The West of England P&I Club has released the latest in its informative series of loss prevention circulars, delivering lessons from which seafarers can benefit. In this article, we are reminded just how quickly incidents can happen during mooring.
Stories of new power innovation and achievement are appearing ever-more frequently in the maritime press, as the drive towards cleaner solutions gains momentum. This example features an all-electric ferry operating between islands in southern Denmark. It is however a sign of things to come for all vessels in the future, even if the technology is not yet there for longer, deep-sea voyages.
Image ©: Leclanché
The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), or Sjøfartsdirektoratet, is the latest authority to remind both personnel on its ships and shipping organisations and companies of the ever-increasing risk of cyber-attacks.
Long-established Belgian shipping company Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) is a leading advocate of the use of hydrogen power for the shipping industry, as it faces the challenge of finding and implementing new, eco-friendly fuels. It has recently teamed up with engine builders Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) of Ghent in a new venture titled ‘BeHydro’.
This Marine Safety Advisory message is directed at Owners/Operators, Masters, Nautical Inspectors and Recognized Organizations associated with ships flying the Marshall Islands flag. The subject matter is of course equally valuable to all ships of whatever nation.
The shipping industry continues to seek effective solutions in its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a more sustainable future for both the industry and the planet. Here we see the latest initiative by a group of Japanese operators.
Images © e5 Lab
MARAD – or Marine Administration - is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Its purposes include meeting the national security needs of that nation. Its circulars do however often contain information of interest to seafarers of all nations. The following is drawn from a newly-released ‘Maritime Security Communication with Industry’ advisory message
In May 2019, InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management sector, released the report from its 3-month Enclosed Space Entry survey, data for which was received from almost 250 ships, representing more than 5,000 seafarers. Capt. Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General of InterManager talked exclusively with Seagull recently about the survey and its results, why InterManager got involved and where the project is going.
The world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel, COLOR HYBRID, has been delivered from Ulstein Verft in Norway, to ferry operator Color Line.
Body image © Ulstein Verft / Uavpic
The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published today by The Mission to Seafarers, has revealed that seafarers working onboard cruise ships and ferries rank among the unhappiest in the industry.
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