Archive for the ‘Safety and Security’ Category

Lloyd’s Register launches global programme to accelerate safety innovation in industry

Lloyd’s Register launches global programme to accelerate safety innovation in industry
Prof Richard Clegg The Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator will bring together technology companies and industry to test innovative digital solutions to critical safety and risk challenges.  London, 14 December 2017 – Lloyd’s Register (LR), one of the world’s leading providers...
December 14th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Special Rescue Award to m/v “Hispania Graeca”

Special Rescue Award to m/v “Hispania Graeca”
From the Awards ceremony; second from the left is Stephanos E. Angelakos On 02.11.2017 m/v Hispania Graeca, managed by Angelakos (Hellas) S.A. was awarded the Special Rescue Award at the Amver Awards 2017 ceremony, which was organized by the International Propeller Club. Mr. Stephanos E. Angelakos, who...
December 7th, 2017 | Awards, Safety and Security | Read More

Somalia signs Jeddah Amendment on illicit maritime activity

Somalia signs Jeddah Amendment on illicit maritime activity
.. 04/12/2017  – Somalia has become the 14th signatory* to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct – the instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden that has been a key factor in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships operating...
December 4th, 2017 | IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Naval Dome responds to Clarksons cyber attack

Naval Dome responds to Clarksons cyber attack
Itai Sela Viewers can find below a statement from Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela in response to Clarksons cyber security breach. “The announcement yesterday that ship broker Clarksons confirmed its computer systems were breached in a major cyber-security attack is a further indication how the global maritime...
November 30th, 2017 | Chartering, IT and Communications, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases | Read More

American Club: Good Housekeeping essential to keep a vessel ship-shape

American Club: Good Housekeeping essential to keep a vessel ship-shape
William Moore New York, November 30, 2017 – Daily maintenance and cleaning tasks are essential to supporting a safe working environment on-board a ship, but the importance of these simple actions can also often be overlooked. The latest in The American Club’s Pocket Guides, which contain...
November 30th, 2017 | Books, Health and Safety, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Story of the Day | Read More

Marintec 2017: New VIKING MES cuts servicing costs

Marintec 2017: New VIKING MES cuts servicing costs
… Mandatory servicing of marine evacuation systems (MES) on board passenger vessels is both costly and labour-intensive. At Marintec 2017, VIKING will introduce visitors to its latest MES solution that enables shipowners and operators to significantly reduce servicing costs and administration. Set...
November 30th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  28-Nov-2017 CLOSURES FOR MAT SINKING OPS Lower Mississippi River, United States Closures for mat sinking ops Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Lower Mississippi River, United States The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is conducting mat sinking operations near the HPL...
November 28th, 2017 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Breaking News: What’s happening at the Gherkin in the City?

Breaking News: What’s happening at the  Gherkin in the City?
.. As you read these lines (forty minutes ago) –  the area around the Gherkin at St. Mary Axe in the City of London, next door to the Baltic Exchange has been cordoned-off… There has been an evacuation of the entire building (The famous Gherkin). There is a silver Focus car opposite opposite...
November 28th, 2017 | Breaking News, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,477: Dry Volatility continues… Wets: another enigma…

The BDI@1,477: Dry Volatility continues… Wets: another enigma…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 1,477 points, up 19… The Geopolitical situation remind us of a Yellowstone situ…. WISTA-Hellas’ Annual Forum at the Athenaeum InterContinental more than a great success, as did the Chios Village Ladies’ Friends at their annual...
November 27th, 2017 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Banking, Charity, Chartering, Climate, Clubs, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Containers, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Fashion, Film Industry, HR, Immigration, Jewelry, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, People and Places, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum agrees on major industry goals

Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum agrees on major industry goals
Carbon emissions, safety and cyber security were at the top of the agenda at the annual Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum which attracted more than 100 delegates. At the end of two days of debate it was agreed that the industry needs to design ships differently and be more technologically innovative to reach...
November 27th, 2017 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Emergency planning exercise tests security at Port of Blyth

Emergency planning exercise tests security at Port of Blyth
The Port of Blyth The Port of Blyth recently held a multi-agency exercise, facilitated by State 21 Ltd.  The exercise involving police, fire and rescue, the Border Force, along with Port of Blyth staff and Reay Security, tested both the port’s preparedness for emergencies and in particular their response...
November 23rd, 2017 | Associations, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Thome opens Fleet Operations Hub

Thome opens Fleet Operations Hub
Speaking to a Master on board one of Thome’s managed vessels from Thome’s Operations Hub The Thome Group has opened a modern operations hub at its offices in Singapore to enhance the quality of its ship management services and reaction times to emergency responses. The state-of-the-art facilities...
November 17th, 2017 | HR, IT and Communications, News, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Future-proofing through training – The Nautical Institute Command Seminars

Future-proofing through training – The Nautical Institute Command Seminars
…an interesting overview… a full house at Trinity House 14.11.17 – Training and professional development needs to be addressed at the highest level if we are to continue to improve maritime safety, concluded attendees at The Nautical Institute’s 2017 Command Seminar series. At the...
November 14th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

HudsonAnalytix wins Port Cyber Assessment Grant

HudsonAnalytix wins Port Cyber Assessment Grant
Max Bobys HudsonAnalytix–Cyber Awarded United States Maritime Administration Cargo Handling Cooperative Program Grant to Perform Cybersecurity Assessment Workshops at Three U.S. Ports. Washington, DC, November 9, 2017 // HudsonAnalytix, Inc. is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a United States...
November 10th, 2017 | Awards, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Naval Dome and LR team up to develop cyber security standards for ships

Naval Dome and LR team up to develop cyber security standards for ships
Cyber attackers can shift a vessel’s reported position, mislead the radar display, turn on and disable machinery, and override the fuel control, steering and ballast systems Naval Dome and Lloyd’s Register team up to develop cyber security standards for ships Israel-based cyber security specialist...
November 9th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

HRAS News: New maritime Labour Rights and Human Rights Educational film launched

HRAS News: New maritime Labour Rights and Human Rights Educational film launched
New maritime Labour Rights and Human Rights Educational film launched 2 November 2017 Human Rights at Sea launches a new educational film explaining Labour and Human Rights Today, Human Rights at Sea launches the second in its series of freely available educational films and accompanying infographics...
November 3rd, 2017 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

Latest Crowley Lift-On, Lift-Off Vessel Enters U.S. Mainland-Puerto Rico Trade

Latest Crowley Lift-On, Lift-Off Vessel Enters U.S. Mainland-Puerto Rico Trade
455-3 Sailed Tuesday with First Commercial and FEMA Loads … (SAN JUAN, PR; Nov. 2, 2017)  –  Crowley Maritime Corp. has retrofitted two of its heavy lift, flat-deck barges, 455-3 and Marty J, to provide additional capacity to customers shipping cargo between the U.S. mainland and...
November 2nd, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Markets, News, Safety and Security, Ship Conversions, Shiprepair | Read More

Kongsberg receives first DNV GL cyber security type approval for its K-IMS system

Kongsberg receives first DNV GL cyber security type approval for its K-IMS system
Knut Omberg, Principal Engineer at DNV GL – Maritime (left), presents Roar Simensen, Product Adviser – Connected Vessels & Information management at Kongsberg Maritime (right), with the new type approval. Høvik/Hamburg, 2 November 2017: As the shipping industry digitalizes, vessels are...
November 2nd, 2017 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, News, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Cyber Security panel debate at MECSS 2017

Cyber Security panel debate at MECSS 2017
Kevin Daffey “A new strain of ransomware nicknamed ‘Bad Rabbit’ has been found spreading in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere” reported the media as recently as 24 October. Hardly a day goes by without news of a fresh cyber-attack. Organisations as diverse as Maersk and the UK’s National Health...
November 1st, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, IMarEST, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  27-Oct-2017 SAFETY INSPECTION REQUIRED BEFORE STS OPERATION Port of Fujairah, UAE TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENT OF THE TUNG CHUNG BUOYED CHANNEL Hong Kong CLOSURE AT BOSPHORUS Bosphorus, Turkey Safety inspection required before STS operation Friday, October 27, 2017, Port of...
October 27th, 2017 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Weather | Read More

HRAS News: Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA crew anti-slavery & trafficking report

HRAS News: Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA crew anti-slavery & trafficking report
… The latest from Human Rights at Sea Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA crew anti-slavery & trafficking report PRESS RELEASE 26 October 2017  Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA Crew anti-slavery...
October 27th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Maritime security for sustainable development

Maritime security for sustainable development
IMO’s Chris Trelawny outlined the current trans-national threats to shipping, A gathering of navy chiefs from around the world have heard how effective, joined-up and forward-looking maritime security can be key to an efficient maritime sector, and, therefore, national and regional economic development....
October 26th, 2017 | Associations, Military, Safety and Security | Read More

Time to refloat dangerous wrecks and save the environment too

Time to refloat dangerous wrecks and save the environment too
From the refloating of the “Cabrera” Following the successful refloating and raising of the aft section of the cargoship Cabrera Andros island in the Cyclades in Greece’s central Aegean Sea, it is a rare so to say opportunity to use the Smit crane involved for other actions while she’s...
October 23rd, 2017 | Associations, At the end of the day..., Communication, Environment, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Oil Spill, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Tourism | Read More

Pirate attacks “still a major concern,” says maritime charity as new figures are released

Pirate attacks “still a major concern,” says maritime charity as new figures are released
… Global piracy continues to be a concern in the Gulf of Guinea, Southeast Asia and Venezuela, according to statistics released yesterday by the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB). In the first nine months of 2017, 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery...
October 18th, 2017 | Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report

4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report
Captain P. Mukundan London, 17 October 2017 – A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on maritime...
October 17th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More