• It’s okay to say no
  • World Class Marine Safety, a priority for Transport Canada (?)
  • Transport Canada seeking your input on new MPR
  • Fond memories of Doxford
  • Raging Seas well worth a read

Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in May 2018

A total of eight incidents of armed robbery against ships—comprising six actual incidents and two attempted incidents—were reported in Asia in May 2018 Compared to April 2018, the number of incidents reported in May 2018 has remained fairly consistent Of the eight incidents reported in May 2018, two incidents occurred on board ships while underway and six incidents on board ship at anchor Of the six actual incidents reported in…

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Seat Belts Please : TCMS is on the move

Big changes to the Marine Engineering certification process in Canada are underway to bring it inline with the Manila Amendments of the SCTW code. STCW2010 as it is called, came into force January 2012, however Transport Canada and its Transport Canada Marine Safety (TCMS) division, the federal regulator responsible for certifying seafarers in Canada, has yet to produce supporting regulations. They were required to be issued two years after agreeing…

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INTO THE RAGING SEA – SS El Faro

We’re honored to be publishing today INTO THE RAGING SEA: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm and the Sinking of El Faro (Ecco; On Sale 5/1/18) by Rachel Slade. The book has already received STARRED reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly and was reviewed by Douglas Preston for the New York Times Book Review where he said INTO THE RAGING SEA is “a powerful and affecting story, beautifully handled by Slade, a journalist who clearly…

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“Single Reporting Centre” for Piracy and Sea Robbery

ReCAAP ISC and RSIS Co-organises Maritime Roundtable on “Single Reporting Centre” for Piracy and Sea Robbery This is the first Maritime Roundtable co-organised by ReCAAP ISC and RSIS to discuss issues relating to the topic: “Is a Single Reporting Centre the Answer to Timely Reporting, and Prompt Response against Piracy and Sea Robbery?” The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Information Sharing Centre…

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MT18 breaks records!

  It is with great pride that we extend a great big thank you to all our participant, for a very successful Mari-Tech 2018 Technical Conference and Marine Exhibition, this past April in Victoria, BC. By all metrics, the conference was a great success, and we thank our sponsors, in particular, our MT18 Platinum Level Sponsor, Babcock, which was an early and substantial participant. Wartsila and BC Ferries, our Gold…

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Stena Line and Callenberg select Corvus Energy for Battery-Powered Ferry

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – April 3, 2018 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Stena Line and Callenberg Technology Group to supply the lithium ion-based Energy Storage System (ESS) for the battery-power retrofit of M/V Stena Jutlandica. Stena Line will be the first Swedish ferry operator to operate a ferry with zero emissions while berthing and in port. Stena Jutlandica is a combined passenger and…

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OCIMF releases new information paper Safety Critical Equipment and Spare Parts Guidance

29 March 2018 – (London) Addressing the need for clear and consistently applied definitions of ‘critical spares’ and ‘critical equipment’ across the industry, this information paper provides guidance on the identification of safety critical spare parts for companies to consider when preparing a Safety Management System (SMS). The paper, released on 29 March 2018, introduces some boundary conditions to consider and walks through several steps that may be required to…

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U.S. Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Western Rivers study

WASHINGTON – The United States Coast Guard is seeking input for a study of navigation requirements for the entire Western Rivers System. The Coast Guard Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study will review the Western Rivers Aids to Navigation (ATON) System. The ATON system on the Western Rivers differs from the U.S. Coastal ATON System due to the unstable nature of the river and channels. The Coast Guard operates…

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