SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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Safety

Proper maintenance vital for accidents prevention

maintenance vital

The USCG released a Safety Alert to remind operators of the importance of recognizing risks and ensuring proper maintenance and repairs. Throughout maritime history, improper maintenance and not recognizing potential risks as a result of those maintenanceefforts, has caused numerous marine casualties.

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USCG to start issuing COIs to vessels

uscg to issue cois

The US Coast Guard informed that it will begin issuing Certificates of Inspection to any vessel that uses the Towing Safety Management System option to comply with 46 CFR Subchapter M. An announcement will be made if the Coast Guard is ready to issue COIs before July 20, 2018.

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Norsafe expands services

norsafe

Norwegian life-saving systems manufacturer Norsafe announced it has recently developed a modern, Partially Enclosed Lifeboat providing a secure and protected means of escape for persons on-board passenger vessels.

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Caspian states to modify PSC regime

psc regime

The Caspian littoral states have decided to adopt a unified mode for PSC inspections in ports in the region, equivalent to this of the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, according to an official statement by Kazakhstan's Ministry of Investment and Development.

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Ship’s foghorns keep Vancouver awake

foghorns vancouver

Metro Vancouver often has to deal with a thick fog in this season, which can be proven as one of the most dangerous conditions for marine navigation due to low visibility. The 'old technology' of loud foghorns seems still a necessary maritime safety measure in the port, to demonstrate safety is not for granted. 

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