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.
Speaking today (26 April) at Singapore Maritime Week, the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson, said the adoption by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) of a comprehensive strategy to phase-out shipping’s greenhouse gases “should be more than sufficient to discourage those who mistakenly advocate regional measures which would greatly damage global trade and would not be effective in helping shipping to further reduce its total CO2 emissions.”
The STC has agreed on a new amendment to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 and will now be submitted to the next session of the International Labour Conference for adoption.
ABS, in partnership with Vickers Oil and Imperial College London, completed a joint study on the use of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) on stern tube bearings. The study evaluated EAL properties relative to mineral oil-based lubricants and concluded oil viscosity is the primary property in selecting an EAL.
TOKYO: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. recently announced the trial introduction of specialized cooling-work suits for crewmembers, developed by Teijin Limited, in cooperation with MOL, on a vessel operated and managed by Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai, Ltd.
One of the challenges that navigating officers’ face is a large number of ECDIS systems found on vessels, all with different user interfaces. However, on boarding vessels officers need to be able to competently use the ECDIS, as it could be their main source of navigation. In order to assist the shipping industry, Seagull has partnered with ECDIS developers to create cost-effective ECDIS type-specific training for several of the widely used models.
IMO's key environmental meeting adopted an initial GHG strategy for shipping, adopted amendments to the Ballast Water Management Convention; approved an amendment related to implementation of the sulphur 2020 fuel oil limit; agreed to develop a ban on heavy fuel oil the Arctic following an impact assessment; and agreed to address the issue of marine plastic litter from shipping.
This report documents Port State Control SC activities for the last year and provides key statistics and compliance trends in relation to compliance with U.S. and international regulations. These include, but are not limited to SOLAS, MARPOL and ISPS.
The Nautical Institute recently announced a consultation to help assess the latest proposals for standardised navigation equipment.
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