A team of tugboat masters just finished a training programme in Denmark as part of a strategic sector cooperation between Denmark and Ghana. The training provided the tugboat masters with new tools on how to perform tugboat missions in the Port of Tema.
Wärtsilä will supply an LNG bunkering vessel simulator to Kasi Group, a provider of integrated marine solutions. The simulator will be used to provide hands-on training to those who will be operating LNG bunkering services.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) to assist in the training and professional development of maritime professionals in Singapore.
The 2019 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum successfully concluded on Wednesday 2nd of October, in Eugenides Foundation, Athens, attracting 650 delegates from 260 organizations. Discussions varied among key safety challenges affecting the industry, as well as the hot issue of sustainable shipping.
SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Metropolitan College in collaboration with Warsash Maritime Academy has received the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Training Award at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 1st at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference.
SAFETY4SEA announced the winners of the 2019 SAFETYT4SEA Awards at a prestigious awards ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 1st at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference. SAFETY4SEA Awards are held annually within the scope of awarding industry’s outstanding practices for Excellence, Sustainability, Training, Technology, Initiative, Personality and Leadership.
Since steel-ships were introduced to shipping, water has been used as ballast to stabilize vessels at sea. However, ballast water can contain organisms, which when transferred, are able to establish a reproductive population, thus becoming invasive. For this reason, IMO has established the “International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments”, mandating the implementation of ballast water management plan and ballast water treatment system on board ships.
Norway’s Accident Investigation Board presents an accident report, where Astrid Sofie, fishing vessel, caught fire on November 28 2018. The investigation didn’t identify whether the lack of training was decisive for the situation.
The sinking of the container ship ‘El Faro’ in October 2015, claimed the title of one of the biggest marine tragedies in the recent US history. The ship had sailed directly into the path of Hurricane Joaquin, with NTSB and USCG noting that the key cause of the accident was the Captain’s failure to handle the ship against the storm and make appropriate use of weather data. As a result, all those on board perished in the sinking.
The US Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing has published changes to three Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVICs) regarding qualification for certain Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) STCW endorsements. Specifically, NVICs 04-14, 08-14, and 09-14 have been revised.
Learning as we go: Challenges with the use of exhaust gas scrubbers18/10/2019
- Maritime Knowledge
6 ways to mitigate external security threats18/10/2019
Natural gas inventories exceed 5-year average after two years18/10/2019
Shell Marine: Guidance on IMO 2020 transition18/10/2019
US DOI publishes new safety policy on renewable projects on OCS18/10/2019
World’s first biofuel oil fueled dredging vessel to start operations18/10/2019
Ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge examine possible merger18/10/2019
Port of Brussels showcases inland shipping zero-emission solutions18/10/2019
- Cyber Security
4 cyber security questions to ask your satellite services provider18/10/2019
ESPO congratulates three ports on receiving EcoPorts’ environmental management standard18/10/2019