Safety & Security

NOVEMBER 23, 2015 — Here's another marine accident investigation report where the official summary only gives a hint of the horrors concealed in the full thing.
NOVEMBER 19, 2015 — The Coast Guard has updated a safety alert that it issued in March (see earlier story) on making the MARPOL-required switch from conventional to ultra low sulfur fuel oil before operating…
NOVEMBER 18, 2015 — The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch is circulating a safety flyer to fishing vessels pointing out lessons learned from its investigation of last year's capsize and sinking of the fishing vessel…
NOVEMBER 18, 2015 — The UK P&I Club is warning that stowaways continue to pose a major, and potentially expensive problem for shipowners.
NOVEMBER 16, 2015 — The National Transportation Safety Board said today that the video documentation of the cargo ship El Faro and the associated debris field has been completed but the vessel's voyage data recorder…
NOVEMBER 11, 2015 — The workhorses of the industry keep coastal communities safe and the industry going forward. By Shirley Del Valle, Managing Editor, Marine Log (Extended coverage from Marine Log's November 2015 issue).
OCTOBER 21, 2015 — With cargo liquefaction now seen as a major hazard for bulk carriers, classification society DNV GL has published a guideline for the design and operation of vessels carrying bulk cargo that…
OCTOBER 20, 2015 — In its third quarter analysis of trends in global maritime crime, U.K maritime intelligence specialist Dryad Maritime notes a rise of 38% in incidents across Southeast Asia, in comparison to the…
OCTOBER 15, 2015—In the battle against rising maritime piracy, U.K.-based Intelligent Engineering Ltd. (IE) has introduced a new lockable SPS (Sandwich Plate System) security door to keep the ship safe.
OCTOBER 14, 2015— Silver Ships, Inc., Theodore, AL, recently delivered a Freedom 21 all-aluminum patrol/rescue boat to the Southampton, NY, Bay Constables. The 21-foot center console boat was designed and engineered for one-man operation, which…
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