Archive for the ‘Safety and Security’ Category

Ballast Treatment panel discussion hosted by Lloyd’s Register

Ballast Treatment panel discussion hosted by Lloyd’s Register
A view of the panel and attendees Managing the Risks of Ballast Water Treatment Technology was the theme of a panel discussion hosted by Lloyd’s Register Marine in their General Committee room on the 18th March 2015. With the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention drawing closer to ratification...
April 8th, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety, News, Pollution, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…
Large scale rescue -Picture credits: Stolt Tankers B.V. THOUSANDS OF LIVES WILL BE LOST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN UNLESS EU GOVERNMENTS TAKE URGENT ACTION,  SAY SHIPOWNER GROUPS AND SEAFARER UNIONS  European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member...
April 8th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, BIMCO, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, IACS, ILO, Immigration, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

PC Maritime ECDIS for 28 more vessels in Caspian fleet

PC Maritime ECDIS for 28 more vessels in Caspian fleet
The Babek owned by Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company is one of 28 vessels to be fitted with Navmaster ECDIS PC Maritime and its Estonian trading partner Marine Technics have won a contract to supply Navmaster ECDIS to 28 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ACSC) vessels.   The order follows the successful...
April 8th, 2015 | Associations, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

On Sanctions…

On Sanctions…
Nadia A. Zormpa Marine Insurance threatened by Sanctions? Nandia A. Zormpa* writes: Sanctions.  A phenomenon that until recently seemed to have only political aspects. The great impact of sanctions is not only illustrated on financial results for the sanctioned countries but it expands in shipping industry ...
April 7th, 2015 | Associations, Claims, Comment, Corruption, Disputes, Finance, Legal, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipfinance | Read More

MarineTraffic.com releases new notifications

MarineTraffic.com releases new notifications
Users of the world’s leading AIS vessel tracking service MarineTraffic.com now have access to a number of newly released notification features. It is now possible to be notified when the crew of a ship change its reported destination and when the ship’s draught changes by more than a pre-defined...
April 7th, 2015 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Ship manager fined for breach of US sulphur emissions regulations

Ship manager fined for breach of US sulphur emissions regulations
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has confirmed that a ship management company has been fined over a quarter of a million dollars in connection with a breach of clean air regulations in the United States. ITIC reports that an inspector of the California Air Resources Board, the clean...
April 7th, 2015 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Maritime law enforcement students graduate

Maritime law enforcement students graduate
02/04/2015 All 24 students from 14 signatory countries to the Djibouti Code of Conduct have completed the Maritime Law Enforcement course held at the Border Guards Maritime Institute in Jeddah, which was conducted under the auspices of the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC) and the Djibouti Regional Training...
April 2nd, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Communication, Education and Training, HR, Immigration, IMO, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Fraud, Military, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

News alert – Seafarer deaths, Yemen, Nordbank from IHS Maritime 360

News alert – Seafarer deaths, Yemen, Nordbank from IHS Maritime 360
HOME SAFETY PORTS OFFSHORE COMPANIES MARKETS Saudi Arabia blockades Yemeni ports as expats try to flee Ships should not attempt to call at Yemen’s ports, a spokesman for the Saudi-led 11-nation coalition force fighting...
April 2nd, 2015 | Associations, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology, UN | Read More

Enhancing maritime security in Cabo Verde

Enhancing maritime security in Cabo Verde
The IMO’s HQ’s in London 01/04/2015 A table top exercise on maritime security is taking place in Sao Vicente Island, Cabo Verde (31 March – 1 April) with the aim of encouraging a multi-agency, whole of Government approach to maritime security and maritime law enforcement issues using a...
April 1st, 2015 | Associations, HR, IMO, Military, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO Bravery Award – deadline for nominations looms

IMO Bravery Award – deadline for nominations looms
01/04/2015 The final deadline for nominations for the 2015 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea is 15 April. The Award recognizes those who, at the risk of losing their own life, perform acts of exceptional bravery, display outstanding courage in attempting to save life at sea or in attempting to...
April 1st, 2015 | Associations, Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, HR, IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

Piracy and terrorism specialist partner joins Tatham Macinnes from Ince

Piracy and terrorism specialist partner joins Tatham Macinnes from Ince
Stephen Askins Stephen Askins, a leading expert on piracy and terrorism issues, is joining the specialist maritime law firm Tatham Macinnes LLP from Ince & Co LLP as a partner in its London-based offices. Stephen, a former Royal Marine, is well-known as one of the leading experts on casualty response...
April 1st, 2015 | Associations, Company Profiles, HR, Legal, Maritime Fraud, News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE), 2nd session, 23-27 March 2015

Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE), 2nd session, 23-27 March 2015
The IMO’s HQ’s in London SOLAS amendments on ventilation of closed vehicle, ro-ro and special category spaces finalized Draft amendments to SOLAS regulation II-2/20 were finalized by the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE), at its second session, for submission to the ninety-fifth...
April 1st, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical | Read More

Sixty presenters signed up for World Maritime Rescue conference

Sixty presenters signed up for World Maritime Rescue conference
London, Monday, March 30. Subject-matter experts, managers, coordinators, crews and other professionals from the maritime search and rescue (SAR) community will be discussing issues ranging from migrants and social media to satellite navigation systems and organisational development at the International...
March 30th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Tanks of water treatment plant installed at port Bronka

Tanks of water treatment plant installed at port Bronka
Tanks of water treatment plant installed at port Bronka Installation of tanks for sanitary and surface water treatment has been completed at the Marine Multipurpose Complex Bronka (MMPK Bronka, Big Port St. Petersburg), says the the press center of the project investor Fenix LLC. Each of the three tanks...
March 27th, 2015 | Health and Safety, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Two ASD 2411 tugs delivered to URAG

Two ASD 2411 tugs delivered to URAG
Brake, Perfect and their sister Prompt Leading German towage services provider URAG has taken delivery of two ASD 2411 Tugs to add to its existing fleet. Named Brake and Perfect, the new vessels have joined their sister ship Prompt in the port of Hamburg under the URAG subsidiary Lutgens und Reimers...
March 27th, 2015 | News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

AKD says lack of ship definition is threat to offshore and wind farm investors

AKD says lack of ship definition is threat to offshore and wind farm investors
Haco van der Houven van Oordt ROTTERDAM-based law firm AKD says the lack of an unambiguous term to describe a ‘ship’ in several jurisdictions represents a potential threat to asset security for financiers, particularly in the offshore and renewable energy sectors. AKD partner Haco van der Houven...
March 26th, 2015 | Finance, Legal, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Channel draft increased March 26, 2015, United States, Bayport, Texas Houston Pilots have advised that the maximum draft in the Bayport Channel has reverted to 40′ fresh water draft after the completion of dredging on the north side of the channel in the area that had been shoaled in. For information...
March 26th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Nigeria’s maritime sector and the elections

Nigeria’s maritime sector and the elections
Port2Port West Africa’s Managing Director, Bola Adefehinti, looks at the upcoming elections, and what they might mean for the maritime sector. The Nigerian electionsare taking place against a backdrop of instability in the north, nation-wide corruption and economic woes born of the sharp fall in crude...
March 26th, 2015 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Healthy growth against a stable backdrop for The Swedish Club

Healthy growth against a stable backdrop for The Swedish Club
Lars Rhodin The Swedish Club reported a solid operating result to its board today, continuing a record of building on steady growth. 2014 was seen as a stable year, where the underwriting result outperformed the fi­nancial performance and the insurance products across the board returned a staunch to...
March 26th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

VIDEOTEL programme helps shipowners…

VIDEOTEL programme helps shipowners…
Nigel Cleave VIDEOTEL PROGRAMME HELPS SHIPOWNERS WITH LOW SULPHUR FUEL SWITCHOVER PROCEDURES London, U.K. – 26th March 2015 – Videotel™ has responded to concerns from the U.S. Coast Guard about an increasing number of machinery space fuel leakages when vessels are switching to low sulphur fuel...
March 26th, 2015 | Associations, BIMCO, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Boosting regional maritime security coordination in west and central Africa

Boosting regional maritime security coordination in west and central Africa
The IMO’s HQ’s in London 26/03/2015 A regional workshop organized by IMO, in cooperation with the Government of Angola, is being held in Luanda, Angola (24-27 March), to discuss the implementation of the Code of Conduct concerning the repression of piracy, armed robbery against ships and...
March 26th, 2015 | Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, ILO, IMO, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Short Sea Shipping, Story of the Day, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Lloyd’s Register and the UK P&I Club launch three new pocket checklist mobile apps

Lloyd’s Register and the UK P&I Club launch three new pocket checklist mobile apps
Marine Fire Safety, Marine Pollution Protection and Port State Control pocket checklist apps are available to download now for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices Existing apps – ILO MLC and ISM & ISPS pocket checklists, have been hugely popular with more than 22, 500 downloads LR and...
March 26th, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, News, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

CMA Shipping 2015: DNV GL – Maritime CEO Tor Svensen addresses cybersecurity risks

CMA Shipping 2015: DNV GL – Maritime CEO Tor Svensen addresses cybersecurity risks
Tor E. Svensen Stamford, CT, 25 March 2015 – Ships and offshore structures are increasingly dependent on programmable control systems. These integrated and networked solutions provide an ever-larger target for cyber threats. Cybersecurity in the maritime and offshore industry was also up for discussion...
March 25th, 2015 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Safety and Security, Technical | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Safety Zone for Marcus Hook Anchorage March 25, 2015, United States, Delaware River To mitigate the risks associated with underwater impulsive sound testing, the Captain of the Port has established a temporary safety zone in the upper end of Marcus Hook Anchorage from March 10, 2015 through May 12,...
March 25th, 2015 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

LLOYD’S supports new government initiatives to make UK world centre in cyber security insurance

LLOYD’S supports new government initiatives to make UK world centre in cyber security insurance
Monday 23 Mar 2015 – With 81% of large UK businesses and 60% of small companies suffering a cyber security breach in the last year, a new report published by HM Government and Marsh, and supported by Lloyd’s, has announced a new set of joint initiatives between Government and the insurance sector....
March 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More