SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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Safety

Falck training centre to open at Rotterdam Port

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The Port of Rotterdam Authority has announced that Falck is due to open a new training centre on the Maasvlakte in 2018. It will become an international, high-profile safety-knowledge centre for public and industrial fire brigades, the offshore, maritime sector and wind industry.

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Cayman Islands: How to comply with the Removal of Wrecks Convention

Shipwreck

The Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands has issued an updated guidance in order to give notice to the owners of Cayman Islands ships, and ships visiting Cayman Islands waters, of the requirements and obligations imposed under the Convention and to give details of the process the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands will be following for issuing the certificates required under the Convention.

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Implementing risk assessments

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Working on board a ship often exposes seafarers to a variety of work-related accidents and incidents. In most cases, these may have been easily avoided had a proper risk assessment been undertaken. The Shipowners P&I Club has begun a year-long project to assist operators in incorporating a risk assessment ethos into their on board operating procedures.

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USCG: Minimum rate for drug test on board set to 25%

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The US Coast Guard has announced that marine employers must establish random drug testing programs for covered crewmembers on inspected and uninspected vessels. Every marine employer is required to collect and maintain a record of drug testing program data for each calendar year, and submit this data by 15 March of the following year to the Coast Guard in an annual MIS report.

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New survey measures maritime safety

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A group within the STM project was formed to develop a real-time Maritime Safety Index. Based on maritime expert judgement, ship traffic is assessed with regards to safe navigation. In order to capture their assessment of what is considered to be “safe”, multiple various traffic situations in both open and constrained waters are graphically presented in an on-line survey.

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