Seguridad marítima

The Master's Decision to Sail



By Wendy Laursen 2015-06-14 20:11:08

Speaking at the 2015 World Maritime Rescue Congress, John Dalziel, and Dr Roberta Weisbrod of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association cited the seafarer’s dilemma:

It is the master’s decision whether to sail.
It is the owner’s decision who is the master.
(Charles S Price, Great Storm of 1913)

The congress, organized by the International Maritime Rescue Federation, was discussing the world’s tragic ferry disaster statistics including the 166 accidents that occurred over the 14 years between 2000 and 2014. These accidents are estimated to have resulted in over 18,000 deaths in 37 countries.

Conservative estimates provided by Abigail Golden of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association indicate that 58 percent of accidents and 75 percent of fatalities are caused by human error.

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La Federación de Prácticos denuncia en la CE el pacto de Puertos del Estado y Sasemar





La Federación de Prácticos pide un pronunciamiento de las personas y organismos citados porque, a su juicio, el citado acuerdo, que afecta a todas las autoridades portuarias, «no satisface las normas de

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Hydrosphere to launch Jet 1200 buoy at Seawork





14 May 2015

The new JET1200 buoy from Hydrosphere

Aids to navigation company Hydrosphere will launch the latest in navigational aid technology at Seawork 2015.The new type of buoy, the JET1200, is from Mobilis for which Hydrosphere is the British representative.

It has a 1.5m diameter hull size with 1200kgs of buoyancy and is constructed entirely from polyethylene.

“This is a brand new buoy which hasn’t been seen before,” said Hydrosphere MD, John Caskey. “There’s no metal used in the buoy’s construction at all making it lightweight and corrosion free. The design and manufacturing process incorporates a rotationally moulded central structure meaning the buoys are moulded making

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New Seacrewsader




11 May 2015

New ergonomic Fusion 3D technology has been used to ensure the jacket's design is comfortable for continuous wear

Survitec Group has launched a new SOLAS lifejacket aimed at the industrial and commercial marine market. Developed under its Crewsaver brand, the new Seacrewsader 290N 3D is designed to provide increased levels of protection in the toughest and most extreme working environments.

Building on the success of the popular Seacrewsader 275N, the new lifejacket will appeal to companies that require a compliant lifejacket to satisfy regulations surrounding PPE assessments. It is aimed primarily at the oil and gas, commercial shipping and offshore wind farm industries.

New ergonomic Fusion 3D

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harbourmaster organitation






The Profession of a Harbour Master

Being a Harbour Master is a wonderful profession. Worldwide there are about 3,000 merchant ports and each of these ports has a harbour master, sometimes with staff personnel and deputies.
These true specialists and professionals take care of safety, environment, security and smooth shipping traffic in their ports. They may oversee huge numbers of vessels entering a port and in many cases come from the ranks of seafarers.