Paris MoU tackles Polar Code compliance

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) has launched a concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) to verify compliance with the requirements of the Polar Code. This campaign started on 13th June and lasts to 1st July, 2022 (first period) and from 1st [Read more...]

2022-06-27T15:56:30+00:00 June 27th, 2022|Safety|

Pilot error blamed for RCI collision

Royal Caribbbean (RCI) has initially blamed pilot error for the ‘Harmony of the Seas’ colliding with a berth at Falmouth, Jamaica last month. No injuries were sustained to either crew or passengers. The collision was said to have caused mostly cosmetic damage to the vessel, [Read more...]

2022-06-13T20:14:34+00:00 June 13th, 2022|Safety|

MinXray awarded ISO standard

Healthcare industries are now beginning to require International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification from their medical device manufacturers. As a result, MinXray announced that it had been awarded ISO13485:2016 Certification on 2st April, 2022. This certification ensures compliance with internationally recognised best practices and safety [Read more...]

2022-06-13T19:40:50+00:00 June 13th, 2022|Safety|

VIKAND opens Copenhagen office

Healthcare solutions provider, VIKAND, has opened an office in the Danish Shipowners’ Association’s building in Copenhagen. Hosting a reception on behalf of VIKAND were Peter Hult, CEO (pictured), and Bo Larsen, Vice President Commercial Partnerships. During the speeches, Larsen announced that VIKAND had joined the [Read more...]

2022-06-13T19:31:28+00:00 June 13th, 2022|Safety|

VIKAND to manage Heritage Expeditions’ medical needs

VIKAND—the maritime medical operations and public health provider—has signed a medical management agreement with small ship expedition cruise company, Heritage Expeditions. The company will manage all medical operations on board its new exploration vessel, ’Heritage Adventurer’. Holding records for the most northern and southern Arctic and [Read more...]

2022-05-14T10:57:27+00:00 May 14th, 2022|Safety|

NPH tests Virgin’s crew for COVID

Newcastle, UK-based occupational health and wellbeing company, NPH Group, has won a contract to supply onsite and offsite COVID-19 testing services to Virgin Voyages.   This contract comes ahead of the launch of two new vessels, ‘Valiant Lady’ and ‘Resilient Lady, in the UK and [Read more...]

2022-05-14T10:35:48+00:00 May 14th, 2022|Safety|