USCG: Most common causes of PSC detentions on cruise ships
Throughout 2017, USCG conducted 292 cruise ship examinations in 2017 and only 0.34% received a detention, which shows that there is a strong safety culture in the cruise line industry, suggests Lt. Cmdr. Eric Jesionowski, from the CSNCOE.
Infographic: Key figures from Paris MoU activity 2017
Following release of its Port State Control annual report last week, Paris MoU issued an infographic summarizing the key figures from its PSC inspections throughout 2017. The report revealed a slight increase in the number of inspections and a slight decrease in the detention percentage for 2017; 3.82% compared to 3.84% in 2016.
ClassNK: Quick closing valves for fuel oil tanks a frequent PSC deficiency
Following release of its PSC annual report in June, ClassNK underlined that deficiencies related to defects with quick closing valves for fuel oil tanks were frequently reported by PSC officers.
Poseidon Marine: Establishing a new mentality for safer shipping
While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Christopher Papachastas, Managing Director of Poseidon Marine Supplies, talks about ‘Total Care’ programme for which the company has been shortlisted for the ‘Initiative’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees.
Q88 LLC: Leveraging technology as a competitive advantage
Considering today’s training needs, CSMART offers online learning tools, bridging the gap between theory and practice. For the future of maritime training, a key challenge could be cultivating knowledge beyond compliance, Capt. Hans Hederstrom, Managing Director of CSMART, mentions.
CSMART calls for a culture of continuous professional development
For the future of maritime training, a key challenge could be how to cultivate knowledge beyond compliance, Capt. Hans Hederstrom, Managing Director of CSMART mentions, due to increased operational complexity and emerging risks.
Shipping requires a culture change to adapt to smart technologies
Interview with Panos Theodossopoulos, CEO, Propulsion Analytics, at Posidonia 2018.
Improper maintenance causes failure to UPS
A fire alarm was sounded after smoke was discovered coming from a UPS (uninterruptable power supply) room supplying power to remote valves. As IMCA informed, the planned maintenance procedures for UPS had not been followed, which is a key fact to the incident.
Tanker damages hull after scrapping bottom in Suez Canal
The Okeanis crude oil tanker 'Kimolos' sustained damages to its hull after contacting bottom while transiting Suez Canal on July 13. Okeanis Eco Tankers informed that there were no injuries or pollution from the incident.