SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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ICS releases latest Flag State Performance Table

Flag State Performance Table

The new ICS Flag State Performance Table for 2016/2017 continues to highlight the sound performance of all of the world’s major flag administrations, regardless of whether they are open registers or so called ‘traditional’ maritime flags. An important development in this period is that participation by maritime administrations in the IMO Member State Audit Scheme became mandatory in 2016.

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Few months left for ECDIS updates

iho

IHO has revised its ENCs standards for ECDIS, therefore, all ECDIS systems used on board a vessel are required to receive updated functions before 31 August 2017. In case the software renewal is not applicable so as the system to be compatible with the latest IHO standards, the ECDIS itself should be replaced before the deadline.

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S.Korea court declares Hanjin Shipping bankrupt

hanjin

On February 17, the Seoul Central District Court officially declared the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd which had been the world's seventh-largest container shipper. Earlier this month, the South Korean Court decided in favor of a bankruptcy following estimation that the company's liquidation value would be worth more than its value.

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Maersk announces key strategic changes

MAERSK

Ane Uggla, Chairman of A.P. Møller Holding A/S and the A.P. Møller Foundation, announced Group’s future plans in an effort to ‘secure another century of growth for the company. This announcement follows recent losses reported in 2016 and Group’s Chairman Michael Pram Rasmussen replacement by ex-SAP Chief Executive Jim Hagemann.

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El Faro Investigative Hearings shed light to the tragedy

El Faro

USCG has held Marine Board of Investigation hearings into El Faro accident focusing on the transcript of the containership’s bridge audio recordings, released by NTSB last year. During the hearings, testimonies revealed that the cargo ship that sank after losing propulsion in a hurricane could have suffered a catastrophic boiler explosion and investigated the ship’s safety culture onboard.

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How to minimize the risk from ro-ro fires

fire

Roll-on-roll-off vessels and car carriers are twice as likely to catch fire as other ships and vehicle-deck fires are notoriously difficult to contain and put out. Therefore, the North P&I Club has published a new loss prevention briefing on how to prevent, detect and fight fires onboard such vessels.

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Cayman Islands: How to comply with the Removal of Wrecks Convention

Shipwreck

The Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands has issued an updated guidance in order to give notice to the owners of Cayman Islands ships, and ships visiting Cayman Islands waters, of the requirements and obligations imposed under the Convention and to give details of the process the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands will be following for issuing the certificates required under the Convention.

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