Two bulk carriers banned from Australian ports in one day

Two bulk carriers banned from Australian ports in one day

In an unprecedented move, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has today banned two bulk carriers from Australian ports for breaching the most basic rights of seafarers. Panama registered Fortune Genius in …
Sep 13, 2019 /  Curious
Crane in major safety incident at DP World Port Botany container terminal

Crane in major safety incident at DP World Port Botany container terminal

Outsourced maintenance work has been blamed after wire ropes on a crane used to load and unload shipping containers at DP World’s Port Botany terminal catastrophically slipped, with the maritime union saying it was …
Jul 23, 2019 /  Accidents
Stena Drilling and DNV GL sign contract for first Cyber Secure class notation

Stena Drilling and DNV GL sign contract for first Cyber Secure class notation

Classification society DNV GL has signed a contract for the first Cyber Secure class notation with Stena Drilling. The contract covers the application of the “Basic+” notation to the drillship Stena IceMAX …
Jun 5, 2019 /  Vessels
Wilhelmsen ushers in a new era of mooring safety

Wilhelmsen ushers in a new era of mooring safety

In development for close to seven years, the Timm Snap Back Arrestor is a genuine market first. Despite the industry’s best intentions, such as designating hazardous snap-back zones on mooring decks, or the …
May 29, 2019 /  Vessels
MSC Matilde incident at Port of Liverpool, UK

MSC Matilde incident at Port of Liverpool, UK

Early Friday morning on 24 May, the container ship MSC Matilde was found to be listing in dock at the Port of Liverpool, UK. As a precaution, to ensure the safety of the captain and crew, they were disembarked from the …
May 27, 2019 /  Accidents
ABB enables Eckerö Line’s cruise ferry to increase operational safety

ABB enables Eckerö Line’s cruise ferry to increase operational safety

ABB’s situational awareness solution, ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Vision, will allow MS Finlandia (see also CruiseMapper) to enhance safety during maneuvering and docking. Caption: MS Finlandia - …
May 3, 2019 /  Vessels
ABS Teams with Industry Leaders to Improve Container Vessel Safety

ABS Teams with Industry Leaders to Improve Container Vessel Safety

ABS and representatives from the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) form a joint industry project to develop best practices for carriage of dangerous goods ABS and leaders representing the Cargo Incident …
Apr 22, 2019 /  Curious
Cruise Precautions That You Must Follow to Ensure Your Safety

Cruise Precautions That You Must Follow to Ensure Your Safety

There is no denying the fact that a cruise is undoubtedly the safest form of travel. I often go for a cruise and have the time of my life. However, it is essential that you take a few precautions to stay safe. I know …
Mar 22, 2019 /  Cruise
SAMSA launches a probe into deadly vessel fire at port of Durban

SAMSA launches a probe into deadly vessel fire at port of Durban

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has confirmed launch of an investigation into the incident of a vessel that caught on fire in Durban on Thursday and in which there were several casualties. SAMSA …
Feb 15, 2019 /  Vessels
Survitec receives DNVGL certification for Global Safety Inspections

Survitec receives DNVGL certification for Global Safety Inspections

Survitec has received DNV GL Z-17 certification as a class-approved service provider for all DNV-GL classed vessels operating various brands of safety and survival equipment, including lifeboats, liferafts, marine …
Jan 29, 2019 /  Curious