Update 08 July: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus
The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 468.000, while confirmed cases exceed 8.900.000. Although coronavirus started in China in early 2020, now it has spread over Europe where Italy and the UK have the most deaths. Also, Brazil, Canada, France and Spain top the list with the countries affected significantly.
IACS publishes its Recommendation on Cyber Resilience
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) published its Recommendation on Cyber Resilience, which applies to the use of computer-based systems which provide control, alarm, monitoring, safety or internal communication functions which are subject to the requirements of a classification society.
5 key steps to cyber resilience
Autonomous shipping and digitalization are currently the ‘buzz’ words around us; however, many things need to be considered about these issues and the industry continues to discussing a lot about them. Certainly, these are the new trends in the spotlight and more developments are looming.
Nautical Institute President focuses on diversity, branch engagement and technology
The newly elected President of the Nautical Institute, Jillian Carson-Jackson aims to deal with the three important challenges within the shipping community; diversity and inclusion, branch engagement and managing the impact of technology.
PCG files criminal charges against bulk carrier, after collision
Following the collision of the fishing boat F/V Liberty 5 with the bulk carrier Vienna Wood, Philippine Coast Guard has filed a criminal complaint against the operator and the officer of the bulk carrier.
USCG: Addressing electrical installations knowledge gap
USCG issued a Safety Alert is to emphasize the importance of properly installed and maintained listed or certified safe electrical equipment in hazardous areas in order to reduce the risk of fire or explosion onboard vessels.
RMI: Key similarities of enclosed space entry incidents
In 2019, two seafarers died and two were seriously injured in an enclosed space entry incident on an RMI-registered bulk carrier. With this respect, the RMI reiterated once again the need to maintain vigilance with regards to enclosed space entry and rescue training.
USCG: Conditions of entry for ships from certain countries
In 2009, USCG determined that the Republic of Madagascar was not maintaining effective antiterrorism measures in its ports with the exception of the port of Toamasina (also known as Tamatave). Hence, USCG now issued Port Security Advisory 1-20 naming the countries that are not maintaining effective antiterrorism measures and clarifying exceptions in each case.
UK MAIB Investigation: Dangerous self-mooring method leads to fatal incident
UK MAIB published its report on a 28 February 2019 incident. Then, the master of Cherry Sand was crushed between the dredger and the jetty after he fell while attempting to step ashore to assist berthing the vessel in Rosyth, Scotland.
Shell's report reveals decarbonization at top three priorities in shipping
Shell and Deloitte published a report according to which 95% of senior shipping executives see decarbonization as important or a top three priority for the industry.
Leadership at sea: What makes a great Captain
Leadership, as a special component of safe operations at sea, is a skill resulting from a complex combination of mindset characteristics which can be learned, argues Capt. VS Parani, naming the key features he believes to be the most critical for a great leader at sea.
SkillSea project unites shipping industry with education system
The SkillSea project was presented to an audience during the European Shipping Week event, with details concerning the four-year project and its goals to improve European seafarers' place in the shipping industry.
10 key steps to step out your comfort zone
As humans, we seek for comfort, which is also why it's so hard to let it go. Our comfort zone is our natural, neutral state; a place where stress and anxiety are minimal, where we know what is coming next and can plan accordingly. While staying in our comfort zone can result in consistent, steady performance, stepping out of it can create the conditions for optimal performance.
Somali Shipping Code completed
The Somali Shipping Code has been completed, after years of efforts to make Somalia's capacity to grow, sustain a blue economy and fight piracy, supported by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).
Key points of the IMO SSE 7 outcome
The 7th session of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) took place in London on 2-6 March 2020. Highlights of the meeting included agreement of draft new requirements for onboard lifting appliances, and on draft new interim guidelines for safe operation of shore power, as well as progressed work on ventilation of survival craft and on fire safety of ro-ro passenger ships.
ClassNK joins MTS-ISAC to boost its cyber risk management
ClassNK joined the Maritime Transportation System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MTS-ISAC) aiming to boost its cyber risk management.
Five functions to keep in mind when building a cyber security plan
In light of the increasing cyber threats and attacks within the shipping industry, the Shipowners Club launched an interactive guide that summarizes the key considerations owners and operators should make when building a cyber security plan based on the recommended “Five Functions”.
Cyber incident response crucial to cope with cyber risks
In the July edition of Be Cyber Aware at Sea, Phish and Ships along with Axis focus on incident response, explaining what it is and the importance of it, as the shipping industry is becoming more digital than ever.