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Port of London to get new Damen tug via Svitzer

Port of London to get new Damen tug via Svitzer Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Svitzer for the delivery of an ASD Tug 3212. The vessel, to be named Svitzer Thames, will operate in the Port of London. She will be the fourth Damen ASD Tug 3212 in the company’s UK fleet. […]

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Maritime UK welcomes Associated British Ports to the Diversity in Maritime Charter programme

  PRESS RELEASE Maritime UK welcomes Associated British Ports to the Diversity in Maritime Charter programme   Maritime UK, the umbrella body for the maritime sector, has welcomed Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading and best-connected port operator, as the latest business to join the Diversity in Maritime Charter programme.   ABP has commenced […]

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Electronic Navigation Systems – Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels booklet

Electronic Navigation Systems – Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels booklet RIN representative to UKSON, Mr Paul Bryans, is pleased to announce publication of  ‘Electronic Navigation Systems – Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels booklet’.   This is available free for download as at below links; Enabling all of us to make better […]

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RNLI issues lockdown water safety warning

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is again urging anyone who is able, under government guidelines, to visit the coast during lockdown, to stay safe and not take any unnecessary risks that may put extra pressure on emergency services. As the UK and Ireland enter new nationwide lockdowns, RNLI lifeboats will continue to launch. However, […]

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UK Hydrographic Office 2019-2020 Annual Report released

The UK Hydrographic Office has released its Annual Report and Accounts for 2019 to 2020. In addition to its performance review, accountability report and financial statements, the document contains a range of case studies that showcase the organisation’s work as a world-leading centre for hydrography and marine geospatial data. You can download and view the […]

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ION wins competitive tender to supply Marlin SmartPort to 17 of CalMac Ferries’ ports and ferry terminals

UKHMA Commercial MemberION wins competitive tender to supply Marlin SmartPort to 17 of CalMac Ferries’ ports and ferry terminals. EDINBURGH – December 10, 2020 – ION Geophysical Corporation’s Edinburgh-based Software group today announced the award of a competitive tender to supply Marlin SmartPort™ as a port management information system to CalMac Ferries Ltd. CalMac Ferries […]

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MAIB issues safety warning alongside Sunbeam report

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its report into the fatal accident on board the trawler Sunbeam. On 14 August 2018, a second engineer on board was asphyxiated and died in one of the vessel’s refrigerated saltwater tanks. The report found that entering Sunbeam‘s tanks without safety precautions had become ‘normalised’ by the crew and had been done […]

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MAIB – Karina C report published

Karina C report published Fatal accident during cargo operations on Karina C while in Seville, Spain. 2020-18-KarinaC Statement from the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents; “Ship’s decks are dangerous places and this accident could have been avoided if personnel operating Karina C’s deck that day had adhered to established safe working practices. The limited space […]

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Raw sewage dumped on UK coast nearly 3,000 times in 12 months

Surfers Against Sewage has released its 2020 water quality data. It says that water companies are still routinely discharging raw, untreated sewage into UK waters, polluting the environment, and placing people’s health at risk. The Water Quality Report highlights that water companies were responsible for almost 3,000 raw sewage pollution incidents at Bathing Waters in England and Wales […]

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Consultation on the UK Marine Strategy marine monitoring programmes closing soon

Consultation on the updated UK Marine Strategy Part Two   On 25 August, we contacted you to invite your comments on the proposed updates to the marine monitoring programmes for the state of the UK’s seas, as outline in the consultation document for the UK Marine Strategy Part Two. The consultation document sets out the […]

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