SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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  • 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. ...


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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.

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uscg

USCG to ease missions through 3D printing

The US Coast Guard Research and Development Center in New London, Connecticut, is currently studying how the use of 3-D printing technology might improve mission readiness through logistical support, as the availability of spare parts can be important to mission completion.

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overspill

Shipowners Club explains the overspill limit

In its latest article in the Navigating Mutual P&I series, the Shipowners Club focuses on ‘overspill’, explaining how the International Group calculate overspill limits and provides an overview of the collective overspill reinsurance structure.

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safety

Maritime NZ advises on boat safety

There are rules on the water, just as there are rules on the road. Maritime New Zealand reminds operators that they should know and understand these rules before heading out, ahead of the boating season.

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cyber

Limiting chances of cyber attack

The Shipowners Club issued a cyber security notice, stressing that companies should not only be aware of external cyber threats but also those that can occur internally. Procedures, rules and training should be put into place to limit the opportunity for cyber-attacks to occur.

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panama

Panama Canal tolls structure modifications approved

The Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama officially approved a proposal to modify the Panama Canal tolls structure, following a recommendation from the Panama Canal Authority Board of Directors. The approved tolls modifications are scheduled to go into effect on October 1.

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