Cruise ship bridge team management lacking

The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission has published its findings on the cruise ship ‘Azamara Quest coming into contact with Wheki Rock, Tory Channel on 27th January, 2016. The Maltese-flagged cruise ship ‘Azamara Quest’ was en route to Picton in New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds, [Read more...]

2018-05-14T08:58:53+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Safety|

Third Carnival operations centre opens

Carnival Cruise Line has unveiled its third and largest fleet operations centre (FOC) located in Miami. The 35,000 sq ft facility is custom-designed for hands-on, around-the-clock monitoring and support of the line's 26 cruise ships. The FOC features a tracking and data-analysis platform that enables [Read more...]

2018-05-14T08:24:33+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Safety|

Seafarers to be offered location sensors

Norwegian start-up technology firm, ScanReach is set to launch In:Range, which is claimed to be a unique system capable of locating anyone on a vessel or offshore installation in real time. The plug and play technology is simple, easy to install, low cost and, according [Read more...]

2018-04-30T11:05:03+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Safety|

Fire safety on ferries – A Masters’ guide

The Standard Club has released a guide for Master’s regarding fire safety on ferries. Yves Vandenborn, Director, Loss Prevention, The Standard Club, said: “Fires on board ships are frightening events which, if undetected or not tackled in a timely manner, can escalate rapidly into catastrophic [Read more...]

2018-04-15T07:29:31+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Safety|

USCG amends terminal security rules

The US Coast Guard (USCG) is amending its regulations on cruise ship terminal security by simplifying and removing outdated regulations located in 33 CFR parts 120 and 128. These parts prescribe requirements for passenger vessels and passenger terminals to develop and implement vessel security plans [Read more...]

2018-03-28T05:27:43+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Safety|

Foreship warns on expedition ship rush

Booming demand for expedition ships should not mean that good and safe shipbuilding practices for passenger vessels are compromised, leading naval architecture and engineering company Foreship has warned. The consultancy said that it believed that a lack of consistency in the initial designs being rushed [Read more...]

2018-03-12T09:48:44+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Safety|

Utensil spray to combat norovirus

The quickest and easiest way to introduce bacteria and virus illness to the human body is by placing contaminated silverware inside the mouth, claimed Julia Samaniego of US-based Triple-S Co. Scientific evidence shows that Norovirus cannot be eliminated by machine washing and anti-bacteria soaking, she [Read more...]

2018-03-12T09:39:07+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Safety|

Dedicated cruise security service launched

Cruise ship terminal operators SCH has established a new dedicated security services subsidiary. Viper Maritime Services (VMS) was set up to increase the range of cruise ship services offered by other parts of the Independent Port Handling group (IPH), which includes SCH and valet car [Read more...]

2018-03-12T08:39:29+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Safety|