Safety News
 

31/10/2014 08:10

Japan scrambling jets puts aviation, maritime safety at risk: China - The Japan Times
Channel News AsiaJapan scrambling jets puts aviation, maritime safety at risk: ChinaThe Japan TimesBeijng – Japan's increased scrambling of...

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30/10/2014 19:10

China: Japanese Aircraft Scrambles Endangering Safety - DefenseNews.com
China: Japanese Aircraft Scrambles Endangering SafetyDefenseNews.comBEIJING — Japan's increased scrambling of military aircraft in response to...

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30/10/2014 17:10

KVH Introduces Safety and Security Training Programs for Superyachts - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
KVH Introduces Safety and Security Training Programs for SuperyachtsVirtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Oct. 30, 2014 (GLOBE...

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30/10/2014 16:10

Marine Safety Unit investigating grounding of Maltese ship Kertu - MaltaToday
Marine Safety Unit investigating grounding of Maltese ship KertuMaltaTodayThe Marine Safety Investigation Unit is investigating the grounding of the...

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30/10/2014 16:10

KVH introduces safety and security training programs for superyachts - Boating Industry
KVH introduces safety and security training programs for superyachtsBoating IndustryMIDDLETOWN, R.I. – KVH Industries, Inc. introduced the “Safety...

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29/10/2014 17:10

Bangladesh FM calls for international help to stop sea piracy - Bangladesh News 24 hours
Bangladesh News 24 hoursBangladesh FM calls for international help to stop sea piracyBangladesh News 24 hours“We understand that maritime piracy and...

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30/10/2014 21:10

Regional navies need to work together to tackle piracy - The National
Bangladesh News 24 hoursRegional navies need to work together to tackle piracyThe NationalDUBAI // Strengthening regional naval forces and exchanging...

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30/10/2014 21:10

Yemen calls for regional, international co-operation to eradicate maritime piracy - Al-Shorfa
Yemen calls for regional, international co-operation to eradicate maritime piracyAl-Shorfa"Yemen suffers economically, socially and security-wise...

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30/10/2014 20:10

Somalia: Somali pirates free seven kidnapped Indian sailors - Garowe Online
Garowe OnlineSomalia: Somali pirates free seven kidnapped Indian sailorsGarowe OnlineHigh-seas crimes continue to decrease following coordinated...

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30/10/2014 17:10

Multilateral security cooperation: 'From conflict to cooperation' Opening ... - NATO HQ (press release)
Multilateral security cooperation: ''From conflict to cooperation'' Opening ...NATO HQ (press release)It enabled all of our members to...

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30/10/2014 15:10

Thales Unveils New Maritime and Counter Piracy Solutions - HSToday
Thales Unveils New Maritime and Counter Piracy SolutionsHSTodayPASTOR comprises detection (radar) and identification (gyrostabilized optronic system)...

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30/10/2014 10:10

Royal Navy Makes Historic March Into Parliament - Forces TV
Forces TVRoyal Navy Makes Historic March Into ParliamentForces TVI would like to thank you for all you do to protect the interests of the UK; your...

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      Enviroment News
 

30/10/2014 18:10

Environment planning and regulatory news: October 2014 - Lexology (registration)
Environment planning and regulatory news: October 2014Lexology (registration)The European Council recently formally adopted the new directive on...

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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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      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
 

Ahrenkiel Steamship selects DNV GL’s ShipManager software

Monday, 27 October 2014

Ahrenkiel Steamship has chosen to implement DNV GL’s ShipManager software on its entire fleet of 60 vessels, allowing the company to streamline systems and benefit from industry best practice. The shipping group Ahrenkiel Steamship was formed this year after the merger of the Christian F. Ahrenkiel Group with a joint venture established by the MPC [...]...

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Liberian Registry backs IMO advice on Ebola virus

Monday, 27 October 2014

The Liberian Registry has come out in full support of the International Maritime Organization’s recommendation that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade due to the Ebola virus. Meanwhile, operation of the US-based registry remains unaffected. IMO cites the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), and indeed recommends to all member states, [...]...

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FONASBA endorses ITIC’ s post-fixture clause

Monday, 27 October 2014

ITIC has recommended that brokers place a post-fixture clause at the end of recap messages in order to reduce the chances of exposure to severe financial loss as a result of important messages being overlooked. The following wording was endorsed by FONASBA at its recent annual general meeting in Gothenburg: “Important: Operations It is essential [...]...

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MCN Beijing launches fisherman chat application

Monday, 27 October 2014

Connecting Fishermen to shore: first application for  Inmarsat Fleet One now available MCN Beijing launches fisherman chat application 27 October 2014: Fishermen on board Chinese coastal fishing vessels can now keep in constant contact with friends, family and colleagues thanks to a brand new application developed exclusively for Inmarsat’s Fleet One service. Created by Beijing [...]...

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Concerning about lifejacket design

Monday, 27 October 2014

Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) has received a report from a mariner regarding the design of the lifejackets on his ship. His concerns are that: The lifejacket is very tight around the neck. If jumping into the water wearing the lifejacket, there would be a high risk of injuring one’s neck. The lifejacket is cumbersome in which to work. It is difficult to work in a lifeboat or to climb down a boarding ladder whilst wearing the lifejacket In response to the concern, the ship’s manager had advised that the lifejackets comply with regulations. The lifejacket bears the Wheelmark symbol which denotes that it conforms to the European Marine Equipment Directive. CHIRP contacted the European organisation under whose authority the Wheelmark had been granted. They advised us to contact the manufacturer in Asia for details of the testing that had been carried out. The manufacturer sent us details, including photographs, of the tests that had carried out in accordance with international regulations. These included thirteen persons jumping into the water from a height of 4.5 metres, with arms clasped over the lifejacket. None of the test subjects suffered adverse effect from the jump. CHIRP has also obtained general advice from industry experts. They advise that a revised international standard for lifejackets came into effect in 2010. This requires the in-water performance to be measured against a “reference test device”. This features a tight neck aperture, as a tight fit around the neck and body ensures that the lifejacket is less likely to move, thus minimising physical stress. The 2010 standard does have higher requirements in respect of clearance of the mouth from the sea surface and turning performance. These requirements have tended to increase the bulk of the lifejackets. This makes them really suitable only for abandonment situations, rather than for regular use whilst working. Source and Image Credit: CHIRP   For more information please read the Maritime Feedback 31/2013 issued by CHIRP  ...

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Wärtsilä supplies 50 MW power plant to help integration of solar energy in Hawaii

Monday, 27 October 2014

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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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Charterers Forum • Dry Cargo 2014

Friday, 14 November 2014

President Wilson, Geneva
The TradeWinds Charterers Forum • Dry Cargo examines the key areas for dry bulk vessel charterers – principally factors affecting transportation security, exposure and cost. The latest issues affecting dry cargo vessel chartering – paper and physical - will come into sharp focus in Geneva as TradeWinds once again teams up with the Sailor Society Annual Ball to offer guests and delegates a concentrated morning of information, insight and inspiration.

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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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Hellenic Marine Risk Forum 2014

Thursday, 04 December 2014

Eugenides Foundation, Athens
Now in its third year, the annual Hellenic Marine Risk Forum is a practical response designed to offer Greek ship owners and risk managers a deeper understanding of challenging issues arising from both hull and P&I cover in advance of renewal. An initiative of the Hellenic Committee of Lloyd’s Brokers’ Associates; organized by TradeWinds Events.

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Ship Recycling Forum 2015

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 - Wednesday, 04 March 2015

PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore
As the ship recycling industry edges towards a Hong Kong compliant reality and considers the controversial beaching-ban implied under the new European Regulations, the 2015 Forum seeks to determine whether green recycling is destined to remain the preserve of ‘big shipping’ with achieving top dollar the commercial reality for most? The Forum explores ways for shipowners to support safety and environmental improvements at the waterfront in South Asia. Dedicated sessions and expert speakers look behind the scenes at what ship owners, cash buyers and brokers are doing together to move standards forward.

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