International community must cooperate now to build a safe, sustainable and fair Blue Economy

The vital role of the oceans in creating a low-carbon world is under threat unless governments, businesses and wider society cooperate to improve ocean safety, Lloyd’s Register Foundation has warned. The Foresight Review of Ocean Safety, from independent global charity Lloyd’s Register Foundation, sets out the urgent challenges facing the oceans which offer great potential […]

Swedish Club members support launch of new online Loss Prevention Training

The Swedish Club has launched a new online training programme, aimed at delivering proactive loss prevention services directly to its members and their crews wherever they are in the world. Loss Prevention Training – Online will enable seafarers and those onshore to benefit from the Club’s skills training, despite the restrictions of the current pandemic, […]

Thomas Miller appoints Angela Holder-Holdsworth as Internal Audit Director

Thomas Miller, international provider of market leading insurance services, has appointed Angela Holder-Holdsworth as Internal Audit Director. Reporting to Bruce Kesterton, Chief Executive, Thomas Miller, Angela takes over the leadership of Internal Audit responsibility from Andrew Steet and combines considerable experience in internal controls and business process re-engineering within globally recognised organisations. Her role will […]

Inmarsat offers future-proof remote control connectivity for latest SEA-KIT uncrewed surface vessel trials

Global, mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat, has installed a new connectivity solution using virtualised networks that will establish higher standards for over-the-horizon uncrewed vessel control. The installation connects the SEA-KIT International uncrewed surface vessel (USV) Maxlimer to the best available network at all times by switching as necessary between Fleet LTE, Global Xpress (GX) and […]

Digitalisation experts provide insight to CrewConnect

Collaboration to tackle the challenge of digitalisation in the shipping sector topped the agenda at the 2021 edition of CrewConnect Global as the event addressed achieving positive change. Specialist travel management company, ATPI Marine & Energy, hosted a stellar line up of partners and clients on Tuesday 23 November on a panel to share ideas, […]

INTERCARGO submission to MEPC 77

At the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting this week (IMO’s MEPC 77, 22-26 Nov. 2021), INTERCARGO said: “Given the harsh realities and the tremendous challenges of decarbonisation and of the associated energy transition, from technological, economic, and societal points of view, INTERCARGO fully supports the drive and the ambition to achieve zero […]

ABB helps ships kick-start digital transformation to improve efficiency

To meet the growing market demand for a straightforward entry to digitalization, ABB has launched a solution for collecting and recording vessel performance data onboard. ABB Ability™ OneBox – Marine Signals Monitoring transfers the signals from shipboard sensors to cloud infrastructure for access and analysis by the shipowner. Increased insight and continuous learning about the […]

Intelsat’s Global FlexMaritime service expands into Indian territorial waters

Operating the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, Intelsat, has announced the expansion of its global FlexMaritime service, enabling connectivity for vessels traveling in Indian territorial waters and immediately enhancing the coverage for all of Intelsat’s 8,000 existing FlexMaritime vessels. The landmark development also provides access for Indian-registered vessels to Intelsat’s award-winning global high […]

ABS approves 3D-printed spare parts after successful testing on oil tanker

ABS, ConocoPhillips Polar Tankers, Sembcorp Marine Ltd and 3D Metalforge have taken a significant and tangible step to make additive manufacturing (AM) – also known as 3D printing – a reality in the marine industry through a joint development project. Parts fabricated by AM and installed on an oil tanker by Sembcorp Marine six months […]

Unconventional Ocean Ark vessel gains RINA approval

Ship classification society, RINA has announced the Approval in Principle (AiP) of a new-concept offshore fish-farming vessel developed by Ocean Arks Tech of Chile (OATECH) in accordance with RINA Rules and Marpol, Solas and IMO regulations. The Ocean Ark vessel delivers a new approach to fish farming, says RINA, and is set to revolutionise the […]