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Eco Marine Power's Renewable Energy Solution for Shipping Recognized by ClassNK
Monday, 13 April 2015
Eco Marine Power will now move forward and release two marine solar power packages: Aquarius Marine Solar Power and Aquarius MAS + Solar - with the latter including additional hardware and software that allows the system to perform functions such fuel oil consumption monitoring.
MPA Singapore encourages report submission of near-misses
Monday, 06 April 2015
The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) posted a circular encouraging ships in Singapore waters and the Singapore Strait to voluntarily submit confidential reports of near-misses encountered or observed.
The IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment held its 2nd Session (SSE2) from Monday 23 through Friday 27 March 2015. 72 Member plus 1 Associate States together with 1 United Nations Agency, 2 Inter-Governmental and 32 Non-Governmental organisations enrolled for the meeting.
The controversial LNG terminal development at the US East Coast Port Ambrose is once again on rocky ground as the processing of the Final Environmental Impact (Final EIS) application is suspended for a second time.
BIMCO has stated that it appreciates the new efforts by EU leaders to reduce increasing reliance on merchant shipping to rescue the growing numbers of distressed migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
BIMCO welcomed the recent announcement that the funding of Operation Triton will be increased to match that previously allocated to Operation Mare Nostrum. It also welcomed the contribution of extra ships, planes and helicopters that many countries will make to assist with the search and rescue capabilities of the region. Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General at BIMCO, said:
"The shipping industry has recently highlighted the risks to the health, safety and security of seafarers who assist distressed migrants in increasingly large numbers.
"Merchant ships are ill-equipped to deal with large-scale rescue operations involving many hundreds of migrants and it may compromise the safety of those onboard as well as those who they attempt to rescue.
"The long term problem of huge migratory flow in the Mediterranean has led to a humanitarian crisis at sea that merchant shipping is not equipped to handle. Migration is an issue for nations to resolve.
"The industry had called for an expansion of the geographical scope of Operation Triton to include areas where migrants are most likely to be found before they get into serious difficulty. This does not yet seem to have been addressed.
"We realise that the issue of migration will not be resolved by these step changes alone. This is why BIMCO will continue to give practical advice to Shipmasters on how to effectively deal with calls for search and rescue assistance."
The London P&I Club has published the latest edition of its loss prevention publication StopLoss which is available in both English and Chinese.
StopLoss 64 includes the following issues:
Carriage of Bauxite- Liquefaction Risks
The potential liquefaction of bauxite cargoes has been the subject of a number industry bulletins in recent years. These concerns have been renewed following the recent sinking of the bulk carrier Bulk Jupiter reportedly carrying 46,400 MT of bauxite loaded at Kuantan in Malaysia.
Voyage Data Recorder issues
The Club has recently dealt with two claims which had onefeature in common. On both occasions, when the voyage datarecorder (VDR) data had been retrieved and analysed, it quicklybecame apparent that certain required sensors were not feedingdata to the VDR unit at the material time.
SOLAS: Enclosed space entry drills
The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the InternationalMaritime Organisation (IMO) adopted amendments to SOLASRegulation III/19 which added a new requirement for mandatoryenclosed space entry and rescue drills in 2013.
Further details may be found by reading StopLoss 64 issued by the London P&I Club.
Source: The London P&I Club
DNV GL has unveiled a new eco-friendly maritime transport concept, the Cargo Ferry project, which will use a new type of LNG vessel to transport containers that are usually carried more than 200km across land....
The Skuld P&I Club has posted an article on its website to provide an update on the refugee and migrant crisis in the Mediterranean Sea.
According to the UN High Commission for Refugees, over 13,500 people were rescued in the period of 10 April to 17 April 2015, and 900 are feared to have perished this.
The Club reminds masters to be fully aware of their obligations under international convention and local laws to assist distressed persons at sea. A failure to render assistance may create legal, including criminal, liabilities.
If a vessel comes across distressed persons at sea, then it is an obligation with the force of law that assistance must be rendered (subject to the safety of the crew and vessel rendering the assistance).
There are many considerations to keep in mind when this situation arises, and masters should take the following steps amongst the other necessary measures to respond to the situation in a safe and responsible manner:
identify the likely number of vessels and people being encountered
urgently contact the nearest responsible maritime authority / coast guard of the situation
assess how assistance can be safely rendered
provide such assistance and rescue as can be safely provided
call for additional help and support as may be required
identify if any rescued persons are in need of urgent medical attention
keep in constant contact with the maritime authority / coast guard responding to the incident
inform concerned parties, including managers, charterers, as well as the club of the situation soonest
keep a very careful photographic, video and written record of the entire event
contact the Skuld correspondent in the country / port to which rescued persons are to be taken
Should a vessel encounter a situation that it cannot respond to, at least not without further assistance, or should an emergency arise, then the master should prioritise the safety of human life and make an urgent call for further help as he considers necessary.
If a vessel is contacted by a maritime authority or a coast guard to come to a SAR operation, then it should follow the instructions and adopt the above as appropriate in the light of developing circumstances.
Source: The Skuld P&I Club
A round table of international shipping associations (RT) comprising BIMCO, ICS, Intercargo and INTERTANKO are developing standards and guidelines to address the major cyber security issues faced by the shipping industry.
A pioneering network of simulator facilities and ship bridges across Europe are now connected as never before. Enabled by the latest technology, the European Maritime Simulator Network (EMSN) is a unique platform that can simulate complex, real-time traffic situations at sea across large distances.
Round Table of shipping associations address major cyber security issues
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
It has been announced that the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) comprising BIMCO, ICS, Intercargo and INTERTANKO are developing standards and guidelines to address the major cyber security issues faced by the shipping industry.
London This essential update for the UK ports industry allows senior representatives from across the ports, shipping & maritime sector to network and discuss the opportunities for ports in 2015 and beyond.
Key themes that will be covered at this year’s event include policy updates, shipping trends and the latest logistics and supply chain guidance.
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 - Saturday, 10 October 2015
İstanbul By the aim of 35th International WISTA "Veins of Shipping" Conference 2015, shipping & trade routes, shipping market overview, important trade points such as canals and straits, vessels' safety & quality and more subjects about shipping will be discussed including many representatives and state authorities all around the World who hold a significant role in maritime industry.
Lodnon With greater industry sophistication, awareness, and expectations, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an increasingly important issue that shipping and offshore companies cannot afford to ignore. This forum will explore how companies can keep a competitive advantage in terms of gaining market share, attracting top talent, and preserving employee retention by adopting CSR policies.
Monday, 09 November 2015 - Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Singapore The World Ocean Council (WOC) is proud to announce that the 3rd Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) will be held on 9-11 November, 2015 in Singapore.
The SOS is the only international, multi-sectoral, business event dedicated to “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”. This first SOS to be held in Asia, the 2015 event is being developed in collaboration with stakeholders in Singapore, Hong Kong and responsible business leadership companies from around the world.