Safety News
 

24/10/2014 19:10

IMO completes Polar Code environmental rules - Alaska Dispatch
BarentsObserverIMO completes Polar Code environmental rulesAlaska DispatchBefore the Polar Code comes into effect it must be adopted at the next...

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24/10/2014 16:10

National Marine Gallantry & Meritorious Service Awards Presented at Farmleigh ... - Afloat
National Marine Gallantry & Meritorious Service Awards Presented at Farmleigh ...AfloatTo that end, the Irish Maritime Administration within my...

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24/10/2014 07:10

Cobham Bags A$640 Mln Australian Maritime Safety Authority Contract- Quick ... - RTT News
Cobham Bags A$640 Mln Australian Maritime Safety Authority Contract- Quick ...RTT NewsMilitary and civil systems provider Cobham Plc (COB.L) said it...

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24/10/2014 07:10

Cobham bags A$640 Mln Australian Maritime Safety Authority Contract- quick facts - RTT News
Australian AviationCobham bags A$640 Mln Australian Maritime Safety Authority Contract- quick factsRTT NewsMilitary and civil systems provider Cobham...

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24/10/2014 00:10

Cobham wins $640m contract to provide search and rescue jets to Australian ... - Herald Sun
Herald SunCobham wins $640m contract to provide search and rescue jets to Australian ...Herald SunThe $640 million contract with the Australian...

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23/10/2014 22:10

Port of Tyne safety win - Maritime Journal
Maritime JournalPort of Tyne safety winMaritime JournalThe annual awards scheme recognises the port's commitment to health and safety. Last year,...

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      Security News
 

24/10/2014 21:10

China Joins Tanzania In Naval Exercise as the Indian Ocean Region Goes Nuts - VICE News
MiamiHerald.comChina Joins Tanzania In Naval Exercise as the Indian Ocean Region Goes NutsVICE NewsThe two nations actually have strong defense...

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24/10/2014 17:10

UN authorizes ship inspections near Somalia for arms, charcoal - Reuters
The Maritime ExecutiveUN authorizes ship inspections near Somalia for arms, charcoalReutersUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security...

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24/10/2014 15:10

Somali Piracy Response Requires Effective State Governance - The Maritime Executive
The Maritime ExecutiveSomali Piracy Response Requires Effective State GovernanceThe Maritime ExecutiveBriefing the Security Council on piracy off the...

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23/10/2014 08:10

Maritime security: NIMASA rolls out strategies to combat oil theft, sea ... - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Maritime security: NIMASA rolls out strategies to combat oil theft, sea ...Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideIn a bid to further secure the nation's...

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23/10/2014 07:10

Sustained response to Somalia piracy requires effective State governance – UN ... - StarAfrica.com
UN News CentreSustained response to Somalia piracy requires effective State governance – UN ...StarAfrica.comBriefing the Security Council on piracy...

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23/10/2014 01:10

Sustained response to Somalia piracy requires effective State governance: top ... - GlobalPost
UN News CentreSustained response to Somalia piracy requires effective State governance: top ...GlobalPost"State collapse in Somalia and other...

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      Enviroment News
 

25/10/2014 09:10

Legal Engagement for Human Rights in Business - The Maritime Executive
The Maritime ExecutiveLegal Engagement for Human Rights in BusinessThe Maritime ExecutiveReporting of non-financial issues, including reporting human...

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21/10/2014 09:10

INTERVIEW: Abdulla Bin Damithan, DP World, UAE Region - Arabian Supply Chain
INTERVIEW: Abdulla Bin Damithan, DP World, UAE RegionArabian Supply ChainT3 is set to be the world's most advanced maritime terminal, featuring 19...

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19/10/2014 19:10

Oz Wizard Of Words - Fiji Sun Online
Fiji Sun OnlineOz Wizard Of WordsFiji Sun OnlineAnd, of course, its maritime supremacy, brutality of guns, all done lawfully. In terms of long-lasting...

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08/10/2014 01:10

Our priority has been greenery, development and redevelopment: Nitin Sardesai - Daily News & Analysis
Daily News & AnalysisOur priority has been greenery, development and redevelopment: Nitin SardesaiDaily News & AnalysisWith the help of the Maritime...

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05/10/2014 13:10

Maersk Line named Sustainable Ship Operator of the Year - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Maersk Line named Sustainable Ship Operator of the YearHellenic Shipping News WorldwideMaersk Line, the global container shipping line, has been named...

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25/09/2014 04:09

KidZania Manila to open in 2015 - ABS CBN News
KidZania Manila to open in 2015ABS CBN NewsIn the Philippines, KidZania will incorporate maritime activities and other activities that will promote...

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      Company News

MOL to jointly provide crew training services

Monday, 20 October 2014

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that the company has established MOL Synergy Marine ("MOL Synergy") jointly with Synergy Group, a ship management services group in Chennai, India, to provide ship management and crew training services.

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MOL launches biannual vessel safety campaign

Thursday, 16 October 2014

MOL announced the launch of its biannual campaign on October 15, targeting all MOL-operated vessels.

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Port of Rotterdam presents the 'Sustainability Map'

Friday, 10 October 2014

Today, on Sustainability Day, Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, presented the Sustainability Map to Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb.

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IMO Facilitation Committee Outcome

Monday, 29 September 2014

A Working Group on Electronic Means for the Clearance of Ships was formed under the chairmanship of Mr R Butturini (USA).

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Maersk Line to introduce New Low Sulphur Surcharge

Monday, 29 September 2014

Maersk Line will introduce a new Low Sulphur Surcharge (LSS) to offset additional costs incurred by switching to cleaner fuels in so-called Emission Control Areas (ECA), as required by international environmental regulation effective from 1 January 2015.

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MPA Singapore launches ECDIS workshop

Monday, 29 September 2014

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) launched the inaugural train-the-trainer Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) workshop.

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      General News
 

Dimitris Vlantos announces retirement

Monday, 20 October 2014

After 37 years of working faithfully for MAN Diesel & Turbo Hellas, Dimitris  Vlantos retired on 30 September, 2014. He originally joined MAN Diesel &  Turbo in 1977 and played a prominent role in driving the company’s major developments and changes, enabling it to successfully face the changing needs and expectations of the Greek shipping [...]...

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BMT collaborates to deliver unmanned maritime vehicles

Monday, 20 October 2014

BMT Isis, a subsidiary of BMT Group and Plymouth based MSubs Ltd, are collaborating together to develop a fully instrumented Maritime Sea Range in which to test unmanned craft. A Memorandum of Understanding between the companies has been put in place while funding and permissions are secured. Mike Prince, Managing Director at BMT Isis commented: "Unmanned Underwater, Surface and Air Vehicles (collectively known as UxVs) have been used extensively in military operations for many years but their application for commercial and humanitarian tasks has only recently started to come to the fore, made possible by a leap forward in technology & innovation". Brett Phaneuf, Managing Director at MSubs continued: "Currently, however, there is no readily available UK or EU based facility capable of enabling command, control and tracking of multiple unmanned underwater, surface and air vehicles in an environment where oceanographic and meteorological data can be monitored and recorded concurrently with the test. This is no longer acceptable and a range in the South West is the most practicable location to place the range due to its low shipping density and access to local manufacturing infrastructure." The proposed maritime sea range will enable technology companies to test their vehicles and start to make important strides into delivering cooperative behaviours to compliment vehicles working in all domains be it air, surface or subsea The range areas that have been identified are ideal due to the local environmental conditions including low shipping density and the proximity of the military bases at Devonport and surrounding areas. The initiative should provide a focus on the South West as a hub for maritime technologies companies, and to attract UK and European customers to the region. Jointly, BMT Isis and MSubs propose to develop a fully instrumented range which will enable operators to fully trial systems in realistic conditions, exercising full control over their vehicles and even changing test parameters mid-trial. The range will incorporate a series of sensors within fixed buoys or mobile platforms fitted with environmental sensors, sonar transducers, GPS and Wi-Fi for tracking, navigation, communications and data collection. The marine equipment will be complemented with a mobile shore control facility with a radar tracking and communications linking into existing land based networks such as internet. The aim is to be able to provide both on site and remote access to UK, European and global customers to enable cost efficient use of this facility. Ultimately, the range will enable a series of UxVs working in the air, surface and subsurface domains to seamlessly coordinate with each other with little or no human intervention whilst being constantly monitored from the shore control facility. Source and Image Credit: BMT  ...

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Draft Polar Code approved by IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee

Monday, 20 October 2014

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 67thh session, 13 to 17 October 2014 - Briefing: 32, October 20, 2014 A key step on the way to a mandatory Polar Code for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters has been reached with the approval by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of the [...]...

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Canada invests in safe navfigation for Canadian waters

Monday, 20 October 2014

Minister of Transport of Canada, announced that the Government of Canada will provide up to $20-million over three years to Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) for its Smart Ocean initiative, which supports the World-Class Tanker Safety System. The funding will allow ONC to transform the oceanographic data it collects into navigational safety information that will help vessel operators and others avoid navigational hazards and prevent marine accidents. The goal of the Smart Ocean initiative is to help prevent marine accidents, predict and warn of natural hazards, and improve overall marine situational awareness near Port Metro Vancouver, Campbell River, Kitimat, the Douglas Channel, and Prince Rupert. ONC is a not-for-profit society that was created in 2007 to develop and manage ocean observatories and equipment, to serve as an international leader in the science and technology of ocean observing systems, and to maximize economic and societal benefits through commercialization and outreach. "The Government of Canada is pleased to provide funding to Ocean Networks Canada for the Smart Ocean initiative. The data provided by this technology will contribute to a World-Class Tanker Safety System by enhancing navigation safety and marine oil spill prevention, and providing environmental protection for marine areas", said Honorable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport. "The contribution announced today by the Government of Canada will enable Ocean Networks Canada to continue operations of its world-leading ocean observing infrastructure and to harness its science and research capacity for the benefit of Canadians through enhanced marine and public safety, and increased environmental monitoring", said Dr. Kate Moran, President, Ocean Networks Canada. Source: Government of Canada  ...

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Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (20 October 2014)

Monday, 20 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European bourses kicked off the week on a negative tone as worries over the outlook of the world economy linger. Solid US Q3 corporate earnings results last week and positive US data released on Friday, failed to exert a positive impact. The US Q3 corporate earning season comes [...]...

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Former naval commander charts course for international maritime consultancy

Monday, 20 October 2014

A former nuclear submarine commander who was responsible for £1billion worth of nuclear assets has taken the helm at a global maritime consultancy. Les Chapman, who has more than 40 years of naval and business experience, has joined The Maritime Group (International) Limited (TMG) as its new director of strategy. Based at the TMG Europe’s [...]...

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New Safety, Health Guidelines to Protect Seafarers

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Maritime occupational safety and health experts agree on guidelines to bolster the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

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Quality Control of Bunkers

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to consider introducing measures to improve controls of bunkers delivered to ships.

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Safety of passengers crossing exposed deck in gale

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) has received a report regarding safety of passengers crossing exposed deck in gale.

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Inadequate safety precautions when working overside

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) has received a report of related to inadequate safety precautions when working overside.

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EU welcomes security progress in Somalia

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The EU welcomes the political and security progress made in Somalia since the signing of the Somali Compact during the Brussels New Deal Conference for Somalia in September 2013.

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Enhancing safe cruising navigation in polar water

Thursday, 09 October 2014

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the International Association for Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), in cooperation with Lindblad Expeditions, have found a way for cruise operators to share years of depth soundings from the Arctic and Antarctica.

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      Events

4th Annual Shipping & Offshore CSR Forum

Tuesday, 04 November 2014

London, UK
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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Transport Security Expo

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 - Wednesday, 03 December 2014

London
Secure movement of people and goods in: Aviation, Maritime, Public Transport, Secure Transportation, Supply Chain, Cyber Security, Major Events Transport Security Expo has a unique pedigree as the major global exhibition and conference where security manufacturers, systems integrators and distributors connect in a uniquely focused environment with security buyers and policy makers for aviation, maritime, public and commercial transportation. Last year’s event was the most impressive Transport Security Expo to date, breaking all previous records with 3,866* total attendees, from 88 countries. Transport Security Expo 2014 now ups the ante enormously. With an expected 4,500 visitors and 150 exhibitors the event unveils a major suite of initiatives for this market; a package of information and inspiration that make it the go-to destination this December. Contact: Charlotte Ashurst, Marketing Manager Tel: +44 (0) 20 8947 9177 Email: cashurst@nineteen-events.com

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