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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Safety

Korean Researchers Convert Carbon Dioxide into Gasoline

South Korean researchers have successfully increased energy efficiency in converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into gasoline to as high as 65 to 70 percent. They said that the efficiency is 5-10 percentage points higher than...

New Zealand reports more accidents, less fatalities

The recently released Maritime NZ annual report suggests that Maritime fatalities in New Zealand have almost halved since 2015. Adding to this, 20 people were killed in New Zealand ports and harbors in the...

Seafarers’ PTSD: signs and recovery tips

Suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common phenomenon for the seafarers' mental health. The Crew Health team of the UK P&I Club along with the I.M.E.Q., collaborated and presented a supportive publication to...

Venice tide barriers pass another test, but skeptics remain

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Floated along by barge , one of the 10-ton barriers designed to relieve Venice’s perennial flooding looks like a giant plaything: an oversized hinged yellow Lego. Central to the plan to...

Pirates capture crew members of Hong Kong-flagged tanker: SCMP

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong-registered crude oil tanker was attacked and its sailors kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria in the early hours of Wednesday, the South China Morning Post...

Change of Ownership of Offshore Assets: Issues for Insurers

The offshore energy sector is experiencing a trend of increasing asset divestment driven by industry consolidation, maturing assets and the need to fund new technology investments. What issues do changes in the ownership of...

Cybersecurity rises to surface of maritime industry concerns

Cynthia Hudson founded what would become the global maritime risk consultancy HudsonAnalytix in 1986, long before cybersecurity was a buzzword. The Camden, New Jersey-headquartered company has evolved over the years to include HudsonMarine, HudsonSystems and...

58 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Mauritania

 Scores of migrants who swam through rough Atlantic Ocean waters to safety from a capsized boat while 58 others drowned were receiving care Thursday in Mauritania after one of the deadliest disasters this year...

Pirates kidnap 19 crew members from Greek tanker off Nigeria

ATHENS (Reuters) - Pirates have kidnapped 19 crew members from a crude oil tanker off Nigeria, an official with the ship’s operator said on Thursday, in another sign of worsening piracy in the region. The...

IUMI 2019 statistical report released today: Uncertainty prevails across all marine insurance lines

Today, 02 December 2019, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has released its 2019 statistical report – IUMI Stats. This is the second in a series of annual reports launched by IUMI last year....