IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets at the Organization’s London headquarters for its 93rd session, from 14 to 23 May 2014. The MSC is expected to adopt amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) related to lifeboat safety and continue its action plan of work on passenger ship safety.
Archives for May 2014
The coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) has brought with it a wide range of areas with which owners have to comply. Regulation 3.2 on Food and Catering have not been well publicised and shipowners could end up falling foul to Port State Control (PSC) inspections according to David Steele, director of Food Inspection and Training Ltd (FIT).
Thousands of shipping containers are lost from cargo vessels each year. Many of these containers eventually sink to the deep seafloor. In the first-ever survey of its kind, researchers from MBARI and the sanctuary recently described how deep-sea animal communities on and around the container differed from those in surrounding areas.
Aker Solutions has developed a concept for an arctic drillship able to operate in sea ice. Scale model tests shows the Aker Solutions Arctic Drillship is performing as expected, or even better.
A tug pushing a loaded barge and a cargo vessel had a narrow escape from collision due to confusion and inadequate communication between both the captains. Read more inside to know more about the accident.
Take a look at the video which explains the impact of piracy, port and anchorage crime, civil unrest, territorial disputes and political violence on the maritime sector.
DNV GL is proposing a new hybrid power concept for offshore units using batteries in combination with traditional power generation equipment. The concept has already delivered multiple advantages in the maritime and automotive industries, but has not yet been applied in the O&G industry.
At Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam, Falck has started work on a the first Northwest European training facility for disaster prevention involving Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
M/T Traviata, the third dublex stainless steel chemical tanker that is under construction in Tersan Shipyard for the owners Gefo has been launched.