbeing agenda

Exploring the key issues shaping the health, safety and wellbeing agenda
Cary Cooper Exploring the key issues shaping the health, safety and wellbeing agenda British Safety Council 11th Annual Conference – Health, safety and wellbeing in the modern workplace, 16 October 2019 One of the major events in the calendar of health, safety and wellbeing professionals is fast...
July 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

NI issues guidance on lifeboat and rescue boat operations

NI issues guidance on lifeboat and rescue boat operations
. NI issues guidance on lifeboat and rescue boat operations 22.07.19 – “There is no easy way to abandon ship,” writes Dag Pike. The author is one of the most experienced navigators in the world and speaks from experience, having been shipwrecked twice in the Atlantic. Taking to the boats, getting...
July 22nd, 2019 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

The Shipowners’ Club: Gangway Guidance Booklet

The Shipowners’ Club: Gangway Guidance Booklet
The front cover of the Gangway Guidance Booklet The Shipowners’ Club: Gangway Guidance Booklet The Club regularly deals with claims involving access to vessels. Given their size, the majority of vessels entered with the Club utilise gangways rather than accommodation ladders which tend to be constructed...
July 19th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

India Driving National Human Rights at Sea Agenda

India Driving National Human Rights at Sea Agenda
.. India Driving National Human Rights at Sea Agenda London, UK. The Indian Government and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) are driving forward with the newly created ‘human rights at sea’ agenda in quick time following the first national seminar on the topic held in Mumbai on 28 February...
July 16th, 2019 | Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

Market surges into new heights whilst Geopolitics to new lows…

Market surges into new heights whilst Geopolitics to new lows…
John Faraclas Market surges into new heights whilst Geopolitics to new lows… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) got to yet another high: 1,865 points – up 49! It was also 125 points higher since last Friday the 5th of July when it stood at 1,740…Geopolitics too messy! John Faraclas’ brief daily and...
July 12th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Insight, Markets, News, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tenders, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Constant Bridge warnings create ‘alarm fatigue,’ survey reveals

Constant Bridge warnings create ‘alarm fatigue,’ survey reveals
Captain Kuba Szymanski InterManager Secretary General Constant Bridge warnings create ‘alarm fatigue,’ survey reveals Frequently sounding bridge warnings, especially false ones, can create ‘alarm fatigue’ and hinder watch keepers in carrying out their vital role, a new survey supported by InterManager...
July 12th, 2019 | Communication, Health and Safety, HR, Intermanager, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

The BDI@ 1,700 amid a Geopolitical pandemonium…

The BDI@ 1,700 amid a Geopolitical pandemonium…
John Faraclas The BDI@ 1,700 amid a Geopolitical pandemonium… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 151 points earlier on today. Geopolitics on all five continents are messy and surely Shipping will one way or another be affected. John Faraclas brief daily recap: Having reached the 1,700 points threshold...
July 4th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

NI signs MoU with IMO Technical Cooperation Division

NI signs MoU with IMO Technical Cooperation Division
Captain John Lloyd, NI CEO (left) pictured with Mr Juvenal J. M. Shiundu, Acting Director, Technical Cooperation Division, IMO NI signs MoU with IMO Technical Cooperation Division 04.07.19 – The Nautical Institute (NI) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have signed a Memorandum...
July 4th, 2019 | Associations, Environment, Health and Safety, IMO, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

HFW Briefing: The Strait of Hormuz: how can you manage the risks?

HFW Briefing: The Strait of Hormuz: how can you manage the risks?
Jean Koh HFW Briefing: The Strait of Hormuz: how can you manage the risks? On 20 June 2019 the US narrowly pulled back from retaliatory military strikes on Iranian targets. This was a move planned in response to Iran’s targeting of a US drone allegedly operating in Iranian airspace. These events...
July 3rd, 2019 | Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Leading shipmanager calls for action to address seafarer suicides

Leading shipmanager calls for action to address seafarer suicides
Delegates discussing mental health initiatives for seafarers at Tata Institute of Social Sciences TISS Leading shipmanager calls for action to address seafarer suicides Mental health awareness should be made a core component of first aid seafarer training, according to Captain Rajesh Unni, CEO and Founder...
July 1st, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

2018 Annual Report Paris MOU on Port Sate Control

2018 Annual Report Paris MOU on Port Sate Control
Luc Smulders 2018 Annual Report Paris MOU on Port Sate Control   “Consistent Compliance” The Paris MoU has published its 2018 Annual Report on the 1st of July 2019, which can be found on the website (www.parismou.org). This report contains the details of the activities of the Paris MoU during...
July 1st, 2019 | Health and Safety, News, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Burgess and the Mission to Seafarers team up to support superyacht crews

Burgess and the Mission to Seafarers team up to support superyacht crews
Ken Wiseman, project lead and Cyprus chaplain for The Mission to Seafarers (front right), Karen Martensen, charter manager and broker, Burgess (back left), Andrea Peluffo, brokerage assistant in Palma, Burgess (back right). Burgess and the Mission to Seafarers team up to support superyacht crews Initial...
June 19th, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Health and Safety, Holidays, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Tourism, News, Safety and Security, Sailing, Yachting | Read More

IMRF elects new board

IMRF elects new board
The new board with Theresa Crossley, CEO of the IMRF fifth from the left. International Maritime Rescue Federation elects new board IMRF members elected their new Board of Trustees yesterday (18 June) at their Quadrennial General Meeting (QGM) in Vancouver. The meeting followed on from the 4th World...
June 19th, 2019 | Associations, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

World’s maritime search and rescue experts gather in Vancouver

World’s maritime search and rescue experts gather in Vancouver
Theresa Crossley, CEO IMRF World’s maritime search and rescue experts gather in Vancouver Some of the world’s leading maritime search and rescue experts will be meeting in Vancouver, Canada to share knowledge and improve their skills this weekend (15-18 June). Every year around 360,000 people...
June 14th, 2019 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over tanker attacks

International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over tanker attacks
Guy Platten International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over tanker attacks The Board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has expressed concern at the serious incidents involving the Marshall Islands flagged ship Front Altair and the Panama flagged Kokuka Courageous, in the Gulf of...
June 13th, 2019 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 13-Jun-2019 REVALIDATION OF THE GMDSS GENERAL OPERATOR CERTIFICATE (GOC) AND RESTRICTED OPERATOR CERTIFICATE (ROC) Singapore Revalidation of the GMDSS General Operator Certificate (GOC) and Restricted Operator Certificate (ROC) Thursday, June 13, 2019, Singapore According to the...
June 13th, 2019 | Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

BIMCO urges nations to co-operate after new Hormuz attacks

BIMCO urges nations to co-operate after new Hormuz attacks
Angus Frew BIMCO urges nations to co-operate after new Hormuz attacks BIMCO is urging nations to defuse tension and work together through diplomatic efforts following new attacks on two tankers at the Strait of Hormuz on 13 June. The attacks occurred just east of the Strait of Hormuz, involving a Marshall...
June 13th, 2019 | BIMCO, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Allianz: Shipping losses lowest this century, but incident numbers remain high

Allianz: Shipping losses lowest this century, but incident numbers remain high
..  Allianz: Shipping losses lowest this century, but incident numbers remain high Safety And Shipping Review 2019: 46 large ships lost worldwide in 2018, down by a record 50% annually and 55% below the 10-year average of 104. Total losses significantly fell in accident hotspots such as South East...
June 4th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

American Club circular no.16/19 – pre-employment medical examination (PEME) program: Synopsis of 2017 and 2018 results and attendant cost savings

American Club circular no.16/19 – pre-employment medical examination (PEME) program: Synopsis of 2017 and 2018 results and attendant cost savings
Joe Hughes American Club circular no.16/19 – pre-employment medical examination (PEME) program: Synopsis of 2017 and 2018 results and attendant cost savings  JUNE 3, 2019   CIRCULAR NO. 16/19   TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION   Dear Member:   PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION (PEME) PROGRAM:...
June 3rd, 2019 | Health and Safety, Medical, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

DNV GL: Tectonic shifts in shipping make safety more vital than eve

DNV GL: Tectonic shifts in shipping make safety more vital than eve
  Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO DNV GL – Maritime, presenting at DNV GL’s Nor-Shipping press conference in Oslo (Source: DNV GL) DNV GL: Tectonic shifts in shipping make safety more vital than eve Oslo, 3 June 2019: At its Nor-Shipping press conference in Oslo, DNV GL – Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen...
June 3rd, 2019 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Health and Safety, Press and Media, Safety and Security | Read More

VIKING and Norsafe sailing under same flag at Nor-Shipping

VIKING and Norsafe sailing under same flag at Nor-Shipping
Liferaft in ice VIKING and Norsafe sailing under same flag at Nor-Shipping  Following last year’s acquisition of Norwegian lifeboat builder Norsafe by VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, the two companies are joining forces at Nor-Shipping to showcase their complete safety solution.  For decades, the name...
June 3rd, 2019 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Greece’s Cruising prospects positive despite of regional geopolitical challenges the key message at the 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

Greece’s Cruising prospects positive despite of regional geopolitical challenges the key message at the 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum
A very well attended event! Greece’s Cruising prospects positive despite of regional geopolitical challenges the key message at the 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum The prospects for the growth of the cruise industry in East Med are positive but still need much to improve in terms of safety and...
May 28th, 2019 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Tourism | Read More

ECSA visits EU NAVFOR Somalia

ECSA visits EU NAVFOR Somalia
The European Community Shipowners’ Associations visits EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta Meeting reiterates: threat of piracy not eradicated off the Horn of Africa. On 23 May, ECSA’s Maritime Security Working Group met with the EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta at their operation headquarters...
May 24th, 2019 | Associations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 22-May-2019 UPDATED MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED DRAFT FOR TRANSITING VESSELS Panama Canal, Panama FIRE FIGHTING TUG IN STS AREAS Suez Canal, Egypt Updated maximum authorized draft for transiting vessels Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Panama Canal, Panama As a result of the amount of rainfall...
May 22nd, 2019 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More