SAFETY4SEA’s annual survey, the so called ’’Shipping CSR500 Survey’’ highlights once again the many benefits that CSR practices offer to the industry’s organizations which realize their responsibility as part of the society and their contribution to the environmental sustainability in order to move forward.
ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Use of Drones in Class Surveys, incorporating the applicable range and procedures for use of drones in class surveys, the technical considerations for safe operation and the requirements for drone service suppliers. As drone-related technologies are improving at an extremely rapid pace, application in diverse fields is increasingly expected.
Faced with a decision with huge cost implications, shipowners are considering all options on how to tackle sulphur emissions. Although any possible delay was ruled out during IMO MEPC 71, industry stakeholders think that a postponement of the 2020 deadline is possible, likewise the time extension of the BWM Convention.
The Isle of Man Ship Registry issued its annual report for 2017, presenting data provided by the Registry’s survey and inspection activity throughout the year. The report revealed that the number of non-conformance notices decreased, but the number of ship deficiencies remained at the same levels. Most deficiencies concerned fire safety and MLC-related issues.
The Mission to Seafarers, in cooperation with the project founder Steven Jones, have released the first edition of the Seafarers Happiness Index, which was relaunched in 2017. The SHI initiative aims to discover seafarers’ thoughts and opinions on important welfare issues such as shore leave, wages, food, training, social interaction and family contact.
After a stakeholder meeting took place along the Belize Port Authority and wider government earlier in January, priority areas will be surveyed, capturing sonar data of Belize’s main ports and approaches. Namely, high frequency mapping sonars are being used, which have no negative impact on its diverse ecosystems and marine life.
Korean Register has been granted authorization by the Portugal Maritime Authority to deliver statutory services on behalf of the Portugal flag state. KR’s surveyors will now be carrying out vessel surveys and issuing certificates in accordance with international conventions.
Reach Subsea in cooperation with MMT Sweden, have renewed the frame agreement with Statoil. The new frame agreement will cover both survey and light construction for the next three years. According to the agreement, Statoil can award contracts for survey and light construction projects in the North Sea.
The Danish Shipowners’ ‘Shipowners’ Panel’ released a survey, according to which the majority of shipping companies have been exposed to cyber attacks in recent years and are fighting cybercrime. 69% of the shipping companies have faced cyber threats in the past year, according to the responses to the panel.
The clock is ticking for the 0.5%sulphur cap and although this measure is about to become effective globally in two years from now, the route to compliance remains foggy. SAFETY4SEA seeks to collect essential data reflecting trends with respect to industry’s readiness to comply with the 0.5% sulphur cap.
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