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Analysis & Opinions

Tanker Troubles in Nigeria

Nigeria

There has been substantial discussion in the press in relation to the difficulties facing commercial parties trying to load oil cargoes in Nigeria. Beth Larkman, Syndicate Associate Claims, Steamship Mutual, provides an overview of the situation.

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Full steam ahead for unmanned ships?

unmanned ships

The industry conversation on the topic of unmanned ships has entered turbulent waters. Its proponents say they can deliver the technology – though the initial project groups are only now investigating the subject in any depth – but doubts have been expressed about the regulatory framework that would permit their use.

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The risk of Enclosed Space Incidences

gases detect

In the following article, Dr. Wesley Tucker, Consultant Scientist, TCI Scientific explains the risk of Enclosed Space Incidences and advises how to understand and detect common ship gasses, cargoes that produce or deplete them, and ways they can be detected – all in the spirit of honoring the new regulations effective from 20116 and increasing safety standards.

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ECDIS and ISM Code Procedures; Best Practices

Athanasios Theodorou, Marine Management Systems Senior Specialist, Hellenic Lloyds analyzed”ECDIS and ISM Code Procedures; Best Practices” at the 2015 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum. He highlighted that ECDIS is not just another piece of equipment that has to be installed on board ...

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Homo Informaticus vs Homo Nauticus

Giampero Soncini, CEO, SpecTec Group gave a presentation entitled ”Homo Informaticus vs Homo Nauticus”. He noticed that shipping industry has immensely changed in the last 30 years, going from an almost deregulated environment, to one of the most regulated in ...

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Putting Navigation back where it belongs

Mark Bull, Independent Marine Consultant gave a presentation entitled”Putting Navigation back where it belongs’‘ at the 2015 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum. During his presentation, he linked the ongoing level of navigational accidents occurring worldwide to what he described as the “unimportance” ...

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