Archive for the ‘Safety and Security’ Category

MOL-operated Bulk Carrier Rescues 2 from Yacht adrift off Australia

The Yahagi Maru TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the MOL-operated bulk carrier Yahagi Maru rescued two sailors from the yacht Mehitable, which was adrift at sea approximately 350km off Brisbane, Australia. On the morning of June 5 (local time), the...
June 8th, 2012 | Safety and Security | Read More

Grounding caused by sleeping watchkeeper –

Grounding caused by sleeping watchkeeper – CATEGORY: Navigation Issue date: 1st June 2012 Dry cargo: container Case number: 10/2012 Please note that this case study has been extracted from UK MAIB’s Accident Investigation Report no. 10/2012 The incident At 05.36 hrs on 3rd August 2011, the...
June 2nd, 2012 | Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

PARIS and TOKYO MOUs on Port State Control will hold joint concentrated inspection campaign on fire safety systems arrangements

The 43 Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) with the purpose to ensure compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-2/ Construction – fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction...
June 1st, 2012 | Associations, Safety and Security | Read More

Recommended interim measures for passenger ship companies

We would like to advise Members of the issuance of draft MSC Circular on ‘Recommended Interim Measures for Passenger Ship Companies to Enhance the Safety of Passenger Ships’. The circular invites member states to recommend to passenger ship companies to conduct a review of operational safety measures...
May 30th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

SKANReg quality drive boosts PSC performance

Quality initiatives launched last year by the London-based St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) have prompted improvements of up to 62% in results from Port State Control inspections. The improvement comes as SKANReg – operational since 2005 – steps up its bid to attain...
May 26th, 2012 | Flags, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

MAIB’S Report 10/2012 on the accident of “Karin Schepers”

  The Karin Schepers Earlier this month, on the 4th of May we published MAIB’s Safety Digest issue 1/2012; today we bring you MAIB’s 10/2012 report on the “Karin Schepers” accident, so click herebelow to read same in full: KarinSchepersReportWeb We look forward your comments.
May 19th, 2012 | Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Annual Report on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region 2011.

The Tokyo MOU maintains a good trend of development and achievement of PSC activities. The following comes from Hua Siong Ong Mitsutoyo Okada, Chairman Secretary, Port State Control Committee Tokyo MOU Secretariat: In 2011, member Authorities of the Tokyo MOU carried out a total of 28, 627 inspections,...
May 17th, 2012 | Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Launch of “The Work of the Harbour Master”…

Launch of The Work of the Harbour Master – third edition – by The Nautical Institute in collaboration with The International Harbour Masters’ Association The Nautical Institute today launched the third edition of its book The Work of the Harbour Master, which will act as a ‘bridge’ for those...
May 16th, 2012 | Books, Education and Training, Health and Safety, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

focus on passenger ship safety in 2013

Richard Schiferli The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 45th Committee meeting in Riga, Latvia, from 7 – 11 May 2012. The Committee agreed that the first year of the new inspection regime (NIR) has been largely successful. An important goal of the NIR...
May 14th, 2012 | Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Lessons from Marine Accident Reports 1/2012

Lessons from Marine Accident Reports 1/2012
This Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issue 1/2012 in three parts with over 26 cases is a must-to-study and improve safety, research and development, needless to mention maritime education, training and mentorship! The MAIB examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on...
May 4th, 2012 | Books, Comment, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

GL Issues New Rules for Crew Boats

Hamburg, Germany, 03 May 2012 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) announces the release of the first comprehensive set of classification rules for Crew Boats and Offshore Wind Farm Service Craft. As the energy industry expands and installations are pushed ever further offshore and into more challenging environments,...
May 3rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Safety and Security | Read More

Update to GL Rules for Seagoing and Naval Ships

Hamburg/Germany, 03 May 2012 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released updates to its Rules for Seagoing Ships and Naval Vessels. The updated Rules came into effect on 1 May 2012. Changes have been made to the following GL Rules for Seagoing Ships: Classification and Surveys, Hull Structures, Machinery...
May 3rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

NORTH P&I Club lends support to International Campaign to cut liquefaction losses

The ‘A’ rated, 170 million GT North P&I club is playing a major role in continuing international efforts to prevent further loss of life caused by nickel ore cargoes that liquefy at sea. The latest developments in the campaign are reported in the club’s loss-prevention newsletter Signals. Most...
May 2nd, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Edwin Wartenweiler to become new CRO at HSH Nordbank

Edwin Wartenweiler to become new CRO at HSH Nordbank
HAMBURG/KIEL – Today the Supervisory Board of HSH Nordbank appointed Edwin Wartenweiler (52) as the Bank’s CRO (Chief Risk Officer) for a period of three years. Mr. Wartenweiler will take up his new position on 1 June 2012. Edwin Wartenweiler is coming to HSH Nordbank from FMS Wertmanagement...
May 2nd, 2012 | Banking, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Accident prevention: dealing with the human factor

Accident prevention: dealing with the human factor
Proper charting: a must! Accident investigation is a painstaking and often painful process and, more often than not, the outcome is a raft of new policies and measures to avoid reoccurrence. Yet, if well thought out and established company procedures are followed in the first place, tragic consequences...
April 25th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

More power for EU Maritime Safety Agency to combat offshore pollution and piracy

 23 April 2012 – The European Agency for Maritime Safety (EMSA) would get new powers to step up cooperation against piracy, prevent maritime pollution, improve training for seafarers and help establish an EU maritime space without barriers under an informal deal struck on Thursday by Parliament’s...
April 23rd, 2012 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Slips, trips and falls represent nearly one in three of the large personal injury claims submitted to the UK P&I Club

Slips, trips and falls represent nearly one in three of the large personal injury claims submitted to the UK P&I Club
New Risk Focus publication aims to reduce the incidence of such accidents Following the launch of its Bow Tie loss prevention initiative in January 2012, the UK P&I Club is now embarking on the publication of a series of ‘Risk Focus’ booklets which highlight specific areas of risk. This month...
April 18th, 2012 | Books, Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Caribbean lacks resources to combat oil spills, warns Jamaica

Caribbean lacks resources to combat oil spills, warns Jamaica
The Caribbean region including Jamaica and other Small Island Developing States lacks the resources to combat a major oil spill, delegates to a regional convention on oil spill prevention and response have been warned. Opening the convention to discuss oil spill prevention, preparedness and response...
April 16th, 2012 | Events, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

MOL to Start Safety Campaign

MOL's President Koichi Muto TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the launch of a six-week safety campaign targeting all MOL-operated vessels, starting on April 15. President Muto, executives, and other personnel will visit vessels to exchange information...
April 13th, 2012 | Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

MOL Conducts Table Top Drill Centering on Grounding and Fire Involving LNG Carrier

TOKYO — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the completion of a table top drill based on the scenario of a fire in the engine room of the MOL-operated LNG carrier “Grand Mereya” in Tsugaru Strait, resulting in the vessel running aground.  MOL's President...
April 11th, 2012 | Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Collisions at anchorages in the port of Singapore

The Club has noticed a number of collision claims at anchorages in the port of Singapore recently. Analysis of the claim files highlights the fact that in many cases the masters and crew members had failed to maintain vigilant GMDSS watch for obtaining the weather forecast and did not keep their vessels’...
April 11th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Lloyd’s Register launches machinery damage and repair workshops

Lloyd’s Register launches machinery damage and repair workshops
Steve Robson One-day courses designed for superintendents, flag and port-state surveyors and related marine engineers Lloyd’s Register is offering Machinery Damage and Repair workshops to support marine superintendents and engineering personnel. Mechanical breakdowns are a serious problem for shipowners...
April 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Ecological repercurssions from Piracy and Terrorism

Ecological repercurssions from Piracy and Terrorism
Iro J. Theofanides Ecological repercussions of piracy and terrorist attacks at sea can be disastrous. By Iro Theofanides Piracy and terrorist actions at sea can result in incalculable human suffering as well as damage of various kinds to merchant vessels and their cargoes as the collateral damage involved....
April 3rd, 2012 | News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Saab ensures maritime safety on Dutch waterways

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Dutch authority Rijkswaterstaat regarding delivery of the AIS automatic identification system. The system will increase safety on the Dutch waterways. March 26, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) The contract means that Saab will provide the complete...
March 26th, 2012 | Inland Waterways, IT and Communications, Safety and Security | Read More

Class in never out of style!

Class in never out of style!
Nicholas Brown introducing the event The historic Whitechapel Gallery at Aldgate East in London was the venue for Lloyd’s Register’s Press Evening’s reception to mark the publication of the latest edition of Shipping and the Environment last Wednesday; John Faraclas reports: Starting with a tour...
March 26th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Events, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More