Featuring news, advice and items of interest from across the marine industry, Seagull Bulletin articles have been popular amongst seafarers using the Seagull Training Administrator (STA) or visiting the Seagull website since its launch in November 2017.
A Filipino fisherman stranded in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean, more than 400 nautical miles from Philippines coast, was rescued on Saturday, 26 May 2018 thanks to the efforts of the crew of MISC’s LNG vessel, SERI BEGAWAN. The vessel is operated by MISC’s integrated marine services arm, Eaglestar.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the global regulatory body for international shipping - has commenced work to look into how safe, secure and environmentally sound Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) operations may be addressed in IMO instruments.
In recent years, Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs, have become a common feature in first aid kits on board ships. AEDs are computerised medical devices that check a person’s heart rhythm to determine if they require electrical therapy to re-establish an effective rhythm. Designed to be used in a medical emergency, the device gives audible instructions to guide the user through the process.
The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 51st Committee meeting in Cascais, Portugal, from the 7-11 May 2018, chaired by Mr. Brian Hogan.
The technology group Wärtsilä will design and equip one of PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd (“PSA Marine”)’s newest harbour tugs. Operating on clean-burning LNG fuel and incorporating fuel efficiency features, the harbour tug, which will be built by PaxOcean Shipyard, will be aligned with the maritime industry’s increasing emphasis on environmental impact. The order with Wärtsilä, booked in March 2018, to build its first LNG-fuelled harbour tug is also in line with PSA Marine’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint as a leading service provider of marine services.
INTERCARGO’s latest Bulk Carrier Casualty Report, which provides an analysis of bulk carrier total losses between 2008 to 2017, has been submitted to the International Maritime Organization for the consideration of the Member States, Non-Governmental Organisations and other interested parties.
From a new trainee to the Master, all crewmembers on board a vessel must be trained and ready to deliver effective first aid in the event of a medical emergency. Whether treatment is given to counteract shock, relieve pain or prevent further injury or death, it is often essential that first aid is given quickly to preserve life, prevent worsening or promote recovery. In some cases, such as severe bleeding or asphyxiation, a few seconds’ delay might mean the difference between life and death.
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states ensuring all data protection laws are applied identically in every country within the EU.
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