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

safety

How to ‘Safety Differently’

Over the last two decades, safety improvements have flatlined despite a vast expansion of compliance and bureaucracy. ‘Safety Differently: The Movie” is a documentary by Professor Sidney Dekker, Griffith University, which tells the stories of three organizations that had the courage to devolve, declutter, and decentralize their safety bureaucracy.

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resilience

Defying resilience in shipping industry

SQE MARINE Consulting company explains what the new buzz word ‘Resilience’ means for the shipping industry, highlighting that shipping companies can only reap benefits if they streamline their systems and operations based on this approach.

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drewry

How to carry charcoal and carbon cargoes safely

The International Group of P&I Clubs in association with CINS launched a new guide to advice on the safe carriage of charcoal and carbon in containers. According to data, the local production of wood Charcoal and Carbon for domestic and export markets is about 53 million tonnes per year.

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human

How HR can make maritime organizations future proof

The Human Factor is a key theme of Europort 2017, which will stage the Masterclass ‘How HR can make your organization future proof’ to offer a refreshing view on HR, on November 10 . Expert speakers will explore how a new perspective on HR can be beneficial in making organizations future-proof and help them to reach their business targets.

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