COVID-19: Industry figures call for seafarer access to emergency medical assistance ashore

A COVID-19 Seafarer’s Wellbeing Group of 10 major maritime shipping organisations is working to ensure that crew can access medical care ashore, despite various country’s lockdown restrictions during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. “This is […]

13 Cyber Security Challenges and Threats Ports Face

The European Union Agency of Cyber Security’s report on smart ports and technology, presents the pros and cons of technology in the shipping industry and the cyber security challenges the ports may have to deal with, says an article published in Safety4Sea.

Cybersecurity challenges

The “Port Cybersecurity” report published in December 2019, highlights that because of the rapid development of digitalization ports now have to deal with a great number of cybersecurity challenges:

  • some of them are...

Port of Mossel Bay – Backbone of SA’s Fishing, Oil and Gas Sectors

Since the commencement of the national lockdown on 27 March 2020, the Port of Mossel Bay has been playing a critical role in the provision of essential services – with special emphasis on the fishing and oil and gas sectors.

Despite the uncertain times, the port has successfully handled seven Liquid Bulk vessels collectively carrying 168 587 kilolitres of liquid bulk cargo and 13 Break Bulk vessels carrying 908 tons of cargo. All safety operations protocols prescribed under the national lockdown...