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Safety, Survival & Training

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
Galileo goes live
The European Union’s Galileo Search and Rescue (SAR) service is one of three services soft launched in December 2016 and seeing improved performance now as new satellites come on-stream. 07 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Near-miss training
A new training programme from Videotel and The Standard Club addresses the need to report ‘near-miss’ incidents with others through an open, ‘no-blame’ safety culture. 06 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Polar appliances
Norwegian maritime safety equipment concern Norsafe has signed a contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV to supply its IMO Polar Code compliant Life Saving Appliances (LSA) to an arctic supply and research vessel for the Australian Antarctic Division. 03 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Med rescue: unlawful conduct claims
Ten maritime search and rescue non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have met with representatives of the European Parliament in Brussels to further the understanding and agreement of the means and methods of addressing unsubstantiated accusations of unlawful conduct by SAR NGOs in the Mediterranean region. 03 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Versatile assistance vessel
Netherlands-headquartered shipbuilder Damen has introduced the Responder 5413 – a new First Line Assistance Vessel. 03 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Meeting EEBD rulings
Survitec Group, the Birkenhead, UK-headquartered marine and offshore safety & survival solutions company, has been urging the industry to make sure that Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBDs) on vessels are up to date. 31 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Incident investigation distance course
Norwegian maritime training provider Seagull Maritime has announced the release of a new distance course covering the timely topic of Incident Investigations. 28 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Viking slowdown
Denmark-headquartered Viking Life-Saving Equipment A/S is experiencing a moderate slowdown following several years of continuous growth. 27 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Arctic survival gear
Protective immersion suit specialist, White Glacier, showcased the latest in its hypothermia protection range at Seatrade Cruise Global in the US. 16 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
MEOSAR technology deal
French positioning systems specialist Orolia, best known by MJ readers for its McMurdo brand of EPIRBs, has announced that it has been awarded a critical contract by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for nationwide enhancements to its existing Search and Rescue (SAR) satellite technology. 02 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Specialist Man Overboard & Fast Craft Injury Prevention workshops
A programme of two one day events for the sub IMO / sub 24 metre professional sector is being held ‘back to back’ in Southampton UK on 25 & 26 April 2017. 06 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
New fireboat for Amsterdam Fire Department
The City of Amsterdam Fire Department has taken delivery of its new firefighting vessel: the ‘Jan van der Heyde IV’. C-Job Naval Architects provided the concept design for the 17.6-metre vessel. Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld performed detailed design, engineering and vessel construction. 03 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Centre for maritime training excellence
Modal Training, a new centre of training excellence for the maritime, ports, energy and logistics sectors, is to open in Immingham, UK, on the south bank of the Humber. 30 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
New offline ACAT courses from ECDIS
UK maritime training provider ECDIS Limited has introduced an offline version of its ACAT courses for clients with little or no internet access onboard. 30 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
IMCA liaises with EU offshore regulators
International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) participated in the 13th session of the EU Offshore Authorities Group (EUOAG) to work on promoting collaboration between international and regional regulators. 27 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Safety solutions for Norway’s ferries
Zenitel has delivered safety communications and entertainment equipment for new ferries in Norway. 26 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Sophisticated 'Berlin' joins German rescue fleet
The second of a planned six sophisticated new 28m Class cruisers has gone into service with Germany’s sea rescue service DGzRS - and will soon be joined by a third. 26 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal