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Rescue-at-sea-guideNew search and rescue rules to clarify how border guards serving in Frontex sea operations should deal with migrants and where they should disembark them were approved by Parliament on Wednesday. The regulation, already informally agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators, should enter into force before this summer.

"These new rules will enable...

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EMSA offers integrated maritime services based on advanced maritime data processing, combining information from all of the agency's maritime applications as well as other external sources.

As part of a tailor-made maritime traffic picture, users can choose which information they want to receive, such as specific data sets and maritime activities in...

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Ship-detained-on-port The Danish Maritime Authority invites shipping companies' employees on land and on board ships to meetings about Port State Control (PSC) with the purpose of enhancing safety on board.

Avoid defects and get better at supporting the crew

The meetings will provide an opportunity to share experiences of Port State Control, for example best practice...

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Helicopter facilities onboard ships sailing in Australian waters ClassNK has issued Technical Information TEC-0984 regarding helicopter facilities onboard ships sailing in Australian waters.

"MARINE ORDERS Part 57 Helicopter operations Issue 3 (MO57) was issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) for Helicopter facilities onboard ships sailing in Australian waters.

After the issuance of MO57,...

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Shipping activities in Arctic areas are certain to increase in the years to come and, as the Arctic is a challenging and diverse environment, knowing how to manage its risks will be crucial.

Through case studies, DNV GL has estimated that the risk is nearly 30 per cent higher for a cruise ship and almost 15 per cent higher for a bulk carrier...

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The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has released its Spring Statistics which found the percentage of total hull losses have fallen to a record low.

The figures which are the most comprehensive study into hull, cargo and energy insured losses available reported the frequency of total losses for ships above 500 GT increased...

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Voyage-Data-Recorders The European Maritime Pilots' Association (EMPA) represents about 5.000 maritime pilots from 25 European countries.

In cooperation with the Nautical Institute, EMPA on Friday the 28th of March organized a seminar about the use of Voyage Data Recorders (VDR's) in the maritime industry.

Key speakers from accident investigation agencies, the airline...

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