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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Shipboard Security News

Videotel Launches Training Course

association with The West of England Ship Owners Insurance Services. Facility Security (ISPS) Code". deputy managing director Chris Haughton. requirements in an efficient and cost-effective way. vessel and disseminate security information to the crew. Officer and the Port Facility Security Officers. preferred. on-screen assessment and testing capabilities.

Castle Shipboard Security Program at University

The Castle Shipboard Security Program is now affiliated with Nova Southeastern University providing university certificates and continuing education units in Vessel Defense and Shipboard Security. The program is consistent with current national and international conventions including SOLAS and the ISPS Code. In order to meet the needs of the working learner, the program consists of three modules, each one week in duration. The modules consist of the prerequisite Basic Course, the Shipboard Security Team Officer Course, and a Practical Course which deals with training in both non-lethal and lethal defensive techniques in a real world environment. The program's fused training is intended for professional mariners, law enforcement officers, and maritime security contractors.

Maritime Security Training Online for Onboard Personnel

The Castle Shipboard Security Program (CSSP) courses are now online the company announces. Mariners, law enforcement officers, security personnel, and veterans now have their scheduling and expense difficulties solved by this means. The courses enable the student/trainee to train in his/her own home or ship and around watch or duty schedules. Greater access to students enables CSSP to pass on substantial savings. The courses remain certificated by Nova Southeastern University and their Continuing Education Units can be applied to either under-graduate or graduate degrees.The student can also earn credit for Nova’s new Master of Science Degree in Disaster and Emergency Managements and its Maritime Track.

MCA Seal of Approval for Videotel Shipboard Security Course

course for ship security officers. force in July 2004, all ships have to appoint a Shipboard Security Officer. seafarers. training package or a video and printed course book. contingency planning. for assessment by independent third-party assessors. flag states is pending. 17 countries have signed up for the course. 2003. complete," said Capt. Vause. difficult. But ship security is a major issue. training.

High Demand for Videotel Shipboard Security Course

weeks ago. received official approval from the Liberian Registry. and is consistently on the Paris MOU White List of high-standard flags. course has also been approved by Kuwait and the Isle of Man. received approval from the UK MCA. have enrolled since the course was launched. training package or a video and printed course book. contingency planning. for assessment by independent third-party assessors. 21 hours in total, and can be completed while at sea.

Cruise Ship Worker Arrested for Smuggling

A crew member aboard a Miami-based cruise ship was arrested on smuggling charges after Royal Caribbean security officers found a laundry bag full of cocaine and 3,000 ecstasy tablets aboard the vessel, the U.S. Customs Service said on Tuesday. Shipboard security officers said the crewman, Peter Westman Campbell of Jamaica, acted suspiciously after Vision of the Seas left the Caribbean island of Curacao on Friday, a Customs spokesman said. They reportedly found a laundry bag with 38.7 lbs. of cocaine in Campbell's possession, detained him aboard the ship and turned him over to Customs officers. A subsequent search by ship officers turned up another 18.7 lbs. of cocaine and 3,000 ecstasy tablets hidden near the ship's beauty salon, the officer said.

Training & Education Directory

BlueWater & Associates, Inc. 1054 Bel Marin Keys Blvd. Novato, Calif. Contact: Terry M. Michael A. BlueWater, established in 1994, specializes in assisting the maritime industry, terminals, pipelines, electrical power, and other industries with their safety, environmental, and emergency readiness programs. Known as BwebTraining, the program offers a unique, manager-enabled approach to web-based training. Through any Internet connection, students can complete narrated, interactive classes conducted by experienced trainers. Already in use by industry, the BWebTraining program includes a comprehensive suite of over 20 interactive courses designed to be customized to your Facility, Operation, and Needs.

Videotel Secures NMA Approval

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Videotel, the leading international provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., has received the approval of the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for its security training courses. Videotel’s “Maritime Security Awareness,” “Designated Security Duties,” and “Shipboard Security Officer” training courses have been approved in their entirety by the NMA for meeting the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) codes, and seafarers completing these courses will receive the necessary qualifications and certificates for shipboard duty.

MMA Training Cruise Scheduled for May

ports-of-call. 4, for a week of preparation. Under the command of Capt. Tenerife; Antwerp, Belgium; and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 51 officers and crew aboard. According to Capt. P.J. occasion. for Antwerp, Belgium. reception scheduled for Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Baldacci. public for tours while in foreign or domestic ports. sailing are no longer possible. June 27-29. departure from Castine. dock at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3.

Pirates Attacks Three Ships in SOMS within Three Hours

Map by ReCAAP

Three commercial ships were boarded by pirates within just three hours of each other in Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS), the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) has reported. The vessels have been identified as the Brazilian-flagged bulk carrier MV Densa Shark, the Norwegian-flagged LNG tanker Clipper Posh and the Panama-flagged tanker Pro Triumph. Within an interval of three hours on 17 Jun 15, three vessels while underway in the eastbound lane of the SOMS were reportedly boarded in close proximity with each other within 4 to 10 nautical miles of each other…

Security is Synonymous With Safety

Since the worst-case scenario became a reality with September's terrorist attacks in the U.S., organizations of all kinds have been forced to re-evaluate how security applies to their operations. While the nation's focus has been primarily on the aviation industry, those of us in the maritime community have immediately seen many ramifications for water borne transportation. Because of the monstrous scale of death and damage, the industry can expect governments and regulatory authorities to apply varying degrees of increased security measures throughout the free world's infrastructure. Substantial security measures have already been taken in the maritime sector. The U.S. Coast Guard is instituting several new port security measures. Security zones have been established in U.S.

London Gateway Ups Security Measures

(Photo: DP World London Gateway)

Expanded use of converged security and information management platform will support physical and IT security program at DP World London Gateway. London Gateway, one of the U.K.’s major ports owned and operated by DP World, has implemented converged security and information management (CSIM) software port-wide to increase security and provide overall situational awareness capability. Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, the deep-sea container port is located next to Europe’s largest logistics park, providing shipping access to key U.K. consumer markets.

NTSB Issues Report on 2016 Columbia River Bulker Grounding

Nenita, a 378-foot Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier laden with grain, ran aground in the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Wash., November 19, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River)

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a report on its investigation into the November 2016 grounding of the bulk carrier Nenita in the Columbia River. The Marshall Islands-flagged vessel was fully laden when it suffered an engine failure that impacted its ability to maneuver and subsequently ran aground at Three Tree Point on the Washington State side of the river. The ship’s bulbous bow and hull were damaged, but no injuries or pollution were reported. The vessel was towed to Longview, Wash.

Ship Security Contracts Awarded

Integrating Systems & Technologies Inc., Crawfordsville, Ind., was awarded on June 20, 2005, a maximum value $10 million firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to produce various types of machined items used in physical security installations and hull perimeter lighting. security installations and hull perimeter lighting efforts. security installations support Navy and Military Sealift Command ships. 2010. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. offers. contracting activity (N00164-05-D-4419). shop-type items. physical security installations and hull perimeter lighting efforts. physical security installations support Navy and Military Sealift Command ships. 2010. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

Congressional, Maritime Leaders Support Jones Act on the Hill

Mark Buzby, U.S. Maritime Administrator

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing Wednesday on “The State of the U.S. Flag Maritime Industry” during which congressional and maritime leaders stressed the importance of the Jones Act. RADM Mark H. Mr. Mr. The Committee and those testifying expressed bipartisan support for the Jones Act and enforcement of the law. “In order for us to maintain the way of life as we know it as a nation that is secure and is able to project power, be it Navy power or commercial power, the Jones Act is intrinsic to that.

Chembulk Tankers Issues USD 200mln Bond

Image: Chembulk Maritime World

Chembulk Tankers announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries, Chembulk Holding LLC, has priced USD 200 million in senior secured bonds which will carry a coupon of 8.00% and be due in February 2023. The net proceeds from the bond offering will be used for refinancing of existing bank debt and general corporate purposes. In addition, this bond offering contains a tap issuance feature, where Chembulk can expand the issue amount at a future date to a maximum of USD 250 million, subject to standard issuance tests.

Mace Personal Defense Joins Piracy Battle

In an effort to combat the rapidly growing levels of piracy and armed robbery against ships around the world, Mace Personal Defense, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Mace Security International, Inc. (OTCQB: MACE) has formed an alliance with Shipboard Defense Systems, Inc. to develop The Shipboard Defense System, a defensive on-board system to repel pirates. The Shipboard Defense System is designed with 300 gallon pressurized tanks that include loop piping installed around a vessel allowing for 100 feet of defensive zones each. When activated, the system disperses a "RAINSTORM" Mace® pepper spray. The Mace® liquid contained in the Shipboard Defense system is formulated with 10% non-flammable OC pepper formula that is effective against those with decreased sensitivity to pain.

Container Tracking: Market Leader States Strategy

Gatekeeper USA, Inc. explains its marketplace and its innovation in container tracking and security. Containers account for 95% of U.S. import-export shipboard cargo. It is estimated there are 200 million shipboard trips annually among seaports around the world. The market is expanding at a rate of 10% annually. Nearly 90% of the world's manufactured goods are moved by containers. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is the current standard, but must be placed within 30 meters of a reader device to be effective. The Gatekeeper Security Device is claimed to be 10 years ahead of RFID technology development. The company's security device is an affordable…

ISPS Code Auditor Training - Fort Lauderdale - Feb 22 & 23

MARITIME SECURITY AUDITOR (ISPS): Maritime security training for ship managers, port facilities, shipboard personnel, and yachts. This module provides trainees with detailed knowledge and understanding of the ISPS Code, thus allowing them to conduct the annually mandated internal security audits. This interactive, classroom training course will provide an overview of the ISPS Code and the most prominent interpretations being enforced that affect all ship types; explain the ISPS Code’s functional requirements and their implications for a company, also contrasting them to the US Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA); list and explain the ISPS Code’s detailed security requirements…

USS Harry S. Truman Readies for Cyber Security Inspectiion

USS Harry S. Truman: Photo credit USN

SPAWAR supports aircraft carrier 'USS Harry S. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) cyber security inspection support team helps prepare USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)  for its upcoming shipboard cyber security inspection scheduled for early August. The SPAWAR team provides Sailors assistance with their shipboard information technology and cyber capabilities. During each stage of the process, SPAWAR observes and provides liaison support to the fleet while Navy Cyber Forces and U.S. Fleet Cyber Command conduct their assist and inspection respectively.

Workboats Exhibition and Conference Opens

Photo courtesy Topaz

The region’s premier maritime event for specialized vessels opening Monday, 5 October 2009, is shrugging off the impact of the economic downturn with a 70% increase in the number of exhibitors and a 60% increase in exhibition space compared with last year, according to the organizers. Workboats include tugs, ferries, supply vessels; police, fire, patrol, pilot, rescue and oil spill boats; along with, dredgers, barges and floating cranes. More than 2,000 such vessels are estimated to be docked or repaired in the Middle East.

Shippers Need Practical Steps to Achieve Cyber Security

Rob Kenworthy (Photo: GTMaritime)

GTMaritime, provider of shipboard software solutions, says too many shipping companies have yet to take basic precautions for cyber security onboard ship. While cyber security has become a hot topic on conference platforms and industry events around the world, implementation plans and training for crew are lagging as companies take time to develop top-down strategies. While shipping companies get to grips with the longer term issues of securing supply chains and remote monitoring systems…

IMO Guidance on Security Measures

The IMO issued a Circular providing guidance relating to the implementation of SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code. It was pointed out that a written Declaration of Security is generally unnecessary in routine situations and that port state control officials at subsequent port calls should not expect such documents to be in the ship’s records. Port facility security plans should specifically include provisions relating to access to visiting ships by owners’ representatives, safety inspectors or auditors, maintenance and repair personnel, and representatives of seafarers’ welfare and labor organizations. Shipboard personnel should be allowed ashore to read draft marks and perform other safety-related duties.

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