Safety & Security

JULY 5, 2017 — The second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships has been released. The latest practical advice has been compiled by a joint industry group, which is led by BIMCO…
JULY 3, 2017 — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued 10 safety recommendations aimed at enhancing the availability of weather information to mariners. The recommendations stem from the NTSB's ongoing investigation of the October…
JUNE 30, 2017 — European shipowners are concerned about the continued piracy, armed robbery attacks and kidnapping for ransom events in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), and particularly off Nigeria. According to the latest International…
JUNE 26, 2017 — The Navy has named Rear Adm. (lower half) Brian Fort as lead for the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) investigation being conducted pursuant to the Manual of the Judge Advocate General (JAGMAN)…
JUNE 26, 2017 — The Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) reports that on June 12, 2017, the Coast Guard's national Director of Inspections and Compliance formally recognized PVA's Flagship Safety Management System (SMS) as an acceptable…
JUNE 23, 2017 — The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators is calling for a complete overhaul of the cargo sampling and liquefaction testing protocols for ships transporting raw ores and less common cargoes, such as…
JUNE 21, 2017 – Melville, NY-headquartered Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. reports that 43 Bouchard-operated vessels have been awarded the Jones F. Devlin Award, recognizing their safety achievements in 2016, by the Chamber of Shipping of…
JUNE 21, 2017 — The Committee of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) has adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations that will take effect from July 1,…
JULY 19, 2017 — Oslo, Norway, headquartered salvage technology specialist Miko Marine AS has delivered an improved and upgraded version of its ShipArrestor system to the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA). The system has been developed…
JUNE 16, 2017 — Speaking in Edinburgh, Scotland, yesterday, Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, President of the U.K. Chamber of Shipping, called for a step change in shipping safety. "Our shipping industry has a fatal accident rate…
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