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In the last edition of The Navigator, The Nautical Institute focused on ECDIS. At new  issue, The Navigator is dedicated to radar and its onboard use. Radar is an essential tool for safe navigation and improving situational awareness. Its use should be balanced with visual observation (in other words, looking out of the window), ECDIS and the many ...

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ADCP launches 'Safety in the Heat' capaign Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) is rolling out the annual UAE Ministry of Labour and the Abu Dhabi Emirate Environment, Health and Safety Management System (AD EHSMS)"Safety in the Heat" campaign in its ports and the Kizad industrial zone.

The ADPC campaign will run from 2nd June until 15th September 2014 at all ADPC ports and is using the...

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watchstanderToday's ships are equipped with radar systems that let them identify other ships from a distance, and while that works well enough for collision avoidance, those systems aren't the greatest at detecting small watercraft ... such as the low-slung skiffs often used by pirates. That's where WatchStander comes in. It's a radar system that's designed to pick out such boats, and then deter their crews before they can attack.
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ESL-Shipping-Arkadia Alandia Marine has awarded ESL Shipping as the Safest Working Place in Shipping in 2014 in the insurance company's annual competition.

The jury selected ESL Shipping thanks to its development and improvement of the working environment and the number of reported loss occurrences compared to the number of employees. In addition to these criteria,...

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New EPIRB Helps People in Distress at Sea The new distress radio beacon takes cross-bearings from multiple systems.  Several vessels can participate in search and rescue, and locating survivors becomes a lot more probable, says section leader Knut Asle at Hansen Protection in Moss. The company has developed the new emergency beacon......

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Denmark has initiated a campaign "Wear a lifejacket" to enhance maritime safety now that the sailing season is getting started. During the next six months, the frequency of drowning accidents at sea will increase. But many of these accidents could be avoided if yachtsmen and recreational fishermen wear a lifejacket. Statistics have showed that...

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Steamship Mutual P&I Club has issued a Risk Assessment Guidance for Ship Owners regarding a number of losses identified by the Club where there may have been an inadequacy in Risk Assessment of a particular task.The Clubs explains the principles of risk assessment in relation to occupational health and safety and provides some supplementary...

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