SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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  • efficiensea2

    EfficienSea2 deploys smart buoy to optimize navigation

    The European project EfficienSea2 is testing a new Smart Buoy solution, aiming to allow ships to have improved navigational services and to receive data in support of vessel operations, when reaching ports. The buoy will allow port authorities and ships to collect and share information in a completely autonomous system. ...

  • internet

    MSC ship released after detention for internet outage

    The Mediterranean Shipping Company has reached an agreement with the Somali government over the accidental internet cable outage, that created a large disruption of web connectivity in the region.  ...

  • australia

    Australia: Flag of Convenience is risk to national security

    The Australian Senate inquiry finds flag of convenience shipping poses risks to national security. FOC shipping refers to international trading vessels registered in tax havens such as Liberia, Panama and the Marshall Islands and are renowned for their lax labour laws, poor investment controls and lack of ownership oversight.  ...

  • accidents

    Kalmar: Zero accidents is ‘mission possible’ ahead automation

    Ahead of the automation that takes place within the shipping industry, Finnish port equipment manufacturer Kalmar stresses that “a zero accident port is definitely a mission possible”, suggesting that machines detect their surroundings and notice things that human eyes and ears might not, thus helping humans to prevent accidents.  ...

  • gps

    USCG urges for vigilance due to recent GPS disruptions

    The US Coast Guard Navigation Center informed that 20 ships were reported suffering a GPS disruption, in the Black Sea, since 22 June 2017. In view of this, it urges operators to exercise caution and reminds them how to report a disruption and the actions they should take to mitigate the effects of a disruption. ...


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seas

UK Club: Dealing with death on high seas

In the summer edition of its Bodily Injury News, UK Club advises operators on what to do when death occurs at sea. Death in a workplace environment is not any easy issue, but having a regimented, step-by-step plan in place to deal with such circumstances is integral especially whilst at sea, suggests Linda Wright, the Club's claims executive.

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mca

UK MCA gets modern twist

The UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency is modernising the way the UK Ship Register operates, with a number of new initiatives. At the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Maritime and Ports, attendees were informed that the MCA is considering increasing the fee structure for the UK Ship Register to above 2016 levels.

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migrants

IMO: Addressing migrant crisis

During the second workshop of the International Dialogue on Migration, held in Geneva, on 18-19 July, IMO’s Julian Abril underlined that the number of merchant ships involved in rescue operations has remained relatively constant since 2015. Of particular concern is the upward trend in migrants reported dead or missing in 2016 and 2017.

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valencia

Valencia port ready to welcome 20,000TEU container ships

The Port Authority of Valencia said that it continues to work for the adaptation of its three container terminals to the last-generation mega-boats with capacity for up to 20,000 TEUs. When the works are completed, the port of Valencia will have 1,900 meters of dock adapted for the reception of such ships at full load.

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