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MAIB: Cemfjord capsize could have been avoided APRIL 21, 2016 — The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) recently issued a report on its investigation of the January 2015 capsize and sinking of the Cyprus-flagged cement carrier Cemfjord in the Pentland Firth, Scotland. The incident resulted in the loss of eight lives. In his statement to the…
APRIL 28, 2016 — The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) says that a safety study into the Panama Canal expansion raises pressing concerns about the canal's new locks. The ITF commissioned the study, which was…
APRIL 26, 2016 — The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator has issued a Ship Security Advisory recommending heightened vigilance while transiting off the Southern Philippines and Yemen. It follows three kidnapping incidents…
APRIL 21, 2016 — The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) recently issued a report on its investigation of the January 2015 capsize and sinking of the Cyprus-flagged cement carrier Cemfjord in the Pentland Firth,…
MARCH 17, 2016 — In a Port Security Advisory dated today, the Coast Guard says it has determined that the Republic of Cuba is now maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures in its ports. The Republic of…
MARCH 15 2016 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says fatigue was a factor in the October 14 grounding of the 110 m oil and chemical tanker Nanny west of Deer Island in the…
MARCH 4, 2016 — Foss Maritime has been recognized by the ILWU Marine Clerks Local 52 for zero injuries at Terminal 5, Seattle, WA, between March 2015 and February 2016. The first-ever Safety Award given…
MARCH 1, 2016—Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, has marked the 25th anniversary of Inmarsat C by revealing that more than 600 distress alerts from vessels in urgent need were broadcast over…
FEBRUARY 26, 2016 —LR and the UK P&I Club have released a Life-Saving Appliances pocket checklist app to help ensure that ship personnel are trained in how to inspect, maintain and operate life-saving equipment, and…
FEBRUARY 25, 2016 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) says that "ineffective visual navigation leading to the loss of situational awareness" contributed to the January 11, 2015 grounding of the Canada Steamship Lines…
FEBRUARY 4, 2016 – Classification society ABS has published Guidance Notes on the Application of Cybersecurity Principles to Marine and Offshore Operations. The guidance note is the first volume in the ABS CyberSafety series, and…
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