SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Oct 2016
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Oct 2016
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  • obp

    OBP highlights piracy conditions worldwide

    In the run-up to the upcoming African Union Maritime Summit in Lomé, Togo, the OBP project convened a meeting to discuss the current state of maritime piracy off the east and west coasts of Africa. The frank discussions focused on the coordination of international support to regional nations ...

  • EU

    Half of EU trade in goods is carried by sea, Eurostat says

    On the occasion of World Maritime Day, celebrated on 29 September under the theme "Shipping: indispensable to the world", the statistical office of the European Union, is publishing a selection of data on international trade in goods by sea as well as on maritime freight transport. ...

  • cyber

    Oil and gas industry joins forces in fight against cybercrime

    Platform operators need confidence that countermeasures can deal with bigger and more sophisticated cyber attacks. DNV GL is collaborating with Shell, Statoil, Lundin, Siemens, Honeywell, ABB, Emerson and Kongsberg Maritime to develop best practice in addressing this threat. ...

  • imo

    Industry celebrates World Maritime Day

    "Shipping is indispensable to the world." That is the message being shared around the world today, 29 September, as IMO and the global maritime community celebrates the annual World Maritime Day. ...

  • side

    AMSA: Working over the side is a high risk activity

    Shipboard tasks such as mooring/unmooring, surveys, cleaning, maintenance and rigging may require seafarers and other persons to work or access over the side of the ship. AMSA has issued a bulletin highlighting that working over the side is a high risk operation and must be treated accordingly. ...

Latest News

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FMC collects USD 338,000 in civil penalties

The US Federal Maritime Commission announced that it has completed compromise agreements recovering a total of $338,000 in civil penalties. The agreements were reached with one vessel-operating common carrier and six ocean transportation intermediaries

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Intoxication may lead to falling overboard

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has issued report regarding an incident where a passenger’s unsafe behaviour and intoxication led him fall overboard from the vessel Northern Spirit I in Toronto, Ontario, and subsequently drowned. The investigation also found that the crew’s emergency response efforts were not coordinated.

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Report finds EU maritime transport in troubled waters

A new report by European Court of Auditors found that the port development strategies put in place by the Member States and the Commission did not provide enough information to allow effective capacity planning to be carried out. This had led to EU co-financed investments in port infrastructure being ineffective and unsustainable, with a high risk of around 400 million euros invested being wasted.

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AMSA

AMSA: Gold Coast skipper convicted of maritime offences

AMSA has successfully prosecuted the operator and master of a Gold Coast charter boat for maritime offences under the Marine Safety National Law Act 2012. The master was convicted for breaching a general safety duty that led to the grounding of the MV Voyager in April 2015.

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obp

OBP highlights piracy conditions worldwide

In the run-up to the upcoming African Union Maritime Summit in Lomé, Togo, the OBP project convened a meeting to discuss the current state of maritime piracy off the east and west coasts of Africa. The frank discussions focused on the coordination of international support to regional nations

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Visualisation with the JRC tools of the CSM data describing shipping containers arriving in EU in September 2016.

EU offers new tools for indispensable shipping

On the occasion of World Maritime Day on September 29th , The European Commission's Joint Research Centre highlights its efforts to promote indispensable shipping. EU customs investigators now can get new, powerful tools to combat fraud linked to shipping containers.

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