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

fire

EMSA issues final report of the Firesafe Study

EMSA’s Firesafe study focuses on electrical fire as ignition risk and fire extinguishing failure, after consultation with experts from Maritime Administrations and Accident Investigation Bodies. The study showed that approximately 30% of fires on ro-ro passenger ships originate on the vehicle deck and 90% of these, in the cargo being transported.

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maersk

Maersk, IBM cooperate to digitize industry’s supply chain

Maersk announced that will cooperate with IBM, for the creation of a global trade digitisation solution, that will move all administrative processes and transactions associated with one container shipment to the internet. The global trade digitisation solution will enable the real-time exchange of supply chain events and documents, allowing the flow of information, with greater security.

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IMO

IMO: Getting to grips with PSC

IMO recently announced that practical training on board ships for port State control officers, supported by class-based lectures, has boosted knowledge amongst participants from eight countries during a training course in Muscat and Sohar, Oman.

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hanjin

FMC: Lessons learned from Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy

The August 2016 collapse of Hanjin Line was a wake-up call for the entire ocean transportation supply chain, Commissioner with the US Federal Maritime Commission, said at 2017 TPM Conference. More than $14 Billion in cargo was stranded at sea and ships were scattered all over the globe at anchor or just outside territorial waters.

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tug

USCG saves crew from grounding tug in Alaska

USCG announced that a Coast Guard aircrew rescued five people aboard a tug, which ran aground on the Mariposa Reef, on the south side of Strait Island in Sumner Strait, Thursday 2 March. The aircrew hoisted the five people from a barge attached to "Ocean Eagle" tug and transported them to Sitka, after the vessel began taking on water the previous night.

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eu

EU shipping industry calls for firmer strategy

ECSA announced that the European shipping industry welcomes the European Commission’s mid-term review of the EU Maritime Transport Strategy 2009-2018. The industry endorses the emphasis on better regulation and strategy goals, promoting Europe as a globally leading, high-quality region for shipping to do business in.

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lifeboat

Common safety errors on lifeboat systems

Andrew Lemmis, SeaSafe notes that lifeboat systems fatally injure more people than they save. This can be attributed to a number of factors including poor or inadequate maintenance, lack of crew training, lack of familiarisation in handling lifeboat equipment, ineffective (or the avoidance of) drills and safety devices being overridden as shortcuts to name a few.

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