Safety & Security

JULY 22, 2016 — A French marine safety investigation report into the November 18, 2015 fire on board the Compagnie du Ponant expedition cruise ship Le Boréal, near the Falkland Islands, finds that it was…
JULY 20, 2016 — In a landmark Seaman's Protection Act decision, a U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge has awarded a former Horizon Lines master more than $1 million of damages after being fired…
JUNE 30, 2016 — In its latest annual report, the Paris MOU on Port State Control reports that 2015 saw a large decrease in refusals of access ("bans") within the region: 11 bans compared to…
JUNE 30, 2016 — The Coast Guard said yesterday that is continuing to monitor the condition of a 19,888 dwt chemical/oil products tanker that allided with three unoccupied, moored sailboats Wednesday afternoon at the mouth…
JUNE 29, 2016 — The U.S. Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued a Marine Safety Advisory (06-16) to restate and reemphasize the importance of a properly administered and applied random chemical testing program…
JUNE 28, 2016 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has determined that delays in responding after the vessel dragged anchor due to contact with an ice floe contributed to the April 2015 grounding…
JUNE 24, 2016—On the cusp of celebrating its centennial in 2017, P&I insurer The American Club continues to prosper, reporting positive results for 2015 despite a challenging market at its annual meeting for members held…
JUNE 22, 2016 — The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) has recognized 73 vessels of Foss Maritime and its subsidiaries with the 2015 Jones F. Devlin award for outstanding safety records. The Jones F.…
JUNE 20, 2016 — DNV GL has issued a report on fire incidents in RO/RO spaces that identifies 35 such fires between 2005 and 2016. A previous DNV study, published in 2005, counted 25 fires…
JUNE 17, 2016 — Virtual Port Provides State-of-the-Art System for Daily Operations, Emergency Response, and Business Recovery By Jim Baumann, Esri (Extended coverage of Marine Log's June 2016 issue)
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