SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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  • cargo

    Port of LA, GE expand digital solution for cargo handling

    Less than a year since launching a first-of-its kind digital solution to keep cargo flowing efficiently through America’s largest container port, the Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation are expanding the program, to include all container terminals and shipping lines at the Port. ...

  • system

    First Sea Traffic Management ship systems installed

    The EU STM Validation, which won the first 2017 SMART4SEA Innovation Award last January, has installed its first Sea Traffic Management compatible bridge systems in “Stena Germanica” and two rescue units from Swedish Sea Rescue Society. ...

  • Singapore

    MPA, IBM to boost port operations with cognitive-based system

    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and IBM have jointly completed the pilot trial of three modules under the MPA-IBM SAFER project, which will be rolled out progressively, beginning September 2017. ...

  • kidnapped

    Philippine military rescues kidnapped crew man

    Philippine troops have safely rescued a Vietnamese sailor, who was seized by Abu Sayyaf terrorists more than nine months ago, off Basilan province, a top military official announced on Monday. The sailor was kidnapped in November 2016 from the bulk carrier Royal 16, together with five more crew men, in the vicinity of Coco Island. ...

  • missing

    Search still underway for 10 missing crew after USS collision

    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore informed in an updated statement that it continues Search and Rescue operations, to  locate the 10 crew who are unaccounted for, after the collision of US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain with the oil tanker Alnic MC, in the early hours of August 21. ...


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kidnapped

Philippine military rescues kidnapped crew man

Philippine troops have safely rescued a Vietnamese sailor, who was seized by Abu Sayyaf terrorists more than nine months ago, off Basilan province, a top military official announced on Monday. The sailor was kidnapped in November 2016 from the bulk carrier Royal 16, together with five more crew men, in the vicinity of Coco Island.

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compliance

RMI highlights requirements for compliance in US ports

The Republic of Marshall Islands issued a notice addressing the pre-arrival requirements and measures for improved compliance for vessels calling in US. This revision contains an updated Critical Items Checklist, new statistical information, and reflects the relevant provisions of the RMI’s current Recognized Organization Agreement.

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allision

Slow response of CPP system leads to foundering

Transport Malta issued an investigation report, concerning the allision of the Antigua & Barbuda registered heavy-lift "MARIA" and the consequent foundering of the Italian registered fishing vessel "ANGELA ARCELLA", in the Grand Harbour, Valletta, on 9 August 2016.

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overboard

Crew man falls overboard while rigging ladder

A bosun who was rigging an accommodation ladder on a 265-metre cargo ship, ended up lost at sea when the steel wire securing his safety harness to the ship suddenly snapped. In its latest Lookout! release, Maritime New Zealand presented the case and important safety issues.

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reactivation

Reactivation of vessels after period of lay-up

The Shipowners' Club issued a guidance note, regarding the reactivation of a vessel following a period of lay-up, noting that whether it be an offshore support vessel, or any type of vessel, reactivation following a period of lay-up requires very careful management in fully assessing the risks involved.

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