Classification society DNV GL has called for much faster release of casualty investigation reports as it places a renewed emphasis on maritime safety.

Ten workers were killed and 19 injured due to carbon dioxide leak on the Chinese cargo ship Jin Hai Xiang that was being repaired at Xixiakou ship repair yard in Shandong province.

Software and cyber will become a third platform for safety adding to the current physical dimensions ABS chief Christopher J. Wiernicki told the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

DNV GL – Maritime ceo Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen always likes to begin his presentation with a song title encapsulating the message, and yesterday he chose Sting’s “Forget About the Future” to introduce his call for a ‘back to basics’ approach to marine safety.

China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) announced that, Cao De Sheng, has been appointed as the Director of Maritime Safety Administration.

The UAE is introducing a new classification requirement for vessels from 25 flag states calling or anchoring in its waters from 1 January 2019.

“Why have you slowed down? The delay is unacceptable. We need the ship alongside Monday morning without fail. There will be severe consequences for you should the voyage be delayed further.”

It hasn’t been easy, even among professionals, to have too much sympathy for Francesco Schettino, formerly master of the Costa Concordia, currently serving a 16 year prison sentence in Rome. 

Offshore access solutions provider Ampelmann has set-up its second office in the Middle East in Dubai.

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM), DNV GL, Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) and University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) have entered into a strategic partnership to set the tone for operational and regulatory framework in autonomous shipping.

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