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Known problem with certain GPS devices The Republic of the Marshall Islands has issued Marine Safety Advisory No 26-14 to advise that the United States Coast Guard Navigation Center stated that a number of GPS users have recently reported system outages.

The United States Air Force (USAF) has determined that all GPS satellites are operating properly, but that certain GPS receivers are...

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On 20 May 2014, a pamphlet entitled Safe Passage: The Straits of Singapore and Malacca was officially launched at the 93rd session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee meeting currently taking place in London.

This Safe Passage pamphlet is the result of an initiative pursued within the Cooperative Mechanism, a framework established in 2007 in which...

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MOL-vessel TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced the launch of its biannual campaign targeting all MOL-operated vessels.

MOL positions safe operation as a social commitment and the highest priority in all of its business activities, as the company forges ahead to become the world leader in safe operation. As part of these efforts, President Muto,...

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US-Coast-Guard The Coast Guard detained the 579-foot motor vessel  Strategic Synergy on Tuesday, requiring the vessel to remain in Portland until numerous safety violations are corrected by the ship's crew.

The Strategic Synergy, owned by SBC Synergy PTE. LTD., intends to load grain in Portland and will depart for Ecuador after the safety violations have been...

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K-Line-response-drill K-Line performed an emergency response drill on the May 9th 2014 to ensure preparedness of optimum response towards any major maritime accidents that resulted in large-scale oil spill with human casualty.

The scenario of the drill evolves as "K" Line VLCC "TAMAGAWA" collides with a ferry boat in Tokyo bay when she is heading towards Kawasaki. The...

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DNV-GL DNV GL has conducted a risk assessment "hazard identification study (HAZID)" on a series of three methanol-fuelled tankers for owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and shipyard Minami Nippon Shipbuilding in Japan.As these are the vessels with a flex fuelled low speed diesel engine using methanol and/or heavy fuel oil, DNV GL was asked to participate in the...

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Lifeboat

Image Credit: IMO

IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) will meet at the Organization's London headquarters for its 93rd session, from 14 to 23 May 2014.

The MSC 93 is expected to agree on the following issues:

to adopt amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) related to lifeboat safety; to continue its...
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