Safety & Security

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…
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.
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