Friday, September 20, 2013

USCG Detains Bulker in Portland After Numerous Fire Hazards Found On Board

Sounds like the Panamanian-flagged MV Stargold Trader is lucky it hasn't already spontaneously

September 20, 2013
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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Check Your Pilot Ladders

The UK Maritime Pilots note that during a recent pilot disembarkation from a dry cargo vessel, both ropes on the pilot ladder parted simultaneously causing the

July 16, 2013
Total Views: 207

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Yes, Bananas Are Dangerous

Years ago if you wanted to import bananas you had two choices. You could pick the bananas when they were still green and un-ripened so they would arrive a

June 29, 2013
Total Views: 1256

Monday, June 24, 2013
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Shipping’s Regulatory Framework Shames the Industry

By Bill Redmond It would not be unreasonable to ask if now is the time for the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to be administered an effective enema,

June 24, 2013
Total Views: 69

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Press Releases

Implementing an Effective Safety Culture – ICS Launches Free Guidance to Shipowners

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published new guidance for shipowners on how shipping companies and crews can implement an effective

June 11, 2013
Total Views: 134

Monday, May 13, 2013
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Experts Push for Improved Rescue Services in Arctic Regions

Arctic nations must urgently improve rescue services in the resource-rich region that is opening up fast to shipping, energy and mining companies, experts

May 13, 2013
Total Views: 5

Friday, May 10, 2013
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Artemis Sailor’s Death Sparks Review of America’s Cup Safety

(Bloomberg) — Organizers of the America’s Cup will work with the U.S. Coast Guard to investigate the accident that killed two-time Olympic

May 10, 2013
Total Views: 25

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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ClassNK Announces American Acquisition, Seeks Brown Water Footprint

STAMFORD – For the first time in their 113-year history, Tokyo-based classification society ClassNK has announced growth via acquisition. At the

March 19, 2013
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Canada Moves to Improve Oil Tanker Safety

CALGARY, Alberta, March 18 (Reuters) – Canada’s government will examine strengthening oil tanker safety, including introducing new laws and

March 18, 2013
Total Views: 2

Monday, March 4, 2013

LNG Fire Safety – Ships and Terminals

By Tom Guldner, President of Marine Firefighting Inc. What measures are in-place to protect them and prevent emergencies aboard LNG ships and at LNG

March 4, 2013
Total Views: 1187

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

US Coast Guard Releases 4-Years of Safety Alerts, Advisories and Lessons Learned

The US Coast Guard’s Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis has released a compilation of the past 4 years of maritime and offshore safety

January 30, 2013
Total Views: 174

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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Interview with Henrik Uhd Christensen, CEO of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment

While in Hamburg, Germany last month I sat down with Henrik Uhd Christensen, the Chief Executive of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, a familiar brand to many who

October 16, 2012
Total Views: 33

Thursday, April 26, 2012
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“A Hole In the Water” – Prudent Sailing Through the Gulf of Aden

– By Captain Rich Madden It’s 0-dark-30 somewhere in the Gulf of Aden and we are Eastbound in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor

April 26, 2012
Total Views: 178

Friday, March 2, 2012

Mooring Ops VIDEO FAQ – European Harbour Masters’ Committee

Video training has long been an effective tool for companies to help share information with mariners. I say companies because video training programs, while

March 2, 2012
Total Views: 224

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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Press Releases

NYK Completes Winter Safety Campaign

PRESS RELEASE – The NYK Group has completed its winter Sail on Safety campaign, which ran from December 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012. NYK carries

February 22, 2012
Total Views: 35

Monday, February 6, 2012
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Lloyd’s Register – How to Pass the Survivability Test

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tricter rules and standards in design and materials will help companies and shipyards fit sturdier fire and lifesaving equipment says

February 6, 2012
Total Views: 20

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Big Impact / Low Cost Safety Upgrades For Your Ship

In an ideal world, shipping companies would give captains a blank check to purchase all the latest equipment and materials to help make their ships safer,

January 29, 2012
Total Views: 10

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Importance Of Marine Safety Data

– By Rear Admiral James Watson, USCG Marine safety and environmental stewardship are closely associated when you look closely at the Coast Guard’s

January 7, 2012
Total Views: 72

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Life Ring

Emergencies at Sea – Practicing What Can’t be Practiced

Standing on the bridge wing of a container ship years ago, a captain was telling me all about the Williamson Turn and how effective it was at putting his

December 11, 2011
Total Views: 77

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

US government proposes new workplace safety rules for offshore oil and gas industry

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The U.S. Interior Department Tuesday proposed additional workplace safety requirements for offshore oil and gas drillers. The

September 13, 2011
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