Archive for the ‘Safety and Security’ Category

New Rules for Chamber Systems in Tunnelling

Hamburg/Germany 23 February 2012 – Personnel air locks are essential pieces of equipment for compressed air work, particularly in tunnelling projects. Currently for simple personnel airlocks there exist some basic national requirements in individual countries as well as a European standard. To...
February 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Collision of Containership MOL Maneuver

Collision of Containership MOL Maneuver
TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the MOL-operated containership MOL Maneuver collided with the containership Zhen He while under way on the open seas southeast of Hong Kong, on February 22, 2012, at around 17:45 p.m., Japan time. None of the crew was...
February 23rd, 2012 | News, Safety and Security | Read More

Security Council calls for large increase to African peace force in Somalia

Security Council calls for large increase to African peace force in Somalia
UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov addresses the Security Council on the situation in Somalia -UN Photo by Devra Berkowitz The Security Council today called on the African Union (AU) to increase the size of its peacekeeping force in Somalia (AMISOM) by almost 50 per cent to deal with continued...
February 22nd, 2012 | News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Singapore, Singapore – Installation & maintenance of an ADCP Sensor Buoy Australia, Port Kembla – Coal Terminal dispute resolved Libya, all ports – Libya oil infrastructure assessment DATE:...
February 22nd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

BIMCO’s shipping professional’s network discusses piracy

BIMCO’s shipping professional’s network discusses piracy
Situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, a snow-covered Istanbul was on 9 February 2012 the venue of a successful meeting in the framework of “BIMCO39″ – the BIMCO network for young and mid-aged maritime professionals . Piracy in a strategic and commercial context Entitled “Best Guards...
February 21st, 2012 | BIMCO, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

ClassNK Releases New Guidelines for Gas Fuelled Ships

Noburu Ueda Leading Class Society Aims to address Safety Measures for use of Natural Gas as Ship Fuel (Tokyo) –As regulations curbing atmospheric pollution and greenhouse gas emissions grow stricter amid stronger calls for a greener shipping industry, attention is turning to the potential of natural...
February 21st, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Safety and Security | Read More

Industry recommendations for ECDIS training

The Nautical Institute announced today publication of “Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Training” to address confusion in regard to ECDIS training. The guidance has been issued by an industry group made up of leading international shipping industry organisations and organised and coordinated...
February 15th, 2012 | Associations, Books, Education and Training, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

42 ships detained because of deficiencies related to structural safety and load lines

42 ships detained because of deficiencies related to structural safety and load lines
Preliminary results from the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Structural Safety and the International Convention on Load Lines, carried out between 1 September 2011 and 30 November 2011 in the Paris MoU region show that: 42 ships were detained as a direct result of the CIC for deficiencies...
February 15th, 2012 | Breaking News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Australia – Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Industry Passage Plan – Updated

  The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has recently published an updated Industry Passage Plan covering the mandatory coastal pilotage areas of the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait. Although compliance with the Industry Passage Plan is not obligatory, AMSA encourages all Masters that...
February 14th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Philippine House of Representatives Commends MOL for Support of Typhoon Relief Efforts in Mindanao

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) yesterday received a commendation from the Philippine House of Representatives for its support of relief efforts in the wake of the deadly typhoon on Mindanao in December. MOL Chairman Akimitsu Ashida attended the commendation ceremony held...
February 14th, 2012 | Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

VIDEOTEL helps reduce the dangers of visiting a ship in port

VIDEOTEL helps reduce the dangers of visiting a ship in port
Whilst many are aware of the hazards faced on board a vessel at sea, often little attention is paid to the difficulties and dangers encountered during the seemingly simple act of visiting a ship in port. Yet the terminals and ports a vessel serves are as potentially dangerous an industrial environment...
February 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, News, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Safety of passenger ships: EU Transport Commissioner receives commitment from Cruise industry to fully engage in review of passenger ship safety rules at EU and IMO

Safety of passenger ships: EU Transport Commissioner receives commitment from Cruise industry to fully engage in review of passenger ship safety rules at EU and IMO
Siim Kallas Ship Safety Issues – the latest from the European Commission and we need your comments! The latest from Brussels, dated 03 February 2012 – Vice-President Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for Transport today was briefed by the board of the European Cruise Council about cruise...
February 7th, 2012 | News, Safety and Security | Read More

Martek BNWAS the first to be approved by USCG

Martek BNWAS the first to be approved by USCG
Martek Marine’s bridge watch and alarm system (BNWAS) Navgard has become the first system to attain US Coast Guard approval. Navgard, which is approved by all major classification societies, was launched officially in Hamburg in September 2010 as the lowest cost, easiest and quickest system to install...
February 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security | Read More

The Chios Marine Club event on MLC 2006

The Chios Marine Club event on MLC 2006
A warm welcome to Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Ioannis Couyou Last Tuesday  afternoon the Chios Marine Club and its President Mr. Marcos J. Tripolitis hosted a conference about MLC 2006 – an overview & outcome of voluntary inspections todate. The speech was given from Mr. Ioannis Couyou...
January 26th, 2012 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, News, Organisations, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Financial climate will force insurers to review pricing, as Costa Concordia adds to loss woes

Financial climate will force insurers to review pricing, as Costa Concordia adds to loss woes
Financial climate will force insurers to review pricing, as “Costa Concordia” adds to loss woes. IUMI leader speaks of growing pressures to update business model. By James Brewer. Marine insurers need to abandon their “old fashioned” business model, regardless of any impact from the...
January 25th, 2012 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Industry, Education and Training, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Germany’s recognition for Admiral Mitropoulos

Germany’s recognition for Admiral Mitropoulos
Admiral Efthimios Mitropoulos awarded the Grand Cross of Merit with Star and Sash Cross of the Federal Republic of Germany – In recognition of Adm(Rt-HCG) Efthimios Mitropoulos’ dedication and achievements in international shipping, the German Ambassador Georg Boomgaarden awarded the Grand...
January 25th, 2012 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

Jet boat swamped in atrocious conditions

The Shipowners’ Club has released the following Case Study: Jet boat swamped in atrocious conditions THE INCIDENT: Despite conditions described by a witness as „heinous‟ and „atrocious‟, a jet boat driver loaded up 17 passengers and took to the water for an adventure ride. The driver had...
January 10th, 2012 | Safety and Security | Read More

Alert! – Spotlight on the Surveyors

Alert! – Spotlight on the Surveyors
Alert!  Issue No.28 Spotlight on the surveyors Modern seafarers may sometimes be concerned at the number of agencies and authorities which seem to spend all their time checking up on them. No previous generation has been so closely surveyed, inspected and audited, by flag states, class, port state,...
January 10th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Education and Training, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Loose fish cause list

The Shipowners’ Club has released the following Case Study: VESSEL TYPE: FISHING VESSEL HEADING: LOOSE FISH CAUSE LIST THE INCIDENT: Four tons of fish were flung free from bins inside a fishing vessel’s hold, causing a 70 degree list to starboard in breaking waves. The fishing vessel with three...
January 10th, 2012 | Safety and Security | Read More

A New Year Message from the Chairman of the International Maritime Rescue Federation

Michael Vlasto A New Year Message from the Chairman of the International Maritime Rescue Federation Michael Vlasto, OBE FRIN FNI At the end of another year in the IMRF it is timely to reflect on what has been achieved and also what we need to focus on in 2012. In this newsletter you will read about...
January 5th, 2012 | Safety and Security | Read More

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?
WITHOUT PREJUDICE By John Faraclas I will start with Edmund Burke’s cliché: “for the evil to flourish, all that is needed is for good people to do nothing.” Time and again I have warned in writing, and in particular ever since the millennium summer, of the coming economic situation on all fronts,...
December 29th, 2011 | Banking, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, European Union, Featured, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Gifts, Maritime History and Museums, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Story of the Year, Taxation | Read More

NATO Shipping Centre Weekly Unclassified Update (14 December 2011)

 NATO Shipping Centre Weekly Unclassified Update (14 December 2011) – Overview During the reporting period of 8 to 14 December 2011 the piracy activity level was less than the previous reporting period. Suspicious activity was seen in the North Arabian Sea and a mothership was located off the...
December 17th, 2011 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Compact, Concise, Comprehensive: GL launches Pocket Guide for MLC 2006

Hamburg, Germany, 16 December 2011 – With a sweeping reach and wide ranging application the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006) will have a significant impact on shipowners, managers, crewing agencies and most importantly the seafarers on-board. At its entry into force the MLC 2006 will...
December 16th, 2011 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Ship Agencies, Shipmanagement | Read More

The sub-centre, at Antananarivo, Madagascar

Madagascar commissioning enhances African SAR coverage  A further key link in the plan to provide effective search and rescue (SAR) coverage off the coast of Africa has been established, with the commissioning of a search and rescue sub-centre that will operate in conjunction with the regional Maritime...
December 14th, 2011 | IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

A hypothesis on “Rena”

An interim report into the chain of events leading up to the Rena grounding 12-miles off the Port of Tauranga is shortly due to be published by New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) [1]. Within days of the incident happening, two investigators from TAIC boarded the strickened...
December 6th, 2011 | Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More