2014 June

USCG outlines Arctic priorities for 2014

On June 19th, 2014

The Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger presented the service's 2014 Arctic priorities in support of the Coast Guard's Arctic Strategy at an Arctic-shipping event sponsored by the Norwegian Embassy. The Arctic Strategy is built around three strategic objectives: improve awareness,modernize governance and broaden partnerships in the Arctic region "Where there are humans on..

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Russian Maritime Register to survey Estonian-Flagged ships

On June 19th, 2014

RS and Estonian Maritime Administration sign agreement   On 9 June 2014, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and the Estonian Maritime Administration signed a new agreement on the delegation of authority to carry out statutory surveys on board ships flying the flag of Estonia. The agreement extends the scope of services provided by RS to Estonian..

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Bureau Veritas develops framework for Tugs

On June 19th, 2014

Classification society Bureau Veritas has developed comprehensive of Guidelines for Design, Construction and Operation of Tugs that provide harmonized and rationalized safety rules for tugs in an area of marine safety where, it says, there are many vessels not covered by international conventions and no agreed international rule framework. "Active involvement with industry stakeholders was vital to..

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DNV GL expands its simulation driven design

On June 19th, 2014

As a result of the merger, DNV GL is now strengthening its design and engineering software by expanding its Sesam portfolio with the product Sesam CAESES. Sesam CAESES supports upfront design optimization in the maritime, offshore and mechanical industries. With Sesam CAESES (Computer Aided Engineering System Empowering Simulation) users can improve hydro- or aerodynamic performance..

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Singapore – Disposal of Garbage

On June 13th, 2014

  The UK P&I Club issued a bulleting informing that some vessels which after long voyages, have either no explanation of what they have done with their garbage over the last 3 months or with their stores filled with decomposing garbage. As part of the clubs proactive approach to risk management, Risk Assessors regularly visit vessels entered..

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Islamic Republic of Iran ratifies the ILO MLC

On June 13th, 2014

The first West Asian country to ratify ILO MLC The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). This brings to 61 the total number of ratifications received so far representing over 80 per cent of the world..

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ILO supports new law to protect abandoned seafarers

On June 13th, 2014

Providing financial security for death or long-term disability of seafarers   Government, employer and worker delegates to the International Labour Conference (ILC), at the 103rd annual meeting of International Labour Organization (ILO), overwhelmingly voted in favour of approving amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC,2006) in order to better protect abandoned seafarers, and provide financial security for compensation..

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The Panama Canal expansion moves forward

On June 11th, 2014

The Panama Canal Expansion Program is moving forward. The second shipment of four rolling gates for the Third Set of Locks arrived at the waterway's Atlantic side on board the semi-submersible vessel STX Sun Rise. "This is another milestone as it completes half of the 16 gates that will be used in the new locks,"..

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First German glagged vessel joins ClassNK Register

On June 11th, 2014

ClassNK announced that it has registered its first German-flagged vessel, as well as earned expanded authorization from the German flag administration for the classification of German flagged vessels. The announcement was made at a ceremony to mark the successful transfer of the vessel M.V. BREMER FORTUNA to the ClassNK Register held at Hamburg's Hafen-Klub on..

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OAS opens First Annual Workshop on Maritime Safety

On June 9th, 2014

Emphasizing high quality training and best practices The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) today inaugurated the First Annual Workshop on Maritime Safety in order to strengthen the institutional capacities of the countries of the region in the area, emphasizing high quality training and the presentation of best practices,..

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