With cyber threats constantly evolving, cyber related processes on board ships need to successfully provide protection against cyber attacks. For this reason, BIMCO along with several maritime industry organisations published the third version of the ‘Guidelines on Cyber Security onboard Ships’.
The Port of Amsterdam is set to conduct a four-week drone detection system trial, aimed to build understanding of how, where and why drones are flying over the Port of Amsterdam, as well as to monitor the potential of drones for numerous use applications across its, and its customers’ operations.
The 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has opened in Katowice, Poland, on 3 December, gathering parties to push further work on the fight against climate change. The conference is expected to finalize the rules for implementation of the Paris Agreement under the Paris Agreement work programme (PAWP).
There is no doubt that many times hazardous situations surround the organizations’ operations, increasing the risk for a catastrophic failure during their day to day operation. A High Reliability Organization operates in such a manner that error rate is low, despite the difficulties and risky operations.
According to a European Commission study, Marine Protected Areas boost the Blue Economy, as well as fisheries, aquaculture, tourism and coastal areas. The study also says that the benefits of MPAs do not obstruct the achievement of conservation objectives.
VesselsValue released a fact sheet looking at the top Middle Eastern countries by owners, fleet, countries and value. Currently, the major Middle Eastern Countries by value are Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Oman, while tankers are the key ship category forming the Middle East fleet by Gross Tonnage.
The EU celebrates on 3 November the Equal Pay Day, in a bid to highlight the difference in the average gross earnings of women and men in global business. Women in the European Union still earn on average 16.2% less than men, while in the maritime field, the figure climbs to 45%.
According to EMSA data, the last seven years, 3,236 Ro-Ro accidents were reported out of which 25% are fire related, 19% collisions and 16% are attributed to loss of control. Assessing risks before starting an operation is a critical step, EMSA notes, highlighting lessons learned from Ro-Ro analysis.
By using sound, many marine organisms can communicate underwater and understand information about their environment. However, underwater noise deriving from human activity, produces sounds that interfere with the ability of marine animals to hear the natural sounds in the ocean, concluding on a major and often deadly menace to ocean wildlife.
Warmth continued at a steady rate across the world last month, making for the fourth hottest September on record for the globe and the fourth warmest year to date, the latest analysis by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information informed. The average global temperature in September was 1.40 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 59 degrees.
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