OCIMF collaborated with defence company QinetiQ for a study on tanker hull vulnerability. This information paper highlights the results of the study in relation to the protection of crew and vessels. The results provide mitigating measures that can be applied to both existing and new build vessels.
Elizabeth Mavropoulou, Charity Administrator & Programme Manager at HRAS, provides a short comment on the HRAS Case Study on the Seafarers Abandonment in the UAE. Namely, 40 crew members, of whom 30 Indian nationals, were stranded in three vessels owned by the same shipping company.
In this article, ARX Maritime COO, Steve Regis, talks about mental health in the maritime industry. Mr. Regis touches upon sensitive issues that can be difficult for seafarers, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and shares his views on how to deal with the reality after a traumatic situation.
InterManager, the international trade association for the shipmanagement sector, has launched a campaign to stimulate seafarers to think about safety issues when working in enclosed spaces and encourage them to identify and share with InterManager measures which they believe would reduce risks.
Magsaysay Maritime Corporation announced that the MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy was officially inaugurated on September 12, 2018 in Dasmariñas City, Cavite, Philippines. The Academy has a full college program for Filipinos and other students from the region. The curriculum aims to increase the students’ competencies, as needed by the global shipping industry.
Danish health and safety company CONOVAH will conduct a new project, focusing on loneliness at sea and how changes such as the role of managers and new technologies affect it. It will also try to identify the factors that lead to loneliness at sea. The project is running from 1 October 2018 until 31 March 2020.
Dr. Phil Sharples, Senior Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare Global Medical, discussed how mainstream healthcare is embracing technology to deliver higher quality medical care and how some of these initiatives could apply to the maritime industry.
Solent University and Rolls-Royce started a collaborative research and development project on Autumn 2016, to support the unmanned and partially autonomous operation of marine vessels. The project ended on Spring 2018 and focused on applying immersive technologies to enable the crew perform typical duties remotely.
In this video, Colin Gillespie, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention), highlights the importance of attracting, recruiting and retaining the ‘right crew’. Employing the right crew is important to ensure safe operations. The right crew are those crew with the correct knowledge, experience and attitude when conducting an operation.
AMSA released an update on the outcome of the consultation for appropriate crewing for operations under Marine Order 504. AMSA consulted on two options for changing crewing requirements to focus on empowering the operator to determine the appropriate crew for their vessel. AMSA informed that it will implement Option 1.
Lessons learned: Winch wire snagged and released suddenly25/03/2019
Kenya maritime authority boosts effort to tackle ship pollution24/03/2019
Watch: MOL trials underwater drone for vessel bottom inspection24/03/2019
New Zealand to adapt MARPOL Annex VI in reducing shipping emissions23/03/2019
Grande America transported 1.050 tonnes of dangerous goods23/03/2019
US seizes 1 million pounds of smuggled Chinese pork22/03/2019
OPEC crude production falls to lowest level in four years22/03/2019
- Cyber Security
Norsk Hydro cyber-attack a clear indicator of cyber risk22/03/2019
How the Port of Antwerp plans to become a Multi-Fuel Port22/03/2019
Wärtsilä's 10 rules to ensure safety22/03/2019