EMSA to improve maritime surveillance using drones
EMSA has secured four contracts for maritime surveillance services based on remotely piloted aircraft systems. These contracts aims to improve maritime surveillance capabilities to European agencies and member states.
New WTO report analyses potential impact of blockchain on trade
Amid rising interest on blockchain, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a new report seeking to demystify the technology and analyse its capacity to transform world trade.
BIMCO to launch cyber security clause in spring 2019
BIMCO announced it is developing a clause dealing with cyber security risks and incidents that might affect the ability of one of the parties to perform their contractual obligations.
Investment return to make scrubbers a compelling choice
Erik Haveman, Global Sales Director, EGCS, Alfa Laval, insists on scrubbers for compliance with the 2020 Sulphur Cap, highlighting that the experience of manufacturers can help anticipate all challenges during system retrofitting.
SeaSense - Expert Thinking on Fatigue
atest MARTHA Fatigue Report revealed that fatigue has safety and long-term physical and mental health implications and long tours of duty (over 6 months) may lead to increased sleepiness, loss of sleep quality, reduced motivation which could contribute to ‘near-misses’ and accidents onboard
Smuggling and ship detentions
Rod Lingard, Club Manager of the Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association (Bermuda) Ltd, referred to a recent English Supreme Court decision, the insurance implications of the decision, as well as Loss Prevention measures to be taken to prevent ships being targeted with smuggling allegations.
Effective management of a BWTS retrofit
During the first SAFETY4SEA Conference in Singapore, Mr. Andreas Zontanos, Partner, Argonavis, shared tips on the effective management of a BWTS retrofit, noting that this takes careful planning and communication to make a project to succeed.
MPA Singapore: The [email protected] Singapore Campaign
During the first SAFETY4SEA Conference in Singapore, Mr. David Foo, Director (Port Systems), MPA Singapore, revealed that human element remains a major concern for safety and he provided an update on the ongoing efforts to address the human element, as well as share new initiatives and ideas on how MPA seeks to address the issue.
Ferry caught in storm due to improper weather forecasting
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board released its report about the heavy rolling of the ‘MV Epsilon’, on February 8, 2016, while it was sailing from Cherbourg in France. As a result, ten passengers and two crew members got injured.
Injury while mooring: Time took higher priority over safety
Transport Malta's MSIU issued an investigation report into a serious injury onboard the Maltese-registered product tanker 'Santa Maria', in November 2017. The report indicated as immediate cause of the accident the crew member’s fall in close proximity to the rotating warping drum.
Use of drugs on board can lead to serious accidents
UK MAIB published this accident report where a deckhand was carried away from a small potter by a 2kts tidal stream. The deckhand jumped into the water to cut the backline of a string of pots that had fouled the starboard propeller, despite the fact that the vessel’s skipper had arranged for a nearby fishing vessel to assist.