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23 Jun 2016

IMO guidelines on maritime cyber risk management

IMO approved the Interim Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management, published as circular MSC.1/Circ. 1526 during the Maritime Safety Committee 96th session.

EU ministers agree to implement the TEN-T Network

The EU transport ministers convened at the first day of the TEN-T Days in the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam.

InterManager welcomes Seafarers Awareness Week

InterManager is giving its full support to this week’s Seafarers Awareness Week (20-26 June), co-ordinated by Seafarers UK. “Maritime Jobs for Future Generations” is the theme, aiming to raise awareness of the many career possibilities the maritime world offers young people.

SSI develops ‘Seafarers’ On-board Charter’ concept

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has announced it has developed the concept of a ‘Seafarers’ On-board Charter’ – a best practice charter that can be adopted by ship owners and operators to further enhance the welfare of seafarers beyond the mandatory standards of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). 

Message from Transas on Day of the Seafarer

Frank Coles, CEO of Transas has sent his message to all seafarers commemorating the International Day of the Seafarer on June 26yh, 2016. Being an ex-seafarer, he highlights the challenges of seafaring and invites the younger generation to consider a career at sea.

Rolls-Royce publishes vision of unmanned shipping

The Rolls-Royce led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) has published a whitepaper to coincide with its presentations at the Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2016 in Amsterdam. The whitepaper outlines the Project’s vision of how remote and autonomous shipping will become a reality.

ABB opens its first Integrated Operations Center in Asia

ABB is opening a new integrated Operations Center in Singapore, the third facility of its type, which will allow the company’s expert engineers to follow the sun across the globe. Typically, at the end of the working day, the Singapore Center will handover to colleagues in Norway and Finland and this process will continue across the globe when a new Integrated Operations Center is opened in the US later this year.

Panama Canal announces new tariffs for neopanamax locks

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced new tariffs for tug and line handler services for the neopanamax locks. Recently, ACP conducted another successful trial transit of the Expanded Canal, maneuvering a vessel through the Pacific-facing Cocoli Locks. Inauguration of the expanded Canal will take place on Sunday, 26 June with the transit of the COSCO Shipping Panama.

IMCA publishes guidance on drug and alcohol

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘Guidance on drug & alcohol policies and testing’ (SEL 040).  The document addresses the importance of a broad multi-disciplinary approach, with the involvement of different departments, including Occupational Health, Human Resources, and Legal as well as operations departments.

UK MAIB issues report on Hamburg cruise ship grounding

UK MAIB has issued a report on the Bahamas registered passenger vessel Hamburg that grounded on charted rocks near the New Rocks buoy in the Sound of Mull, Scotland, on 11 May 2015.

Lessons learned from ships passing in the night

The Nautical Institute has issued new F to provide insight on the proper planning and communication between ships passing a narrow channel during night.

ABS Nautical Systems expands operations in India

ABS Nautical Systems (NS) is expanding its operations in Pune, India by more than 30% to keep pace with the substantial growth experienced in 2015.  The move to a major IT park will better serve both the NS staff and customers and will allow NS to increase the pace of product development.  As a part of this expansion, NS will be hiring staff in all positions including Development, Customer Service, QA and Consulting.

India: new Berthing Policy for Dry Bulk Cargo for all Major Ports

India’s Ministry of Shipping has formulated a new for Dry Bulk Cargo for all Major Ports which will come into effect from 20th August, 2016. The objective of the new Berthing Policy is to:

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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

Use of VDR and other electronic data in casualty investigations

Capt Stuart Francis, Ince & Co International Law Firm

The burden of bureaucracy on ships

Dimitrios Stamoudis, Minerva Marine Inc.


Salvage and Marine Fire Fighting: What OPA 90 does for me and our seas

Lindsay Malen , Marine Response Alliance

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