The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal Wrecks will enter into force on 14 April 2015 following ratification by Denmark. Among several provisions, the Convention will place financial responsibility for the removal of certain hazardous wrecks on shipowners, making insurance, or some other form of financial security, compulsory.
Archives for May 2014
A man who fell overboard from his speedboat knocked the throttle as he went, leaving the speedboat to spin out of control. The volunteer crew of Teignmouth lifeboat raced to the scene and managed to stop the out of control boat.
Shoko Maru oil tanker exploded off Japan’s southwest coast near Himeji port, leaving one of the eight people aboard missing and the other seven injured.
The UK Chamber was delighted to learn that the film ‘Say No To Bullying, Say No To Harassment (Edition 2)’ produced by Videotel for a recent European Social Partners’ project has won the silver award in the safety and security category of the 23rd annual Questar Awards.
Damen Shipyards Group is set to unveil a pioneering new mobile ballast water treatment (BWT) unit at the Posidonia exhibition in Athens next week. The new in-house technology bolsters Damen’s Ballast Water Centre of Excellence, which advises fleet managers on total BWT solutions for retrofits and newbuilds worldwide.
Inability to secure standby towline and specifically the messenger line, leads to considerable damage to the eye of the towline tail after it gets tangled in starboard pod.
CNN’s Kyra Phillips takes a close look at what went wrong on the Exxon Valdez with the ship’s captain, Joseph Hazelwood.
Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas is 60% completed. All the major building blocks have been assembled into a single vessel. Now the 1,700 shipyard workers at Meyer Werft are focusing their attention on the detail work of outfitting the ship as she gets closer to her launch in November.
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