Safety & Security

JANUARY 7, 2016 — Esbjerg, Denmark, headquartered marine safety equipment manufacturer and servicing provider Viking Life-Saving Equipment A/S is to establish a local presence in Korea through a joint venture agreement with long time Korean…
JANUARY 7, 2016 — Furuno issued a notice to customers this week saying that potential vulnerability to cyber attack had been found in its Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) products. Subsequently, it says, corrective measures have…
JANUARY 4, 2016 — Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) onboard ships are increasingly being networked together – and more frequently connected to the worldwide web, increasing the risk of unauthorized access or malicious…
DECEMBER 30, 2015 — The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a safety alert reminding recreational boaters and commercial vessel operators to use caution when operating their vessels near areas where dredging operations may be taking…
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).
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