Tag archives: safety

Crisis in the Mediterranean: EU Governments Must Act Before Thousands More Lives Lost, Shipowners to Tell UN Summit

The humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea is spiralling out of control. EU Member States must act urgently to prevent the loss of thousands more lives, as hundreds of thousands ...

ClassNK begins joint research on brittle crack arrest design

Leading classification society ClassNK has announced it will carry out a joint research project aimed at improving safety standards for ultra-large container ships.

Brittle crack arrest design steel for use ...

IMO Secretary-General reiterates need for action to address unsafe migration by sea

Following the events of recent days in which more than 2000 migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea and several hundred lost their lives, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Koji ...

MPA and ClassNK to research and develop new technologies to enhance ship safety

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and ship classification society, ClassNK, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on maritime technologies research and development (R&D) to ...

Ships prove safer with crews

Rolls-Royce and others have recently talked and debated the possibility of unmanned ships being something that is possible now and which will happen in the near future. In a paper ...

ICS publishes new Chemical Tanker Safety Guide

A fully updated edition of the definitive industry guidance on the safe operation of chemical tankers has just been published by the shipping industry’s global trade association, the International ...

MPA Champions Maritime Safety with Inaugural Safety@Sea Week

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) today kicked off the Maritime Safety Forum, as part of the inaugural Safety@Sea Week to share and promote safety practices for ...

MPA launches inaugural Train-the-trainer ECDIS workshop to improve sea safety

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) launches the inaugural train-the-trainer Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) workshop. The workshop is jointly-organised with the International Maritime Organization (IMO ...

DNV GL-led collaboration to enhance BOP maintenance

The maintenance of blowout preventers (BOPs) has significant financial, logistical and safety implications for drilling operators and rig owners. DNV GL has now established a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to ...

Concentrated inspection campaign - Worldwide

The Paris, Tokyo and Black Sea MoUs will launch a three-month campaign starting in September to verify deck and engine room watchkeeper hours of rest under the Manila amendments of ...

Crewmembers aboard Crowley tug Sesok help Pilot Point locals fight fire

Residents of Pilot Point, Alaska, are thanking the mariners aboard Crowley Maritime Corp.’s tugboat Sesok after its crewmembers recently extinguished a dangerous blaze on the shores of the Yukon ...

Darwin volunteers become AMSA’s eyes in the sky

A group of Northern Territory Emergency Service (NTES) volunteers from the Darwin area will be trained in air search observation with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) this weekend (2-3 ...

Hundreds stranded off Nahant, Massachusetts

Coast Guard crews are assisting a disabled passenger vessel approximately 13 miles east of Nahant, Massachusetts.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received notification at approximately 4:30 p.m ...

USNS Richard E. Byrd saves nine in Gulf of Oman

USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, rescued nine crew members from a Yemeni-flagged cargo vessel that had lost power, was taking on water ...

Costa Concordia changes hands

The notarial deed establishing the transfer of ownership of the Concordia from Costa Crociere to the Saipem/San Giorgio del Porto consortium was signed on Sunday, July 27, at 3 ...

Raytheon Anschütz launches ShipGuard at SMM

In view of an increasing demand for security of merchant ships and maritime trade, Raytheon Anschütz, a German-based leading manufacturer of Integrated Bridge Systems, has developed ShipGuard as an ...

Man rescued after going under Dorset ferry

A man had a lucky escape after being thrown into the water, dragged under a ferry but surfacing on the other side.

Portland Coastguard received several 999 calls during the ...

DNV GL - The Future of Shipping

DNV GL, the world’s leading ship classification society and a leading risk and sustainability service provider briefed the press yesterday on the future of shipping at an event at ...

The Swedish Club makes Arctic trade safer

According to a new publication issued by the Swedish Club, operators transiting the polar regions are not always fully prepared for the unique challenges that they will face. Yet informing ...

Harmonising LNG Bunkering in a safe and efficient manner

DNV GL is launching a new Recommended Practice (RP) on LNG Bunkering in the Middle East & South Asia. The launch in Doha is in conjunction with Qatar’s announcement that ...

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