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. ...


Recent Posts

collision

Ferry collides with pier at Las Palmas port

The video depicts a ferry crushing into a breakwater at the Port of Las Palmas, on April 21st. Thirteen minutes after leaving the port, the ro/pax ferry, named Volcán de Tamasite, collided against the shoulder of a pier, in Canarias, Spain. The cause of the accident was said to be the ship's lost control, because the power generator stopped.

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pilot

RMI informs on pilot transfer arrangements

The Republic of Marshall Islands Registry issued a circular, informing on means of ship embarkation/disembarkation and pilot transfer arrangements, regulated by SOLAS International Convention. Inspections and tests to confirm proper construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment shall be conducted in accordance with SOLAS.

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passenger

Conducting risk assessments for passenger vessel operations

The Shipowners P&I Club issued the second in a series of risk assessment articles, focusing on risk assessments for passenger vessel operations. The Club distinguishes three sample risk assessments: embarking/disembarking of passengers, care of passengers during the voyage and care during emergency situations.

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cyber

US argue Cyber Risk to be incorporated in SMS

Cyber-related risks are operational risks that are appropriately assessed and managed in accordance with the safety management requirements of the International Safety Management Code, the United States support in their submission paper to IMO and call for action.

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pirates

Pirates attack tanker and merchant ship off Somalia

On April 22, six armed persons in a skiff chased and fired upon a tanker underway, around 5.7 nautical miles East of Somali Coast, Somalia, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre announced. A merchant ship was attacked by armed pirates in a fast-moving skiff, at the same day, according to EU NAVFOR.

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