Thursday, October 21, 2021
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New SOLAS requirements for lifeboat servicing

Michael Røssland, Norsafe Academy, focuses on the new resolution and amendments to SOLAS approved by IMO regarding requirements for periodic service of lifesaving equipment. Mr Røssland explaina that this resolution requires documented competency and approval of personnel conducting services and outlined necessary actions for vessels, shipowners, flag, class and servicing companies to comply.

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Bridge Procedures: Bridge preparations for voyage departure

Many maritime accidents are caused by errors of bridge personnel and inadequate bridge procedures. In order to reduce this number, deck department has to be well prepared before a vessel’s departure for a voyage at the sea. These preparations may include many complexities and this is the reason why a bunch of things should be considered and prepared carefully, to ensure a smooth voyage passage and safe navigation.

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Cyber Attacks: A Minor Casualty or Today’s Biggest Threat?

Manos Roudas, General Manager, Aspida gave a presentation entitled ''Cyber Attacks: A Minor Casualty or Today's Biggest Threat?'' at the 2015 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum. He focused on the recent cyber threats which are a growing menace with a significant impact on operations as well as disastrous consequences for business continuity. He analysed issues in order to be secured from cyber-attacks such as the impacts of an attack, ways to be secured from threats, measures taken under attack, how to realise you have become a target, how to avoid a targeted attack, what a hacker is looking for and who is responsible to secure the company. 90% of the worlds goods come from the sea. This is 400 billion dollars industry actually. At the same time 18 /20 container lines were found to be vulnerable to hackers, to people that can gain access to their systems. 37% of server computers on ships are also vulnerable to hackers. So lets see what people think about cyber security. Lets see what you think. Most people turn to think that it is something very technical that should only concern the IT guys. Other people believe that it is pure science fiction like Hollywood movies....

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