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The majority of ships in the global tanker fleet have yet to adopt ECDIS, according to data published for the first time by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO).

The SOLAS regulations on the mandatory carriage of ECDIS will come into force from 1 July 2015 for all tankers over 3,000 gross tonnes, apart from permitted exemptions. Over 8,500...

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Distress-signal The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), in cooperation with Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) has awarded a substantial contract to enhance the regional search and rescue satellite system used to detect emergency distress beacons.

AMSA Chief Executive Officer Mick Kinley said McMurdo Group’s Techno-Sciences, Inc (TSi) has been selected to e...

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Flag-of-CanadaCanada's Minister of Transport, Lisa Raitt and Jean Laflamme, General Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Development of Ocean Mapping (CIDCO), announced that their organizations will be working together to develop a new method for underwater surveying (also known as bathymetric surveying) using floatplanes.

In the coming weeks,...

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MUAWA-Chevron's-Safety-forum International speakers highlighted concerns about the safety of Chevron operations at a public meeting attended by over 300 people in Perth, Western Australia.

The forum, hosted by the Maritime Union of Australia(WA Branch) and the International Transport Workers' Federation, featured Mike Smith, a union official from the United Steelworkers'...

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e-NavigationThe Coordinating Board of the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System adopted the International Hydrographic Organization's S-100 Universal Hydrographic Data Model as its preferred data framework for the dissemination and exchange of digital marine safety information and related MTS data collection requirements.

 

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ECDIS-training-ClassNK ClassNK issued its Type Specific Training Course approval for "FURUNO MODEL FEA ECDIS & FURUNO MODEL FMD ECDIS" (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) Training Courses offered by Fleet Management Training Institute (Nerul, India), a group company of Fleet Ship Management Pvt. Ltd.

The approval certifies that the course offered by FMTI...

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New-Zealand Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) is welcoming Real Journeys' iconic steamshipTSS Earnslaw into the new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) - designed to improve operator and vessel safety.

Built in 1912, The Earnslaw is one of the few remaining commercial passenger-carrying coal-fired steamship in the southern hemisphere.

"The Earnslaw is one of the...

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