Safety & Security
November 03, 2014

Bridge hits ship

NOVEMBER 3, 2014 — Usually it's the other way round. But the National Transportation Safety Board has issued a report on an accident in which a bridge hit a ship — and came off the…
OCTOBER 31, 2014 — Propulsion system specialist Schottel is now offering simulator training at its Spey/Rhine, Germany, headquarters where a new Transas simulator at the Schottel Academy enables customers to exercise their handling and knowledge…
OCTOBER 29, 2014 — Though pirate attacks worldwide have fallen for the third consecutive year, small tanker hijacks by armed gangs are escalating in Southeast Asia, according to the latest piracy report from the International…
OCTOBER 28, 2014 — At its 25th Annual Membership Meeting at the Yale Club in New York City last week, American Maritime Safety awarded Maritime Safety Awards to five member companies received  in recognition of…
OCTOBER 23, 2014 — A collision between a multi-purpose cargo ship an unmanned crane barge under tow in the Dover Strait happened in part because the officer alone on the bridge of the cargo ship,…
OCTOBER 22, 2014 — Captain Wren Thomas, an offshore supply vessel captain held hostage by Nigerian pirates for 18 days has filed suit in Texas against Chevron USA and Edison Chouest Offshore, reports VB Attorneys,…
OCTOBER 13, 2014 — Although, back in July, the Madras High Court yesterday quashed the criminal case against all 35 crew members and security guards of the Seaman Guard Ohio (see earlier story), the London…
OCTOBER 7, 2014—Carnival Corporation & plc, Miami, FL, will begin construction next year of a new world class training facility for its deck and technical officers, following its purchase of a seven-acre tract of land…
OCTOBER 7, 2014—The first commercial vessel in North America to be powered by triple Volvo Penta IPS drives was christened today in Charleston, SC. A new offshore emergency response craft, the Fort Ripley is a…
OCTOBER 4, 2014—Could a new football-sized submersible robot that scans ship’s hulls play a major role in future port security? Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers unveiled the oval-shaped robot at the recent International Conference…
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