Archive for the ‘Safety and Security’ Category

Entries are now open for the Safety at Sea Awards 2019

Entries are now open for the Safety at Sea Awards 2019
 ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN Celebrate a safer maritime industry We are excited to announce that this year’s Safety at Sea Awards will be held on Tuesday 10th September, during London International Shipping Week. The Awards are an opportunity to applaud the individuals and companies at the forefront...
February 11th, 2019 | Awards, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

UK Hydrographic Office welcomes Secretary of State for Defence to Taunton

UK Hydrographic Office welcomes Secretary of State for Defence to Taunton
Rear Admiral Tim Lowe CBE, Acting Chief Executive, UKHO with The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP visits UKHO to congratulate staff on vital contributions to Defence, UK Government and economic growth around the world TAUNTON, 11 FEBRUARY, 2019 – The UK Hydrographic Office...
February 11th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

North P&I Club launches Can Test training pack

North P&I Club launches Can Test training pack
Simon MacLeod, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention), North P&I February 5, 2019 – North P&I Club has launched its comprehensive new series of bite-sized training packs to help seafarers avoid the contributing factors to workplace casualties, as well as unplanned events that did not result...
February 5th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

UK Government to support safe maritime trade and economic growth across overseas territories

UK Government to support safe maritime trade and economic growth across overseas territories
UKHO staff with seminar delegates from overseas territories UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), with support from Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), work with representatives from 10 overseas territories to support maritime trade across the world’s oceans TAUNTON, 05 FEBRUARY, 2019 – The UKHydrographic ...
February 5th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Canadian Government Vessels of Concern Risk Assessment Methodology Contract Award

Canadian Government Vessels of Concern Risk Assessment Methodology Contract Award
l to r: Brian Leblanc, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Atlantic Region, CCG. John Doucet, Acting Superintendent, Vessels of Concern (VOC), CCG Ewan Browell, LOC CanadaDarren Fisher, M.P. Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia Andy Blackmer, Dillon Consultingand Anne Miller, Regional Director, Incident Management,...
February 5th, 2019 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical | Read More

IMCA to unveil 2018 Dynamic Positioning stats and Practitioner Accreditation Schem

IMCA to unveil 2018 Dynamic Positioning stats  and Practitioner  Accreditation Schem
Andy Goldsmith Highest number of reports on DP Station Keeping events since Reporting Scheme began Date for DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme announced  The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, will reveal the findings...
February 5th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Safety and Security | Read More

m/v Stellar Daisy

m/v Stellar Daisy
MV STELLAR DAISY Further to recent media reports, Korean Register can confirm that following the Republic of Korea court hearing on 24 January, the court rejected a request for an arrest warrant for a KR surveyor. The MV STELLAR DAISY vessel was classed with KR and she was surveyed in accordance with...
January 25th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, IACS, Legal, Safety and Security | Read More

The Killing of Fesaitu Riamkau: A Fijian Crewman

The Killing of Fesaitu Riamkau: A Fijian Crewman
15 January 2019 Any advice for people going to sea? “It’s up to them. Anything can happen at sea.” Munivai Taukave Lorenti London.UK. Human Rights at Sea today publishes a new redacted case study, including witness statements detailing the background to the killing of Fesaitu Riamkau in Panama,...
January 16th, 2019 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

IMB piracy report 2018: attacks multiply in the Gulf of Guinea

IMB piracy report 2018: attacks multiply in the Gulf of Guinea
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 16 January 2019 – Piracy increased on the world’s seas in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa, the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest annual piracy report reveals. Worldwide,...
January 16th, 2019 | Arrest of ships, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Insight, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Pocket Guide – new concept introduced by Seagull

Pocket Guide – new concept introduced by Seagull
Pocket Guide – new concept from Seagull Last year, Seagull Maritime introduced a new concept to their comprehensive library of learning – The Pocket Guide. This has been developed as a supplement to the e-learning modules. But what is a Pocket guide?   A Pocket Guide is an electronic tool...
January 11th, 2019 | Environment, Health and Safety, HR, IT and Communications, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Care for hospitalised seafarers still a challenge says seafarers’ charity

Care for hospitalised seafarers still a challenge says seafarers’ charity
… At the beginning of 2019, global seafarers’ charity, Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) says that supporting seafarers in hospital remains a vital part of its work during one of the most stressful times a seafarer can face. At the end of 2018 the charity had been supporting seafarers in...
January 8th, 2019 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

IMCA safety statistics – a new look for the new year

IMCA safety statistics – a new look for the new year
Nick Hough, IMCA’s Technical Adviser, responsible for IMCA’s Health, Safety, Security & Environment Committer IMCA contractor members to take part in annual safety survey The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is introducing a new web-based method for collecting safety...
January 7th, 2019 | Associations, News, Safety and Security | Read More

HRAS News: Migrants crossing The English Channel & Port Strategies

HRAS News: Migrants crossing The English Channel & Port Strategies
… COMMENT 28 December 2018 London.UK.  The recent increase in migrant crossings from France to England across one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, has prompted calls within the UK to increase sea patrols and prevent crossings. Nonetheless, the issue should not be unexpected for UK Border...
December 31st, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
24-Dec-2018 EXERCISING SAFETY AND VIGILANCE DURING FESTIVE SEASONS Singapore REMOVAL OF WRECK Hong Kong GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY AT PING CHAU Hong Kong PORT OPENED AFTER TSUNAMI Merak, Indonesia Exercising safety and vigilance during festive seasons Monday, December 24, 2018, Singapore The Maritime and Port...
December 24th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Outcome of IACS Council 78

Outcome of IACS Council 78
Jeong-kie Lee, IACS COUNCIL FOCUSES ON CHALLENGES OF CYBER SAFETY AND GHG EMISSIONS WHILE FURTHER STRENGTHENING QUALITY OPERATIONS The IACS Council held its 78th session (C78) in London last week where Cyber Safety, Quality and the Environment featured prominently in discussions.  Coming immediately...
December 17th, 2018 | Associations, Classification Societies, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IACS, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO: MSC 100 summary

IMO: MSC 100 summary
The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) completed its landmark 100th session, with progress in the regulatory scoping exercise on maritime autonomous surface ships; approval of revised guidelines on fatigue and further updates on work on goal-based standards, polar shipping and safety issues relating to...
December 13th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Health and Safety, IMO, News, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

ECSA welcomes the extension of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia

ECSA welcomes the extension of  the EU capacity building mission in Somalia
Martin Dorsman The European shipowners are pleased with the Council’s decision to extent the mandate of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) until 31 December 2020. ‘The EU’s engagement in Somalia and the efforts the EU is deploying in this region has contributed to the...
December 11th, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Rescue diver from China who saved three recognized with IMO bravery accolade

Rescue diver from China who saved three recognized with IMO bravery accolade
Zhong Haifeng with his bravery award certificate A rescue diver from China who made a series of underwater dives to rescue three people from a sunken cargo ship, received the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea during the this year’s IMO Awards ceremony (6 December). Mr. Zhong Haifeng,...
December 10th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Superyachts are being bugged

Superyachts are being bugged
Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions High net worth individuals are becoming increasingly concerned about being bugged on their superyachts, according to a leading expert. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, said his teams of ‘bug sweepers’ have been expanded to deal with...
December 7th, 2018 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Technology | Read More

HRAS publishes new legal research paper on Business and Human Rights

HRAS publishes new legal research paper on Business and Human Rights
PRESS RELEASE 6th December 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea publishes its latest legal research paper on maritime business and human rights as part of its ongoing legal research programme. The paper  titled ‘A UN Convention on Business and Human Rights. How it would look like for the maritime...
December 7th, 2018 | Charity, Clubs, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,339: another Capes classic spike!

The BDI@1,339: another Capes classic spike!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 43 points – once again thanks to the Capes!!! Geopolitics dodgy. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI  stood at 2,080 plus 155  !!! The Panamaxes’ BPI  cliched just a point and now reads 1,473  .- Same story for the Supras’ BSI now...
December 6th, 2018 | Awards, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Visions of the future as Maritime Safety Committee celebrates 100th session

Visions of the future as Maritime Safety Committee celebrates 100th session
John Faraclas Evolution not revolution. Autonomous and remote-controlled ships are being trialled but seafarers, for now, remain indispensable to safe shipping. These were key takeaways from a special session (3 December) of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, which is celebrating its 100th session.   Delegates...
December 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,296; “thanks” once again to the Capes… but: Caution should be observed!

The BDI@1,296; “thanks” once again to the Capes… but: Caution should be observed!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 59 points earlier on today as the questionable Capes’ BCI clinched another three-digit points and now stand at 1,925 which is 186 plus since yesterday… and soon might be over and above the 2,000 threshold! John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Panamaxes’...
December 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Claims, Comment, Defense, Disputes, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Groundings, Health and Safety, Insight, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

LR becomes first class society to be assigned RO status by Canadian Department of National Defence

LR becomes first class society to be assigned RO status by Canadian Department of National Defence
From the signing ceremony between LR and the Canadian Department of National Defence  (John Hicks and Captain (Navy) Jacques Olivier pictured center) 04 December 2018 – On 15 November 2018, Lloyd’s Register (LR) became the first classification society to be assigned RO (Recognised Organisation)...
December 4th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Military, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW helps BIMCO draft first cyber security clause

HFW helps BIMCO draft first cyber security clause
William MacLachlan, senior associate, HFW Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has helped shipping association BIMCO draft its first cyber security clause. The new clause, which is designed for use in a broad range of contracts, is due to be published in May 2019.  It requires parties to have plans and...
December 3rd, 2018 | BIMCO, Legal, News, Safety and Security | Read More