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

  • cargo

    West Club: Requirements for loading clay cargo in Malaysia

    The West P&I Club informed that it has recently experienced a cargo liquefaction case, involving a full cargo of Ball Clay loaded in Lumut, Malaysia for discharge in Chittagong, Bangladesh, similar to another case experienced in 2013. In view of this, the Club urges operators to pay attention when loading a clay cargo. ...

  • maritime

    New agreement to boost shipping education in Malta

    The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Malta Maritime Forum have signed an MoU, aiming to support the education of shipping professionals in Malta, as part of the island's maritime growth strategy. ...

  • uscg

    USCG urges for attention during testing CO2 systems

    The United States Coast Guard is reminding owners and operators that CO2 system inspection, testing, and maintenance requires thoughtful planning and risk mitigation efforts to prevent serious safety threats and loss of lives. ...

  • training

    DNV GL: Why investment in training is important

    The results of a DNV GL's recent survey on maritime safety in four regions reflected the industry’s focus on safety and presented direction on how to improve safety at sea. The main conclusion is that the crew is the key and that to improve safety at sea the community needs to invest in training and enhancing the safety culture.  ...

  • ATSB

    ATSB secures drone qualifications

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau announced that it is now qualified to operate Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems as part of its investigations, by securing a relevant certificate through the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. ...


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singapore

Singapore’s role in China’s Belt and Road initiative

International law firm Ince&Co presented Singapore’s role in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, mainly referring to its geopolitical location, as it sits at the narrow end of the Straits of Malacca, often called ‘China’s Windpipe’, through which almost all shipping between the West and China passes. 

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service

New service between Australia and US launched

CMA CGM and SEATRADE announced their collaboration on the creation of a new vessel sharing agreement with a view to improve the supply of transport between Australia and the United States. The new companies will offer a fast, direct and dedicated reefer service from New Zealand to the United States and Europe with stops in Peru, which will include a very short transit time to supply fruits to the United States and Europe.

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car

Korean car carrier takes over Eusu Ship Management

Korean-based Hyundai Glovis acquired Eusu Ship Management crew agency in an effort to boost company’s competitiveness, according to local sources. The agreement is expected to enhance management and operational efficiency, as well as save cost for the logistics company which is part of the South Korean conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group.

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shipyards

Korean shipyards expect new orders

A significant rise on vessel orders is expected in South Korean shipyards, during the second half of 2017, as numerous contracts are to be signed soon. According to earlier data, 79 ships- or 2.83 million compensated gross tons- were secured during the first half of 2017, which also represents a rise from previous year.

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internet

Ship detained after cutting internet cable in Somalia

A MSC-operated container ship was detained in Somalia, after she accidentally cut an undersea fibre optic cable in Somali waters, resulting in a severe internet disruption in the region. The Panama-flagged MSC Alice is alleged to have dragged its anchor, through the main fibre optic cable, at Mogadishu port, on June 24.

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allision

False estimation leads to multi-damage allision

The US NTSB issued an investigation report, concerning the allision of the towing vessel Michael G Morris, pushing 30 loaded grain barges, with the Thebes Railroad Bridge, on the Upper Mississippi River, on April 2016. The vessel sustained no damage, but all barges broke away and 16 of them incurred $850,000 in estimated total damage.

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brexit

UK ports call for commitments on cross border trade

Commenting on the publication of the Great Repeal Bill, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne suggested that the Government’s statements, regarding the smooth transition in respect the legislative environment, need to be reinforced with assurances on cross border customs arrangements.

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