SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Major issues

  • Norway

    Norway ratifies first the 2010 HNS Convention

    Norway set the example by becoming the first country to become a Contracting State to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 2010 (2010 HNS Convention), meeting certain criteria in relation to tonnage and reporting annually the quantity of HNS cargo received in a State. ...

  • ReCAAP

    ReCAAP ISC issues first Quarterly Report for 2017

    The ReCAAP ISC has published its Quarterly Report revealing that during January- March 2017, there has been a significant drop in actual piracy and armed robbery in Asia (12%compared to the same period in 2016), although the number of attempts increased. A total of 20 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported. ...

  • wage

    Seafarers’ payment during piracy discussed at ILO meetings

    ILO Working Group of the Special Tripartite Committee (STC) held a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, from April 3 to 5, to examine issues related to the protection of seafarers’ wages when they are held captive on or off the ship as a result of piracy of armed robbery against ships. ...

  • USCG’s PSC 2016 Annual Report shows drop in detentions

    The USCG Port State Control 2016 Annual Report has been released mentioning a decrease in detentions from 202 to 103, the lowest through the last five years. The report provides key statistics related to the enforcement of regulations under the SOLAS, the MARPOL, and ISPS Code. ...

  • ReCAAP: Actual maritime incidents in Asia down compared to 2016

    The ReCAAP has published infographic to report and depict the mobility of piracy and armed robbery incidents against ships in Asia during January-March 2017. In general, there was an overall drop in actual piracy and armed robbery, however, the number of attempts increased. ...

Recent Posts


Good communication is vital during mooring operations

In the fifth case of its latest edition of the Safety Digest, the UK MAIB presented an incident that occurred during mooring operations, which did not ended in loss of life, but indicated how important is the efficient communication and conscious thinking when letting go the lines.

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Largest container vessel to call Indonesia arrives Jakarta

CMA CGM OTELLO arrived Indonesia as the largest container vessel to call the country, at the Jakarta International Container Terminal. The occasion also celebrated her impending maiden voyage for the industry’s first direct service from Indonesia to the United States, on 24 April, according to a company's statement.

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ABS facilitates Polar Code Operational Assessment

ABS has facilitated a Polar Code Operational Assessment in terms of the implementation of the IMO Polar Code. Specifically, the assessment identifies operational risks and limitations and was performed with TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company in undersea communications technology, on its cable-laying vessel, Responder.

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New service connecting China-Indonesia introduced

APL, a Singapore-based container shipping company, announced the launch of the China Southeast Asia Service 6 (CS6), a new weekly service connecting North and Central China with Indonesia. The company said that the new service is introduced in order to expand APL’s network coverage of China with Indonesia.

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Høglund to provide automation systems in three vessels

Høglund Marine Automation announced that has secured two contracts to supply automation systems for an LNG bunker vessel operated by Bernhard Schulte, and two chemical tankers for Sirius Shipping. The systems include the power management system, and additional systems that manage interactions between the ship machinery systems, and the cargo plant.

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Ferry collides with pier at Las Palmas port

The video depicts a ferry crushing into a breakwater at the Port of Las Palmas, on April 21st. Thirteen minutes after leaving the port, the ro/pax ferry, named Volcán de Tamasite, collided against the shoulder of a pier, in Canarias, Spain. The cause of the accident was said to be the ship's lost control, because the power generator stopped.

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RMI informs on pilot transfer arrangements

The Republic of Marshall Islands Registry issued a circular, informing on means of ship embarkation/disembarkation and pilot transfer arrangements, regulated by SOLAS International Convention. Inspections and tests to confirm proper construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment shall be conducted in accordance with SOLAS.

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