Safety & Security

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…
FEBRUARY 3, 2016 — Here's another of those marine accident investigationts where the summary does not portray the full horrors in the actual report itself. Released February 1 by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada…
JANUARY 27, 2016 — Spanish rescue agency Salvamento Maritimo has released dramatic video of the rescue yesterday of 22 crew members from the car carrier Modern Express, which was listing heavily after reportedly losing power…
JANUARY 19, 2016 — In an incident last summer, vessels outbound from a non-U.S. port suddenly lost GPS reception, affecting their surface search radar, gyro units and ECDIS systems. Today the U.S. Coast Guard issued…
JANUARY 18, 2016—Maritime Partner AS, Alesund, Norway, has signed a contract with Buksér og Berging AS for the delivery of two 15m, 30-knot pilot boats, including an option for a further eight vessels. The options…
JANUARY 8, 2016 — London headquartered Pole Star Space Applications says that it been awarded a U.S. Coast Guard for the provision of LRIT ASP (Long-Range Identification & Tracking Authorized Service Provider) services. Privately held…
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