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Offshore renewable energy installations: impact on shipping

How wind farms and wave and tidal energy devices can endanger navigation, emergency response operations, marine radar and GPS communications. Introduction In the UK, there is an increasing number of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREIs) including wind farms, and wave and tidal energy devices. This forms part of the government’s commitment to reducing its carbon […]

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MAIB safety digest 2/2021 published

2021-SD2-MAIBSafetyDigest The latest collection of cases (volume 2 of 2021) detailing accidents involving vessels from the merchant, fishing and recreational sectors is now available to download here. […]

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Littlehampton Harbour Dues: public inquiry

Inquiry relating to the objection raised about harbour dues charged by Littlehampton Harbour Board for the tax years ending 2019 and 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/littlehampton-harbour-dues-public-inquiry/littlehampton-harbour-dues-objection-public-inquiry Details A public inquiry will take place between 12 and 15 October 2021, held by an inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport, with regards to an objection raised by […]

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Women in Maritime delivers the UK’s first cross-transport inclusion summit

Women in Maritime, Women in Rail, Women in Aviation International and Women in Transport come together in UK’s first cross-transport inclusion summit during London International Shipping Week Among Maritime UK’s diversity successes during week was the agreement to establish an annual ‘Pride in Maritime Day’ also beginning from next year Marks significant progress just eighteen […]

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Memorandum of understanding between HSE, MCA and MAIB

MOU between the HSE, the MCA and the MAIB for health and safety enforcement activities and accident investigation at the water margin and offshore. Details This document sets out how the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) work together where their duties for health […]

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MAIB Publish Shearwater and Agem 1 Report

Immobilisation and flooding of dredger Shearwater following repeated collisions with unmanned barge Agem One 2021-11-Shearwater-Report Summary On 9 April 2020 near Kinlochbervie, Scotland, the UK registered dredger Shearwater was immobilised after its propeller shafts were fouled by its own towline, which was being used to tow the unmanned barge, Agem One. Thereafter, Shearwater was damaged and […]

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Government to clamp down on dangerous use of jet skis with new legislation

Government Consultation launched to strengthen the enforcement of safety laws for recreational and personal watercraft. consultation launched to protect public and local wildlife from dangerous driving personal and recreational watercraft – including jet skis – will fall under same laws as ships tougher sentences for anyone in breach of safety laws The Department for Transport […]

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New Joint Association map shows the scale of ports and harbour coverage across the UK

The BPA and the UK Harbour Masters’ Association have jointly produced a map of the UK’s ports and harbours, which shows the scale and spread of the industry. The map, which is available in both digital and physical form, has been distributed across the UK to a range of organisations and specialists. This collection demonstrates how as an […]

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Navigational warnings: reporting and broadcasting hazards at sea

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is responsible for broadcasting the warnings issued by the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to vessels at sea. Radio broadcasts are made about known and potential risks. The attached below document outlines: how and when warnings are broadcast what kind of activities require a warning how to inform UKHO that a hazard requires […]

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MAIB – Stolt Groenland report published

Cargo tank explosion and fire on board a chemical tanker in Ulsan, Republic of Korea. Today the MAIB have published our investigation report on the rupture of a cargo tank containing styrene monomer on board the Cayman Islands registered chemical tanker Stolt Groenland on 28 September 2019. The large quantity of vapour released as a […]

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