SAFETY4SEA Noon Report - 01 Apr 2016

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01 Apr 2016

UK MAIB issues its Safety Digest 1/2016

The UK MAIB has announced the publication of the first issue for 2016 of its Safety Digest which includes lessons learned from maritime accidents. This latest edition of the Safety Digest contains 25 articles which are examples of poor risk awareness demonstrated by the crews of vessels. The publication once again highlights that a cautionary approach should be second nature to every mariner about to start a task or embark on a course of action on the bridge, in the engine room or on deck.

UK P&I Club identifies risk areas on board ships

UK P&I Club's Loss Prevention and PEME departments have identified all areas of major risks and compiled them together in a new brochure. These risks include enclosed spaces, master pilot exchange, moorings, loss of power, slips trips and falls as well as mental health. The brochure aims to identify potential hazards and provide recommendations on how to avoid such risks.

LR releases guidance note for drone inspections

Lloyd's Register has issued a new guidance which supports industry in the safe and effective deployment of next generation drone and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology that can significantly improve productivity gains through reducing risk exposure, survey times and in-service inspection costs of offshore, marine and onshore infrastructure.

New Ebola outbreak in Guinea

The Skuld P&I Club provides updates on Ebola virus and informs that WHO has confirmed a new outbreak in Guinea.

UK to lead Gulf joint maritime force to deter piracy and terrorism

From April, the UK will lead the Combined Task Force (CTF150), which covers two million square miles, including the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman - an area that is a vital artery of world trade.

DMA: Safety requirements for gutting machines

In connection with fishing vessel surveys, it has been found more than once that the safety around gutting machines does not meet the mandatory requirements. The Danish Maritime Authority explains how to observe the requirements and be in compliance at future surveys.

Hazards of Snap-back

The Nautical Institute has issued Mars Report regarding an incident in which the deck officer onboard a large LNG carrier was found lying unconscious due to snap-back slipup. NI provides lessons learned of the accident to highlight the hazards of Snap-backs.

WSS warns on fire-fighting compliance

Ship owners will need to act now to ensure they comply with new firefighting rules brought into force on 1st January, 2016 for all new buildings warns WSS. New amendments to the safety of life at sea convention (SOLAS), which are now in force have laid down extensive ground rules for fire-fighting on ships designed to carry containers on or above the weather deck and built on or after 1st January, 2016.

APM Terminals announces new port investment in Morocco

Port operator APM Terminals to develop a new transshipment terminal in Tangier with an annual capacity of five million TEUs. APM Terminals MedPort Tangier will become operational in 2019, serving multiple trades and will be the first automated terminal in Africa.

HRAS issues new publication on UN principles on human rights

Human Rights at Sea delivers the first in a series of new publications specifically focused on the implementation of the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the maritime environment.

Read latest edition of our Paper Magazine

SAFETY4SEA Log Issue 15

In this issue:

ECDIS: Transition from paper to digital Allianz Annual Safety Review Cyber Security Developments 2016 SMART4SEA Forum CIC preliminary results announced Maritime piracy hotspots persist worldwide Fall overboard results in crew fatality ICS Flag State Performance Table issued Poorly Constructed Heaving Lines How to ensure safe cargo fumigation

Video & Opinions

ECDIS use in the modern era

Yannis Papaefthimiou, FURUNO HELLAS S.A

e-navigation solutions in the smart shipping context

Willy Zeiler, NAVTOR


ESSF Smart Financing Tools

Panos Yannoulis, Oceanking S.A

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