SAFETY4SEA Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Awards
2017
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Inmarsat broadens network

inmarsat

Responding to the high demand for the ground-breaking Fleet Xpress service, Inmarsat announced its plans to enhance installation support network by boosting from six to 33 the number of ports where the service installation with a flat fee is now available. Inmarsat’s service which won the 2017 SMART4SEA Excellent Award last January, will now be available at 12 Asia Pacific ports, 11 in the Europe Middle-East and Africa region, and 10 ports in the Americas.

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New merger in the tanker sector

Tanker Investments (TIL) has confirmed its merger with Teekay Tankers, creating the 'world’s largest' publicly-traded mid-sized conventional tanker company with combined total assets of $2.4 billion, operating 62 ships.

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UK Club advises on the benefits of ventilation

loss prevention

The UK P&I Club says that it has received a number of claims concerning damaged grain cargos due to cargo sweat and provides advice on the benefits of ventilation. Cargo sweat can be caused primarily by either cargo heating up or from a vessel transiting from a warmer to cooler environment.

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USCG issues new policy letter on Subchapter M

The USCG announced the release of a policy Letter to provide guidance to the Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection and the marine industry on the applicability of 46 CFR 136.202, Certificate of Inspection phase-in period, to existing towing vessels using the Towing Safety Management System option to obtain an initial COI under 46 CFR Subchapter M.

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NYK containership collides with US warship

collides

On June 17, 2017, the NYK containership collided with the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald off the coast of Shimoda in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. On June 19th, US Navy confirmed that all seven missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in flooded berthing compartments.

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ABS shares IMO MSC 98 highlights

ABS has issued a brief bulletin providing highlights of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee’s 98th session, which met from June 7 to 16, 2017. The Committee adopted SOLAS amendments effective from 2020 and discussed about the IGF Code revisions, IMSBC Code amendments, cyber risk and autonomous shipping among many other issues.

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Port of Charleston reopens after bomb threat

The Port of Charleston in the US is now open again following its evacuation due to a threat of a 'dirty bomb' onboard the Maersk Memphis container ship, USCG officials confirmed that no threat found. Also, the safety zone which had been established around the vessel for the investigation, has been lifted.

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Allianz: Safety & Shipping Review 2017

According to the report, cyber, autonomous shipping and piracy risks are the current major concerns for the industry as economic pressures challenge budgets. 85 large ships lost worldwide in 2016, down 50% over a decade. Top losses were reported in South China and Southeast Asia and now East Mediterranean region is considered as the top incident hotspot.

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