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Watch: First Q-Flex LNG Tanker to transit Panama Canal

The Panama Canal informed that on May 12 it welcomed Qatargas’ Al Safliya, the first Q-Flex and the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker to ever transit the waterway. The tanker features 315 meters in length and 50 meters in beam, having an overall cargo capacity of 210,000 meters3 of LNG. The milestone transit also highlighted the Canal’s environmental benefits because of its ability to help vessels reduce the distance and duration of their trips.

Watch: What are the challenges when trying to improve safety culture

In this video, international safety expert Professor Patrick Hudson highlights the challenges that organisations face as they try to implement processes to improve their safety performance. He discusses his safety culture ladder model, and how companies can assess their safety maturity by using this model. Many organizations believe that they are in a pretty good place and they are definitely moving up the ladder, but the do not apply any safety plan.

Watch: Safety culture and leadership in shipping industry

Professor Patrick Hudson, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, provides an insight in the safety culture and leadership of the shipping world. He refers to the three different types of leaders, and the importance of right leading in order to prevent accidents that may be costly and fatal.

Watch: How can an organisation improve its safety culture

Professor Patrick Hudson examines leadership in the context of the cultural safety that an organisation has. He explains that unlike other forms of leadership, safety leadership is for everyone and involves publicly reaching for one level higher on the culture ladder than the organisation is currently placed. Most organisations are facing problems in safety. In order to excel in this sector they need a roadmap. This is what the safety culture ladder offers

Watch: 13 crew rescued from burning tanker in UAE

More than a dozen of seafarers were rescued, after a fire erupted onboard an oil tanker in Khalid Port, UAE, in the morning hours of Wednesday. The ship was reportedly carrying thousands of tonnes of diesel at the time. 

Watch: USCG medevacs injured d’Amico Tanker’s seafarer

 A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 28-year-old man who was injured aboard an oil tanker off the coast of San Francisco, Tuesday, May 7. The seafarer suffered a neck injury and was immediately transported in Palo Alto.

Watch: First ever 3D printed crane hook for offshore vessel

Huisman informed that it delivered the first ever class certified, 3D-printed crane hooks. The 3D-printed hooks were certified following load testing at more than double their safe working load. The hooks are certified for offshore use based on ABS standards. The OOS Serooskerke will be the first ship to have a 3D-printed crane hook installed.

Watch: Maersk Hamburg is the first big vessel entering port of Haifa

Preparations at Haifa Port Company that included the acquisition of two new STS cranes for the transporting of containers with such wide beam (21 rows) and dredging the areas by the piers of the Carmel Terminal in the port to meet the immense draft of the ship, gave the Carmel Terminal at Haifa Port the capacity needed to accept the Maersk Hamburg.

Watch: How the Port of Singapore prepares for the 2020 sulphur cap

In this video, Luca Volta, Marine Fuels Venture Manager, ExxonMobil and Alan Lim, Deputy Director, MPA, discuss the latest challenges of IMO 2020, from enforcement to alternative compliance choices such as scrubbers and LNG. Explaining how the Port of Singapore prepares for the 2020 sulphur cap, Alan Lim said that MPA Singapore is working on two fronts. The first is to ensure availability of compliant fuels at the Port.

Watch: Before clicking a phishy email, think

In light of the dangers hiding in the Internet, Be Cyber Aware at Sea gives an insight on cyber attackers who aim to ‘steal’ private or sensitive information from the users. Pop-ups, emails and websites are commonly known for asking sensitive information.


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