SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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The role of pilots in safe navigation

pilots

The latest issue of the Navigator, a free publication by The Nautical Institute in association with the Royal Institute of Navigation, explores what is involved in being and working with a Pilot. Most pilotage areas have an increased risk of groundings and collisions, which is why having a Pilot on board is mandatory.

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How to ‘Safety Differently’

safety

Over the last two decades, safety improvements have flatlined despite a vast expansion of compliance and bureaucracy. ‘Safety Differently: The Movie” is a documentary by Professor Sidney Dekker, Griffith University, which tells the stories of three organizations that had the courage to devolve, declutter, and decentralize their safety bureaucracy.

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Ten missing after cargo ship sinks off Philippines

missing

Ten people are missing after the bulk carrier Emerald Star sank off the northeast coast of Philippines, in the early hours of Friday. Local authorities deployed patrol boats and aircraft to search the missing crew, however, search and rescue operations were hampered due to the typhoon Odette.

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Swedish Club launches guide on cargo fires

fire

When a fire breaks out on board a vessel there is no fire service ready to assist in extinguishing it – it is up to the crew themselves. The Swedish P&I Club issued a new guide for quick reference to the causes and prevention of cargo fires and explosion onboard.

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Lessons learned from fall in cargo hold

cargo

The UK P&I Club refers to an incident onboard in which a crew member fell down to the tank top, sustaining serious injuries. The Club highlights lessons learned and draws operators’ attention to performing work aloft at sea properly supervised and risk assessed.

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North Club warns over cyber payment frauds

cyber

In a recent article, North P&I Club informed about misdirected payments, noting that everyone in shipping industry is at risk of cyber fraud. Specifically, some operators have been the victims of ‘cyber’ fraud in cases where money paid to a provider of goods or services was diverted to criminals.

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