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  • Services » Less paperwork for the shipping industry
    burdens that draws seafarers away from their actual task of conducting the ship and affects the maritime companies in time and money In the future we will see better rules and simple digitized procedures It is important Danish issues that will now benefit the whole maritime world says Andreas Nordseth director of the Danish Maritime Authority It is expected that the IMO at the General Assembly in 2015 will set a clear target for the use of digital media on an equal footing with paper This means that a significant part of the administrative work on board will be digitized Reporting and journaling can for example be digital like certificates and other documents can be stored in digital form This streamlines work on board and the seafarers have more time to concentrate on sailing the ship Future rule development and rule changes are subject to robust procedures to ensure that the industry and the seafarers are not burdened with unnecessary restrictions Therefore IMO s technical committees now make a proposal as to how the individual rules can be adapted to precisely meet the goal of eliminating unnecessary administration Source Danish Maritime Authority Maritime Denmark Front page Copyright Maritime Denmark Breaking

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18180 (2016-05-01)
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  • Services » Radio Medical to be examined
    right help The center has received a grant from the Danish Maritime Fund of 2 6 million kroner for the research project When ships in Danish waters are experiencing illness accidents or emergency situations where there is need for medical assistance Radio Medical Denmark is ready at Sydvestjysk hospital in Esbjerg They can advise and have the possibility to evacuate if necessary Now the Center for Maritime Security and Society launch a research project to look at how things are going with the crew members who receive assistance from Radio Medical This is to optimize the quality of the maritime services and to ensure that services are provided at a high level internationally comparable level The project is a collaboration between CMSS Radio Medical Denmark and the Center for Maritime Health at Fano and the project will run until November 2017 Radio Medical Denmark has 1 000 to 1 200 cases per year most of which deals with disease Source Maritime Officers Maritime Denmark Front page Copyright Maritime Denmark Breaking News Maritime Denmark media partner for MSSM Knud E Hansen wins international award Fund has awarded almost half a billion kr Engineer school increases numbers 2015 was challenging for the

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18187 (2016-05-01)
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  • Services » Engineer Students given honorary grant
    about to complete their studies with work of exceptional quality Lars Binder and Alexsander Westergaard were awarded honorary grants for their final dissertation which deals with energy optimization of steam production at newbuilding S 1641 at DS Norden A S The project demonstrated that students have some excellent skills in using and combining the professional skills they have acquired through their education The students even developed an advanced decision tool for Excel it says among other things in the decision of the Marine Technical Society Lars Binder and Alexsander Westergaard s close cooperation with the shipping company Norden has resulted in a project that is well done and has a professional high standard while it includes innovation Similarly the task clearly focused on how the maritime sector in practice can use results of the task The presentation of the grant took place on 8 December Marine Technical Society had a total set of six candidates for the award including four groups and two individuals Source Marine Technical Society Maritime Denmark Front page Copyright Maritime Denmark Breaking News Maritime Denmark media partner for MSSM Knud E Hansen wins international award Fund has awarded almost half a billion kr Engineer school increases

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18185 (2016-05-01)
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  • Services » New planning legislation is underway
    took example several years The kind of applications will be easier with a planning legislation It s been really hard to assess what was needed to get a project going It was difficult says Jens Øyås Møller project manager for Nature Tourism on the process of getting permission to lower Ærøsund in the waters off Svendborg Nature Tourism sought permission to lower the old ferry and got a refusal from the Coastal guard because it was believed that the wreck could contain hazardous substances and otherwise be a nuisance to shipping It was only last summer that Nature Tourism finally got permission from the Ministry of Environment The purpose of the planning legislation is that people can get pre acquainted with what a new project must get a permit and in particular it must be clear what you can and cannot do at sea Jens Øyås Møller is also convinced that a planning legislation would have made it easier for Nature Tourism to write a precise application Source dr dk Maritime Denmark Front page Copyright Maritime Denmark Breaking News Maritime Denmark media partner for MSSM Knud E Hansen wins international award Fund has awarded almost half a billion kr Engineer

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18160 (2016-05-01)
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  • Services » Accident report on bridge collision
    British ship KARLA C which on April 13 2014 collided with Masnedsund when the thruster of the ship had a short malfunction during a turning maneuver at Vordingborg Harbor In order to counter the ship going into the dock the crew let the anchors go but the ship swung in such a way that the stern hit the bridge KARLA C received significant damage to the ship s launching appliances for rescue boat and the bulwark There was minor damage to the bridge construction and railway tracks This meant that the bridge was closed to rail traffic for four days No one was injured in the collision The Maritime Accident Investigation Board has investigated the accident and prepared a report which is a summary of the factors that led to the accident The report is in English and is available HERE Source The Maritime Accident Investigation Board Maritime Denmark Front page Copyright Maritime Denmark Breaking News Maritime Denmark media partner for MSSM Knud E Hansen wins international award Fund has awarded almost half a billion kr Engineer school increases numbers 2015 was challenging for the DMA More charges in OW Bunker case International award for Danish researchers OW Bunker curators

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18138 (2016-05-01)
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  • Offshore » MHI Vestas doubles in Esbjerg Harbour
    the site It will ensure that we can minimize the time we spend offshore thus reducing installation costs We are preparing for a busy period where we will implement several projects from Esbjerg and we appreciate the infrastructure investment and the flexibility Esbjerg has shown us says Bo J Bjerregaard Director Pre Assembly Projects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind The company was among the first to move into the East Harbour in 2013 Since then MHI Vestas has completed five projects from the facilities in the East Harbour The activities continue to grow and therefore MHI Vestas decided to double the leased area in the harbor The total area is therefore being expanded from 54 200 square meters to 138 200 square meters and the expansion includes an additional quay so that more projects can be undertaken simultaneously The collection of components for the 165 MW Nobel Wind project in Belgium starting on the site in June while working in conjunction with the 400 MW Rampion project in the UK starting in September Source MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Maritime Denmark Front page Copyright Maritime Denmark Breaking News Dong Energy puts Hejre field up for sale Few accidents in the Danish oil

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18606 (2016-05-01)
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  • Offshore » Lack of money slows down wave energy
    access to venture capital To go from an idea to a product in the offshore market It requires a lot of money and a lot of venture capitalists or a big pile of public revenue says Anders Køhler from Floating Power Plant which is one of the plants that are close to being tested in full scale Until now wave energy developers have had the support from public research funds EUDP and ForskEL but now EUDP is cut down while ForskEL has redefined its purpose and no longer provides support for product development Additionally it is difficult to get investors to invest in the development of wave energy because there is low market prices for electricity from the plants and therefore wave energy is not the most attractive investment One of the wave energy plants which has been supported by ForskEL is the plant Wavepiston The consortium behind Wavepiston consists of DTU Finnish Nurmi Cylinders and Dutch Vryhof Anchors Also Wavepiston is very close to being able to be tested in full scale in the sea Source jernindustri dk Maritime Denmark Front page Copyright Maritime Denmark Breaking News Dong Energy puts Hejre field up for sale Few accidents in the

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18614 (2016-05-01)
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  • Offshore » A good year for safety in Maersk Drilling
    er Lost Time Incidents accidents or injury that leads to work on the rig being interrupted at the lowest level ever while we have maintained a high uptime says Bent Nielsen head of HSSE in Maersk Drilling According to Bent Nielsen the various rig teams have shown great enthusiasm in taking responsibility to minimize casualties Unfortunately among the three LTI s in 2015 there was a serious incident in June when an offshore employee at the Maersk Developer lost his left hand and three fingers on his right hand when his hand was hit by a falling pipe This accident has overshadowed all our efforts throughout the year Hopefully we will not see such an event repeated on our rigs It was a wake up call for the entire organization which reminded us that although we have achieved much in our safety crusade we still have a lot of hard work ahead of us says Bent Nielsen To avoid such accidents in the future Maersk Drilling is working to establish a safety culture where everyone perceives it as a natural thing to stop the operation if they see an unsafe situation develop We want every employee to be aware that it is a duty not only a right to sound the alarm when the process or the personal safety is jeopardized says Bent Nielsen In 2015 Maersk Drilling had 3 LTI s compared to 6 in 2014 and 15 in 2013 In addition there were 10 High Potential Incidents accidents resulting in injuries causing no interruption of work but which have had the potential to do so in 2015 compared to 30 in 2014 There were 311 Near Misses accidents that could have caused injury but did not in 2015 compared to 356 in 2014 Source Maersk Drilling Maritime Denmark

    Original URL path: http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/?Id=18599 (2016-05-01)
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