Safety & Security

AUGUST 9 — The UK P&I Club is warning of the risks associated with mooring deck snap-back zones "Industry advice with respect to identifying and marking snap-back zones came under review last year following an…
JULY 29, 2016 — The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a Safety Alert (08-16) reminding Coast Guard Container Inspectors and others involved in the inspection or handling of intermodal containers that there is always a…
JULY 25, 2016 — More professional mariners are coming to SUNY Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, NY, for training and courses to maintain their credentials and endorsements. Increased enrollment is being seen across the industry as…
JULY 25, 2016 — A Cosco neopanamax containership last month became the first ship to make a commercial transit of the expanded Panama Canal. Now another Cosco neopanamax, the 8,500 TEU Xin Fei Zhou, has…
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…
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