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

safety

Safety is directly linked to training and experience

Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention talks about Standard P&I Club’s initiatives to tackle human error. Capt. Vandenborn notes that there is a need to enhance situational awareness and reassess the risks involved in daily operations in order seafarers not to deal with them as routine tasks and he concludes that safety culture with quality experience is crucial.

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abs

ABS wins Subchapter M Solutions Contract

Great Lakes Towing Company chose ABS for compliance solutions with Subchapter M requirements as ABS recently informed that it signed a contract with the company in order support compliance with the United States Coast Guard Subchapter M regulations.

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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.

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Port congestion in Shanghai

Ships waiting to load or unload at terminal in Shanghai can expect delays or up to 10 days, due to bad weather and the restructuring of major shipping alliances at the port, GAC said.

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rmi

Important changes to VHF channels

Starting from Wednesday 6th of September, the UK Coastguard will be using new channels to broadcast Maritime Safety Information (MSI) and conduct radio medical advice. The new channels will be VHF 62, 63 and 64

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denmark

Ambitions for Denmark to be global maritime powerhub

The maritime task force of the Danish Government presented its policy recommendations to the Danish Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs. The task force presented a series of concrete proposals, that touch upon all areas of the competitive framework for the maritime industry in Denmark.

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maersk

Maersk to lift lid on digital disruption

Maersk, container shipping company, is set to unveil the thinking behind its recent agreements with IBM and China’s Alibaba, as the company's Chief Digital Officer, Ibrahim Gokcen, takes the stage at this year’s "Nor-Shipping" maritime week. Gokcen is going to analyse the future course of the maritime industry.

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heavy

Risks of moving heavy objects while onboard

Presenting a recent case of crew moving steel plates in its monthly "Risk Watch" report, the Britannia P&I Club informed on the risks associated with moving heavy objects. According to the case, three crew members were moving ten pieces of steel plate around the steering gear room, while the ship was underway.

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girting

Isolated working leads to girting

The UK MAIB investigates a case in which isolated working led to girting during mooring operations and highlights the importance of the appropriate training of the crew, in order to prevent such cases. Girting means the risk of capsizing due to high athwart ships towing forces.

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