SAFETY4SEA Noon Report - 14 Jul 2016

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14 Jul 2016



Best practice guide for cargo securing CIC

SAFETY4SEA recommends best practice guide for Cargo Securing CIC which is scheduled from September to November 2016.




Consider the risks of personal fall arrest equipment

The American P&I Club announced a new initiative aimed at preventing injuries caused by slips, trips and falls, the leading source of injuries on board ships. It includes two related case studies to raise awareness of the hazards associated with slips, trips and falls.


Interview with Dorothea Ioannou, American Club

SAFETY4SEA Team met Dorothea Ioannou, Global Business Development Director, The American P&I Club, at Posidonia 2016 for an interview on Club's loss prevention initiatives and suggestions to stakeholders to enhance effectiveness of loss prevention best practices.



ISWAN launches Humanitarian Support Guidelines

The ISWAN Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme has issued an updated "Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies and Manning Agents – humanitarian support of seafarers and their families in cases of armed robbery and piracy attack."

UK MCA advises how to achieve Small Vessel engineer qualifications

UK MCA has issued marine information note on Small Vessel engineer qualifications in order to set out and explain the regulatory requirements regarding the implementation of training elements applicable under Chapter III and Article IX of the STCW Convention and Code.

Maintaining a healthy diet on board

Claims related to illness have been frequently notified to the Shipowners P&I Club, with the number of claims reported remaining steady in number over the last five policy years. The Club partnered with the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and issued guidance on maintaining a healthy diet onboard merchant marine ships.




ABS to inspect aerial wind turbines with drones

ABS Group has signed an agreement with DroneView Technologies to deliver joint aerial wind turbine and equipment inspections utilizing sophisticated drone technology as a cost-effective solution.

Polish Register of Shipping launches new ERC

Polish Register of Shipping has launched a new service of quick advice to ship-owners in emergency situations, called Emergency Response Center (ERC). The service consists of fast-consulting activated in emergency situations that may encounter ship and its crew.


Bridges refit on Hollan America Line cruise ships

Radio Holland has successfully completed two major bridge refit contracts on behalf of Holland America Line under very tight deadlines. These bridge retrofits carried out by Radio Holland USA on Holland America Line’s cruise ships Oosterdam and Prinsendam, followed refit work on M/S Noordam and Westerdam in 2014 and 2015.

Imports climb at port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach says that rising imports fueled higher container traffic at the port in June, leading to a 3.4 percent overall volume increase over the same month last year.

Interviews @ Posidonia 2016

Nigel Cleave, Videotel


Jorge L. Quijano, Panama Canal Authority


Joe Hughes, NAMEPA

Read latest edition of our Paper Magazine

SAFETY4SEA Log Issue 16

In this issue:

IMO MSC 96 Outcome
Tokyo MoU Annual Report
Panama Canal Expansion Project
VGM Requirements
US PSC Performance
Identifying snap-back zones
Violent attacks worsen in West Africa
Global supply and demand for seafarers
Master dies during enclosed space rescue
Paris MoU agrees on new CIC for 2018

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