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Safety, Survival & Training

An answer to lifeboat drill accidents
There is an answer to the shocking spate of accidents during lifeboat drills: “A full audit, with an experienced auditor from the line who’s familiar with the up-to-date regulations and who understands the specific system on the vessel,” George Devereese of the UK P&I Club told 'MJ', and added that of course “they will be getting into the lifeboat to run the test along with the regular crew”. 13 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
RNLI trials bottle buoy device in UK
A potentially lifesaving rescue device made from empty plastic bottles is being trialled by the RNLI in the UK for the first time. 10 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Damen boats to be built in Turkey
Damen has signed a contract with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Ankara, Turkey for the supply of six Search and Rescue (SAR) vessels. 07 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Super fire-fighting boat for Hamburg
Fire services in Germany’s busiest seaport, themselves under fire, are to get the biggest boat in their history – with others to follow – after approval of a 40m newbuilding costing €16 million. 03 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
£7 million training facility
Modal Training, a £7 million centre of excellence for the ports, energy and logistics sectors, based in Immingham, UK is set to open early next year. 03 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Tri-approved immersion suit for offshore wind workers
Birkenhead, UK-headquartered Survitec Group has launched its 1000 Series Offshore Wind Energy Suit, adding to its existing range of compliant renewable energy safety solutions. 02 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Tar cleaning device wins 2016 EES
UK-based Global Marine Systems Limited has mentored a team of four students to become the 2016 Engineering Education Scheme (EES) national champions, along with joint venture partner Huawei Marine Networks (HMN). 01 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
New graduate programme at Mersey Maritime
A new graduate talent programme has been developed in partnership with UK industry body Mersey Maritime, and launched by Shipping Minister John Hayes. 31 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Lifeboat drill incidents
Norsafe, global expert in lifeboat manufacture and training, says it’s concerned about the recent spate of lifeboat drill accidents which have seriously injured or led to fatalities among crew. 31 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Developing knowledge of winch hydraulics
Limited places are still available for Brevini and NFPC’s “Stage 2 Winch Hydraulic Systems” training course at the UK’s National Fluid Power Centre, 7-9th November 2016. 27 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Space technology for lifejacket rescue beacons
Spinlock, a UK-headquartered designer and manufacturer of commercial and leisure lifejackets, recently announced that it has been leading an exciting research and development project with the European Space Agency (ESA). 24 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Video for engine room oil mist detection
US-headquartered safety monitoring company Fike, was recently awarded the 2016 SAFETY4SEA Initiative Award during the SAFETY4SEA Forum in Athens, Greece for its pioneering solution to detect oil mist in ship engine rooms by using video analytics. 19 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Bulgarian Naval Academy acquires VSTEP simulators
The Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy (NVNA) in Varna, Bulgaria, has acquired VSTEP equipment for its new simulation centre. 19 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
New CTS training facility
Clyde Training Solutions (CTS) has opened a dedicated marine and offshore international training centre in central Scotland. 18 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Converter station risk assessments
German offshore services specialists SeaRenergy and Fichtner have been awarded with the revision and development of all risk assessments for TenneT´s offshore and onshore converter stations, the converter stations being essential elements of the North Sea grid connections. 11 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
PLB rental
Personal Locator Beacons are a major contribution to safety at sea, and UK-based Global Telesat Communications (GTC) has made it easy to rent one for less than £5 a day (including VAT). 11 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Duck tour woes
Following the 2014 Marine Accident Investigation Branch report into two amphibious DUKW accidents in the UK, the business model of using these 1940s military vehicles for city tours has taken a further broadside, this time from the insurance industry. 07 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
SeaRenergy/ SMC donation
German wind energy service company SeaRenergy/ SMC recently successfully ran a charity game on their stand at WindEnergy Hamburg, raising 3,500 EUR for the DGzRS (German Maritime Search and Rescue Association). 07 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Mass Rescue Conference 4
The International Maritime Rescue Federation has announced the fourth in its ‘Gothenburg’ series of conferences on maritime mass rescue operations, to be held in Sweden next June. The theme of the conference will be ‘Learning from Experience’. 07 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Inspectors uncover ECDIS deficiencies
UK-headquartered maritime training company ECDIS Limited claims that its new ECDIS ACAT service helps bridge the gaps between ECDIS qualifications and Officers’ actual real-world competencies to safely operate their vessels’ specific systems. 09 Aug 2016 - Maritime Journal