Standard Club has advised its members that the Nautical Institute launched its Ice Navigator Scheme at the beginning of July. The scheme is designed to help meet the demand for properly trained officers with the skills and knowledge to handle a ship in ice.
Netherlands-based oil industry services group SBM (Single Buoy Mooring) Offshore and Spain-based energy firm Repsol will share a $247m (minus legal costs) payment relating to a troubled Norwegian offshore project, SBM said earlier this week.
The World Shipping Council has estimated that there were on average 568 containers lost at sea each year in the period 2008-2016, not counting catastrophic events, and on average a total of 1,582 containers lost at sea each year when catastrophic events were included, meaning that, on average, 64% of containers lost in the past 10 years were the result of a catastrophic event.
This 6-minute film looks at the subject of cyber security in the maritime industry and gives simple, clear non-technical advice for seafarers and shore-based colleagues on avoiding the most common cyber threats.
The dismantling and recycling of cruise ship Costa Concordia, which was conducted under the latest European environmental and safety regulations and leading to it being one of the most expensive salvage operations ever, has been completed in Genoa by San Giorgio del Porto, in partnership with Saipem.
The second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships has been released. The latest practical advice has been compiled by the joint industry group, which is led by BIMCO and now includes new members OCIMF and IUMI, as well as the original contributors CLIA, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO.