SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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Major issues

  • corruption during hull inspection in venezuela

    Corruption during underwater hull inspections in Venezuela

    Standard Club in an announcement mentioned that it noticed incidents of corruption regarding the practice of mandatory underwater hull inspections in Venezuelan ports, which are conducted by diving companies appointed by the terminal and suggests measures for their prevention. ...

  • missing submarine sends signals

    Argentina detects possible signals from missing submarine

    After the Argentine navy submarine, 'ARA San Juan',  lost its communication last week, there are now hopes that it may be found as the Defence Ministry stated that it had received signals on Saturday, which may originate from the submarine. ...

  • shanghai container handling

    Moody’s: Cut in container handling tariff negative for Shanghai port

    The announcement by China's National Development and Reform Commission of a cut in the handling tariff for import and export containers is credit negative for Shanghai International Port, but will not immediately affect its A1 issuer rating or the A2 backed senior unsecured bond ratings of Shanghai Port Group Holding Co., Ltd, said Moody's Investors Service. ...

  • amsa fatigue

    AMSA urges for compliance with ‘fitness for duty’ requirements

    AMSA issued a marine notice to draw the attention of vessel owners, operators and seafarers to the need to comply with the fitness for duty requirements, including hours of rest, under the STCW Convention and the MLC Convention. ...

  • pirates

    Suspected detained after piracy attacks in Somali Basin

    Six suspected pirates on a motor whaler, acting as mother ship, and a skiff have been detained following attacks on a 52,000 tonne container ship and a fishing vessel, during a a 24 hour operation by EUNAVFOR, on 17-18 November, in the Southern Somali Basin. ...


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orca

ORCA technology: the new innovative solution for chemical tankers

There are plenty of benefits when a conventional tanker uses the Orca Tank Technology, according to Martijn van denPoppelen, Head Ship Development in Koole Engineering, who talked about this technology during an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA at Europort, Rotterdam in early November.

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drones

MPA Singapore to promote drones for ship inspection

Following several trials using drones to survey cargo tanks of ships, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore is developing the acceptance criteria for the usage of such remote inspection techniques on board Singapore-registered ships. The acceptance criteria will be ready by first quarter next year.

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abs cyber security

ABS calls insurance and class industry to work on cyber security

Addressing the American Institute of Marine Underwriters, Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO of ABS, described the future of maritime cyber security and risk mitigation, and outlined how the classification and insurance industries can strengthen their collaboration ahead of the progression of autonomy.

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ras program

New project to assess safety of robotics and autonomous systems

Lloyd's Register Foundation and the University of York announced that they are set to lead a £12m program regarding the safety of robotics and autonomous systems, as using RAS will bring benefits, but it is not without risks.

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terminal automation

Partners to study terminal automation projects

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, together with Microsoft China, terminal equipment manufacturer ZPMC,  and global infrastructure advisory firm Moffatt & Nichol, joined forces to explore automated solutions to serve the ocean supply chain.

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autonomous

UK releases Code of Practice for autonomous vessels

The Code is designed to set initial standards and best practice for all those involved with the development and operation of autonomous systems, seeking to provide practical guidance for the design, construction and safe operation of autonomous and semi-autonomous vessels under 24m.

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danish

Danish shipping digitizes maritime courses

The digitization was made on the basis of the Danish Maritime Authority’s new rules on the working environment, which entered into force in July 2017. In the future, online tuition will take place in a virtual classroom for small teams of up to 6 participants.

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speedcast

Speedcast forms alliance with SRH Marine

Speedcast International Limited, provider of remote communication and IT solutions, announced a strategic alliance with SRH Marine, to deliver a simplified solution for the operation, certification, management and maintenance of all bridge electronics onboard vessels.

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