Dedicated cruise team for survitec

Survitec has created a dedicated Global Cruise division to support the rapidly developing requirements of global cruise operators. As a part of a multi-million-dollar investment, ship safety and survival solutions company Survitec, has restructured its cruise business to provide a centralised, dedicated customer service, procurement, [Read more...]

2019-04-16T08:56:57+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Safety|

‘Oasis of the Seas’ moves to Cadiz

Royal Caribbean’s ‘Oasis of the Seas’ is currently in Navantia’s Cádiz shipyard for repairs after suffering damage in drydock at Grand Bahama Shipyard. Three sailings departing Port Canaveral on April 7, 14 and 21 were cancelled due the unscheduled repairs. Her next sailing will be [Read more...]

2019-04-16T08:46:30+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Safety|

IMO SSE 6 meeting outcome

The IMO sub-committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) met in London between 4th and 8th March, 2019.   All agreements made at the meeting and listed below are subject to final approval by MSC 101 in June, 2019. SOLAS allows life-saving appliances and arrangements [Read more...]

2019-03-31T20:09:19+00:00 March 31st, 2019|Safety|

Norway acts to protect fjords

On 1st March, new environmental requirements for emissions and discharges in the world heritage fjords of Nærøyfjord, Aurlandsfjord, Geirangerfjord, Sunnylvsfjord and Tafjord entered into force. The requirements were drawn up by the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) at the request of the Norwegian Ministry of Climate [Read more...]

2019-03-31T16:15:40+00:00 March 31st, 2019|Safety|

World-first approval for VIKING survival craft

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has officially approved the patented VIKING LifeCraft survival craft as a Novel Life-Saving Appliance. This meets the requirements for replacing conventional lifeboats on passenger ships and advancing progress toward greater safety in large-scale ship evacuation emergencies.   Following successful heavy [Read more...]

2019-03-16T14:54:43+00:00 March 16th, 2019|Safety|

Key West berth badly damaged

One of Key West’s three cruise berths has been put out of action for several months, due to being struck by a cruise ship. According to the Miami Herald, the Mallory Square berth will be out of action for three months and will cost around [Read more...]

2018-12-17T09:09:02+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Safety|