SAFETY4SEA Awards
2017
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2017
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Safety

AMSA prohibits cargo ship from entering Australian ports

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The Australian Maritime Safety Authority announced that it has banned the Papua New Guinea-flagged cargo ship "Kiunga Chief" from entering or using Australian ports for three months, after the ship was detained for a third time in less than 18 months, due to the failure of its operators to safely and effectively manage the operations of the vessel.

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Alcohol contributed to most fatal boating accidents

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USCG released its Recreational Boating Statistics, revealing that last year alcohol was the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents and was listed as the leading factor in 15 percent of deaths. Operator inattention, operator inexperience, improper lookout, excessive speed, and machinery failure ranked as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents.

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Fishing safety campaign launched in New Zealand

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On June 1st, Maritime New Zealand and the NZ Federation of Commercial Fishermen launch a safety campaign, at the Federation’s annual conference, aimed at commercial fishing boat crews and operators. The "Safe Crews Fish More" aims to establish a natural collaboration across the industry.

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Paris MoU, Tokyo MoU announce CIC on ECDIS

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The Paris Memorandum of Understanding has announced that it will be conducting a concentrated inspection campaign jointly with the Tokyo MoU. The campaign will focus on navigation safety, including Electronic Chart Display Information Systems. The Black Sea MoU will also participate in same CIC campaign.

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Propel suggests ways to improve safety performance onboard

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Maritime safety specialist Propel finds that human element continues to be a huge contributor factor to major accidents and recommends ways for the industry to change its focus when it comes to improving maritime safety. Despite the continuing downward trend in total vessel losses, the risk of major accidents has increased due to higher potential consequences due to increased ship sizes and complexities of operations increase.

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ABS expands guidance for fire protection on container ships

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ABS has updated its Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for On-Deck Cargo Areas of Container Carriers, expanding the guidance to the existing container ship fleet. The guide aims to support owners in navigating risks, based on the unique characteristics of each container load, location of the container on the vessel and various firefighting spray patterns.

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