SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Oct 2016
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Oct 2016
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Major issues

  • annual review

    ICS Publishes Annual Review for 2016

    ICS has published its 2016 Annual Review of maritime policy developments, in advance of the ICS Annual General Meeting, to be held in Tokyo from 1-3 June. The ICS Annual Review is intended as a comprehensive overview of all the major issues faced by the global shipping industry, and in which ICS is engaged on behalf of its member national shipowners’ associations. ...

  • circular

    IMO issues new circular on VGM requirements

    Circular MSC.1/Circ.1548, has been agreed by IMO MSC 96th Session to provide advice to Administrations, port State control authorities, companies, port terminals and masters regarding the SOLAS requirements for verified gross mass of packed containers ...

  • msc

    IMO MSC 96 Outcome

    The 96th Session (MSC 96) of the IMO’s Committee on Maritime Safety (MSC) IMO MSC was held from Wednesday 11 through Friday 20 May 2016 under the Chairmanship of Mr Brad Groves and his Vice-Chair, Mr Juan Cubisino. ...

  • cargo

    Standard Club: Guidelines for the carriage of cargo on deck

    The Standard P&I Club has issued a guidance on the carriage of goods on deck, as it is concidered to be inherently risky because the cargo is exposed to greater dangers than goods carried under deck. ...

  • ukho

    UKHO urges ship owners to upgrade to new digital chart standards

    The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) reminds that ship owners should upgrade to the latest ECDIS software standards, highlighting the benefits that the new IHO S-52 Presentation Library edition 4.0 will offer.One of the most important initiatives currently underway is the revision to the technical standards for ECDIS. ...

Latest News


Teekay Marine Markets: Tanker Update for May 2016

This video contains forward-looking statements which reflect the Teekay’s current views with respect to certain future events and performance, including statements regarding: tanker market fundamentals, including the balance of supply and demand in the tanker market, and spot tanker charter rates.

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Effective early management of diabetes allows seafarers to remain gainfully employed

The Standard P&I Club has issued that clinics in South Africa, provide valuable and effective management of diabetes that allows seafarers to remain gainfully employed.The early detection management of diabetes is one of the most satisfying parts of PEME doctors, as they are able to not only preserve and maintain the health of the seafarer, but we are also able to assist them in understanding and managing their condition.

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World’s biggest super ships

Video illustrates one of the world's biggest super ships.Faust vehicle carrier is a high-tech marvel which hauls $65-million worth of Jaguars, Rolls-Royces, and other luxury automobiles across the turbulent North Atlantic, one of the most unforgiving seas on the planet. To complete her mission, Faust must steer through this winter crossing, where storms, the threat of fire, and even stowaways, will make for an intense, stress-filled mission and deliver her cargo without so much as a single scratch.

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New Zealand

New Zealand: MLC enters into force next March

Maritime New Zealand reminds that ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) will apply to New Zealand ships from 9 March 2017. After this date, Maritime NZ will be able to inspect for compliance with the Convention on foreign-flagged ships in New Zealand ports.

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Problems with ship sanitation certificates in Brazil

The Steamship P&I Club notes an increase on vessels facing problems with Brazilian port health authorities in respect of ship sanitation certificates (SSC) that often result in delays, extra costs and expenses and loss of hire and advises measures to be taken to avert or reduce the associated risk.

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Global supply and demand for seafarers

According to the latest Manpower report, the global supply of seafarers in 2015 was estimated at 1,647,500 of which about 774,000 are officers and 873,500 are ratings. Encouragingly, the worldwide supply of officers is estimated to have increased by 24% since 2010, with the supply of ratings increasing too.

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KR delivers new services in Iran

Korean Register (KR) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement to establish a joint venture company with the Iranian Classification Society . The agreement is to deliver plant facility certification and engineering services.

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