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Marking the anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act receiving royal assent. The British Safety Council has joined with many other organisations in placing on record our appreciation of this ground breaking legislation in helping to improve the regulation and management of workplace health and safety. The headline of the September 1974 … Read More...

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ESS shores up second contract with Dolphin Drilling worth £10.5m

ESS Support Services Worldwide, part of Compass Group, has won a new, three year contract, worth £10.5 million, to provide hotel and catering services to Dolphin Drilling. Aberdeen-based ESS has worked with Dolphin Drilling since 2007, delivering food and housekeeping services on board the Belford Dolphin. This second contract, which commenced on 1 June 2014, will … Read More...

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IMO Secretary-General welcomes Global Ocean Commission report

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the recently-published report of the Global Ocean Commission (GOC), From Decline to Recovery:  A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean, and its call for enhanced action at all levels to mitigate the threats to the global oceans described in the report. In a letter​ to the co-chairs … Read More...

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ABS, Maritime Administration reaffirm longstanding relationship with new MOA

Classification society the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) have entered into a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) establishing the policies and procedures regarding the survey and classification of the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF). The agreement expands the working relationship that … Read More...

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European Shipping Week announced

Ship owners and shipping industry leaders have joined forces with global event organiser Shipping Innovation to launch the inaugural European Shipping Week (ESW) to be held in Brussels in the early part of 2015. The week-long series of high level events will centre on a major conference and Gala Dinner celebrating the 50th anniversary of the European Community … Read More...

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ISP showcases new liferaft range onboard historic Liverpool schooner

Maritime safety product firm ISP (International Safety Products) has showcased a new range of Duarry Challenger liferafts onboard one of Liverpool’s most historic vessels. The UK firm - one of the world’s largest manufacturers of marine inflatable life jackets - welcomed more than 50 guests to an international open day aboard the Kathleen & May, in Liverpool’s … Read More...

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Refurbished Seajacks vessels leave Shipdock Amsterdam ready to work

Seajacks Leviathan and Seajacks Kraken are prepared for their coming assignments, following a series of repair and renewal jobs by Shipdock Amsterdam. The shipyard, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, had been commissioned for the two jack-ups by Seajacks UK, based in Great Yarmouth which had assigned the shipyard various and different major and minor … Read More...

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Crowley opens full-service project management and logistics solutions office in Singapore

Due to changing market conditions and a commitment to proactively support the global needs of its customers, Crowley Maritime’s solutions group has expanded its presence in the Asia Pacific market by opening a new project management office in Singapore. William Hill (pictured) has relocated from Crowley’s Anchorage office to Singapore where he has assumed the … Read More...

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Costa Concordia’s arrival in Genoa marks completion of largest maritime salvage project

Crowley Maritime subsidiary TITAN Salvage and project partner Micoperi has confirmed the Costa Concordia – the Concordia-class cruise ship that wrecked off Giglio Island, Italy in January 2012 – is safely moored at the Port of Genoa Voltri, Italy, marking the completion of the largest maritime salvage jobs in history. Towing the disabled ship from the Tuscan … Read More...

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Climate study sets course for the Southern Ocean

Scientists studying the Earth’s climate are to set sail for one of the most hostile areas on the planet in a bid to improve our understanding of the interaction between the oceans and the atmosphere. The team, led by Plymouth University, will be travelling 200 miles south of the Falkland Islands, close to Drake’s Passage, in the Southern Ocean, for a month-long … Read More...

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Thome earns green award for Long Beach performance

Thome Ship Management has been awarded a Green Environmental Achievement Award by the Port of Long Beach, California, for high standards in performance during 2013. Yatin Gangla, Chief Operating Officer Bulk Division, said: “This award is presented to operators whose vessels call at the Port of Long Beach and who have demonstrated that 90% or more of the vessels … Read More...

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ABS chosen to class world’s first CNG ship

Classification society ABS has been chosen to class the world's first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia's state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN). “This prestigious contract is a testament to our commitment to high quality service, technical innovation and remaining a pioneer … Read More...

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