Safety & Security
MAY 8, 2013 — At least five people have died and four are missing after the RO/RO containership Jolly Nero crashed into a control tower in the port of Genoa, Italy, according to local media.…
APRIL 30, 2013 — The U.S. Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued Marine Safety Alert on the use of surge protective devices on board vessels that corrects an alert on this subject issued…
APRIL 25, 2013 — Mobile Bay has been rocked by a series of explosions on empty compressed natural gas barges undergoing cleaning at an Oil Recovery Co. of Alabama facility on the Mobile River's east…
APRIL 23, 2013—Safety Management Systems LLC, Portland, ME, recently inked an agreement with American River Transportation Company (ARTCO) to to establish a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) for the company in accordance with pending U.S.…
APRIL 18, 2013 — The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) announced the winners of its 2012 Safety Awards at its recent General Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C. which was attended by more than 90 representatives…
MARCH 13, 2013 — As the official investigation headed by the Bahamas Maritime Authority continues to probe the engine room fire that broke out aboard the cruise ship Carnival Triumph last month, Carnival Cruise Lines…
FEBRUARY 11, 2013 — Yale University Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program and Future Care, Inc. have reported the initial results of a pilot study on the health of seafarers internationally. Future Care's services include managed…
JANUARY 22, 2013 — The U.K.'s Marine and Coastguard Agency reports that the Chief Officer of a vessel that grounded July 2, 2012, has been fined after admitting that after he left the bridge to…
JANUARY 4, 2013 – BIMCO has published Reflections 2013, which it calls "a concise, condensed and thought-provoking analysis of the challenges facing the shipping industry today and during the coming year." It cautions that while…
NOVEMBER 13, 2012 — U.K.-based maritime security specialist Ambrey Risk has become one of the first maritime security companies to be granted official accreditation by the Panama Maritime Authority allowing it to provide armed and…
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