Safety & Security

MartechnicOne of the objectives of ensuring the required quality of the heavy fuel oil on board of a vessel is to monitor it for the presence of cat fines. As cat fines are extremely abrasive particles of various sizes that can cause severe damages to the components of the engine…
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is notifying vessels entering the North American ports to follow the Asian Gypsy Moth regulations issued by the US Department of Agriculture and Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM), which is found in some seaports in Far East Russia, Japan, Korea and North…
Swiss power supply solutions provider Cavotec has secured an order worth €28m from three firms in Australia, Canada and Denmark for its MoorMaster automated mooring systems. The order includes servicing, installation and commissioning of the systems on three types of vessels, namely lock, roll-on/roll-off ferry and bulk handling. MoorMaster is…
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) vessel sanitation programme is investigating the possibility of norovirus onboard the Holland America cruise ship, ms Veendam, which arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after 114 passengers and ten crew members reported suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea. The liner was on a week-long…
US-based technology and security systems provider Diebold has partnered with Panama Canal Authority (PCA) to develop and deploy a new 20-screen, high-resolution video wall for the canal's marine traffic control centre. Measuring approximately 300ft, the video wall will feature 67in monitors that display feeds from 24 cameras located at critical…
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