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RNLI. New boats




The RNLI announces new Lifeboat for Lytham St. Annes

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 00:00

The crew at Lytham St. Annes were jubilant this week when they received a letter from RNLI headquarters stating that they are to receive the charity's latest and most advanced class of all-weather lifeboat - the Shannon

The station received a letter from the RNLI's Director of Operations, George Rawlinson, stating that the Trustees of the RNLI have approved that the station should receive one of the new class of lifeboat - the Shannon. 

The Shannon was developed by the RNLI and is the most agile in the charity's fleet being the very first to be propelled by water jets and not propellers.

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Insignia Fire Reveals Cruise Industry Remains Unprepared for Disaster





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Many cruise passengers began asking us when the Insignia will sail again, even before the ship's burned-out engine room stopped smoldering.  

Of course we don't know. The investigation into the fire is just beginning. Investigators from the Marshall Islands (the flag of the Oceania cruise ship) has just started. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) flew from Miami to St. Lucia to accompany the Marshall Islands investigators.

The ship will undoubtedly sail long before the official investigations are concluded. I doubt that the official reports will be ready for publication by the end of next

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Feature: New SOLAS requirements increase safety at sea





The SOLAS convention mandates safety standards

The SOLAS Convention in its successive forms is generally regarded as the most important of all international treaties concerning the safety of merchant ships

The first version was adopted in 1914, in response to the Titanic disaster, the second in 1929, the third in 1948, and the fourth in 1960. The 1974 version includes the tacit acceptance procedure - which provides that an amendment shall enter into force on a specified date unless, before that date, objections to the amendment are received from an agreed number of parties.

As a result, the 1974 Convention has been updated and amended on numerous occasions. The Convention in force today is

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Lupi al Segretario Generale dell'Imo: definire in modo inequivocabile l'obbligo di intervento in mare e rafforzare i controlli sui porti di partenza

Il ministro delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti Maurizio Lupi ha incontrato questa mattina a Londra il Segretario Generale dell'Imo (Organizzazione marittima internazionale) Koji Sekimizu, il quale ha elogiato l'Italia per la professionalità dimostrata nelle operazioni di soccorso dei migranti e nell'operazione Norman Atlantic.
Il ministro Lupi ha annunciato una lettera al segretario dell'Imo in vista dell'incontro internazionale e inter-agenzie delle Nazioni Unite sulla migrazioni via mare e sulle operazioni di soccorso del 4-5 marzo prossimo su due temi: la sicurezza della navigazione e la sicurezza delle operazione di salvataggio dei migranti.
Sul primo argomento (caso Norman Atlantic) si chiede il rafforzamento della normativa esistente in materia di controlli sulle navi traghetto per il trasporto di passeggeri e merci.
Sulla problematica migranti,

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Researchers develop new system to improve safety at sea





Published On: Sun, Feb 1st, 2015 | Oceanography | By BioNews


New satellite imaging concept proposed by University of Leicester-led team could significantly reduce search areas for missing boats and planes

A space scientist at the University of Leicester, in collaboration with the New Zealand Defence Technology Agency and DMC International Imaging, has been testing a concept for using satellite imagery to significantly improve the chances of locating ships and planes, such as the missing Malaysian flight MH370, lost at sea.

A preliminary study published this month in the International Journal of Remote Sensing, identified 54 satellites with 85 sensors, currently only taking images of land, which could be used to take images of the Earth’s oceans and inland waters.