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Safety, Survival & Training

Search and rescue for dummies
Maritime search and rescue authorities worldwide will benefit from the Spanish coastal authority’s pioneering training methods using SPOT Trace satellite tracker units. 10 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Developments in maritime mass rescue
One of the key drivers behind the development in maritime mass rescue operations over the last 30 years has been the 'MS Estonia' disaster in 1994. 07 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Alphatron Marine renews ECDIS lab
Alphatron Marine has upgraded its ECDIS training facility at its headquarters in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 28 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
McMurdo awards
McMurdo, the French-owned specialist in emergency readiness and response has announced that it has won two US search and rescue technology awards. 26 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
First Frequentis coastal maritime system
Austria-headquartered Frequentis is to provide a maritime distress communication solution for South Africa. 21 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Iridium GMDSS milestones
US-headquartered Iridium Communications Inc. has announced that two key milestones along the path to becoming the second recognized provider of Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services have been reached. 21 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Safety certificates all in one place
C Data Services, a leading provider of professional IT Solutions to marine related industries, was showcasing its new application BSafe at Seawork 2017. 21 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Planning focus of Mass Rescue Conference
More must be done to emphasise the importance of maritime mass rescue operation planning, a keynote speaker at the G4 International Maritime Mass Rescue Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, has urged. 18 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
3Si safety catalogue published
UK-based Safety and Survival Systems International (3Si) has published its 2017/18 products catalogue, its first since it acquired Ocean Safety, Typhoon International and US-headquartered Revere Survival. 17 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Irish beach patrol drones
An Irish software startup is boosting lifeguarding operations by trialling the use of drone technology for automated beach patrols for the first time ever in Ireland. 12 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Damen delivers Turkish Coast Guard vessels
Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two SAR 1906 vessels to the Turkish Coast Guard for refugee and migrant rescue operations 10 months earlier than expected. 11 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Oil response course accredited
Danish oil recovery solution manufacturer DESMI has obtained Nautical Institute accreditation for its IMO Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response (OPRC) training courses, allowing it to claim to be a ‘one-stop shop’ for its customers around the world. 11 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Man overboard prevention and recovery for maritime professionals
Over 80 maritime professionals attended two unique one day events focused on the sub IMO / sub 24 metre sector in Southampton, UK this April. The fast moving and dynamic Man Overboard Prevention & Recovery Workshop brought together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to identify problems that affect the maritime sector worldwide. 17 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
New offshore suits from Viking
Viking Life-saving Equipment offers an extensive range of safety equipment and clothing for the offshore market and has now introduced a new suit for those working in the offshore sector and who are exposed to more extreme conditions. 17 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Sea Rescue Trio complete
The last in a powerful trio of state-of-the-art cruisers for Germany’s DGzRS sea rescue service was being launched in June for service in one of the world’s busiest shipping regions – the North Sea Elbe Estuary. 12 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
North P&I Club presents on maritime casualties
UK- headquartered vessel insurer North P&I Club delivered a presentation to the Merchant Marine Academy in Hydra, Greece, emphasising the importance of safety procedures and the human element in avoiding maritime casualties. 11 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Award-winning Spinlock responds to commercial sector demands
Spinlock, a UK-based designer and manufacturers of rope holding equipment and personal safety products for leisure and commercial water users, will once again be attending Seawork International. Spinlock will be launching two new products at the show - the Fluorescent Deckvest DURO and the Pro-Tech. 10 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Nominate a H.E.R.O
The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is calling for nominations and entries for its H.E.R.O (Honouring Excellence in Rescue Operations) Awards 2017. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Viking Nadiro bucks trend
Following the story reported in last Month’s ‘Maritime Journal’ that Viking Life Saving equipment A/S had been encountering a ‘moderate slowdown’ in profits overall, the company has subsequently sought to draw attention to its subsidiary Viking Nadiro A/S, which reported an encouraging profit in 2016 before tax of DKK 1.1 million, against a deficit in the previous financial year. 13 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
SeaSkill certificate for ABB Marine Academy
Switzerland-headquartered electrical and motor systems expert ABB has been recognized by classification society DNV GL for meeting its standards for maritime training in its ABB Marine Academy. 10 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal