10 Tips for safe personal data handling
The EU GDPR has come into effect and thus the Swedish Club advises operators on how to try and reduce the risk of a breach. The regulation contains provisions and requirements about the processing of personally identifiable information of data subjects inside the European Union. Business processes that handle personal data must be built with privacy by design and by default.
EU GDPR effective – now what?!
The deadline for its implementation, the May 25th, has reached to an end, meaning that from now onwards, all organizations in the EU, as well as those that deal with data related to EU residents, should comply with new data privacy laws. Albeit the increased awareness over this issue by the business world, have we really understood what about this regulation is? And most importantly, are we actually prepared for compliance.
The importance of ISO 27001 in complying with EU GDPR
We hear that ISO 27001 is a non-technical systems focused standard. This may confuse most of us and create queries on how this standard may help organizations, including the maritime ones, achieve the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ISO 27001 may include people, processes as well as IT systems.
Bridge Procedures: What to do in case of ECDIS system failure
The previous article in our “Bridge Procedures” series focused on the necessary steps during the ECDIS setup. Since ECDIS is a complex system, at this point, it is critical to clarify what should be done in the case of a failure.
SAFETY4SEA Cyber Masterclass- Highlights
The SAFTY4SEA Cyber Masterclass successfully concluded on 16th of May at the Bookcastle of the National Library at SNFCC attracting 240 delegates from a total of 125 organizations.
Cyber Security: A Practical View
Mrs. Cynthia Hudson, CEO, HudsonAnalytix, delivered a presentation of the practical approach a ship operator must undertake in order to address the important risk of cyber security.
Lessons learned from incorrect oxygen welding gas hose
In its latest Safety Flashes, IMCA presents a case of a fire due to incorrectly selected oxygen welding gas hose, during a routine cutting job onboard a ship. There were no injuries or ship damage, but investigation later revealed that the hose had been recently replaced with one that did not comply with ISO 14113 specification.
Lessons learned from ship's contact with rig legs
In its latest Safety Flash for May, IMCA presents a ship's contact with the legs of a rig which, although not causing any damage, highlighted the Master's inadequate understanding of hazards while manoeuvring in heavy weather, as well as the lack of a proper planning before manoeuvring operations.
Inadequate maintenance prevents vessel to anchor during emergency
UK MAIB in its latest Safety Digest presents a case where a windfarm support vessel was trying to anchor when the low fuel pressure alarm on the starboard engine sounded. When a crewman released the windlass the anchor failed to 'free fall'. As the vessel was in danger, the master called the coastguard, a lifeboat was deployed and the vessel was towed safely.