International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) and the Admiralty Solicitors Group (ASG) have launched a new surveyors’ indemnity wording, designed to address the imbalance between owners’ and surveyors’ responsibilities typically encountered under existing indemnity agreements. Normally, masters ask surveyors to sign waiver and indemnity of a vessel before the latter are given approval to board, so […]

Peace Boat has announced it will be showcasing its plans for Ecoship, a unique future-proof concept cruise vessel, at Nor-Shipping 2017 exhibition Hall A, dedicated to the new industry concept of Disruptive Sustainability. The Japanese-based organization works to promote peace, human rights, sustainable development and respect for the environment. Although its 34-year activity includes educational programmes, […]

Speaking at ABS’s annual Marine and Offshore Technical Committee Meetings in Houston, ABS Chief Technology Officer, Howard Fireman, highlighted the significance of the digitalization era that drives decisions within the maritime sector, identifying key focus areas that will help industry deal with this new data-centric world. The main focus areas to tackle the connectivity era, according to Fireman, […]

The UK MAIB has issued investigation report regarding the carbon monoxide poisoning on board a motor cruiser, to highlight lessons learned and increase awareness of the leisure boating community to the dangers of CO. Considering that carbon monoxide is a silent killer, the UK MAIB cites how important is for boats to be fitted with […]

The transcript from the El Faro’s voyage data recorder bridge audio was one of five factual reports added to the NTSB’s El Faro investigation docket as part of the agency’s ongoing investigation into the maritime tragedy. Entered into the docket were factual reports from the Electronic Data Group, Meteorology Group, Survival Factors Group, Engineering Group […]

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC,2006). The aim of the CIC is to verify that the minimum standards for working and living conditions have been implemented on board. This inspection campaign will be held for a period of three months, commencing […]

The Swedish P&I Club has issued its Monthly Safety Scenario for August 2016 regarding a grounding incident with pilot onboard at Suez Canal, in order to assist owners in their efforts of complying with the loss prevention initiative. The incident An oil tanker was transiting the Suez Canal and had loaded crude oil in North Africa, […]

One person died and three were injured in an incident which occurred on July 20 during a routine rescue drill onboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Breakaway while the cruise ship was alongside in Bermuda. The lifeboat reportedly fell during the drill and injured the four crew members who were immediately treated by the ship’s medical team. The […]

JULY 13, 2016 — The U.S. Coast Guard Office of Operating and Environmental Standards has issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (OES-MSIB) on ballast water management requirements that gives an update on the Alternate Management Systems program. Following is taken from the MSIB: Alternate Management Systems (AMS) Program Update This bulletin provides an update on […]