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Guidance on Missing Seafarers Issued

New guidance on dealing with situations involving missing seafarers has been produced by the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and InterManager.
Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies & Manning Agents working with situations involving missing seafarers covers managing relationships on board, actions that should be taken and managing relationships with the families of seafarers who have gone missing. It includes details of recommended procedures to follow, templates and scripts for communicating with families and further resources including contact details for reporting incidents of missing seafarers.
The guide expands upon ISWAN's previous publication, Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies and Manning Agents: Humanitarian support of seafarers and their families in cases of armed robbery and piracy attack to cover a broader range of issues where seafarers may be missing. Read more “Guidance on Missing Seafarers Issued”

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ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland Partner on Cybersecurity

Leading classification society ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland have concluded a worldwide partnership agreement for cybersecurity services.
ClassNK is a classification society which carries out surveys to help ensure the safety of vessels and marine structures, and has many achievements involving the certification of ship equipment. TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services providing digital services for safety, cybersecurity and privacy. Earlier, ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland built a cooperative relationship through the signing of partnership agreements in 2012 for wind turbine certification and in 2015 for test and product certification.
With their most recent partnership agreement, both parties have agreed to comprehensively collaborate in jointly developing and delivering a cybersecurity certification scheme for the maritime industry. Utilizing the knowledge and strength from the services they each provide, they will collaborate globally in the field of cybersecurity in order to further ensure the safety of vessels. Under the agreement, ClassNK will first team up with TÜV Rheinland to work on the cybersecurity guidelines that target onboard software currently being developed by the society. This partnership will also bring efficient and pragmatic cybersecurity certification services to meet the maritime sector’s needs.
ClassNK President and CEO Koichi Fujiwara said, “I am pleased to be able to further strengthen our collaborative relationship with TÜV Rheinland. Digital transformation is changing the way that business is conducted and offering more opportunities, while cybersecurity is an essential factor to its promotion and adoption in the maritime industry. Through the new partnership, we will do everything possible to overcome the cybersecurity challenges of the industry by combining TÜV Rheinland’s abundant expertise and our society’s accumulated knowledge and experience on management systems for ship operations as well as the structure, machinery and other components of ships themselves.” Read more “ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland Partner on Cybersecurity”

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Kotug and Petroconsult Join Forces

Leading global towage company Kotug International BV has signed an agreement with Petroconsult to create a joint venture company called Kotug Petro Maritime (KPM). The partnering companies have been awarded a long term contract with Sumed to provide operational services and carry out towage operations including FSRU operations at their Ain Sukhna terminal located in the Red Sea, Egypt. Read more “Kotug and Petroconsult Join Forces”

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Leclanché Energy Storage Solutions Selected by Kongsberg

Leading global maritime technology company Kongsberg Maritime has selected Leclanché, one of the world’s leading storage solutions companies, as its battery partner and supplier of customized marine energy storage solutions. The partnership contributes to Kongsberg’s new generation of hybrid power solutions, which are set to deliver game-changing efficiencies and reduce the environmental impact of transportation with cutting-edge autonomous and crewed vessel newbuilds. Read more “Leclanché Energy Storage Solutions Selected by Kongsberg”