SAFETY4SEA Awards
2017
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2017
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  • autonomous

    Japan approves joint project to promote autonomous shipping

    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced that its joint project with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding on developing a technological concept for autonomous ocean transport system, was selected by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism, for its FY2017 Transportation Research and Technology Promotion Program, on May 16, 2017. ...

  • emsa

    IMO notes EMSA’s contribution to level playing-field

    On 24 May, the IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim spoke at the European Maritime Safety Agency in Lisbon, Portugal, where he highlighted that the relationship between global shipping regulation, through IMO, and regional implementation can be strong and very effective. ...

  • fishing

    UK Club: Reducing the risk of collisions with fishing vessels

    In conjunction with HOMARUS, UK P&I Club published a report guide, advising Masters and their Bridge teams on how to reduce the risks of collisions with fishing vessels. Stuart Edmonston, Loss Prevention Director at UK P&I Club, informs that relevant incidents remain too common, suggesting that the responsibility of avoiding collisions is equal for masters as well as fishermen. ...

  • australian

    Guidance on ECDIS for ships calling at Australian ports

    AMSA provides an overview to facilitate vessels calling at Australian ports with the safe and effective use of ECDIS and to inform operators about ECDIS requirements for compliance during PSC inspections. ...

  • canada

    New report notes the economic impact of shipping in Canada

    Clear Seas published its second report, produced by the Council of Canadian Academies, studying the value that Canadians receive from marine shipping. The study examines a scope that extends beyond economic impacts and draws conclusions about how marine shipping contributes much to Canadians’ daily lives, whether or not they live in coastal communities. ...


Recent Posts

lifejacket

BMA warns about lifejacket light battery failure onboard

The Bahamas Maritime Authority has issued a technical alert to bring to operators’ attention that deficiencies have been found in lifejacket lights manufactured by Alcares, type Jack A1-Alk and Jack ARH-Alk, distributed by Datrex. A number of ships have reported issues relating to these defective lifejacket lights.

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fishing

UK Club: Reducing the risk of collisions with fishing vessels

In conjunction with HOMARUS, UK P&I Club published a report guide, advising Masters and their Bridge teams on how to reduce the risks of collisions with fishing vessels. Stuart Edmonston, Loss Prevention Director at UK P&I Club, informs that relevant incidents remain too common, suggesting that the responsibility of avoiding collisions is equal for masters as well as fishermen.

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map

IMO’s virtual map showcase best practices for seafarer support

On the occasion of the Day of the Seafarer this year on June 25th, IMO has launched an online map dedicated to seafarers to celebrate their ‘unique contribution’. This year the theme is ‘Seafarers Matter’. IMO ‘encourages all industry parties concerned to duly and appropriately promote the Day of the Seafarer and take action to celebrate it meaningfully’.

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gbs

IACS urges IMO to keep GBS verification as is

IACS has submitted ten papers for consideration to the forthcoming IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 98) which will take place from 7 to 16 June 2017. Among other issues, IACS urges IMO to confirm that the existing foundations of the GBS verification audit system should not be changed.

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pilot

Lessons learned from unsafe pilot embarkation

Watch the latest CHIRP video focusing on the unsafe practices that pilot embarkation access & design and gangway access could include. This is the 6th in a row of a video series launched jointly by CHIRP & Standard with the aim to make life at sea safer.

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csr

IACS procedures for CSR maintenance

IACS has revised the procedures regarding the Common Structural Rules, which set minimum requirements for the classification of the hull structures of bulk carriers and oil tankers. IACS CSR is one of the elements in the package submitted to IMO for verification of compliance with IMO’s Goal Based Standards.

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carriers

Be aware of liquid domes on liquefied gas carriers

IACS warns that in case there is overflow of cargo liquid into the vapour line or into the tank pressure relief valves PRVs, emergency procedures should be followed to mitigate consequences. There may be times when a vapour pocket can be formed in a cargo tank on a liquefied gas carrier which is not in communication with the vapour/liquid domes.

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canada

New report notes the economic impact of shipping in Canada

Clear Seas published its second report, produced by the Council of Canadian Academies, studying the value that Canadians receive from marine shipping. The study examines a scope that extends beyond economic impacts and draws conclusions about how marine shipping contributes much to Canadians’ daily lives, whether or not they live in coastal communities.

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collision

Poor watchkeeping causes collision

The Japan Transport Safety Board issued an investigation report on the collision between a container ship and a fishing vessel off Himeshima Village, Oita Prefecture, Japan, that killed one person. The report includes causes of the incident and lessons learnt, to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future.

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