Category archives: Security/Safety

ABS releases Industry-Leading Guidance for Container Ships

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industries, has released two new tools specifically focused on assisting the Container Ship sector with ...

ABS makes it safer to ‘walk to work’

New Guide addresses advanced crew transfer technologies, providing safety guidance for offshore access gangways.

ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, announces the publication of ...

26 hours of information recovered from El Faro voyage data recorder

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Wednesday the convening of a voyage data recorder group, Monday, to develop a detailed transcript of the sounds and discernible words captured on the ...

NTSB launches mission to retrieve El Faro Voyage Data Recorder

The NTSB’s third mission to the wreckage of the El Faro is scheduled to launch Friday from Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The mission’s primary objective is to retrieve the ...

UASC prohibits shipment of shark fin

As part of a commitment made to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) earlier this year, UASC has prohibited the carriage of shark fin and shark fin related products.
 
WWF estimates ...

Collision of Panama-flagged VLCC and container ship in the Singapore Strait

At about 2355 hrs on 3rd Aug 2016, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was notified of a collision involving Dream II VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) and MSC ...

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore revokes of AC Oil bunker licences

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences of AC Oil Pte Ltd with effect from 29 July 2016. AC ...

MoU launches Concentrated Inspection Campaign on MLC,2006

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC,2006). The aim of the CIC ...

UK P&I outline considerations when sending family to support a sick or injured crewmember

Markus McMillin, a San Francisco-based claims executive for UK P&I Club, reviews the issues to consider when family members travel to support a sick or injured crewmember.

“There are ...

Moore Stephens says shipping must disclose or risk being exposed

International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says the shipping industry must adopt a transparent, proactive approach to corporate governance or else risk exposure to business and reputational damage.

 Corporate ...

Sea piracy drops to 21-year low, IMB reports

Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a new report from the International ...

Carnival Corporation opens Arison Maritime Center for world-class safety training

Carnival Corporation, the world's largest leisure travel company, announced the official opening of the Arison Maritime Center, its world-class facility dedicated to providing rigorous safety training for its bridge ...

Indian tanker captain to receive 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

Captain Radhika Menon, Master of the oil products tanker Sampurna Swarajya, is to receive the 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea for her role in the dramatic rescue ...

WSS launches canal transit offer and signs Avance Gas neo-panamax vessels for opening of new Panama Canal

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is moving to ensure that its customers’ vessels pass through the new Panama and Suez Canals with the optimum efficiency, speed and safety thanks to a ...

“Piracy and kidnap in the Gulf of Guinea becomes more sophisticated and prevalent”

Stuart Edmonston, Head of Loss Prevention at UK P&I Club, together with Hellenic War Risks and Terra Firma Risk Management, highlights the growth of piracy in the Gulf of ...

Enclosed space ship safety rule enters into force

A new regulation aimed at protecting seafarers who need to enter enclosed spaces, by requiring ships to carry portable atmosphere testing equipment on board, enters into force on 1 July ...

MS&D: Strategies for Maritime Security

Protecting peace, fighting piracy and drug trafficking, guiding merchant vessels safely to their destinations: The range of responsibilities for navies and coast guards has changed significantly. At MS&D, the ...

UK P&I Club: “Tackling hypertension – the silent killer”

Dr Marcus Brauer, a General Practitioner from one of UK P&I Club’s PEME approved clinics in South Africa, provides medical insight into one of the marine industry’s ...

IMB: Beware commercial impact of cyber attacks

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is asking shipping and maritime companies to be vigilant to the potential commercial impact that cyber-attacks can cause.

IMB says that cyber security is not ...

North P&I Club highlights the need for increased cyber security

North P&I Club has set out the growing range of cyber risks now facing shipowners in a new loss prevention briefing published (09 June 2016). Entitled Cyber Risks and ...

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