SMI Newsdesk Archives

Much uncertainty surrounding Sulphur Cap

The uncertainty surrounding the impending introduction of the Sulphur Cap in 2020 was highlighted when North P&I held a briefing on ‘2020 Vision – Get Ready for the Sulphur Cap’in London yesterday (11th July).

Colin Gillespie, Director (Loss Prevention) at North, told how many owners and charterers were watching and waiting and still had not made up their minds about how they will comply with the 0.5% sulphur regulation.

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WesCom Signal and Rescue to showcase safety training at this year’s SMM

Global supplier of marine distress signals WesCom Signal and Rescue has announced it will be exhibiting at international maritime trade fair SMM in Hamburg this September.

Located in the British Pavilion, this will be the first time the brand has exhibited under its new name, WesCom Signal and Rescue – which was announced in October 2017.

For more than 100 years, WesCom Signal and Rescue has been supportive of its Read More…

Multraship continues to build on diverse fleet in ultra-competitive market

Towage and salvage specialist Multraship is continuing to build up its marine service provider capacity and rapid response capability with a number of new additions to its varied fleet of vessels.

On Saturday (7th July), the 453gt fire-fighting tug Multratug 31 was christened at Terneuzen in the Netherlands. The 83-ton bollard-pull vessel was delivered in 2017, and Multraship Managing Director Leendert Muller said: “We are operating in a highly competitive Read More…

North P&I Club and 24Vision sign partnership agreement

North P&I Club and 24Vision announced today (Tuesday) that they have entered into a partnership agreement, with effect from 1st July 2018, to provide P&I insurance to charterers and small ship operators.

As part of 24Vision’s wider service proposition to their marine industry clients, the partnership agreement provides for North P&I Club to be the insurance carrier for 24Vision’s marine liability products.

“An alliance with North P&I Club puts us Read More…

Transas to promote fleet efficiency for Wilson Ship Management

Transas, a Wärtsilä company, has signed a landmark contract to supply a Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) to Wilson, the Norway-based fleet operator. The FOS creates an infrastructure that includes onboard navigational and communication components to provide enhanced connectivity for business communications and crew services, and access to fleet data from shore-based locations for complete situational awareness. The order was booked in Q1, 2018.

This will be one of the first Read More…

Launch of new Occupational Health & Safety course

Seafarers can now undergo training on Occupational Health and Safety onboard their respective vessels using a new onboard course.

SEA HEALTH & WELFARE and Seagull Maritime together have developed the new onboard course for members of the safety committee.  This course covers the basic international requirements laid down under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, Regulation 4.3 – Health and safety protection and accident prevention and Guidelines for implementing the occupational Read More…

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) implements electronic certificates for all its classed vessels

Classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has started issuing electronic certificates for all its classed vessels.

Recognising the importance of digitalisation, these e-Certificates are in accordance with International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines for the use of e-Certificates (FAL.5-Circ.39-Rev2) dated April 2016 and, are available on the IRClass website through a secure platform – giving ship owners, regulators and charterers real-time access to the latest class and statutory certificates from Read More…

Rescue diver who saved three from sunken cargo ship to be recognised with IMO bravery accolade

A rescue diver from China who made a series of underwater dives to rescue three people from a sunken cargo ship will receive the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery At Sea.

A Panel of Judges decided that the rescue merited the highest award. The decision was endorsed by the IMO Council at its 120th session in London (2nd-5th July).

Following a collision with another ship, in Guangzhou Port, China, Read More…

Atlantic & Peninsula Marine Services strengthens Executive Board

David McGinley, Managing Director of global ship repair, conversion and marine specialist A&P Group, has been appointed by its holding company board Atlantic and Peninsula Marine Services Limited (APMS) to the position of Managing Director.

Whilst Mr McGinley continues with his day to day responsibilities for A&P Group, his new role introduces other APMS subsidiaries including Atlantic and Peninsula Australia PTY, Marine Designs and Falmouth Docks and Engineering Company.

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TMG strengthens defence, security and compliance

The Maritime Group (International) Ltd of London, UK, has expanded its global services with two new subsidiary companies.

It has expanded with the launch of The Maritime Group (Defence) Ltd and The Maritime Group (Security & Compliance) Ltd) as direct subsidiaries of The Maritime Group (International) Limited.

Both new businesses are based in Liverpool, UK, together with G&W Maritime Ltd, from where they will serve clients in the United Kingdom, Read More…

New appointments at Vickers Oils

Vickers Oils has welcomed Ian Bower, Business Development Manager and Esther Murray, Marketing Communications Manager to the family as part of its strategic expansion plans to develop new markets.

These recent recruitments symbolise a very exciting future for Vickers Oils who are also currently investing in the construction of a 5,500 sq ft two-storey, river-side building to house a first-floor state-of-the-art laboratory with roof plant area and ground floor storage Read More…

World Maritime Day theme 2019: “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”

“Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” has been selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019. This will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to highlight the important contribution of women all over the world to the maritime sector.

The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), meeting for its 120th session Read More…