Archive for the ‘Safety and Security’ Category

HRAS News: UK P&I Club: Search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean

HRAS News: UK P&I Club: Search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean
Amanda Hastings Amanda Hastings, Claims Executive at UK P&I Club, comments on the effect of Operation Triton on search and rescue operations: “Summer is once again upon us and the media coverage surrounding the refugee and migrant crisis in the Mediterranean continues, as do the criticisms of Operation...
July 26th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, News, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Last chance to nominate H.E.R.O.s

Last chance to nominate H.E.R.O.s
Bruce Reid The closing date for the IMRF H.E.R.O. Awards is THIS FRIDAY Friday 28 July 2017 is the last day to nominate any unsung maritime heroes in the International Maritime Rescue Federation H.E.R.O. (Honouring Excellence in Rescue Operations) Awards, visit www.imrfhero.org now, to enter your...
July 26th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Latest version of free app for seafarers to help combat mental health and physical illness

Latest version of free app for seafarers to help combat mental health and physical illness
Some of the recipes you can make on the Wellness at Sea app The latest version of Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea app for seafarers hopes to further combat high rates of cardiovascular conditions and mental health disorders among seafarers. The enhancements to the free app, sponsored by Bernhard...
July 24th, 2017 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, IT and Communications, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

The Environment: an interview with Antipollution’s CEO Byron Vassiliades

The Environment: an interview with Antipollution’s CEO Byron Vassiliades
Byron Vassiliades Following recent environmental issues, developments, events as well as incidents, Allaboutshipping’s Anny Zade met with with Antipollution’s CEO Byron Vassiliades and asked him certain questions; herebelow viewers can read the entire interview: 1.How have states and port authorities...
July 19th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Groundings, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, People and Places, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Be cautious with the BDI and Geopolitics

Be cautious with the BDI and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “raises” hopes given its 20 plus points rise, but be cautious as things are not that promising and in any case we are far apart the December 2013 level of 2,277 points – 1,345 points down! Geopolitics are not just an enigma, they are a harsh reality and...
July 18th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Safety and Security, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices | Read More

Thome Managed Vessel Rescues German Sailors

Thome Managed Vessel Rescues German Sailors
The “Nord Nightingale” A Military Sealift Command contracted ship diverted from its mission to perform a rescue at sea mission on July 7. The Thome managed vessel, MT Nord Nightingale, was in transit from Houston, Texas, to Akrotiri, Cyprus, delivering fuel for the U.S. Air Force when it...
July 18th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Safety experts to meet Government to discuss fire regulations post-Grenfell Tower

Safety experts to meet Government to discuss fire regulations post-Grenfell Tower
Grenfell Tower Leading safety bodies are set to meet ministers for talks on the UK’s building and fire regulations in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the House of Lords heard today. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), British Safety Council (BSC) and Royal Society...
July 14th, 2017 | Construction, Health and Safety, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

2016 Annual Report Paris MoU on Port State Control

2016 Annual Report Paris MoU on Port State Control
Richard Schiferli 2016 shows a large increase in the refusal of access (“bans”) within the region: 20 bans compared to 11 in 2015. The detention percentage has also increased from 3.4% to 3.8%. The number of detainable deficiencies has increased 7.3% compared to 2015. The number of inspections carried...
July 13th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Flags, Health and Safety, News, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel

New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel
MT IBA Crew med condition Human Rights at Sea today publishes a further detailed case study and investigatory report into the abuse of seafarers provided by first-hand crew testimony onboard a UAE flagged vessel moored offshore the UAE coast owned by Alco Shipping Services. Notable concerns raised are...
July 13th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Company Profiles, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

Evergreen vessel in seafarer rescue

Evergreen vessel in seafarer rescue
… July 12, 2017 The officers and crew of Evergreen Line’s containership EVER DIADEM joined forces with another ship to successfully rescue thirty seafarers forced to abandon their burning fishing vessel off the coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean on the 9th of July. While en route from...
July 12th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication
26 MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea work in support of search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean With the on-going European migrant crisis, including the continued tragic loss of life in the southern Mediterranean offshore Libya, Human Rights at Sea and its supporting advisory work has been recognised...
July 12th, 2017 | European Union, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Dry Market gains ten points; so what!

Dry Market gains ten points; so what!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained hooray hooray ten points earlier on today and now reads 830; the Geopolitics continue to be in a mess; John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: Yesterday we hinted that we might see the market going for an upwards mode and it did happened… The Capers lead...
July 11th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Communication, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Sovcomflot calls for enhanced safety measures on Northern Sea Route

Sovcomflot calls for enhanced safety measures on Northern Sea Route
l to r: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with Sovcomflot’s Sergey Frank Working meeting held between Sovcomflot CEO Sergey Frank and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Leading Russian shipping company SCF Group (Sovcomflot) has called for the Russian government to continue its drive to...
July 11th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, News, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell two points and now reads 820; the entire Geopolitical spectrum leads with mathematical accurancy to a modern and ultra-destructive Armageddon. John Faraclas’ daily report: With minimal and controlled losses the BDI now reads 820 points – a crucial point...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, European Union, Gas, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Organisations, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Working together to improve the safety and welfare of seafarers

Working together to improve the safety and welfare of seafarers
Ray Baker The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP Maritime) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) so that the two organisations can work closer together to help improve seafarers’...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

Comment from Sailors’ Society’s CEO on reports on Wednesday that two Vietnamese seafarers have been found decapitated by the Abu Sayyaf terror group

Comment from Sailors’ Society’s CEO on reports on Wednesday that two Vietnamese seafarers have been found decapitated by the Abu Sayyaf terror group
… Following reports on Wednesday that the decapitated bodies of two Vietnamese seafarers were found on Basilan Island in the Philippines, Sailors’ Society’s CEO, Stuart Rivers, commented, “This is devastating news and our thoughts are with the victims’ families and friends.” Abu Sayyaf...
July 7th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Turkish Coast Guard Command takes delivery of first two (of six) Damen Search and Rescue Vessels

Turkish Coast Guard Command takes delivery of first two (of six) Damen Search and Rescue Vessels
.. As part of an agreement between the European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two SAR 1906 vessels to the Turkish Coast Guard. The two vessels – the first to be delivered in what is a six-vessel contract – will be mobilised in refugee...
July 7th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Immigration, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points earlier on today and now stands uncomfortably at 829 points; the Geopolitics inclusive of the  G20 forum taking place tomorrow in Hamburg will determine a great deal of future politics and trade AND possibly the environment. John Faraclas’...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, European Union, Food and Drink, IUA, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

MSC 98 – full summary now available Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 98th session, 7-16 June 2017

MSC 98 – full summary now available Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 98th session, 7-16 June 2017
Scoping exercise on autonomous vessels put on agenda The MSC agreed to include the issue of marine autonomous surface ships on its agenda. This will be in the form of a scoping exercise to determine how the safe, secure and environmentally sound operation of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) may...
July 6th, 2017 | Health and Safety, IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

Market’s fall might ignite an unprecedented shipping mess…

Market’s fall might ignite an unprecedented shipping mess…
John N. Faraclas The BDI lost 47 points earlier on today and now reads 847; the Geopolitics too are getting conspicuously messy. John Faraclas’ daily market brief: The Capers lead today’s fall with nearly 100 points loss and the BCI 2014 now reads 901 – down 96 points – about to break below the...
July 5th, 2017 | Awards, Books, Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Flags, HR, Legal, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Social Columns, Statistics, Story of the Day, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Aspida wins Seatrade Award

Aspida wins Seatrade Award
… Last Friday 30/6 during the 29th Seatrade Awards Ceremony held at the Grosvernor House in London, we won the prestigious Cyber Security Award. Aspida was selected from a panel of judges among the likes of ABS, BIMCO, DNVGL, NCC Group and Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited who were...
July 5th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

New case of Seafarer abuse exposed

New case of Seafarer abuse exposed
MT Ocean Pride washing water “We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water…. If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” Human Rights at Sea today publishes yet another detailed...
July 4th, 2017 | Charity, Corruption, Flags, Groundings, Health and Safety, HR, IT and Communications, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

2017 Q2 IMB Piracy Report

2017 Q2 IMB Piracy Report
Captain P. Mukundan London, 4 July 2017 – Continuing decline in the number of reported incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery against ships has been revealed in the second quarter piracy report of the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), published today. According to the report, the first...
July 4th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Piracy situation still serious in the Gulf of Guinea

Piracy situation still serious in the Gulf of Guinea
Patrick Verhoeven European shipowners are concerned about the continued piracy, armed robbery attacks and kidnapping for ransom events in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), and particularly off Nigeria. According to the latest International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy report in total 33 vessels were boarded...
June 30th, 2017 | News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

SHIPSERV awarded ISO 270001 certification

SHIPSERV awarded ISO 270001 certification
Kim Skaarup, Chief Operating Officer, ShipServ QMS International certification recognises ShipServ’s robust information security management system and ability to combat cyber security threats LONDON – 6 June 2017: ShipServ, the world’s leading maritime e-procurement platform, today announced that...
June 27th, 2017 | IT and Communications, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More