Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
19th IALA Conference on 'Successful Voyages, Sustainable Planet'
The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) in association with the Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries is conducting a conference on Successful voyages and Sustainable planet which means a New Era for Marine Aids to Navigation in a Connected World, from May 27 to June 2 in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
The Venue will be at Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon, Republic of Korea.
The 19th IALA Conference comprises a series of activities that bring members of IALA together to share their experiences in improving navigation safety through knowledge and innovation. This edition of the Conference will consist of Council and General Assembly, Companion Programme and Social Events.
The Conference includes a broad technical programme of cross-disciplinary presentations by world-class experts and an Industrial Exhibition providing first-hand viewing of the latest R&D, innovative aids to navigation products and services, and related exhibits of contemporary interest and future promise.
A novel feature of the Conference will be a Heritage Exhibition which will showcase the unique cultural significance of lighthouses around the world.
Please click the link below to start the online application.
Attached File: 171211_IALA2018_2nd_Announcement(1).pdf
It was reported on 5 December that MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received deck machinery orders for four escort and four harbour tugboats from Cheoy Lee Shipyards Ltd in Hong Kong. MacGregor winches have been specifically designed to maximise vessel performance by minimising equipment weight, it is understood. These orders were booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter 2018 order intake, with equipment deliveries planned on a rolling schedule commencing in the second quarter of 2019 through to the end of the third quarter.
Evolution not revolution. Autonomous and remote-controlled ships are being trialled but seafarers, for now, remain indispensable to safe shipping. These were key messages apparent from a special session held on 3 December of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, which is celebrating its 100th session. This was reported on 6 December by IMO which kindly provided illustrations.
Delegates were first treated to a song commemorating IMO’s 70th anniversary since the Convention establishing IMO was adopted in 1948) as well as the MSC 100 session.
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