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

training

University launches new course in maritime training

Liverpool John Moores University’s Maritime Centre launched a new portfolio of Standards on Training, Certification and Watchkeeping and bespoke training courses, which covers courses for all ranks of commercial ships, super yachts and workboats, utilising the Centre’s existing and new bridge, engine and communication simulators.

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kidnap

Pirates kidnap eight crew from tug off Nigeria

According to IMB Piracy Reporting Centre, armed persons attacked and boarded an offshore tug, in Nigeria, on April 19th, kidnapped eight crew members and escaped. Another similar case was reported by IMB, on the same day, in Nigeria. Nine pirates in a skiff approached and fired upon a tanker underway.

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algoma

Algoma, Nova Marine sign JC for short-sea carriers

Canadian Algoma Central Corporation announced that will enter into a 50/50 joint venture with Nova Marine Holdings Limited (Nova) of Switzerland, which will focus on short-sea dry-bulk shipping for global markets. This new joint venture is going to operate as NovaAlgoma Short-Sea Carriers.

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mlc

ILO MLC role explained

Video produced by the ECSA explains how the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) of ILO ensures comprehensive worldwide protection of the rights of seafarers and fair competition for Member States and shipowners.

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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.

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uscg

USCG advises shippers on anti-terrorism measures

The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 has mandated that the US Coast Guard evaluate the effectiveness of anti-terrorism measures in foreign ports and provides for the imposition of conditions of entry on vessels arriving to the United States from countries that do not maintain effective anti-terrorism measures.

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collision

Britannia Club advises how to avoid collision

In its monthly "Risk Watch" report ,the Britannia P&I Club issued one out of a series of posters aiming to collision avoidance. The poster deals with look-out and the use of AIS and concerns the Rule 5 of the International Collision Regulations (COLREGs), which requires ships to use all available means to make a full appraisal of each time situation.

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gas

Crew training is vital on board gas carriers

The Britannia P&I Club published its "Risk Watch" report, for April, where it provides advice and information on several issues challenging the maritime sector. In the specific category of cargo loading, the report offers a cautionary tale on the appropriate training of the crew, when they are on board gas carriers.

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euronav

Euronav to refloat grounded vessel

Euronav ship management announced that contracted SMIT Singapore Pte Ltd. and PT Samudera Indonesia, to undertake the refloating operation of its M/T ALEX crude oil tanker, which was involved in a grounding incident occurred on April 12th.

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