SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Major issues

  • Norway

    Norway ratifies first the 2010 HNS Convention

    Norway set the example by becoming the first country to become a Contracting State to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 2010 (2010 HNS Convention), meeting certain criteria in relation to tonnage and reporting annually the quantity of HNS cargo received in a State. ...

  • ReCAAP

    ReCAAP ISC issues first Quarterly Report for 2017

    The ReCAAP ISC has published its Quarterly Report revealing that during January- March 2017, there has been a significant drop in actual piracy and armed robbery in Asia (12%compared to the same period in 2016), although the number of attempts increased. A total of 20 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported. ...

  • wage

    Seafarers’ payment during piracy discussed at ILO meetings

    ILO Working Group of the Special Tripartite Committee (STC) held a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, from April 3 to 5, to examine issues related to the protection of seafarers’ wages when they are held captive on or off the ship as a result of piracy of armed robbery against ships. ...

  • USCG’s PSC 2016 Annual Report shows drop in detentions

    The USCG Port State Control 2016 Annual Report has been released mentioning a decrease in detentions from 202 to 103, the lowest through the last five years. The report provides key statistics related to the enforcement of regulations under the SOLAS, the MARPOL, and ISPS Code. ...

  • ReCAAP: Actual maritime incidents in Asia down compared to 2016

    The ReCAAP has published infographic to report and depict the mobility of piracy and armed robbery incidents against ships in Asia during January-March 2017. In general, there was an overall drop in actual piracy and armed robbery, however, the number of attempts increased. ...


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esc

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allianz

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