Tag archives: safety

ITF commissions Panama Canal safety study

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has commissioned a study into the manoeuvring feasibility of the new Panama Canal locks.

In a deal signed in Limassol, Cyprus on Friday the ...

Dryad Maritime report illustrates the continuing security issues in Southeast Asia

Over two nights, six vessels experienced either boarding or attempted boardings in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) of the Singapore Strait. The positions of all six ...

ABB to optimize routes of giant Maersk Line container ships

ABB and Dutch weather forecasting specialist, MeteoGroup, have won an order to outfit 140 container vessels with software to optimize routes.
ABB, the leading power and automation group, is working ...

Tianjin explosion highlights growth of accumulation risks

The recent catastrophe at the port of Tianjin in China resulted in the loss of at least 100 lives and many more people are still missing. It is far too ...

Port of Rotterdam Authority invests €32 million in buoys and dolphins

In the Caland Canal and the Botlek, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is working hard on the expansion and replacement of buoy berths and dolphin configurations so that they can ...

New FURUNO ECDIS training solutions

The FURUNO ECDIS CBT (Computer Based Training) is a training solution where trainees are able to take FURUNO Type specific ECDIS training on their own PCs. Since ECDIS CBT does ...

NEAH GES announces the launch of its Maritime Division

NEAH GES("GES") a Dubai based holding company focused on risk-mitigation and logistics support, which provides site security and protection, air/ground/marine transportation and evacuation, power generation O&M ...

VDR G4[e] type approved by the China Classification Society CCS

INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the provider of maritime software, services and systems for navigation and communications systems (NavCom) and manufacturer of Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) systems, has announced that the ...

EM&I diverless UWILD contract for Vantage Drilling

EM&I has successfully completed the first phase of a contract to conduct an ODIN® Alternative UWILD (underwater inspection in lieu of drydock) on Vantage Drilling's platinum explorer (PLX ...

New improved temperature range for wire rope and umbilical grease

New independent testing of the recently launched BIOGEN WIRESHIELD® wire rope and ROV umbilicals lubricant demonstrates consistently high-lubrication performance within an industry-leading temperature range of -50ºC to 180ºC ...

Maritime and migration heads pledge action on unsafe mixed migration by sea

The heads of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Monday (29 June) reaffirmed their commitment to urgently address the humanitarian crisis arising from ...

New IACS Unified Requirement (UR) for large container ships

The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) has adopted new Unified Requirements that are aimed at further improving the safety of large container ships by enhancing consistency between pre-existing Class ...

Mandatory gas-fuel ship code set for adoption by Maritime Safety Committee

IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), which meets at the Organization's London headquarters for its 95th session from 3 to 12 June 2015, is expected to adopt a new ...

RINA launches major ferry safety initiative

Italy-based classification society RINA has launched a major ferry safety initiative.

The Asset Integrity Management scheme for ro-pax ferries covers fire risk mitigation, single-failure risk assessment, enhanced planned maintenance and ...

DNV GL issues design guideline enabling safe and redundant closed bus DP operations

Advanced dynamic positioning (DP) vessels can now meet critical safety regulations while gaining operational flexibility, efficiency and cost savings through new design and monitoring methods.

More and more operators are ...

IMO Secretary-General calls for coordinated efforts to safeguard migrants

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mr. Koji Sekimizu, yesterday (20 April) called for coordinated action to safeguard migrants, following the most recent incident involving large-scale loss of ...

North P&I Club publishes new guidance on avoiding rocks and docks

The ‘A’ rated 170 million GT North P&I Club has just published a new guide to help ships’ bridge teams avoid the mistakes which lead to hitting rocks, docks ...

Union calls for action after enclosed space deaths

Nautilus International is calling for the UK to lead a ‘new and concerted drive to end the appalling litany’ of seafarer fatalities in enclosed spaces.

The Union has written to ...

UN agencies meet to address unsafe mixed migration by sea

United Nations agencies were meeting in London (Wednesday, 4 March) to discuss concerted ways to address the high numbers of lives being lost at sea in unsafe craft, particularly in ...

Europe needs to be more proactive to prevent migrants deaths at sea

There is an urgent need within Europe to address the root cause of migrants at sea and the European Union needs to adopt a more proactive approach in preventing this ...

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