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2017
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2017
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Analysis & Opinions

Cyber issues in shipping

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Sally-Ann Underhill, Philip Thomas & Tom Summers from ReedSmith urge caution against email scam which has become a frequent incident nowadays. They refer to a recent case in which an email sent by scammers posing as law firm, was circulated amongst all interested parties and they recommend reasonable steps to protect owners, charters and ships from cyber risks.

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Attention-getting warnings for the port security

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Mr. Alp Kırıkkanat, Paragon Incorporation, share his insights into port security highlighting its close relation to training, budget and experience. Employing additional personnel and training them properly, seems to be more complex than providing security systems for security at ports, he notes.

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Safety is directly linked to training and experience

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Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention talks about Standard P&I Club’s initiatives to tackle human error. Capt. Vandenborn notes that there is a need to enhance situational awareness and reassess the risks involved in daily operations in order seafarers not to deal with them as routine tasks and he concludes that safety culture with quality experience is crucial.

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Gulf of Guinea maritime security in 2016

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Dirk Steffen, director of Maritime Security at Risk Intelligence, analyzes the increase of maritime security incidents for 2016 over the previous year. Denmark-based Risk Intelligence counted 119 verified attacks by criminals on all kinds of vessels in West Africa – compared with 82 in 2015. The vast majority of attacks were perpetrated by Nigerian criminals, including all of the 84 that were concentrated in and around Nigerian waters.

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Sharing information is the best loss prevention practice

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George Devereese, Loss Prevention Advisor, UK P&I Club, says that personal injury is the Club’s second highest volume of claims and the most costly as well. He suggests information sharing as best practice for loss prevention, for example near miss and accident reporting should become an actual learning experience for all crew onboard

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Food vs fatigue on board

health

In this article, David Steele, Director of the Food Inspection Training, explains how food plays a huge part in a seafarer’s life on board and gives his advice on the proper meals for seafarers in order to avoid fatigue during duty.

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