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

  • cargo

    West Club: Requirements for loading clay cargo in Malaysia

    The West P&I Club informed that it has recently experienced a cargo liquefaction case, involving a full cargo of Ball Clay loaded in Lumut, Malaysia for discharge in Chittagong, Bangladesh, similar to another case experienced in 2013. In view of this, the Club urges operators to pay attention when loading a clay cargo. ...

  • maritime

    New agreement to boost shipping education in Malta

    The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Malta Maritime Forum have signed an MoU, aiming to support the education of shipping professionals in Malta, as part of the island's maritime growth strategy. ...

  • uscg

    USCG urges for attention during testing CO2 systems

    The United States Coast Guard is reminding owners and operators that CO2 system inspection, testing, and maintenance requires thoughtful planning and risk mitigation efforts to prevent serious safety threats and loss of lives. ...

  • training

    DNV GL: Why investment in training is important

    The results of a DNV GL's recent survey on maritime safety in four regions reflected the industry’s focus on safety and presented direction on how to improve safety at sea. The main conclusion is that the crew is the key and that to improve safety at sea the community needs to invest in training and enhancing the safety culture.  ...

  • ATSB

    ATSB secures drone qualifications

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau announced that it is now qualified to operate Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems as part of its investigations, by securing a relevant certificate through the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. ...


Recent Posts

vhf

AMSA advises on automatic VHF channel switching

AMSA issued a Marine Notice to inform operators of how automatic VHF channel switching may interfere with the safe operation of vessel communications. Vessel operators should consider the implications of using or not using the disable feature for automatic VHF channel switching during safety critical operations.

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fire

Fire damaged MSC Daniela enters third month of repairs

The fire ravaged MSC Daniela boxship has entered its third month of repairs, after suffering a fire on 4 April 2017, in its aft section off Sri Lanka. Although it was declared that the ship would need three weeks of repair work, the ship remains moored at Chine Shipping Industry's Changxing yard.

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training

DNV GL: Why investment in training is important

The results of a DNV GL's recent survey on maritime safety in four regions reflected the industry’s focus on safety and presented direction on how to improve safety at sea. The main conclusion is that the crew is the key and that to improve safety at sea the community needs to invest in training and enhancing the safety culture. 

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nyk

NYK promoting fleet safety

During July, NYK held three safety promotion conferences for shipowners and ship-management companies, under the slogan “Brush Up on Safety Awareness”, with participants exchanging information mainly about physical and mental issues that may lead to accidents and troubles by crew members. 

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certificate

USCG: Subchapter M now effective

US Coast Guard informed that July 20th 2017 signifies the entry into force of a portion of Subchapter M, as towing vessels, with keels laid or major conversions on or after July 20, are required to meet 46 CFR Subchapter M and obtain a Certificate of Inspection prior to operating.

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