Archive for the ‘Safety and Security’ Category

Black Tears Project comes to London…

Black Tears Project comes to London…
Alejandra Corral (Kuska) with Black Tears Project tapestry. Black Tears Project comes to London, weaving message of defiance against global exploitation of women,  By James Brewer Here is a record-breaking work of art, the product of the combined contributions of 2, 245 women from 46 countries in all...
April 25th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Featured, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Art, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Safety and Security, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

It’s all systems go for the Port of Ngqura’s automated mooring system

It’s all systems go for the Port of Ngqura’s automated mooring system
Port Elizabeth – 24 April 2015 – The automated mooring system at the Port of Ngqura in South Africa’s east coast is poised to improve port efficiency and safety, cementing the deep water port’s position as a leading transshipment hub for the Sub-Saharan region. The system comprises 26...
April 24th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

EU Mediterranean Crisis Summit ‘Appears to Fall Short’, says Merchant Shipping Industry

EU Mediterranean Crisis Summit ‘Appears to Fall Short’, says Merchant Shipping Industry
Patrick Verhoeven The merchant shipping industry – which in the past 16 months participated in almost 1, 000 migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean – welcomes the decision by EU leaders to triple resources of the Triton operation. The shipping sector similarly supports the commitment of...
April 24th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, Immigration, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO – domestic ferry safety conference opens

IMO – domestic ferry safety conference opens
IMO’s SG Koji Sekimizu opens the conference 24/04/2015 IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu has opened the Conference on the enhancement of safety of ships carrying passengers on non-international voyages, being held in Manila, the Philippines (24 April), saying ferry passengers expect and deserve...
April 24th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, IMO, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

IMO – Info on IMO–Bangladesh ship recycling project‏

IMO – Info on IMO–Bangladesh ship recycling project‏
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh are jointly implementing a project entitled “Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh – Phase I” (in short SENSREC Project – Bangla​desh​​). The project, aimed at...
April 23rd, 2015 | Environment, Health and Safety, IMO, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

2015 GREEN4SEA Forum – One of the best ever global events

2015 GREEN4SEA Forum – One of the best ever global events
A panoramic view of the centre stalls One of its best ever events, an excellent conference/debate and a small exhibition, took place yesterday in one of Greek shipping’s modern temples: The Evgenidion Foundation. A full house witnessed and participated in all sessions issues, a very unique situation....
April 23rd, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Charity, Claims, Clubs, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Defense, Disputes, Emissions, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Organisations, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Shipping industry calls on EU leaders to be decisive…

Shipping industry calls on EU leaders to be decisive…
Patrick Verhoeven SHIPPING INDUSTRY CALLS ON EU LEADERS TO BE DECISIVE AND IMMEDIATELY INCREASE MEDITERRANEAN SEARCH AND RESCUE RESOURCES  In advance of the emergency EU Council Summit tomorrow (Thursday 23 April) to address the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, the European and global shipping...
April 23rd, 2015 | Civil Unrest, European Union, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Military, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Mediterranean – IMO Secretary-General welcomes 10-point plan ahead of EU emergency meeting

Mediterranean – IMO Secretary-General welcomes 10-point plan ahead of EU emergency meeting
Koji Sekimizu, IMO’s Secretary-General IMO Secretary-General welcomes 10-point EU plan ahead of an extraordinary European Council session on Thursday to address situation in the Mediterranean IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the 10 point plan of immediate actions to be taken...
April 22nd, 2015 | Associations, European Union, Health and Safety, Immigration, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Shipping Industry Calls on EU Leaders to be Decisive and Immediately Increase Mediterranean Search and Rescue Resources

Shipping Industry Calls on EU Leaders to be Decisive and Immediately Increase Mediterranean Search and Rescue Resources
In advance of the emergency EU Council Summit tomorrow (Thursday 23 April) to address the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, the European and global shipping industries insist that the urgent priority is for EU Member States to immediately launch a proper EU Search and Rescue operation with sufficient...
April 22nd, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, Immigration, Safety and Security | Read More

GAC launches eco-friendly hull cleaning solution in Singapore

GAC launches eco-friendly hull cleaning solution in Singapore
At the launch of Hullwiper at Sea Asia 2015 in Singapore, from left: Christer Sjödoff, GAC Group Vice President – Solutions; Robert Andersen, Technical Director, GAC EnvironHull; Gurumurthi Shankar, GAC Group Sales Director; Kevin Teichman, Managing Director, Teichman Group; Hasan Abbas, Director...
April 22nd, 2015 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technology | Read More

Sailors’ Society brings Wellness at Sea programme to Asia to promote seafarer health and well-being

Sailors’ Society brings Wellness at Sea programme to Asia to promote seafarer health and well-being
Seminar during Sea Asia 2015 sees industry representatives join Sailors’ Society to launch programme designed to improve welfare and drive retention Singapore,  22 April 2015. Sailor’s Society, one of the largest seafarer support charities operating internationally, has used Singapore Maritime Week...
April 22nd, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

Mediterranean crisis- SHIPPING Industry comments on EU 10-point plan

Mediterranean crisis- SHIPPING Industry comments on EU 10-point plan
Peter Hinchliffe Merchant shipping industry repeats call for urgent and immediate collective action by EU member states Following the meeting of EU Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembourg yesterday (20 April) the European and global shipping industries have welcomed the increased attention that...
April 21st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, European Union, Flags, Health and Safety, ILO, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

2015 Q1 IMB Piracy Report

2015 Q1 IMB Piracy Report
Captain P. Mukundan One coastal tanker hijacked every two weeks in South East Asia London and Kuala Lumpur, 21 April 2015 – A small coastal tanker is hijacked by pirates in South East Asia every two weeks on average, a report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau...
April 21st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMO top story: Conference on domestic ferry safety to be held in Philippines

IMO top story: Conference on domestic ferry safety to be held in Philippines
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will hold an international Conference on the enhancement of safety of ships carrying passengers on non-international voyages, in Manila, the Philippines, on 24 April 2015.   The Conference, which will be opened by IMO Secretary-G​eneral Koji Sekimizu,...
April 20th, 2015 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

Avoidable Mediterranean immigrant drownings

Avoidable Mediterranean immigrant drownings
Captain John B. Dalby Captain John B. Dalby has been watching the sadly lacking and uninformed media coverage featuring the sad tragedies that seem to be occurring on a daily basis in the Med. This is what we has sent us: What astounds me is that the EU is approaching this in completely the wrong...
April 20th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, Immigration, Safety and Security | Read More

VIKING lifts safety to new heights at OTC

VIKING lifts safety to new heights at OTC
Alexander Gundersen, VIKING Global Sales Manager, Offshore A record-breaking offshore evacuation system is one of several highlights to be presented at the stand of leading marine and fire safety equipment and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (VIKING) at OTC 2015 in Houston, Texas. Chuting...
April 20th, 2015 | Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Let’s Clean up Greece in one day (Sunday, April 26, 2015)

Let’s Clean up Greece in one day (Sunday, April 26, 2015)
At the press conference with Nikos Kiousis, Yanna Pavlopoulou, and Yainnis Moralis Greek volunteers support for the fourth consecutive time, the world cleanup campaign «Let’s do it World» www.letsdoitworld.org, a nonprofit campaign movement that first evolved in 2008 in Estonia and then spread...
April 19th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Climate, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Press and Media, Safety and Security | Read More

UKHO to hold free ECDIS seminars at Sea Asia 2015

UKHO to hold free ECDIS seminars at Sea Asia 2015
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is holding a series of free ECDIS Seminars at the Sea Asia 2015 Conference and Exhibition, taking place in Singapore next week from 21 – 23 April. To achieve SOLAS carriage requirements for the use of ECDIS as a primary means of navigation, a ship’s...
April 17th, 2015 | Education and Training, IT and Communications, Safety and Security | Read More

ABP works with Suffolk firefighters to raise awareness of waterways risks

ABP works with Suffolk firefighters to raise awareness of waterways risks
Water Unit from Prince’s Street Fire Station with Ipswich Harbour Master and Students from Suffolk New College ABP’s Port of Ipswich teamed up with Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service to stage a rescue simulation off Orwell Quay.  Firefighters from Red Brigade highlighted the dangers of inland waterways...
April 17th, 2015 | Company Profiles, HR, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Clyde & Co legal update: US Sanctions and foreign insurers – The JCPOA effect

Clyde & Co legal update: US Sanctions and foreign insurers – The JCPOA effect
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, announced on April 2, 2015, is expected to substantially ease U.S. sanctions that apply to both U.S. and non-U.S. insurers. The JCPOA will be the final product of the lengthy negotiations between Iran and the “P5+1” (the U.S., U.K., Germany, France,...
April 16th, 2015 | Associations, Legal, Military, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions | Read More

Launch date for IIMS accredited vessel inspectors announced

Launch date for IIMS accredited vessel inspectors announced
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and the International Chris Baldwin Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) chose the final day of Ocean Business at Southampton (16 April) to announce the eagerly awaited start date for the IIMS accredited vessel inspectors (AVIs) scheme, for CMID...
April 16th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

The Nautical Institute and DNV-GL accreditation for VSTEP DP Simulators

The Nautical Institute and DNV-GL accreditation for VSTEP DP Simulators
Rotterdam,  April 16th 2015 – In a timespan of one month, three types of VSTEP Dynamic Positioning Simulators have been officially certified and accredited by The Nautical Institute and Det Norske Veritas (DNV-GL) certification bodies. The accreditation means the new NAUTIS Dynamic Positioning...
April 16th, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology, The Nautical Institute | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform works hand in hand with Dutch Ship Owner Boskalis for Sustainable Ship Recycling in Mexico

NGO Shipbreaking Platform works hand in hand with Dutch Ship Owner Boskalis  for Sustainable Ship Recycling in Mexico
Patrizia Heidegger Platform News – NGO Shipbreaking Platform Works Hand in Hand with Dutch Ship Owner Boskalis for Sustainable Ship Recycling in Mexico Best practice example for clean and safe ship recycling an inspiration for responsible owners Brussels,  16 April 2015 – NGO Shipbreaking...
April 16th, 2015 | Associations, Communication, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Oil Spill, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Stevens Institute of Technology hosts Lloyd’s Register Foundation International Workshop on Resilience Engineering

Stevens Institute of Technology hosts Lloyd’s Register Foundation International Workshop on Resilience Engineering
HOBOKEN, N.J.— The devastating impacts of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, Fukushima nuclear disaster, or extreme natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy highlight the importance of resilience engineering to better design our ‘community’ neighbourhoods and nations, to include all component...
April 15th, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

The Admiralty Manual of Seamanship 12th edition published by The Nautical Institute

The Admiralty Manual of Seamanship 12th edition published by The Nautical Institute
An excellent standard of seamanship is more difficult to achieve and maintain against the issues of reduced sea time, accelerated promotion and little opportunity to practise. This was the message today (Wednesday) at the launch of the 12th edition of The Admiralty Manual of Seamanship, authored by the...
April 15th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Books, Education and Training, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Military, Safety and Security, Technology, The Nautical Institute | Read More