The Republic of the Marshall Islands issued an alert informing of two confined space entry incidents on an RMI-flagged tanker and an RMI-flagged bulk carrier, which occurred within approximately 24 hours of each other, resulting in deaths of three seafarers and two seafarers losing consciousness.
2017 was a record year for cyber attacks and the average total cost per breach for the average company has reached $3.79 million, while the transportation sector now ranks third in security vulnerability, according to a recent whitepaper released by insurance firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
The UK Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP, has launched the inaugural Maritime Safety Week, running from 9 to 13 July, as part of the government’s efforts to share knowledge of safety practices and to highlight the work which is already being done across the diverse shipping industry to strive for safety excellence.
Be Cyber Aware at Sea campaign issued a short film, supported by HFW, illustrating how a simple click on the computer could lead to the ultimate disaster of sinking and urging operators to be wary of pop-ups, emails and websites asking for sensitive information.
Steamship Mutual offers a new training course which is perfectly aligned with one of the key messages contained in the Club’s “Fit for Life” DVD, which has been nominated for the 2017 SAFETY4SEA Initiative Award. The course will focus on the importance of a balanced diet and nutritious food along with galley hygiene.
As eye injuries are among those most commonly occurring to seafarers, the American Club issued its latest loss prevention poster, highlighting essential eye safety measures. The club notes that although most minor cases can be treated onboard ship, more serious incidents can have devastating consequences.
Maritime New Zealand informs about techniques that everyone could do, in order to improve chances of survival in cold water. Wearing warm clothes and lifejackets, avoiding alcohol and keeping a conscious, not-panicked mind are some of the advice included.
BIMCO, International Chamber of Shipping and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore launched a new cyber security awareness poster at Singapore Maritime Week 2017. The aim of the poster is to provide basic information to shipboard personnel on their role and contribution to managing maritime cyber risks.
In its monthly “Risk Watch” report ,the Britannia P&I Club issued one out of a series of posters aiming to collision avoidance. The poster deals with look-out and the use of AIS and concerns the Rule 5 of the International Collision Regulations (COLREGs), which requires ships to use all available means to make a full appraisal of each time situation.
Under its “Seafarers’ Health Information Programme”, International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network issued a report on malaria prevention, as the disease causes at least 1 million deaths every year, the majority of which occur in resource-poor countries, such as Africa, south and central America, Asia and the middle east.
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- Maritime Software
Montrose Port retrofits to digital from manual operations29/05/2020
Port of Antwerp introduces solution for releasing containers29/05/2020
PortXchange reduces idle times on departure29/05/2020
INTERCARGO's Self-Assessment Scheme under development29/05/2020
NTSB investigation: Contact of tow with bridge cell linked to pilot's restricted visibility29/05/2020
Lubrizol Corporation enters Getting to Zero Coalition29/05/2020
- PSC Focus
AMSA detains vessel over inadequate lashing arrangement of cargo29/05/2020
- Loss Prevention
What makes risk assessments more meaningful29/05/2020