With the August deadline looming for ship owners to have Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) installed on their vessels, our two-part article takes a brief look at why ECDIS was brought in, the key regulations behind it, the latest trends in ECDIS technology and what the future might hold for ECDIS innovation.
In last week’s article, we looked at the inherent dangers of working at sea and the staggering numbers of seafarers that are evacuated from vessels due to ill health each year. Luckily, times are changing! This week we review the latest innovative technology that’s revolutionising offshore healthcare.
With the August deadline looming for ship owners to have Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) installed on their vessels, our two-part article takes a brief look at why ECDIS was brought in, the key regulations behind it, the latest trends in ECDIS technology and what the future might hold for ECDIS innovation. Don’t forget to tune in next week for part two!
In the week that marks the 30th anniversary of the Zeebrugge Herald of Free Enterprise disaster, the inherent dangers of working at sea and the impact of such an event are clearer than ever.
Gas safety legislation, as put forth by various governing bodies and international organisations, helps keep workers safe by ensuring the proper handling, storage, and transportation of potentially hazardous material. In the maritime industry, these laws and regulations protect your vessels and cargo. They also serve an important role in environmental management.
Sulphur emissions from marine fuel have been a concern for many years. The heavy oil used to power the shipping industry contains 2700 times more sulphur that road fuel. The emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2) created by burning marine fuel are known to cause particle matter (PM), a substance which has been proven to be harmful to humans and the environment alike.
The Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems (ECDIS) compliance deadline is now less than seven months away so can you afford to bury your head in the sand any longer?
Or can you afford to take hours out of an already busy schedule to read through the regulations and make sure you’re compliant and not at risk of heavy fines or even worse detention?
Historically marine industries have been significantly male-dominated but on International Women’s Day we’re delighted to say that here at Martek Marine, we’re bucking the trend.
We boast a leadership team which is made up of 75% women!
The business, which launched in 1999 and employs more than 60 staff, serves 80 different countries and women currently make up 45% of their entire workforce.
This week marks the 10th National Apprenticeship Week across England. The event aims to bring together employers and apprentices to celebrate the success of apprenticeship schemes whilst encouraging, even more, people to choose an apprenticeship to kick start their career. Apprenticeships are designed to build confidence, learn key skills and gain the qualifications that future employers desire.
Gas cylinders as we are all aware are handled and stored in accordance with the environment that the gas cylinder is placed in.
Many accidents can be caused by the inappropriate storing of gas cylinders, so how do you store gas cylinders in confined spaces and what size of gas cylinder could be right for you?
Martek Marine are specialists in providing, dispatching and supporting businesses in the Marine Industry with gas products and services and our team has provided you with a small guide on 4 Reasons to Consider Your Gas Cylinder Size.