Category archives: Security/Safety

MOL 'tabletop drill' prepares for serious marine incident

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that the company conducted a tabletop drill based on a scenario in which an iron ore carrier, managed by its group ship ...

UK P&I Club advises how to minimise the risk of stowaways on board ship

Stowaways continue to board vessels in ports far too frequently, especially in South Africa where the frequency of these incidents has significantly increased over the last two months. With South ...

North P&I Club supports latest global maritime "Be Cyber Aware At Sea" campaign

North P&I Club is continuing its drive to highlight the range of cyber threats facing shipowners through its active support of the Be Cyber Aware At Sea campaign.

The ...

ITF sounds new alarm over privatisation and safety in Panama Canal new locks

Global union federation the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) have raised fresh concerns about the safety of the new locks on the Panama Canal and a growing threat of privatisation ...

Why do accidents happen? DNV GL reveals the patterns behind incidents and failures

Learning from failures and incidents is essential in a lean and cost effective organisation and is often a fundamental requirement in regulations. However, incidents should not be seen in isolation ...

London P&I Club reports shortfalls on mooring station procedures

The London P&I Club says its inspectors continue to note negative findings in and around ship mooring stations. The most common findings are a lack of anti-skid deck paint ...

Error management in issue 13 of The Navigator

Everyone makes mistakes. Onboard ship the smallest mistake can have catastrophic effects. The latest issue of the free magazine The Navigator aims to teach its readers how to identify, avoid ...

Videotel’s ballast water management programme updated

Videotel, a KVH company, has revised its ballast water management (BWM) training package to address the requirements of the International Maritime Organization’s newly ratified BWM Convention, a global treaty ...

ITF: refusal of shore leave to Hanjin crews 'a denial of human rights'

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) described the refusal of shore leave to seafarers on board Hanjin ships in the USA as a denial of human rights – and praised the ...

Improving Ship Operational Design second edition published by The Nautical Institute

Bad ship design can make life onboard difficult and uncomfortable, cause accidents and even kill. Naval architects have a huge responsibility, but few of them have direct experience of how ...

IBIA welcomes Danish authorities’ clampdown on bunker fraud

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) welcomes the fact that Danish authorities have investigated and sought to bring to justice fraudulent activities allegedly perpetrated by a bunkering company in the ...

IUMI calls for further industry cooperation to tackle containership fires

Two recent onboard containership fires have fueled concerns from IUMI (International Union of Marine Insurance) over the challenges involved with managing these incidents at sea.

Uwe-Peter Schieder, Vice Chairman of ...

Videotel produces new programme for safe navigation in the Singapore Strait

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has released a training programme, produced by VideotelTM, a KVH company, to encourage safe navigation in the Singapore Strait. Carrying an ...

WSS innovation to revolutionise vessel boiler water dosing

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is countering the threat of vessel boiler failure with an innovation that revolutionises the method, reliability and onshore insight into boiler water treatment. The leading global ...

ICS Pilotage, Towing and Mooring Survey now underway

The role of the pilot in mitigating the potential economic and environmental risk from today's large vessels is one of the most important in maritime safety. In recognition of ...

Nautilus calls for radical action after another lifeboat accident

Nautilus International is calling for radical new thinking to stop the rising death toll among merchant seafarers involved in lifeboat drills.

The Union has voiced concern after a fresh accident ...

LR and QinetiQ to collaborate on maritime cyber security

LR and QinetiQ have announced a collaboration to increase the level of security of cyber-enabled ships. A pilot project with GasLog, the international owner, operator and manager of LNG carriers ...

Bureau Veritas recognises MSC Cruises with Safety Best Practices 2016 Award

Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has recognised MSC Cruises with the 2016 Special Safety Best Practices Award for the high level of voluntary-enhanced safety procedures implemented across its entire ...

Marlink introduces health & safety at sea innovation with complete telemedicine service

Marlink has launched XChange Telemed, an innovative new telemedicine service designed to improve the health and safety of crew and passengers at sea, while meeting new ILO/MLC and IMO ...

Shipping must not underestimate physical risk posed by cyber-attack

The London P&I Club says the physical risk to ships from cyber-attack may not be as well understood by shipowners as those threats posed to traditional back-office functions such ...

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