SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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2017
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Tag: search and rescue

Three die due to inefficient safety planning

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The UK MAIB issued an investigation report on the foundering of the fishing vessel Louisa SY30, while it was anchored of the Isle of Mingulay, on April 2016, resulting in three fatalities. The report provides important safety recommendations to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future.

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Höegh Singapore saves sailor in mid North Atlantic

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On 18th July 2017, the Höegh-Wallem managed vessel, Höegh Singapore, was involved in a rescue operation in the mid North Atlantic Ocean. The car carrier was en route from Halifax to Antwerp when the crew heard a distress call, from the Joint Rescue Centre in Halifax, about a sailing boat in trouble.

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Singapore invests in new satellite technology

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore have invested in a new Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue ground system, to enhance search and rescue capabilities in Singapore’s maritime and aeronautical Search and Rescue Regions.

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IMO: Addressing migrant crisis

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During the second workshop of the International Dialogue on Migration, held in Geneva, on 18-19 July, IMO’s Julian Abril underlined that the number of merchant ships involved in rescue operations has remained relatively constant since 2015. Of particular concern is the upward trend in migrants reported dead or missing in 2016 and 2017.

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Evergreen vessel rescues crew from burning fishing boat

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The officers and crew of Evergreen Line’s containership EVER DIADEM joined forces with another ship to rescue thirty seafarers forced to abandon their burning fishing vessel, off the coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, on 9 July. While en route from Singapore to Durban, EVER DIADEM’s crew found the distressed seafarers drifting in two lifeboats.

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Tanker sinks in Arabian sea, one dies

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Combined Maritime Force, Maritime Shipping, a Royal Navy helicopter and a Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship have been involved in a search and rescue operation, in the Arabian Sea south of Oman, following sinking of the merchant tanker Rama 2. In spite of extensive searching, one crew member out of the 14 could not be recovered.

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One missing after oil tanker sinks off Yemen

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UK Coastguard have co-ordinated a long range rescue, after an oil tanker sank 240 miles off the coast of Yemen, on early hours of June 26, due to inclement weather conditions. Commercial vessels nearby recovered 12 of the 14 crew, one crew was recovered by a Royal Navy Rescue Helicopter and one remains unaccounted for.

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Video explains role of Frontex

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The video explains the role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, also known as Frontex, created in October 2016. Its main goals are to help implement integrated border management at the EU level, oversee an effective functioning of border control at the external borders and provide assistance to EU member states. It also supports search and rescue operations.

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ECSA: Merchant ships still rescuing migrants from sea

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ECSA’s Maritime Security Working Group recently had an exchange of views with the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Warsaw concerning maritime security issues and particularly the challenging issue of migrants at sea. Although the number of migrants rescued from the sea has gone down from 2015, merchant vessels are still often involved in the Search and Rescue operations in central, western and eastern Mediterranean.

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