SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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Major issues

  • training

    New project launched to address Arctic shipping safety

    A new three-year research project, called SEDNA, has been launched to address safety and efficiency in Arctic ship operations. Its aim is to  develop the ‘Safe Arctic Bridge’, a human-centered operational environment for ice-going vessels. Its design and layout will focus on the navigational requirements of the Arctic, namely ice, weather and a lack of chart data. ...

  • poisoning

    CO poisoning onboard motor cruiser leads to fatality

    In November 2016, the owner of the 7.75m motor cruiser Vasquez fell unconscious after being overcome by carbon monoxide that had been emitted from failed rubber bellows that formed part of the inboard engine’s wet-exhaust system. Although rescuers came to his aid, it was not possible to save his life. ...

  • noaa

    NOAA warns of above-normal active hurricane season in Atlantic

    The US NOAA issued the scheduled update for its 2017 hurricane season outlook, warning that the season has the potential to be the most active since 2010, with forecasters predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season and increasing the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes.  ...

  • container

    Advancing safety in containership sector

    Bigger boxships demand a firefighting infrastructure with enhanced capacity explains Matthew Temblay, ABS vice president for containerships. As key for the owners and operators is the ability to protect life and cargo onboard, ABS decided to move forward with the development of a new standard for fire safety. ...

  • Panama

    Panama Canal expansion was not waste of time

    It’s now a full year since Panama opened the upgraded Panama Canal, but the canal remains unable to handle any vessel carrying 13,500 TEU’s or more. However, this does not mean that the expansion was a waste of time and money, Xeneta notes. ...


Recent Posts

connectivity

Crew connectivity: It’s not just about the money

Commenting on the recent study by Nautilus International regarding connectivity onboard, Global Navigation Solutions suggested that despite estimates that communications account for just 1% of daily operating costs, the relative cost of bandwidth and equipment made some shipowners unwilling to provide connectivity to crew.

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poster

New poster focuses on seafarers’ eye protection

As eye injuries are among those most commonly occurring to seafarers, the American Club issued its latest loss prevention poster, highlighting essential eye safety measures. The club notes that although most minor cases can be treated onboard ship, more serious incidents can have devastating consequences.

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extentions

USCG: Merchant Mariner Credentials valid up to September

The USCG National Maritime Center issued a bulletin, reminding operators that the extension of national endorsements for Merchant Mariner Credentials remains valid until September 30, 2017. As mariners are not authorized to sail on an expired MMC after this date, they are encouraged to apply for renewal as soon as possible.

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fishing

Changes ahead for safety in fishing industry

At the first meeting of a special Fishing Industry Safety Group in York, the UK’s federations proposed the development of a voluntary safety management system to help co-ordinate the preparation of the ILO C188 Work in Fishing Convention due early next year.

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