SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
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2017
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Author: Sandra Sarmpezi

UK Club: Dealing with death on high seas

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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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UK MCA gets modern twist

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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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IMO: Addressing migrant crisis

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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 port ready to welcome 20,000TEU container ships

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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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EfficienSea2 deploys smart buoy to optimize navigation

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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.

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