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ITF Seafarers’ Trust launches new OSH training program

ITF Seafarers’ Trust launched a new three stage occupational safety and health education program for port workers in Aqaba, Jordan. Specifically, this program features an app based awareness raising component followed by face-to-face training and work place assignments- and is designed to increase worker participation in the OSH agenda, complementing company initiatives where they exist creating a safer environment for both dockers and seafarers visiting the ports.

ABS marks three years without a work-related lost time injury

Recently, ABS celebrated an unprecedented third year of zero lost time work-related incidents. This historic achievement establishes ABS as an industry safety leader. In fact, the Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) at ABS has remained at 0.00 throughout 2017, 2018 and now 2019, underscoring ABS’ industry-leading safety performance.

Safety order on Terra Nova FPSO after incident

The Canadian offshore regulator, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), recently informed that Suncor Energy has been given a safety order following an investigation of an incident on the Terra Nova FPSO.

Canadian regulator suspends production on Terra Nova FPSO

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) issued a notice of non-compliance and an order to suspend production-related operations on the Terra Nova Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, operated by Suncor Energy about 350 kilometres east of St. John’s.

Competent crew and safer seas from the flag state perspective

During the first SAFETY4SEA Forum in Manila, Leo M. Bolivar, Country Manager, International Registries (Far East) Limited, which provides administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry, noted that global demand for competent seafarers has been constantly growing over the years with shortage expected to peak in the next five years. He then described how the RMI Registry together with other industry stakeholders is proactively developing future seafarers through its work at the IMO, as well as human resources programs on education, training, and experience to produce quality crew for safer ships.

6 tips for safe mooring operations

Mooring and unmooring operations hide a number of risks for those who get involved, many times leading to a fatal accident or a collision; Thus, it is of a great importance when conducting any mooring operation to follow specific steps to ensure the safety of all those conducting the operation.

Port Botany shuts down due to fires and smokes

Fires have been affecting Sydney, filling the city with smoke recently, the Port Botany is now expected to close again on December 10 for a second time within a week, as temperatures are expected to reach up to 40°C. On Thursday, December 5, 50 uncontrolled fires merged north of Sydney into a ‘mega fire’ on a 60 km front; the state department of health warned conditions were so hazardous that people had stay inside, leading to schools and university campuses to shut down.

Watch: Tips to stay safe in, on and around the water

With Pacific people coming second in the list of the highest drowning fatalities amount in Auckland, Tagata Pacifika published the video below, presenting tips to remain safe in the water. Specifically, Tagata Pacifika’s reporter John Pulu talked with water-safety experts, which shared their tips to prevent drowning accidents.

K Line installs alcohol detector app onboard its ships

Japanese shipping company K Line announced the introduction of strict alcohol management onboard its ships, as part of its efforts to ensure safe navigation. The system foresees installment of an alcohol detector linked to a smartphone.

No lifejacket? No excuses anymore

Maritime New Zealand in its latest initiative focused on ways to prevent drowning. In order to attract people’s attention of the drowning prevention issue, Maritime NZ has now funded a brand-new lifejacket project, in which provides a lifejacket to everyone visiting the Manukau Harbour.

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