Safety News
 

28/04/2015 06:04

Ferry Captain Sentence Extended to Life by South Korea Court - Bloomberg
BloombergFerry Captain Sentence Extended to Life by South Korea CourtBloombergThe chief of Chonghaejin Marine Co., the ferry's operator, has also...

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28/04/2015 00:04

Ferry Safety: IMO Pens "Manila Statement" - The Maritime Executive
The Maritime ExecutiveFerry Safety: IMO Pens "Manila Statement"The Maritime ExecutiveThe Manila Statement highlights that the safety of...

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27/04/2015 14:04

Danish Maritime Authority announces new requirements for refresher courses - PortNews IAA
Danish Maritime Authority announces new requirements for refresher coursesPortNews IAAOnce you have completed the course, you will be issued with a...

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27/04/2015 02:04

Delaware Backstory: Honoring a fallen trooper - The News Journal
The News JournalDelaware Backstory: Honoring a fallen trooperThe News JournalSeveral of Rupert's family members attended the dedication, along...

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27/04/2015 01:04

Coast Guard detains Panamax bulker for safety violations - Marine Log
Marine LogCoast Guard detains Panamax bulker for safety violationsMarine LogVessel inspectors from the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit in Portland...

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27/04/2015 00:04

Bulk Carrier Detained for Safety Violations - The Maritime Executive
The Maritime ExecutiveBulk Carrier Detained for Safety ViolationsThe Maritime ExecutiveVessel inspectors from the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit in...

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      Security News
 

28/04/2015 06:04

TIME ASEAN TURNED TO US for maritime cooperation - The Nation
TIME ASEAN TURNED TO US for maritime cooperationThe NationChina's accelerated construction activities in the South China Sea have further...

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28/04/2015 02:04

European Union Supports Somaliland Coast Guard Efforts to Enhance its ... - SomalilandPress
SomalilandPressEuropean Union Supports Somaliland Coast Guard Efforts to Enhance its ...SomalilandPressEuropean Union Supports Somaliland Coast Guard...

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28/04/2015 01:04

Migrants: Libya is Not Somalia - The Maritime Executive
The Maritime ExecutiveMigrants: Libya is Not SomaliaThe Maritime ExecutiveThis was to be virtually guaranteed by the application of superior...

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28/04/2015 00:04

French warship Aconit makes week-long call at Pulau Indah - The Star Online
The Star OnlineFrench warship Aconit makes week-long call at Pulau IndahThe Star Online“It was designed to offer security to French commercial...

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27/04/2015 21:04

Somaliland: EU Training Enhances Coast Guard Maritime Capabilities - Somaliland Sun
Somaliland: EU Training Enhances Coast Guard Maritime CapabilitiesSomaliland SunSomalilandsun - On Saturday 25 April the EU Naval Force flagship,...

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27/04/2015 16:04

On-The-Record Conference Call on the Upcoming State Visit of Prime Minister ... - Whitehouse.gov (press release)
On-The-Record Conference Call on the Upcoming State Visit of Prime Minister ...Whitehouse.gov (press release)Because if you look at the different...

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      Enviroment News
 

27/04/2015 15:04

Drydocks World wins Dubai Chamber CSR Label - PortNews IAA
Drydocks World wins Dubai Chamber CSR LabelPortNews IAADrydocks World group the leading provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping,...

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27/04/2015 12:04

Drydocks World Wins Dubai Chamber CSR Label - MarineLink
Drydocks World Wins Dubai Chamber CSR LabelMarineLinkDrydocks World group the leading provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil,...

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21/04/2015 12:04

Thailand yellow carded by EU - Undercurrent News
Thailand yellow carded by EUUndercurrent News“Thai authorities exert very little control over their fishing vessels, with many activities illegally...

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21/04/2015 00:04

New environmental law may herald dawn for corporate social responsibility in ... - China Economic Review
China Economic ReviewNew environmental law may herald dawn for corporate social responsibility in ...China Economic ReviewResearch by Chris Marquis of...

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20/04/2015 22:04

Unlocking the Issue Campaign - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Unlocking the Issue CampaignHellenic Shipping News Worldwide“12 months ago, the now recognisable term of “Human Rights at Sea” did not exist;...

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20/04/2015 15:04

Human Rights at Sea launches long-term campaign - SecurityMiddleEast
SecurityMiddleEastHuman Rights at Sea launches long-term campaignSecurityMiddleEast“12 months ago, the now recognisable term of “Human Rights at...

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      Company News

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.

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Rickmers to invest $50m making ships energy-efficient

Thursday, 09 April 2015

London: The Rickmers Group has signed an agreement with an unnamed charter customer to spend $50m in modernising “major parts” of its fleet to enhance vessels’ energy efficiency.

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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.

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CMA Shipping 2015: DNV GL - Maritime CEO Tor Svensen addresses cybersecurity risks

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

Ships and offshore structures are increasingly dependent on programmable control systems.

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InterManager IMO Report

Monday, 30 March 2015

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.

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Port Ambrose project on hold again

Monday, 30 March 2015

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.

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      General News
 

Rescuing migrants at sea poses risks to seafarers

Monday, 27 April 2015

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." Source: BIMCO  ...

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The London P&I Club publishes new StopLoss

Monday, 27 April 2015

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  ...

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Moving boxes off the roads

Monday, 27 April 2015

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....

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Skuld: Emergency response advice for migrants

Monday, 27 April 2015

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  ...

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New run to Oman

Monday, 27 April 2015

Iran and Oman have agreed to start a new direct shipping line next month....

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Jindal orders 10

Monday, 27 April 2015

Jindal Steel of India has reactivated its newbuilding plans with an order for 10 mini-bulkers in Bangladesh....

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Shipping Associations Developing Cyber Security Standards

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

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.

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Training improves safety

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

When it comes to mari time safety, universal and more standardised guide lines are critical as they help reduce the risk of human error.

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Pioneering network to enhance maritime safety

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

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.

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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.

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International Seafarers' Welfare Awards Shortlists Announced

Sunday, 12 April 2015

The 2015 International Seafarers' Welfare Awards - showcasing excellence in the provision of seafarers' welfare - will take place on 9th June at the International Maritime Organisation in London.

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BIMCO/ICS Report: Seafarers Happy with Sea Life

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Preliminary results of a new survey being carried out as part of the BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015 indicate that the majority of respondents are content with life at sea.

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      Events

7th Annual UK Ports Conference

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

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.

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35th WISTA International Conference

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.

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5th Annual Shipping & Offshore CSR Forum

Tuesday, 03 November 2015

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.

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World Ocean Council SOS 2015

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.

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