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Canada issues ship safety bulletin on drone use MAY 22, 2017 — Transport Canada has issued a ship safety bulletin intended to make the marine community aware of the rules and regulations that apply to Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), or drones. Drones are used for commercial and recreational purposes. Currently, different rules apply to commercial and recreational drones:…
JUNE 23, 2017 — The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators is calling for a complete overhaul of the cargo sampling and liquefaction testing protocols for ships transporting raw ores and less common cargoes, such as…
JUNE 21, 2017 – Melville, NY-headquartered Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. reports that 43 Bouchard-operated vessels have been awarded the Jones F. Devlin Award, recognizing their safety achievements in 2016, by the Chamber of Shipping of…
JUNE 21, 2017 — The Committee of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) has adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations that will take effect from July 1,…
JULY 19, 2017 — Oslo, Norway, headquartered salvage technology specialist Miko Marine AS has delivered an improved and upgraded version of its ShipArrestor system to the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA). The system has been developed…
JUNE 16, 2017 — Speaking in Edinburgh, Scotland, yesterday, Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, President of the U.K. Chamber of Shipping, called for a step change in shipping safety. "Our shipping industry has a fatal accident rate…
JUNE 15, 2017 – Five year old mooring lines on the 2010-built LNG tanker Zarga were "not fit for purpose," says the U.K. Marine Accident Investigaton Branch in its report on a May 2, 2015…
JUNE 15, 2017 — The Port of Charleston's Wando Terminal has reopened following a dirty bomb scare that had seen the terminal evacuated and a safety zone imposed around it. The U.S. Coast Guard 7th…
JUNE 14, 2017 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) issued three recommendations to improve passenger vessel safety resulting from its investigation (M15P0347) into the fatal October 2015 capsizing of the passenger vessel Leviathan…
JUNE 14, 2017 — A new crane hook, specially developed for launching inflated liferafts, has been introduced by Henriksen Hooks of Norway to meet a demand in the survival craft industry. The new hook is…
JUNE 13, 2017 — Large shipping losses have declined by 50% over the past decade, mostly driven by the development of a more robust safety environment by shipowners, according to insurer Allianz Global Corporate &…
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