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

data

Europort conference to focus on big data

This year's Europort Conference in November will provide, among others, a showcase for new generation IT and system integration tools, ultra-sensitive monitoring, condition-based maintenance, fleet performance management and other types of data analysis.

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cyber

North Club warns over cyber payment frauds

In a recent article, North P&I Club informed about misdirected payments, noting that everyone in shipping industry is at risk of cyber fraud. Specifically, some operators have been the victims of ‘cyber’ fraud in cases where money paid to a provider of goods or services was diverted to criminals.

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vessel

Hull breach caused small passenger vessel to sink

On the evening of May 12, 2016, the 'Maximus', a 42-gross-ton small passenger vessel,began taking on water while under way near Turtle Bay, Mexico. The four crewmembers could not stop the flooding and abandoned ship into a liferaft, from which a good Samaritan vessel rescued them.

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