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

  • 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. ...


Recent Posts

injury

Serious injury to a deckhand on board

On 3 August 2016, a deckhand on board the twin rig prawn trawler Sea Harvester was seriously injured, after being struck on the head by a steel pole, during the recovery of fishing gear that had become caught on an underwater obstruction, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. The UK MAIB published a report on the investigation of the accident.

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Bourbon joins Hronn project

BOURBON has entered MoU with Automated Ships Ltd to support the building of the world’s first autonomous, fully-automated and cost-efficient prototype vessel for offshore operations, in collaboration with the project’s primary technology partner, KONGSBERG.

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ransomware

Cybersecurity must become a priority

Paul R. Walters, Director, Cyber Service Delivery, Cybersecurity & Software Integrity, ABS, says that cyber hygiene is critical and calls for actions towards cyber awareness. It is not a matter if you will ever be hacked but when, Mr. Walters notes, therefore cybersecurity must be a priority and company officers should recognize a series of risk factors and conditions for control.

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SeaSense – Expert Thinking on ISM Code

SAFETY4SEA in association with The North P&I Club, initiates a special column including expert perspectives on critical issues with respect to maritime safety. Since 30 years have passed from the introduction of the ISM Code, we ask global experts to assess its implementation so far.

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seafarers

New agreement focuses on seafarers’ welfare

ISWAN and CHIRP have entered into a MoU to cooperate in improving seafarers’ safety and welfare. By working together, ISWAN through its SeafarersHelp will assist seafarers to complete the initial report to CHIRP highlighting unsafe working practices. This will be particularly helpful for seafarers whose first language is not English.

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review

UK issues Ship-to-Ship transfers implementation review

UK Department for Transport issued a post-implementation review of the ship-to-ship transfer regulations, informing that the targets and intended effects of the regulations have been achieved. The objectives of STS 2010 Regulations were to control the transfer of cargo and bunkers and maintain safety record for this activity, but were too restrictive.

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vietnam

HMM, SNP join forces on Vietnam port development

Hyundai Merchant Marine announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saigon Newport Corporation for joint cooperation on the development of port and container depot facilities in Vietnam. Under the agreement, the two parties expect to exchange various know-hows in port development and shipping.

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