Maritime UK launches Version 5 of its Industry Code of Practice for Maritime Autonomous Ship Systems

Maritime UK is today (6 December) launching Version 5 of the Industry Code of Practice for Maritime Autonomous Ship Systems The accelerating pace of change in maritime autonomy has required updated guidance for those owning and operating Maritime Autonomous Ship Systems (MASS).  Whilst not a legal text, the Code has been used by manufacturers, service providers, […]

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MAIB – Achieve and Talis report and safety flyer published

Collision between prawn trawler Achieve and general cargo vessel Talis and subsequent sinking of Achieve 2021-14-Achieve-Talis-Report Summary On 8 November 2020, the UK registered fishing vessel Achieve (HL257) collided with the Panama registered general cargo ship Talis in fog. The fishing vessel was severely damaged and sank while being towed to port. Neither vessel was […]

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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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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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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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