Update: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus
The COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented crisis situation in terms of breadth and scale, from a global health, social and economic standpoint. Although coronavirus started in China in early 2020, now it has spread all over the world.
Shortlisted nominees announced for 2021 GREEN4SEA Awards
The aim of the awards is to recognize those organizations that demonstrated outstanding performance within the scope of fostering green and sustainable shipping.
One year of IMO Sulphur cap: Lessons learned and the way forward
Indications are that the transition to 2020 sulphur cap has been ‘’extremely smooth, a testament to the preparations of all stakeholders prior to the new rules entering into force", IMO said.
Vessels' traffic in Canada’s Pacific region
A new study by Clear Seas provides a comprehensive picture of the commercial vessels operating in Canada’s Pacific region
IMO: Working together to regulate waste dumping at sea
Preventing pollution from dumping of wastes at sea relies on global frameworks, regional conventions and protocols, and national regulations.
MCIB investigation: Drifting cargo ship runs aground after abandonment
The ship suffered a mechanical breakdown and was abandoned and set adrift by its owners and crew in October 2018.
Rise in shortage liquid claims in Pakistan
The Skud P&I Club has recently seen an increase in shortage liquid claims in Pakistan, notably at Port Qasim. This is a long running problem at this port and suits are filed based on shore measurements which are nearly always less than the ullages on arrival.
Lessons learned: Sludge accumulation can lead to the prevalence of bacteria
IMCA in its recent Safety Flashes, shares a case where amid fresh water tank inspection, it was discovered significant sludge accumulation in the tank.
Life on Board
RightShip backs Sustainable Shipping Initiative’s work on seafarers' rights
RightShip announced a new partnership with the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), through a charitable donation to its 'Delivering on Seafarers’ Rights' project, which aims to address a wide gap in seafarers' labour and human rights.
New 'Champions' Initiative announced
UK-based union Nautilus International announced launch of a Champions initiative to present stories of maritime professionals as part of its campaigning activity, in a bid to unveil the daily struggles faced by maritime professionals.
ISWAN: A great leader is more than just hierarchy
A recent survey conducted by ISWAN highlighted the importance of social interaction onboard and how senior officers and the power of a great leader are more than just being higher in the hierarchy.
BHP: Port Hedland Mooring Management Standard effective from July 2021
BHP issues new updates for the Port Hedland Mooring Management Standard which sets out the revised mandatory mooring requirements, that will apply to all vessels calling at the BHP Port Hedland Terminal (Terminal) and the crew on board from 1 July 2021, along with details of an incentive program for the adoption of new mooring line technology.
Bill blocking Key West cruise ban advances in Florida
Florida’s bill that would prevent local governments from imposing rules restricting activities in the state’s port advanced as lawmakers begin their spring session.
IMO MEPC 76: Review of 2020 marine fuels quality
The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has published a review on the quality of marine fuels supplied, following a year since the introduction of the 0.50% sulphur cap.
US now has its first EU-compliant shipbreaking facility
The US now havs a shipyard capable of recycling ships according to European Union standards. Namely, International Shipbreaking received EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SSR) accreditation for its site in Brownsville, Texas.
List of ships detained in the UK in January 2021
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that six foreign-flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports during January 2021 after failing PSC inspection. During January, there were zero new detentions of foreign-flagged vessels in a UK port.
List of ships detained in UK in December 2020
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that six foreign-flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports at the end of December 2020 after failing PSC inspection.
Cargo vessel banned from Paris MoU region
The Albanian-flagged general cargo "Deniz S" was detained in the Paris MoU region within Port Burgas in Bulgaria on August 3, 2020. The vessel was flying flag that is black on the current Paris MoU list.
10 things you can do in your daily life to improve personal development
Your mindset determines your success as a person and the way you see and deal with all the problems arising. However, personal growth has always been a challenging pathway for people, who often seek innovative, yet sometimes ineffective, ways to improve themselves.
Key future skills needed in the post-pandemic era
As the shipping organizations are rapidly changing, struggling to attract new talents and have a modern working environment, there is an urgent need for soft skills development. Shipping needs to adopt new methods and techniques on how to improve those abilities, speakers of panel 3 at the last SAFETY4SEA Virtual Forum highlighted.
Friends are the family we choose: Key tips on how to influence people
Following the rise of the digitalization era during 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is observed that the whole concept of the so-called “influencers” is rapidly increasing. However, some might wonder how could we influence others and make actual friends?