SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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  • efficiensea2

    EfficienSea2 deploys smart buoy to optimize navigation

    The European project EfficienSea2 is testing a new Smart Buoy solution, aiming to allow ships to have improved navigational services and to receive data in support of vessel operations, when reaching ports. The buoy will allow port authorities and ships to collect and share information in a completely autonomous system. ...

  • internet

    MSC ship released after detention for internet outage

    The Mediterranean Shipping Company has reached an agreement with the Somali government over the accidental internet cable outage, that created a large disruption of web connectivity in the region.  ...

  • australia

    Australia: Flag of Convenience is risk to national security

    The Australian Senate inquiry finds flag of convenience shipping poses risks to national security. FOC shipping refers to international trading vessels registered in tax havens such as Liberia, Panama and the Marshall Islands and are renowned for their lax labour laws, poor investment controls and lack of ownership oversight.  ...

  • accidents

    Kalmar: Zero accidents is ‘mission possible’ ahead automation

    Ahead of the automation that takes place within the shipping industry, Finnish port equipment manufacturer Kalmar stresses that “a zero accident port is definitely a mission possible”, suggesting that machines detect their surroundings and notice things that human eyes and ears might not, thus helping humans to prevent accidents.  ...

  • gps

    USCG urges for vigilance due to recent GPS disruptions

    The US Coast Guard Navigation Center informed that 20 ships were reported suffering a GPS disruption, in the Black Sea, since 22 June 2017. In view of this, it urges operators to exercise caution and reminds them how to report a disruption and the actions they should take to mitigate the effects of a disruption. ...


Recent Posts

insurance

Latest Handbook on Loss of Hire Insurance issued

Norwegian Hull Club published a new version of the Handbook on Loss of Hire Insurance, providing explanations to the Nordic loss of hire conditions. The term "loss of hire insurance" suggests that the assured is insured in general for any incident that causes one or more of his vessels to be demobilised so as to be deprived of income., but the insurance has never been that comprehensive.

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aden

Risk in Gulf of Aden remains, CMF say

In view of the recent attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb, Combined Maritime Forces reminds operators that there are still risks associated with transits through these waters. Daylight attacks by small boats have been conducted against the tankers MV Galicia Spirit in October 2016 and MT Muskie in May 2017.

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pilotage

Bridge team communication secures safe navigation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau issued an investigation report, describing how the Malta-flagged bulk carrier "Navios Northern Star" contacted a buoy in Torres Strait, Australia, on March 2016, while approaching the course alteration position, and providing important safety issues to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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ports

UAE’s P&O ports to operate french container terminal

DP World-owned P&O Ports announced that it secured a three-year management contract to operate the container terminal in the Port de Sète in the south of France. Port de Sète is strategically located as an entry point to the Region Auvergne-Rhône with direct inland waterway communications.

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Shortlisted nominees announced for SAFETY4SEA Awards

The online voting process has started for this year’s SAFETY4SEA Awards which aim to reward any organization that demonstrated outstanding performance within the scope of fostering Safety Excellence & Sustainable Shipping. The awards presentation will take place at prestigious ceremony on the night before the upcoming SAFETY4SEA Conference.

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