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Guidelines for Direct Load Analysis and Strength Assessment of hull structure

ClassNK released its Guidelines for Direct Load Analysis and Strength Assessment of hull structure. These guidelines include the load and structural consistent analysis structural evaluation method. As vessels are getting bigger, structural strength assessments during the design stage are important ensuring the safety and integrity of hull structures even in the harshest conditions of the ocean. 

Lessons Learned: Shifting of deck cargo in heavy weather

Heavy weather caused the vessel to roll and pitch despite the master’s efforts to alleviate the motion by altering course and speed. This set in motion a “domino effect” whereby cargo units progressively broke free and shifted, resulting in extensive damage to ship structure and cargo, with a number of units being lost overboard.

New potential refuges for ships identified in Haida Gwaii

The Haida Nation and Transport Canada have revised ‘Places of Refuge Contingency Plan for the Pacific Region’, with inclusion of a new Annex that identifies potential places of refuge around Haida Gwaii. It also reflects improvements to the federal marine safety regime and lessons learned from real-life incidents.

Hazards associated with dirty engine room bilges

A recent analysis of the Shipowners Club’s Condition Survey Programme highlighted that approximately 25% of the vessels surveyed reported contaminated engine room bilges. As such, the Club draw attention to the potential fire hazards associated with oily engine room bilges and the checks and steps that a ship’s crew should undertake to address this issue. 

Electronic devices may affect an effective lookout

The role of the ‘lookout’ on board ships is currently more important than ever, considering the increasing traffic volumes at sea and the more complex equipment used in bridge systems. A watchkeeper must understand the equipment available and determine the risk of collision.

CHIRP releases new video on dangerous practices when working aloft

CHIRP released its latest video, in which it focuses on reports about dangerous practices when working aloft, and others referring to leisure vessels and ship design, as well as problems faced by pilots during their duties. Namely, in the video, CHIRP presents three cases.

Rescue tugs important to reduce ships grounding on Pacific Canada

A news study, commissioned by Clear Seas and produced by Nuka Research and Planning Group, focuses on how ship routing combined with the location and availability of Emergency Tow Vessels or rescue tugs, can affect the possibility of a disabled vessel drifting aground along the Pacific coast of Canada.

Animations present the dangers of oil and gas infrastructure for fishing

Fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the UK. This hazardous job is made difficult by the 100,000 kilometres of cables and pipelines and 4,000 surface and subsea structures that lie off the coast of the UK and northern Europe. These obstacles are dangerous for fishing vessels, as the compromise fishing gear or lead to collisions.

US Navy’s training program simulates USS Fitzgerald collision

The new scenario on the Surface Warfare Officer School bridge simulator takes radar data, ship tracks and other open source information and recreates for SWOS students the experience of being on the bridge of the destroyer when it collided with ACX Crystal.

Gaining experience from real fires on board

Motivated by the catastrophic fire which occurred on board the Crew Transfer Vessel Umoe Ventus on December 23rd, 2015, the Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology, issued the project “New Fire Strategies in the Wake of Umoe Ventus” to increase the level of safety on board vessels.

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Alerts Casualties Loss Prevention Maritime Health Regulation Safety Seafarers Security
arca 1 grounding
Poor maintenance and voyage planning caused Arca 1 grounding
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Strong storm expected in Southern New England
maritime security strategy
Nigeria to improve its maritime security strategy
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
electric ferries canada
First fully electric ferries to operate in Canada
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first european imo tier tugboat
First European IMO Tier III tugboat to be built
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
IMO Sub-Committee commits to improve e-navigation
russian cyber threats
7 steps an organization’s cyber security becomes at-risk
blockchain in shipping
Shipping cryptocurrency sees first transaction
CIC Detentions PSC Focus Vetting
paris mou detentions
Ships detained in Paris MoU during February
safety of navigation cic
Tokyo MoU presents preliminary results of Safety of Navigation CIC
requirements for vessels
Requirements for vessels calling in Australia, China, Europe & USA
CSR Shipping Sustainability
marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds
Changes to Marine Casualty Reporting Property Damage Thresholds
indonesia new shipping rules
Indonesia’s new shipping rules worry the industry
MedCruise: Bigger ships an important factor in cruise calls decline
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
electric ferries canada
First fully electric ferries to operate in Canada
british ports
Likely Brexit deal looks like ‘no deal’ for ports, says BPA
dutch offshore wind
Netherlands gives the nod for a 700 MW non-subsidised wind farm