Tag: Safety at Sea

Why data is key to a clearer view of vessel safety performance
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Why data is key to a clearer view of vessel safety performance

Port State Control inspection records suggest safety standards are improving, but a closer examination reveals areas for improvement, says Paul Stanley, CEO, Global Navigation Solutions. Transparency of data is key to improving safety in shipping and at first sight, the statistics suggest that the industry is on the right course in terms of compliance. In...

Wallem opts for BASSnet fleet management suite
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Wallem opts for BASSnet fleet management suite

Wallem Group has selected a complete suite of integrated software from BASSnet Fleet Management Systems to manage its entire fleet of more than 180 ships. Wallem will use the BASSnet suite of products as a total solution for maintenance, safety, operational and financial management and more on a fleet-wide basis. BASSnet products incorporate modular features...

Wallem CEO sets out strategy for change
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Wallem CEO sets out strategy for change

Wallem has updated its corporate identity to mark the beginning of a profound shift in its service offering that will harness the latest technology to improve asset management transparency and efficiency in a program intended to transform the relationship between owners and their ships. The new corporate identity and logo reflects Wallem’s ambition to establish...

Windstar optimises load with NAPA solution
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Windstar optimises load with NAPA solution

Windstar Cruises has chosen NAPA’s Loading Computer for installation across its entire fleet to manage stability and optimise fleet safety. Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride, as well as the unique sailing cruise ships such as the 4-masted Wind Spirit and Wind Star, and the 5-masted flagship Wind Surf will all be retrofitted with...

Carnival and NAPA extend service and product agreement
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Carnival and NAPA extend service and product agreement

Carnival Corporation and NAPA have announced a comprehensive service and product agreement extension covering Onboard NAPA Loading Computers, training certification for Carnival’s CSMART training facility, and a framework agreement for future deployments of NAPA solutions. Carnival has already adopted many of NAPA’s solutions such as electronic logbooks, voyage reporting, and flooding decision support systems, which...

On-board systemic failures increasing risk to safety, warns BV
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On-board systemic failures increasing risk to safety, warns BV

There is an increasing risk of marine casualties, incidents, and risks that are related to on-board systems and safety management, says Laurent Leblanc, marine operations vice president, Bureau Veritas (BV). According to LeBlanc, data and experience of the BV team show there are systemic failures on-board ships and an increase of system deficiencies related to...

Five reasons why Cyprus is a leading centre for international shipping
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Five reasons why Cyprus is a leading centre for international shipping

Cyprus’ maritime sector has grown rapidly in the last several years and today it is one of the top locations for shipping companies. It is also ranked 11th in terms of global fleet size and has its own dedicated deputy minister of shipping, boosting business and sustainability of its operations further. Here are five examples...

Portable battery for at-sea emergencies undergoes trial
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Portable battery for at-sea emergencies undergoes trial

Eco Marine Power (EMP) in cooperation with Furukawa Battery and several shipowners is conducting an evaluation trial of the emergency MgBOX fuel cell battery to determine how the portable device can be best stored and used on ships. The MgBOX is a small and portable emergency magnesium (Mg) 300Wh air battery developed by Furukawa Battery....

InterManager launches campaign to cut crew fatalities
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InterManager launches campaign to cut crew fatalities

InterManager has launched a campaign to help seafarers think about safety issues and identify measures for reducing risk in enclosed spaces. According to Captain Kuba Szymanski, InterManager secretary general, there are a multitude of rules, procedures, and guidelines, but seafarers are still dying whilst engaged in these activities. “We want to hear from the seafarers...

CIRM Guideline to combat ECDIS operational issues
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CIRM Guideline to combat ECDIS operational issues

International association of marine electronics companies, Comité International Radio-Maritime (CIRM) has published its Guideline on Performance Test Procedure for ECDIS to minimise operational issues of ECDIS systems. According to CIRM, stakeholders have raised concerns about the condition on in-service ECDIS. Operational issues include inadequate power supply arrangements, the running of outdated software versions, disabled audio...

Cutting the cost of navigation: an interview with Paul Stanley, CEO, GNS
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Cutting the cost of navigation: an interview with Paul Stanley, CEO, GNS

Shipping companies are wasting time and money and minimising their operational efficiency by paying for navigational data that is not actually used, according to Paul Stanley, CEO of maritime technology company, Global Navigation Solutions (GNS). One solution that promises to help reduce wasted navigational data is the GNS Voyager FLEET INSIGHT (VFI) solution that was...