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

  • 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. ...

  • poisoning

    CO poisoning onboard motor cruiser leads to fatality

    In November 2016, the owner of the 7.75m motor cruiser Vasquez fell unconscious after being overcome by carbon monoxide that had been emitted from failed rubber bellows that formed part of the inboard engine’s wet-exhaust system. Although rescuers came to his aid, it was not possible to save his life. ...

  • noaa

    NOAA warns of above-normal active hurricane season in Atlantic

    The US NOAA issued the scheduled update for its 2017 hurricane season outlook, warning that the season has the potential to be the most active since 2010, with forecasters predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season and increasing the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes.  ...

  • container

    Advancing safety in containership sector

    Bigger boxships demand a firefighting infrastructure with enhanced capacity explains Matthew Temblay, ABS vice president for containerships. As key for the owners and operators is the ability to protect life and cargo onboard, ABS decided to move forward with the development of a new standard for fire safety. ...

  • Panama

    Panama Canal expansion was not waste of time

    It’s now a full year since Panama opened the upgraded Panama Canal, but the canal remains unable to handle any vessel carrying 13,500 TEU’s or more. However, this does not mean that the expansion was a waste of time and money, Xeneta notes. ...


Recent Posts

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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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.

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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.

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UKMTO issues updated Bab El Mandeb warning

The North of England P&I Club draws attention to a new UKMTO notice which urges vigilance to vessels transiting Bab El Mandeb from the Gulf of Aden, following recent attacks on two vessels which fired  upon with small arms and rocket propelled grenades from multiple small skiffs.

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