Industry Sectors - Health and Safety


Aftermath of APL Austria Blaze

 16 Feb 2017     Carriers, Container Handling, Environment and Sustainability, Health and Safety, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling

Work to salvage the last batch of 32 containers from the fire ravaged APL Austria container ship currently docked at the port of Ngqurha began on yesterday morning (February 15, 2017) after it was forced to dock when a fire started on board, reported the South African Maritime Authority (SAMSA).

Germany Integrates Maritime Security Comms

 14 Feb 2017     Health and Safety, Port & Maritime Training, Security, Surveillance and Detection

The German Maritime Safety and Security Centre has integrated Frequentis’ communication solution ‘ASGARD’ as the communication and cooperation network for the operational forces of the Federal Government and the German coastal states.

Autonomous Tugs: A Feature of the Future?

 14 Feb 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Health and Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping

Trends are pointing towards harbour tugs becoming one of the first vessel classes to become autonomous, according to Mike Ford, VP, Commercial Operations, at marine and energy solutions and services company Wärtsilä Dynamic Positioning

Watch: Firefighters Tackle Ship Blaze

 14 Feb 2017     Health and Safety, Port Focus

The APL Austria container ship was forced to dock in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, when a fire started on board

Damen Raises its Standards

 13 Feb 2017     Global Issues, Health and Safety, Shipping

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion yards have started to transition to new ISO certifications as part of an ongoing initiative to standardise operating procedures across the group


Another Step Towards Connecting Ships?

 13 Feb 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Carriers, Global Issues, Health and Safety, Shipping, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing

Furuno will provide 43 ships with Sea Traffic Management (STM) compatible on-board systems in a major step towards securing the vision of the open standard connected ship

India Captures Chinese Cargo Crew

 13 Feb 2017     Global Issues, Health and Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping

The Chinese government news agency has reported that a cargo ship from Jiangsu province with 23 Chinese crew members on board has been detained at India's Haldia port for more than a month with crew members almost without basic necessities.

Damen’s Maersk Connector Wins in London

 09 Feb 2017     Health and Safety, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling

On February 8, 2017 at the Offshore Support Journal Annual Awards in London, the Maersk Connector was chosen to receive the Offshore Support Ship 2017 Award

Seafarers Left Without Pay or Warm Clothes

 06 Feb 2017     Global Issues, Health and Safety, Port Focus, Shipping

A group of seafarers on board a ship held at the Port of Fawley were found to be without warm clothing for days and their wages unpaid for three months

X-Ray Container Scanner for Freetown Port

 06 Feb 2017     Container Handling, Health and Safety, Port Focus, Shipping

Sierra Leone’s Freetown Port has made significant strides in matching international trading standards with the installation of a brand new x-ray container/cargo scanner