The Captain and Chief Officer of a bulk-carrier gave false information to Maritime NZ after a crewman passed out because of lack of oxygen in the ship’s poorly-ventilated hold.
Harland and Wolff, builders of the RMS TITANIC, became an important and successful shipbuilding firm and yet now find themselves on the brink of closure.
For many years, Seagull Maritime has been at the forefront of delivering tools for assessing competence and performance attributes for seafarers and personnel in the Maritime industry.
Australia's national safety agency has moved swiftly and decisively against two ships and their owners, on discovering extended non-payment of crew wages.
IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, spoke at the London International Shipping Week on IMO strategies for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships and the pending 2020 Sulphur limit regulation.
Reports in the maritime and local press remind us of one of the most dangerous hazards in our working environment.
In the nickel ore regions of Indonesia and the Philippines, the rainy season starts in June and lasts until November. The September-October typhoon season in the Philippines is of particular concern. Skuld P&I Club is monitoring vessels that load nickel ore in the region, and sees an increase in rain affected cargo. The following is drawn from a recent alert issued by the Skuld P&I Club.
In early August, authorities in the Philippines declared a National Dengue Epidemic, with over 146,000 cases recorded between January and July this year. Strenuous efforts have been made to get on top of the outbreak and are continuing. There is however clearly the potential for the disease to reach a ship calling at Philippine ports or to be brought on board by an infected crewmember. Various agencies have recently been issuing precautionary guidance.
A Classification Society has recently drawn attention to deficiencies found on a ship during a Port State Control inspection that resulted in its detention. These deficiencies related to the fire-fighting systems and appliances.
There are a numerous sources of electrical power on board a vessel. When these are poorly maintained or incorrectly handled, serious injuries can result. Electric shocks are an ever present danger when working with, or near electricity.
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