Maritime Safety

Naval EXPO Coming to Washington

  For the first time ever, the general public will be admitted free to the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO general exhibit hall Feb. 4-5 where they

PHA Budgets $ 275 mi for Capital Improvements

  In 2015, the Port of Houston Authority has budgeted $275 million for various capital improvement projects. About $184 million is being allocated to its container

USCG Updates Rules for Arrival/Departure Notices, AIS

Final rule on vessel requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification System published in Federal Register   U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

European Shipping Week Announces Speakers

Adam Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Pierfrancesco Vago, Chairman of CLIA Europe and Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, and Paolo Tonon,

Yemen Lifts Force Majeure on LNG Deliveries

Yemen on Friday lifted force majeure on liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries from its Balhaf plant, trading sources with knowledge of the matter said. Reuters reported last week that the 6.

Long Beach Port to Boost Power, Speed Clearance

  Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Jon Slangerup on Thursday unveiled ambitious plans for congestion-beating smart systems for cargo movement and an all-out

SECNAV Completes Visit to Paraguay

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus completed a visit to Paraguay Jan. 29 during which he met with Republic of Paraguay President Horacio Cartes to discuss

US Wants Japan to Patrol South China Sea

 Admiral Robert Thomas, senior U.S. Navy officer and commander of the Seventh Fleet and the top U.S. navy officer in Asia, has told Reuters that the United States

Progress in China-Japan Maritime Talks

China and Japan have agreed to launch a maritime and aerial crisis management mechanism as soon as possible. The Chinese Defense Ministry announced that some progress

South Korea Mulls Maritime Study with North Korea

South Korea would propose a joint research with North Korea to develop marine resources and ocean tourism, reports Korea Herald.  South Korea’s Maritime Affairs

German Shipowner Worst Global Dumper -NSP

German shipowner Ernst Komrowski topped the list of the worst global dumpers with 14 end-of-life vessels sold to the beaches, according to a press release from NGO Ship-breaking Platform (NSP).

Maintenance Woes Led to Digby Ferry Grounding

Maintenance deficiencies and inadequate emergency procedures led to November 2013 grounding of Princess of Acadia in Digby, Nova Scotia    Maintenance deficiencies

RescueME MOB1

Ocean Signal introduced a new AIS MOB device with integrated DSC: the rescueME MOB1, designed to attach to compact life jackets, ready for automatic activation

Kidde Fire Systems: Multi-Language ARIES NETLink

Kidde Fire Systems offers a multi-language version of the ARIES NETLink Multi-Loop Intelligent Fire Alarm-Suppression Control Unit, which supports French, Spanish and Portuguese,

Safeguarding Maritime Power Connections

KIRK interlocking products provide safe electrical access during cold ironing, ensuring that ship power cables are properly coupled to shore power junction boxes before energizing.

Australia Bolsters SAR in Indian Ocean Region

AMSA leading program to strengthen search and rescue capabilities in Indian Ocean region   The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said it has commenced

NOAA Satellites Help Rescue 240 People Last Year

Last year, 240 people were saved from potentially life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters with help from NOAA’s fleet of weather satellites.

Australia Gives Landing Craft to the Philippines

The Australian Government will gift two recently-decommissioned Landing Craft Heavy vessels, including a package of spare parts, to the Philippines Government,

Investment Paves Way for OTEAC Growth

A multimillion pound investment into specialist fire and safety engineering products and services provider, OTEAC, by Stagecoach owner Brian Souter’s company, has

National Domestic Surveyor Accreditation in place

  Domestic marine surveyors will now be accredited under a national system run by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). The Domestic Surveyor Accreditation

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