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MCA safety bulletin issued for all mariners who use GPS equipment

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a special safety bulletin to all mariners that use GPS to prepare for a rollover event that will occur on 6 April 2019. On April 6 navigation data from some older GPS...

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Guidelines on cyber security onboard ships

Ships are increasingly using systems that rely on digitisation, digitalisation, integration and automation, which call for cyber risk management on board. As technology continues to develop, information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) onboard ships are being networked together –...

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Campaign for greater container safety must focus first on dangerous goods

The recent reports of container ship fires has once more focussed those in the container supply chain on safety issues related to the incorrect processing of dangerous goods. The nascent Cargo Integrity campaign initiated by the international transport and logistics...

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DNV GL rolls out remote surveys for all vessels

Leading classification society DNV GL announced today that all DNV GL classed vessels are now able to utilize the possibility of remote surveys for some inspections through the Veracity data platform. This means that for a range of surveys, a...

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Danish Maritime Authority gives approval to innovative new survival craft

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has officially approved the LifeCraft Survival Craft by Viking as a Novel Life-Saving Appliance. The device now meets the requirements for replacing conventional lifeboats on passenger ships and advancing progress toward greater safety in large-scale...

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