SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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Major issues

  • autonomous

    First globally available autonomous maritime test area opened

    The One Sea – Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem announced the opening of the Jaakonmeri autonomous maritime test area, the first to be globally open to anyone wishing to test autonomous maritime traffic, vessels, or technologies related to it.  ...

  • navy

    Ten missing after US navy ship collision off Singapore

    Ten crew members are missing and five are injured, after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC, while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, on August 21, according to US Navy. ...

  • anchor chain

    Navigation incidents off Chittagong on the increase

    The Chittagong Port Authority’s (CPA) outer anchorage is very congested with vessels arriving at the anchorage for lighterage operations before entering the river. The Gard of England P&I Club has been notified of several recent collisions and groundings in the port approaches and anchorages of Chittagong, Bangladesh and highlights lessons learned from recent incidents. ...

  • ReCAAP ISC issues piracy report for July 2017

    A total of two actual incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in July 2017 and no piracy incident was reported, the ReCAAP ISC informs in its latest monthly report. Although the over situation has shown significant improvement, there is no room for complacency. ...

  • training

    New project launched to address Arctic shipping safety

    A new three-year research project, called SEDNA, has been launched to address safety and efficiency in Arctic ship operations. Its aim is to  develop the ‘Safe Arctic Bridge’, a human-centered operational environment for ice-going vessels. Its design and layout will focus on the navigational requirements of the Arctic, namely ice, weather and a lack of chart data. ...


Recent Posts

car

MOL breaches South Korean antitrust law

The Fair Trade Commission of South Korea announced that several companies, including Japanese MOL, have breached South Korean antitrust law with respect to car carrier services. The company and other shipping companies have been investigated by the KFTC, due to the suspicion of antitrust law violation.

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allision

Slow response of CPP system leads to foundering

Transport Malta issued an investigation report, concerning the allision of the Antigua & Barbuda registered heavy-lift "MARIA" and the consequent foundering of the Italian registered fishing vessel "ANGELA ARCELLA", in the Grand Harbour, Valletta, on 9 August 2016.

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overboard

Crew man falls overboard while rigging ladder

A bosun who was rigging an accommodation ladder on a 265-metre cargo ship, ended up lost at sea when the steel wire securing his safety harness to the ship suddenly snapped. In its latest Lookout! release, Maritime New Zealand presented the case and important safety issues.

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reactivation

Reactivation of vessels after period of lay-up

The Shipowners' Club issued a guidance note, regarding the reactivation of a vessel following a period of lay-up, noting that whether it be an offshore support vessel, or any type of vessel, reactivation following a period of lay-up requires very careful management in fully assessing the risks involved.

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anchor chain

Navigation incidents off Chittagong on the increase

The Chittagong Port Authority’s (CPA) outer anchorage is very congested with vessels arriving at the anchorage for lighterage operations before entering the river. The Gard of England P&I Club has been notified of several recent collisions and groundings in the port approaches and anchorages of Chittagong, Bangladesh and highlights lessons learned from recent incidents.

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