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Safety for gas-fuelled ships – new mandatory code enters into force

A new mandatory code for ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels enters into force on 1 January 2017, along with new training requirements for seafarers working on those ships ...

‘Spot The Hazard’ safety posters to promote hazard awareness

As part of a major initiative to promote hazard awareness throughout the shipping industry, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and The Standard Club have issued free safety posters to ...

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 ...

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 ...

Deltamarin introduces an answer to Asian ro-pax ferry challenges

As a leading ro-pax ferry design company, Deltamarin is committed to finding a solution to the challenges of the Asian ferry market. The challenges at hand include large regional variations ...

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 ...

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 ...

New ship safety rule to prevent loss of containers enters into force

A new regulation requiring the gross mass of a container to be verified before it is loaded onto a ship enters into force on 1 July 2016. It will assist ...

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 ...

APM Terminals Bahrain invests in Safety and intelligent IT systems

APM Terminals Bahrain, operators of Khalifa bin Salman Port (KBSP), has recently made significant advances in Safety performance and information technology systems, including the successful completion of a Load Collision ...

ITF underlines Panama Canal safety case

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is reiterating its case regarding the possible risks to safety posed by the Panama Canal’s new locks.

This latest information comes after the ...

The Panama Canal dismisses ITF claims

The Panama Canal dismisses recent claims by the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) that questions industry standards and the operation of the Expanded Panama Canal's new locks.

ITF's ...

New study raises safety concerns over new Panama Canal locks

An independent safety study into the Panama Canal expansion, which was commissioned by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and released recently at a press conference in Panama City, has ...

WSS warns SOLAS regulation alone isn’t enough when it comes to gas detection

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is warning ship operators they must combine vigilance, structure and care with the new SOLAS X1-1/7 - MSC.1/Circ.1477 & MSC.1/Circ.1485 regulations ...

NYK completes winter safety campaign

The NYK Group has completed its Sail On Safety winter safety campaign, which ran from December 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016.

Under the theme "Think, Act, and Be Safe ...

Marine industry addresses RO-RO safety

Marine industry professionals convened in Rome to consider the crucial issue of Ro-Ro safety. Marine industry professionals convened in Rome to consider the crucial issue of Ro-Ro safety. RINA Services ...

New Zealand review finds sound framework in place for coastal navigation

A review of coastal navigation safety by Maritime NZ has found that there is a sound framework in place to manage the movement of ships around the New Zealand coast ...

ABS launches industries’ first CyberSafety Series with cybersecurity guidance note

ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, has published Guidance Notes on the Application of Cybersecurity Principles to Marine and Offshore Operations. This ...

RINA Group widens gas sector services

International classification, certification and engineering group RINA has widened its services to the global gas industry. While its traditional classification society arm RINA Services has recently approved a new Compressed ...

Black market refrigerants pose major shipping risk

Disposable cylinders represent a significant risk to port workers and support a black market in counterfeit refrigerants.

In 2011, several refrigerated, reefer containers exploded, killing three port workers. While there ...

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