Working at sea is naturally going to limit options when it comes to healthcare: there’s no ER just down the road, no 24 hour emergency walk-in, no GP to hand for managing chronic conditions. The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) demands that seafarers have the right to ‘equivalent’ healthcare as their on-shore counterparts – but is this really possible? Continue reading “How Ships Manage On-Board Healthcare Without Busting Budgets?”
How can I ensure that my crew are fit to leave port?
To protect your cargo and ensure the safety of your crew, it’s vital that everyone on board your ship is in good physical shape. The use of Narcoscreen drug testing kits is an efficient, simple way of detecting the presence of the nine drug types set out in the International Maritime Organisation’s standards. Thanks to these kits’ compactness and simple design, you can carry out random drug tests at any time, whether you are at sea or in the port. Continue reading “Ship Safety Solutions FAQs”
All ships must undergo thorough checks and adhere to strict regulations before they start their voyage. This requirement helps to protect the condition of the boat, the environment and the safety of the crew. These regulations are outlined in The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels Regulations (1987), and failure to comply with them could result in fines or prosecutions being handed down, so let’s have a look at some of the rules that all fleets must comply with. Continue reading “Ship Regulations all Fleets Must Comply with”
Did you know that 3,025 marine incidents were reported to the European Maritime Safety Agency in 2014? These incidents caused injuries to 1,075 persons and 136 fatalities. Marine casualties cover a wide scope, but they encompass the death, loss or serious injury to a crew member, loss or abandonment of a ship, serious damage caused to the environment as a result of the incident, and material damage to marine infrastructure. Continue reading “Why Health and Safety Should Never be Ignored on a Ship”
We’re heading back to SMM Congress once again, and this year’s going to be a good one. With several new products since the last event, we’re excited to bring you demonstrations of the most innovative and groundbreaking products we’ve developed to date. Continue reading “View Demonstrations of Our Latest Products at SMM Hamburg!”
Working at sea is notoriously dangerous. We’ve already seen how drones are changing the shipping industry – but what about the offshore sector? Unmanned vehicles are increasingly common in rig inspections, flare stack maintenance, and even offshore laboratory investigations. Continue reading “A Safer Place: Drone Usage In Offshore Settings”
The Lysblink Seaways was en-route to Norway when it crashed into the rocky shoreground, causing 25 tons of oil to leak into the sea and completely wrecking the ship. Continue reading “Cargo Ship Destroyed by Over the Limit Officer”
Electronic navigation charts vastly improves navigational accuracy and situational awareness at sea and are used by many shipping companies to help operations.
The Canadian Coastguard (CCG) currently has outdated and unsupported Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) equipment on their vessels. In accordance with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) carriage requirements, the CCG plan to upgrade or replace their radar and ECDIS systems currently used on their fleet of about 100 vessels. Continue reading “Canadian Coast Guard To Install ECDIS”
Energy efficiency has become an important consideration for all companies working on the seas, with many organisations now realising the advantages that come with a more sustainable approach to transport.
With this in mind, a new project has been rolled out that is co-financed through the Ten-T Programme by the European Union (EU), which aims to move the industry towards more efficient operational models. Continue reading “SEA TERMINALS project launches”
By choosing Navgard™ you get more benefits than you would from any other BNWAS on the market. Here are the top 6 benefits to you:
1) Approved By All Major Classification Societies
Navgard™ is the world’s first and only BNWAS system approved by all major classification societies. This means that if your fleet has ships of different class, you have no need to worry about the risk of a classification society rejecting equipment that is approved by another society or incurring additional certification costs that can be more than the cost of the equipment itself. Continue reading “9 NavGuard Benefits”