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IMO Organizes Training on SOLAS

Nov 04, 2019

International Maritime Organization (IMO) ’s most important ship safety treaty – SOLAS – provides for safe merchant shipping, covering a wide variety of topics, from ship construction to fire protection, to life-saving appliances and cargo carriage…

Crew Members: the Key to Greater Efficiency

Oct 28, 2019

Ship operators are placing greater recognition on the role crew members play as the key to reaching higher efficiency goals, according to crew specialist Danica, which is expanding to meet the growing demand for quality crew services.As part of its expansion plans…

SMT’s Tech Division Offers Polar Code Training

Oct 21, 2019

The adoption by the IMO of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) makes it mandatory for ships sailing into Artic or Antarctic waters to demonstrate that extra precautions have been taken in relation to safety…

Boxship Fires: Time for Action, says IUMI

Oct 18, 2019

This year has already seen an alarming number of container ship fires including Yantian Express, APL Vancouver, Grande America, E.R. Kobe and KMTC Hong Kong.The escalation is of growing concern to IUMI (International Union of Marine Insurance)…

MPA To Strengthen Cyber Collaboration Efforts

Oct 16, 2019

To strengthen collaboration on cyber resilience and response amongst 15 port authorities, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) tabled a proposal to form and lead a “Port Authorities Chief Information Officer (CIO) Cybersecurity…

UK Focuses on Safety of Navigation

Oct 15, 2019

International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s rules and regulations for suppressing unlawful acts against the safety of navigation can be seen in the wider context of the global fight against terrorism.The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee…

MOL Tabletop Drill on Containership Safety

Oct 15, 2019

Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that it conducted a tabletop drill based on an incident simulation involving an MOL-owned containership.MOL holds these drills periodically to confirm its emergency response system in preparation for serious marine incidents…

DMA Fully Established in Korsør

Oct 13, 2019

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA),  a government agency of Denmark that regulates maritime affairs, announced that all of its employees at head office have now landed in Korsør, as it fully established there.The last employees have now moved from Valby to the new premises…

NYK to Improve Dry Bulk Fleet Safety

Oct 09, 2019

Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) held its annual Dry Bulk Safety Conference at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo to share safety awareness and review trouble response for dry bulk vessels.A total of 75 participants from…

Fire Ranger, Resolve Team Up on Fire Safety Training

Oct 08, 2019

Fire Ranger and Resolve Maritime Academy Announce Partnership Aligning Live-Action Training with State-of-the-Art Fire Safety Equipment and Services.September 2019, Fort Lauderdale FL, Fire Ranger, a leading supplier of fire safety equipment…

Marlink ITLink for J. Lauritzen Gas Carriers

Oct 08, 2019

Danish shipping company J. Lauritzen has selected Marlink to deploy fully integrated and managed IT services on all Lauritzen Kosan managed gas carriers. The solution will be based on Marlink’s ITLink portfolio, with the KeepUp@Sea platform enabling automation of software and security updates…

Westug Live with AI-assisted Dispatch

Oct 07, 2019

Perth-based Harbor towage operator, Westug Pty Ltd (Westug) has announced their successful start with the OptiPort AI-assisted Dispatch system in its new Port Hedland operation to ensure long-term, efficient and sustainable towage services in…

Study Highlights Benefits of Crew Management

Sep 26, 2019

A new two-year study from researchers at Solent University entitled, ‘The Effective Crew Project’[i] has highlighted that stable crewing can improve safety, wellbeing and financial outcomes.The research examined the benefits and challenges of…

Los Angeles Twin Ports Aim Zero-Emissions

Sep 22, 2019

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have released a report on the current state of clean cargo-handling equipment technology as they begin working toward the Clean Air Action Plan’s 2030 goal of a zero-emissions fleet at the nation’s largest seaport complex…

Nautical Institute Publishes Electronic Evidence Guidelines

Sep 16, 2019

The Nautical Institute has published the second volume in its ‘Collecting Maritime Evidence’ series, which focuses on the collection and preservation of electronic evidence and how it can be used to understand the circumstances that led to a maritime incident…

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