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.
Today, at day 1 of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee's 98th session, Donald Harrell and Astrid Seltmann from IUMI's Facts & Figures Committee gave a presentation to the delegates on relevant industry issues.
At the April meeting of the International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Funds meeting IUMI supported a joint ICS/IG paper which sought a common understanding on the interpretation of international conventions.
In the field of maritime security, although terrorism and cyber-crime grab the headlines, they are not “the nearest crocodile to the canoe”, according to James Wilkes, co-founder and Managing Director of Gray Page, a specialist advisory and consulting group that solves problems around the world for companies and organizations in shipping, insurance and international trade.