SMI Newsdesk Archives

Captain John Lloyd takes the helm of The Nautical Institute

Captain John Lloyd has been appointed CEO of The Nautical Institute. He takes over from Philip Wake who is retiring after 14 years in post.

Speaking at London’s Trinity House, the venue for the third of the Institute’s 2017 London Command Seminar series, Captain Lloyd said: “I am delighted to be leading the next phase of development at The Nautical Institute, at a time of great change for our industry. Read More…

New CEO appointed of International Maritime Rescue Federation

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), the international charity focused on preventing loss of life in the world’s waters, has announced that Theresa Crossley will be its new Chief Executive.

Theresa will join IMRF in October this year, when she steps down from her role as Executive Director of The United Kingdom Major Ports Group (UKMPG).

Udo Fox, Chairman and Trustee of the IMRF said; “We are delighted to appoint Read More…

DNV GL and ABB urge corporates to take part in Nor-Shipping Charity Fun Run

Nor-Shipping Charity Fun Run co-sponsor DNV GL and event participant ABB, who are sending a team of 19 runners, today called for more businesses to register teams for this year’s 5k charity fun run.

Taking place on Monday 29th May, the event aims to raise £100,000 for Nor-Shipping’s 2017 partner charity, the Mission to Seafarers, the world’s leading maritime welfare charity.

Jon Rysst, Regional Manager North Europe at DNV GL, Read More…

eMaritime Group announces ECDIS 4.0 Conference – ‘In 3 months will your ECDIS still be legal?’

eMaritime Group has announced a new one-day conference to help the industry better understand the transition to the new IHO ECDIS S52 4.0.

Will your ECDIS be legal from 31st August?  At the free conference, participants can meet the manufacturers, express your concerns and opinions and get answers to any questions they may have.

“We have spoken to many of our shipping company clients over the last year about the Read More…

Thome Group to sponsor ‘Singapore Nite’ at Nor-Shipping

The Thome Group will sponsor the bi-annual “Singapore Nite” during Nor-Shipping (30th May to 2nd June). The invitation-only event will take place at Oslo’s Raisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Oslo on 31st May and is organised by The Singapore Maritime Foundation in conjunction with Nor-Shipping.

“We are immensely proud to be sponsoring this special evening which will celebrate the very best in authentic Singaporean cuisine,” said Claes Eek Thorstensen, President Read More…

Videotel develops first mobile platform for maritime eLearning programmes

Videotel, a KVH company, has launched a new eLearning content delivery platform that will allow users to view its comprehensive range of maritime training programmes on a wide variety of devices, including tablets and mobile phones.

This development is a leap forward in maritime training delivery and not only provides a superior user experience for the learner, but also paves the way for seafarers to acquire and test knowledge on Read More…

Security specialist highlights the threat of ‘invisible pirates’

Cybersecurity specialist CrowdStrike will highlight the scale of risks facing an increasingly digitised shipping industry at Nor-Shipping 2017. In partnership with ABS, the company will lead a session focusing on the tactics, techniques and procedures of ‘invisible pirates’, and the actions the industry can take to rebuff them.

“Maritime has been described as ‘the next playground for hackers’,” said Crowdstrike’s John Titmus, Director, EMEA – Cybersecurity Strategy Advisor. “It’s an Read More…

Gibdock takes invasive action for Normand Reach

A surge in offshore vessel repair and maintenance work at Gibdock has included a special project for returning customer Solstad, to ensure that Normand Reach meets the exacting hull cleanliness standards set by Australia’s National Biofouling Management Guidelines for commercial vessels.

The 120.85m length Solstad CSV entered the yard for a special wash and brush up on its way to Western Australia, where it has been reported as due to Read More…

ITIC and ASG launch new surveyors’ indemnity wording

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) and the Admiralty Solicitors Group (ASG) have launched a new surveyors’ indemnity wording designed to address the imbalance between owners’ and surveyors’ responsibilities typically encountered under existing indemnity agreements.

Surveyors are invariably asked to sign a waiver and indemnity by the master of a vessel before they are given approval to board. Such documents will frequently stipulate that surveyors must waive all rights to make Read More…

Mersey Maritime hosts Maritime UK’s second board meeting outside London

Maritime UK is holding only its second ever board meeting outside of London today (Friday) in Liverpool at the home of Mersey Maritime – the representative body of the maritime sector in the North West.

Mersey Maritime joined the Board of Maritime UK last year and was the only cluster to be invited to the board meeting.

Chief Executive of Mersey Maritime Chris Shirling-Rooke now chairs the Maritime UK Cluster Read More…

Liberian Registry cements position as No 1 choice for Greek shipping

Liberia has confirmed its position as the leading flag of choice for Greek ship owners and operators, according to statistics produced by the independent research and information organisation Marine Information Services (MIS) in Greece.

The MIS figures show that the Greek merchant fleet now includes 1,037 Liberian-flag ships. Liberia also leads the way in terms of total deadweight tonnage registered under its flag by Greek owners, aggregating 78m dwt.

Michalis Read More…

Alphatron Marine signs premium service contract with Unix Line for 42 vessels

Alphatron Marine has announced that Singapore-based shipmanagement company Unix Line has signed an extensive shore-based maintenance contract for their fleet 42 vessels, supporting all navigation and communication onboard.

Unix Line, which operates chemical tankers, has, for many decades, been a loyal customer for JRC equipment and through the premium service contract Alphatron Marine says it will be able to guarantee quick and precise response to unexpected interventions and breakdowns. JRC Read More…