SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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Major issues

  • nautilus

    Nautilus: Modern slavery in UK waters is “alive and kicking”

    Despite new powers enabling the Police, the Border Force and the National Crime Agency to board and search vessels, Nautilus International has identified the exploitation of individuals, mainly of South and South East Asian origin, and profiteering by certain ship-owners continues. ...

  • drones

    Polar Code amendments to STCW Convention

    The Standard P&I Club highlights that the new STCW amendments concerning master and deck officers on ships operating in Polar Waters will take effect on July 2018 and not in January 2018 as it was previously announced. ...

  • amsc

    USCG highlights role of AMSCs in cyber security

    In the recent National Cybersecurity Awareness Month post, the US Coast Guard Office of Port & Facility Compliance provides some insight on the role of Area Maritime Security Committees in protecting the Marine Transportation System from cyber-related risks. ...

  • ecdis

    ECDIS safeguards ignored at Muros grounding

    In the early hours of 3 December 2016, the bulk carrier Muros ran aground on Haisborough Sand, 8 miles off the Norfolk coast and the master’s attempts to manoeuvre the vessel clear were unsuccessful due to a falling tide. The vessel was following a passage plan shown on its ECDIS. ...

  • IMB reports 121 piracy incidents in 2017

    A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the latest report by IMB. The report notes that, while piracy rates were down compared to the same period in 2016, there is continuing concern over attacks in the Gulf of Guinea and in South East Asia. ...


Latest news

uk

UK MCA: Communications equipment vital for safety

UK Coastguard received a call about a man reporting to be lost at sea and to have lost power and radio communications. On the occasion, UK Coastguard advises how essential it is to have the correct and most suitable communications equipment when setting out to sea, especially in extreme weather conditions.

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carnival

Girl dies after fall onboard Carnival cruise ship

The child fell from an interior atrium onto the lower deck of a Carnival cruise ship, during passengers' disembarkation at Miami port, on morning hours of Saturday. The girl was transferred to the ship's medical center to receive emergency care and then, she was taken to a nearby hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries,

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electronic

DNV GL unveils electronic certificates for entire fleet

DNV GL announced it has commenced the roll out of IMO-compliant electronic class and statutory certificates, introducing a historic first for its entire fleet. The use of electronic certificates could result in significant efficiency gains, cutting down administrative burdens, processing time and document handling costs.

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pilots

The role of pilots in safe navigation

The latest issue of the Navigator, a free publication by The Nautical Institute in association with the Royal Institute of Navigation, explores what is involved in being and working with a Pilot. Most pilotage areas have an increased risk of groundings and collisions, which is why having a Pilot on board is mandatory.

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