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Bigger Container Ships Pose Bigger Risks


Insurers, Others Worry About the Potential for Catastrophic Accidents


Gregory J. Millman

The Wall Street Journal


Feb. 8, 2015 7:50 p.m. ET

The big container ships that ply the world’s trade routes are growing ever larger, holding down the cost of ocean shipping, but also raising concerns among vessel operators, insurers and regulators about the potential for catastrophic accidents.

The ships, designed to carry freight stowed in large metal containers, transport much of the world’s seaborne cargo, including manufactured goods and, increasingly, farm products. Their increasing size already is straining the unloading resources at some port facilities and—along with labor troubles—has contributed to major traffic snarls at the nation’s West Coast ports.

Since the economic downturn, shipping lines have sought to stay competitive by

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South Korea Reviews 300 Safety Rules


By MarEx 2015-02-07 20:20:28

South Korea will review around 300 maritime rules this month to improve shipping safety after last year’s Sewol ferry sinking. The government has been criticized over its handling of the tragedy, which led to nearly 300 people, mostly school students, drowning. Nine people are still missing.

The policy review has been instigated by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and follows the dismantling of the coast guard and the prosecution or resignation of many other people associated with the vessel’s management. 

Sewol was overloaded at the time of its sinking in April 2014. Poor steering was also cited as one of the causes of the accident.

News agency Yonhap reports that the ministry will allocate 800 million won ($728,000) to

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ICS publishes new chemical tanker safety guide

Sign up to receive newsletter Submitted by Mark Venables on 5th January 2015

ICS Secretary General, Peter Hinchliffe The ICS has published a new edition of ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals)

A fully updated edition of the definitive industry guidance on the safe operation of chemical tankers has just been published by the shipping industry’s global trade association, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).The new edition of the ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals) replaces the previous edition issued in 2002.

ICS recommends that a copy is carried on board every tanker engaged in the carriage of chemical cargoes, and that copies are also held within shipping company technical departments.Since its first publication over 40 years ago, the ICS Guide has become the standard reference

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Izquierda Unida pide al Gobierno de España controlar los derrames marinos por satélite




El 2.2.2015

El partido ha registrado una proposición no de ley en la que piden que las imágenes que se tomen se remitan "de forma automática" a las comunidades autónomas que se pudieran ver afectadas

La formación denuncia que durante las prospecciones de Repsol no se informó a Canarias del desarrollo de los trabajos

El buque 'Rowan Renaissance'.

Izquierda Unida defenderá en el Congreso que se pida a la Agencia Europea de Seguridad Marítima (EMSA) que

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judges for 2014 METS Dame Awards




SOS Marine and Mobilarm subsidiary Marine Rescue Technologies ("MRT") announce today that the sMRT Inflatable SOS Dan Buoy is one of the 45 products that have been nominated for final judging by the Design Award METS (DAME) 2014 jury. The products have been selected from a total of 116 entries from 23 nationalities from all over the world.

The Dame Jury assess entries for overall design, build quality, functionality and use of materials. Other factors taken into account are: originality, ergonomics and price/quality ratio. The short listed products are divided over seven individual categories.

Once thrown into the water and inflated, the sMRT SOS Dan Buoy becomes a visual marker and at the same time the sMRT technology is activated which sends

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