The Mariner's Blog articles tagged with “Safety”

Developers now have easy access to UK tidal data with the new ADMIRALTY API

Monique Dean | Mon, Jul 02, 2018, 11:07 AM EDT

What is the ADMIRALTY API? The ADMIRALTY API enables you to access tidal predictions for the UK coastline. It allows anyone with access to get predictions of high tide and low tide times, pinpoint permanent and temporary tide stations around the UK and more. As a world leader for hydrography,...

Admiralty, Digital Navigation, hydrography, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Navigation, Safety, Software, Tidal Data, Tides, UKHO

NOAA joins forces with Port Miami to safely bring in larger cargo ships

Monique Dean | Thu, Jun 07, 2018, 12:06 PM EDT

  The Challenge As vessels come near the port in Miami, they face a particular challenge: strong currents from the Gulf Stream run perpendicular to the shipping channel. This makes steering mega-ships especially difficult. Pilots require information on these currents to make immediate and rapid navigational decisions.   With the...

Cargoes, Digital Navigation, Economy, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Miami, Navigation, NOAA, Popular, Ports, Safety

Safety Regulations for Mooring Operations by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee

Charles Hays | Mon, Feb 26, 2018, 09:02 AM EST

On January 22-23, 2018, new guidelines for safe mooring and draft amendments to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Regulation 11-1/3-8 were discussed by the IMO Sub-Committee during the Ship Design and Construction session. These safety suggestions will be submitted when finalized and to be reviewed and approved by the...

IMO, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Mooring, Regulations, Safety, SOLAS

SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) consolidated 2014 released from IMO

Charles Hays | Mon, Nov 17, 2014, 03:11 PM EST

The recent release of SOLAS Consolidated, 2014 edition from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) marks a new  chapter in the evolution of safety regulations for the international maritime community. SOLAS 2014 edition is complied to provide a simple reference to SOLAS requirements, contain a consolidated text of the 1974 SOLAS...

Regulations, Safety

What's new in the International Safety Management (ISM) Code 2014 edition

Charles Hays | Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 01:08 PM EDT

The International Safety Management (ISM) Code 2014 edition was released on June 23, 2014 by the International Maritime Organization. It replaces its 2010 version counterpart.   What's it for?   Since entry into force in 1998, the International Safety Management  (ISM) Code's mission has been to address concerns over poor management...

Environment, Homepage, Regulations, Safety

IMO and Others: "Solution to Piracy Comes from Within Somalia"

Tim Gossett | Fri, Feb 01, 2013, 12:02 AM EST

IMO together with a number of industry bodies (ICS, BIMCO, OCIMF, INTERTANKO, INTERCARGO, IPTA, and ISF) remain convinced that the only long-term solution to piracy is to establish effective government and implement the rule of law ashore in Somalia. With that solution beyond the horizon, the group urges that anti-piracy...

Industry News, Safety

Head of IMO Names Safety at Sea and Combating Piracy as Top Goals

Tim Gossett | Fri, Jan 18, 2013, 12:01 AM EST

At the start of 2013, IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu said that halving lives lost at sea, eradicating pirate attacks, and ensuring the release of all hostages should be goals for IMO and the shipping industry in the coming years. IMO has posted a briefing covering Sekimizu's remarks at IMO’s first meeting...

Industry News, Safety

New Requirements for Lifeboat Safety in 2013

Tim Gossett | Fri, Jan 11, 2013, 12:01 AM EST

Amendments were adopted for the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) in May 2011 to reduce the liklihood of accidents during lifeboat launching. Those amendments have taken effect as of January 1, 2013. IMO has posted a briefing describing these recent changes: SOLAS amendments on lifeboat safety...

Industry News, Regulations, Safety