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The Canadian Coastguard (CCG) currently has outdated and unsupported Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) equipment on their vessels.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”
ECDIS is playing an increasingly crucial role in navigational safety within the maritime sector and, according to IMO regulations, all ships will soon have to have the equipment on board. But what exactly is it? Here is a brief guide on all things ECDIS. Continue reading “ECDIS for dummies: Everything you need to know”
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has stated that human error was the main cause of three vessel collisions that led to oil spills occurring in port waters and the Singapore Strait earlier this year. Continue reading “Singapore oil spills were caused by lack of ECDIS use”
Last Tuesday Nancy and Sam traveled to London to represent Martek at the Institute of Customer Services UK Customer Satisfaction Awards, an annual event celebrating the success of companies excelling at providing customer service. Continue reading “UK Customer Satisfaction Awards 2014”