Inmarsat’s Fleet Safety set to modernise maritime distress communications

As the successor to Inmarsat’s industry-leading maritime safety service, Inmarsat C, Fleet Safety will facilitate a more proactive approach to distress communication based on unparalleled performance, advanced functionality, and an intuitive user interface, says Peter Broadhurst (pictured), Senior Vice President of Safety and Cyber Security, Inmarsat Maritime. “Marine safety is part of Inmarsat’s DNA,” he […]

Maritime industry encouraged to come together to support MCTC’s Cooks Day initiative

Leading international and catering management provider MCTC is encouraging the industry to join them in recognising the crucial role of the cook onboard vessels with the very first Cooks Day celebration on Monday (30 May). MCTC launched the initiative in March and has been urging the industry to join them in recognising and appreciating the […]

Worldwide Ferry Safety Association holds successful virtual meets in New York

The Awards Ceremony for the annual Ferry Design Competition of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA), now in its ninth year, was held virtually this week but still proved the best ever, according to Dr Roberta Weisbrod, WFSA’s Executive Director. ‘The awardees for the international student design competition were part of a great interchange of […]

Innovative FerryBox to track climate change effects in Chile’s subantarctic waters

Sea water sensor and measuring system manufacturer -4H-JENA engineering has just completed the installation of a sophisticated sea water monitoring system aboard the Yaghan ferry, which operates on a 587 km route between Puerto Williams and Punta Arenas in the south of Chile. A first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the installed ‘FerryBox’ […]

‘Risks may lie in existing contracts’ signed before Ukraine conflict, warns Reed Smith

“The onset of conflict in Ukraine saw businesses scramble to understand and navigate the rafts of new international sanctions which were rapidly introduced by individual states and international bodies,” says transportation lawyer Hyun Woo Kang, of global law firm Reed Smith “Alongside the challenge of sanctions, the world has felt the further impacts of the […]