Mass rescue conference highlights capability gaps and importance of planning

More must be done to emphasise the importance of maritime mass rescue operation planning to identify and meet gaps in search and rescue (SAR) response capability. This was part of the message delivered to delegates by Dr Doumbia-Henry at the opening of the 4th International Maritime Mass Rescue Conference in Gothenburg last week. She noted […]

Allied Insurance Services launches Allied Marine

Allied Insurance Services has launched Allied Marine, a new department dedicated to delivering insurance cover to businesses operating within the marine industry. Following in-depth analysis and research into the Marine Industry, Wigan-based Allied Insurance Services brought in a new team to launch Allied Marine, who will be focusing solely on insurance schemes for marine-related businesses, […]

STM Validation Project makes first operational tests with shore centre manufacturers

Sea Traffic Management (STM) has installed the first STM-compatible shore centre in the Tarifa VTS in Spain. The STM Validation project has made the first operational tests with the shore centre manufacturers. The key to the interoperability between different systems is the robust underlying infrastructure. The standardised information exchange mechanism makes it possible for actors […]

New innovative marine travel platform is launched

Fly-Hi, an Elektrans Group company and a global marine travel provider, has gone digital and is now setting a new disruptive e-commerce travel solution standard within the global maritime industry with its new platform, Just One Click (JOC). Celebrating a successful 11-year service offering within the maritime travel service segment, the fast growing travel management […]

ClassNK unveils longitudinal strength assessments software PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)/PartC15 in response to latest rule amendments

Classification society ClassNK has released a new longitudinal strength assessments software, PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)/PartC15, as part of its prescriptive calculation suite PrimeShip-HULL(Rules). For ensuring further safety and streamlining structural design of ships, ClassNK issued amendments for Chapter 15, Part C of its Rules for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships relevant to the longitudinal strength in […]

Norsafe secures contracts worth more than 200 million NOK

Life-saving equipment supplier Norsafe has secured more than 200 million NOK in LSA contracts that have been put out to tender so far this year. In addition to the recently announced prestigious contract with Kværner for delivery of three of Norsafe’s largest freefall lifeboats with davit systems to the Njord A platform, Norsafe has won […]

Nautilus International calls out unjust treatment of seafarers

Maritime trade union Nautilus International has written to the Angolan ambassador to the UK to protest about the unjust treatment of the crew of an offshore support vessel detained in the port of Soyo. Nautilus’ General Secretary Mark Dickinson has said he is profoundly concerned with the plight of the Croatian, Filipino, Russian and Ukrainian […]

Kotug Smit Towage takes on three new Damen tugs for sustained operational growth

Damen Shipyards Group will deliver three newbuild tugs to Kotug Smit Towage for its European harbour towage operations. This order will bring the total number of Damen-built tugs operating in Kotug Smit’s fleet of 69 to 22. This agreement encompasses two ASD Tugs 2913 and an ATD Tug 2412 Twin Fin. The ASD 2913 is […]