SAFETY4SEA Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Awards
2017
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Major issues

  • rescue

    ECSA: Merchant ships still rescuing migrants from sea

    ECSA’s Maritime Security Working Group recently had an exchange of views with the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Warsaw concerning maritime security issues and particularly the challenging issue of migrants at sea. Although the number of migrants rescued from the sea has gone down from 2015, merchant vessels are still often involved in the Search and Rescue operations in central, western and eastern Mediterranean. ...

  • typhoon

    Hong Kong issues navigational warning due to typhoon season

    The Marine Department urges masters, owners, agents, and charterers to include a sufficient number of qualified crew capable to carry out all duties to ensure the safety on board at all times during the passage of a tropical cyclone. ...

  • agreement

    First ever “Power-by-the-hour” service agreement signed

    Nor Lines and Rolls-Royce have signed a “Power-by-the-Hour” service agreement for the two vessels Kvitbjørn and Kvitnos. The new service, introduced by Rolls-Royce Marine, harnesses the power of “Big Data” to monitor, plan and perform maintenance and repairs on all the equipment it has installed on the cargo vessels. The agreement is the first of its kind. ...

  • fishing

    Pirates hijack fishing vessel off Somalia

    On May 23, pirates hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel off Somalia, in order to use it as a mothership for attacking a bigger ship. Crews often disregard the authorities' recommendations and travel far closer to pirate-infested shores. ...

  • indemnity

    New surveyors’ indemnity wording launched

    International Transport Intermediaries Club and the Admiralty Solicitors Group have launched a new surveyors’ indemnity wording, designed to address the imbalance between owners’ and surveyors’ responsibilities typically encountered under existing indemnity agreements. ...


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