Miko Plasters fitted on ‘The World’

Preparations for the largest privately-owned residential cruise ship, ‘The World’, to sail the Northwest Passage across Canada from Nuuk, Greenland to Nome, Alaska this summer have included the purchase of a Miko Plasters Polar Kit as a defence against the risk of being holed by [Read more...]

2019-09-13T21:30:23+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Safety|

AIDA sets its environmental stall out

In the latest edition of ‘AIDA cares’, the company has outlined further progress on its way to emission-neutral cruising. As early as 2023, 94% of all AIDA guests will be sailing on ships that can be fully operated with low-emission LNG or, while in port, [Read more...]

2019-07-29T10:51:10+00:00 July 28th, 2019|Safety|

I-Checkit programme to include PONANT cruise line

INTERPOL has expanded its I-Checkit programme to include PONANT cruise line as part of efforts to further strengthen security in the global cruise industry. The phased roll-out from 1st July of the I-Checkit passenger screening system across PONANT’s cruise operations follows the successful completion of [Read more...]

2019-07-28T11:12:46+00:00 July 28th, 2019|Safety|

Carnival cleans up its act

Following fines for dumping and breaching its probation terms, Carnival Corp has announced several initiatives to help improve its environmental footprint. One initiative recently announced was that by the end of 2021, it will significantly eliminate its purchase and consumption of non-essential single-use plastics. The [Read more...]

2019-07-15T09:45:39+00:00 July 14th, 2019|Safety|

Carnival on sustainability

Despite agreeing a $20 mill deal with US federal prosecutors as settlement for allegedlyviolating its probation oncharges of causing pollution, Carnival Corp painted a bright picture in its ninth annual sustainability report recently published. The report details the key initiatives and progress made in 2018 [Read more...]

2019-06-28T16:56:33+00:00 June 28th, 2019|Safety|

IMO puts domestic ferry safety on the agenda

Taking into consideration the ongoing occurrence of passenger ferry incidents with often high numbers of casualties, IMO’s recent Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meeting  agreed to include a new item on measures to improve domestic ferry safety on its agenda for the next session.   An [Read more...]

2019-06-28T16:54:53+00:00 June 28th, 2019|Safety|

‘Columbus’ damaged by underwater object

On 20th June, CMV’s cruise ship ‘Columbus’ was still languishing in Damen’s Rotterdam Schiedam drydock undergoing emergency rudder repairs. She reported hitting an unidentified submerged object on 30th May while sailing from Amsterdam, bound for Norwegian Fjords. The ship was inspected by theport authorities, and [Read more...]

2019-06-28T16:50:44+00:00 June 28th, 2019|Safety|

Lifeboat manufacturer Neptune

Earlier this month, Palfinger Marine signed a global sales and service co-operation agreement with Jiangyin Neptune Marine Appliance Co Ltd, based in Jiangyin. One of the main aims of the agreement is the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture in China,to be named Palfinger Neptune [Read more...]

2019-06-28T16:22:52+00:00 June 28th, 2019|Safety|

‘MSC Opera’ crash lands in Venice

The 2,700 pax cruise ship ‘MSC Opera’rammed a berth and a tourist boat in Venice on 2nd June, injuring five people. She hit the river boat ‘River Countess’, which was lyingat San Basilio Pier in the Giudecca Canal with 130 people on board. ‘MSC Opera’ [Read more...]

2019-06-17T11:51:09+00:00 June 17th, 2019|Safety|