New pipeline avoidance guidelines published

The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) has released Pipeline Incident Prevention, a recommended guidelines for dredging near underwater gas and hazardous liquid pipelines, incorporating damage prevention and emergency response protocols for the […]

Mindi is no more

The world’s oldest cutter suction dredger (CSD), the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP’s) Mindi, sank about 161 km off Balboa as it was under tow to a new owner. Built by US-based Ellicott Machine Corps, a […]

Another chance

Human intervention, when introducing new technology or infrastructure, has historically not led to a safer environment or left nature unharmed – take the invention of nuclear power that went online without having figured out how […]

Port safety training launched in Jordan

The launch of a three-stage occupational safety and health education (OSH) programme for port workers has been announced by the ITF Seafarers Trust (ITF) on 23 January in Aqaba, Jordan. The training uses a mobile […]