Liberia conducts first ever remote flag inspection

The Liberian Registry announced implementation of the first ever remote Annual Safety Inspection (ASI) aboard their ships, in a bid to adjust to the COVID-19 disruptions. The Registry successfully completed the first remote ASI this past week.

UK approves marine surveyor apprenticeship

The UK government’s Department for Education (DfE) approved an industry-backed initiative led by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), to develop a four-year degree-level apprenticeship for those who aspire to become professional marine surveyors.

Camera-Helmet that boosts remote survey operations launched

RINA presented its new digital equipment called the Kiber Helmet, which is a wearable device, to be used by onboard field engineers that connects them with inspectors and specialised experts ashore. Multiple people can participate in a support session and the session can also be recorded for later playback or training.

Shipping CSR500 Survey: How industry embraces CSR principles

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is defined as the process for organizations to integrate social, environmental, ethical and human rights concerns into their operations and core strategy, in close collaboration with their stakeholders. In this context, SAFETY4SEA’s annual survey aims to assess the CSR performance of the maritime industry by examining 10 factors according to ISO 26000 requirements and CSR strategy of EU.

New survey launched to raise awareness about seafarers mental health

The International Transport Workers Federation has commissioned the Yale University to carry out a research investigating seafarers’ mental health issues, to raise awareness for the mental health wellness and wellbeing of seafarers, by understanding which risk factors are associated with seafarer stress, depression and anxiety.

Drewry: 2020 sulphur cap reveals concerns about fuel cost transparency

According to a survey conducted by Drewry, there is a significant concern ahead of the IMO’s 2020 global emissions regulation. Namely, 4 in every 5 of the shippers/BCOs participating in the survey stated that they had yet to receive clarity from their providers regarding the future fuel costs.

UKHO surveys Dominica waters to support ship safety and environment

UKHO deployed a motorboat to survey waters off Dominica, as part of the CME Programme. Data from the survey will be used to update navigation charts of the region and help Dominica to meet its international maritime obligations, including Implementation of IMO IIIC.

The use of drones in shipping and cover implications

As drone technology has recently seen an increased popularity in maritime surveillance, Ben Burkard, Underwriting Director, and Julian Hines, Loss Prevention Manager at the Standard P&I Club, consider the risks, rewards, as well as the potential regulatory issues surrounding the use of drones in shipping. 

Maritime UK: No deal scenario could bring supply chain disruption

Maritime UK urged the government and EU to extend the Article 50 process if a deal is not agreed by October, as a recent survey by Maritime UK showed that 66% of UK business leaders think a ‘no-deal’ scenario is likely, with just half of them saying that they have made preparations for such an outcome.

NOAA surveys Alaska to pave the way for US maritime Arctic

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coast Survey announced launch of hydrographic expeditions through July and August to discover what lies underneath the water’s surface. Currently only 4.1% of the US maritime Arctic has been charted to modern international navigation standards.

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