Maritime Safety

Research Vessel Heincke: Serving Science for 25 years

  7 July 2015. A quarter of a century old, with over 900,000 kilometres (488,842 nautical miles) logged and still on the cutting edge of science and technology:

Parkinson Retires from Sunderland Marine

  Geoff Parkinson, chief executive officer of North P&I Club’s subsidiary Sunderland Marine, retired on 30 June 2015 following a period of ill health. Tom Rutter,

New Binding Law of The Sea Agreement Advanced

  WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (Singapore, 9-11 November 2015) Will Enable Industry to Organize its Input to this Major New Ocean Treaty Development The U.N.

Ocean Safety, Richard Irvin Marine Safety Merger

  Ocean Safety has today announced the merger with Richard Irvin Energy Solutions Marine Safety Division and their Aberdeen branch.   This merger follows the

EU NAVFOR Consults Somali Fisherman

Sailors from Operation Atalanta Warship ITS Libeccio speak to local fishermen about European Union’s efforts to deter Somali piracy   Sailors from Operation Atalanta

PMSC Approved to Supply Armed Guards on French Ships

Aspida is the first PMSC to be permanently approved by CNAPS to provide armed guards onboard French flagged vessels.   Maritime security firm Aspida informs that as of June 12,

USCG Urges Safety for July 4 Weekend

In anticipation of a July 4 holiday weekend with a favorable weather forecast across much of the Great Lakes, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) issued a reminder for the public to be safe in,

Sex, Scares, Special Effects Spice Up Pemex Safety Movies

In one movie, two bikini-clad women sashay around a swimming pool in stiletto heels, laughing about how one used sex to persuade her hard-working husband to buy her an expensive truck.

Thousands Evacuated After Freight Train Derails, Catches Fire

A freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed and caught fire in Blount County, Tennessee, on Thursday, prompting the evacuation of more than 5,000 people,

BP Settles 2010 U.S. Oil Spill Claims for $18.7 bln

BP Plc  has reached a comprehensive $18.7 billion settlement with the U.S. government and five states, a landmark deal that effectively ends years of litigation

Terrorists Will Exploit EU Migrant Crisis, ESC Warns

ESC Global Security has called for the Mediterranean to be classed a maritime High Risk Area in the wake of the terrorist atrocities in Tunisia and Europe’s escalating migration crisis.

New Portable Gas Detectors Calibrator

The risk of asphyxiation and death is still a cause for concern for ship crew members working in confined and enclosed spaces on board vessels due to the build-up of hazardous and toxic gases.

New Center to Support Seafarers Affected by Piracy

Sailors’ Society launches Crisis Response Center to support seafarers affected by piracy; Durban-based facility will provide 24-hour rapid response and trauma counseling

Firefighting Vessel Delivered to the US Army

New Orleans based maritime solutions company Technology Associates, Inc. (TAI) informs it has completed its contract for the design and construction of a fast response

Philippine Ferry Sinks, 36 Dead

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves on Thursday, killing at least 36 people but the majority of those on board were rescued,

China's Navy holds Missile Combat Resupply Drill

China's navy held its first drill simulating the resupply of missiles in a combat environment in the Yellow Sea, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday, the latest

Fincantieri, Finmeccanica Win Italian Navy LHD Contract

  Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and reference player in the naval shipbuilding industry, and Finmeccanica, Italy’s leading manufacturer in the high technology sector,

USN Data Center Hit by Electrical Storm

   An electrical storm that hit the evening of June 27 affected the data center at Navy Personnel Command (NPC) and BUPERS On-Line (BOL) was offline until 3 p.

SUNY Maritime to Host e-Navigation Conference

The e-Navigation Underway 2015 – North America conference will be hosted by The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College from September 28 to 30 on the college’s Throggs Neck, N.

Kenyan Port Workers Strike Over Higher Health Costs

More than 2,000 workers at East Africa's biggest port in Kenya's coastal city Mombasa went on strike on Wednesday protesting an increase in the amount they will

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