Update 01 December: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus
The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 1,250,000 while confirmed cases exceed 50,000,000. Although coronavirus started in China in early 2020, now it has spread all over the world, with the US accounting for the most deaths.
RightShip appoints new CEO
RightShip, announced the appointment of its new CEO, Steen Brodsgaard Lund. Mr. Lund joins the organisation to succeed Martin Crawford-Brunt, who will be departing RightShip on 18th December 2020.
Yara Birkeland delivered to its owners
Vard announced that it delivered the world’s first all-electric autonomous container ship, the Yara Birkeland, to its owners Yara International. The battery vessel will now carry out tests for container loading and stability, before it can sail to a port and test area in Horten, Norway
USCG proposes digital submission of Facility Operations and Emergency Manuals
In order to reduce time and cost associated with mailing and processing printed manuals, USCG proposed a new rule.
1090 accidents to UK vessels or in UK coastal waters in 2019
UK MAIB publishes the marine accidents statistics for 2019, reporting 1090 accidents to UK vessels or in UK coastal waters.
UK MAIB investigation: Fatal crush linked to intoxication and safety issues
In its latest report, UK Maib describes the fatal crush accident onboard the general cargo vessel "Karina C" at Seville, Spain back in May 2019.
NTSB investigation: Fatigue leads to grounding in Alaska
The NTSB issued an investigation report on the grounding of the fishing vessel Freyja while on the Bering Sea, Alaska, in March 2019. The investigation revealed the deckhand failed to monitor the vessel as he fell asleep due to extreme fatigue.
When entering an unfamiliar harbour, check chart and pilot books
UK MAUB Safety Digest presented a case where a wooden sail training vessel passed underneath the power cables that were above the harbour entrance, causing damage to the electronics.
Life on Board
Fatigue at sea: A self help manual for seafarers
Alandia Marine insurance firm hosted an interview with Dr Claire Pekcan, Director at Safe Marine to shed attention once again on fatigue, which is a great concern for seafarers and the whole maritime community.
AMSA issues guidelines on fatigue
Fatigue has been a much discussed issue linked to the nature of seafaring, which can have serious consequences not only for the safety and health of seafarers, but even operational safety and the marine environment. In this regard, AMSA issued guidelines to address fatigue for Australian and foreign flagged vessels.
How can wearables mitigate fatigue at sea
The Shipowners' Club has collaborated with Sleep and Fatigue Research Ltd (Safr) on a project to investigate whether wearable technology can be used in the marine environment to address this risk.
Norwegian shipowner sentenced to 6 months in prison for illegal demolition
A 54-year-old Norwegian shipowner has been sentenced to six months in prison for providing assistance in the controversial demolition export of the ship Eide Carrier (later renamed Tide Carrier, Harrier). The shipowner was charged with complicity in waste exports in violation of the Pollution Control Act.
EU gives more breathing room for IHM obligations until June 30 2021
The European Union (EU) has given some support on the obligations under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation to have the IHM on board by the 31st December 2020.
Panama Shipping Registry joins MACN fighting corruption
The Panama Ship Registry joined the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) becoming part of the world’s largest group of maritime companies fighting for a better and corruption-free business environment.
UK issues updated Code of safe working practices focusing on seafarers onboard UK registered ships
The UK launched the 2020 amendment Code of safe working practices for merchant seafarers focusing on improving the health and safety of the crew primarily on board UK registered ships.
Paris MoU report on CIC 2019: 48 ship detentions and 526 deficiencies
Paris MoU issued its official report on the 2019 Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Emergency Systems and Procedures. A total of 48 ships were detained as a direct result of the CIC.
AMSA: 11 detentions linked to seafarers' repatriation amid COVID-19
Following COVID-19 pandemic and the crew change crisis that has presented, AMSA has identified several deficiencies and detentions, related to seafarers' repatriation during the outbreak.
California imposes largest ever fine for clean air violations
The California Air Resources Board announced a settlement with Del Monte Fresh Produce for $1,990,650. This is the largest penalty to date related to clean air violations for the state’s Ocean-Going Vessel At Berth Regulation.
10 tips for a growth mindset
The discussion about the growth mindset remains a hot topic in efforts to explain what the advantages are and how a growth way of thinking helps you maneuver through the difficulties in life. Yet, although it sometimes is hard to push forward and not give up, having a growth mindset in your everyday life proves to be fruitful.
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.
Coronavirus: 6 tips to stay protected and not infected
The Novel Coronavirus outbreak has made headlines from late December when the first victim of the virus was reported in Wuhan, a city in China. Spreading rapidly, the virus is the top priority for the shipping industry with many key players following the tips issued by the World Health Organization on protection and safety.