Safety & Security

FEBRUARY 3, 2016 — Here's another of those marine accident investigationts where the summary does not portray the full horrors in the actual report itself. Released February 1 by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada…
JANUARY 27, 2016 — Spanish rescue agency Salvamento Maritimo has released dramatic video of the rescue yesterday of 22 crew members from the car carrier Modern Express, which was listing heavily after reportedly losing power…
JANUARY 19, 2016 — In an incident last summer, vessels outbound from a non-U.S. port suddenly lost GPS reception, affecting their surface search radar, gyro units and ECDIS systems. Today the U.S. Coast Guard issued…
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.
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