Maritime Defence & Security News

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21 December 2021

Maritime Operating Concept Industry Engagement Event

The MOD has issued a public notice for a face to face event which is an ‘introduction for Industry to the new Maritime Operating Concept key themes’. The event will be held on 28th January at ‘Action Stations’ in Portsmouth Dockyard.

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14 December 2021

“We’re going to need a bigger Navy”

A House of Commons Defence Committee Report on their inquiry into The Navy: Purpose and Procurement, has concluded that the number of major surface combatants in the Royal Navy will need to double to cope with the more complex threat and changing nature of warfare.

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26 November 2021

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) Modern Slavery Statement

Following the publication of the first UK Government Modern Slavery Statement in March 2020, the MOD has on 25th November 2021 published its first annual departmental Modern Slavery Statement. The statement provides more granular detail about the actions the department has taken during the financial year to tackle modern slavery in MOD operations and supply chains, and allows the public to see how the MOD are implementing anti-slavery policies, mitigating risks and tracking progress.

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2 November 2021

SMI Green Maritime Survey reveals big uptick in maritime engineering firms embracing decarbonisation

Our recent Green Maritime Survey reported a big increase in the number of companies embracing the decarbonisation agenda.The survey paints a picture of positive change in the industry with 85pc actioning green initiatives, two thirds actively involved in green research and developing green technologies and 78pc running incentives for staff to lower their environmental impact.

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30 September 2021

BAE Systems joins Diversity in Maritime Charter during Inclusion Week

BAE Systems has joined the Diversity in Maritime Charter, showing commitment to increasing the diversity of its workforce and building diversity and inclusion into its processes, practices, policies, systems, and training.

29 September 2021

Lloyd’s Register and UK P&I Club launch new and improved Port State Control pocket checklist mobile app

Lloyd’s Register (LR) and UK P&I Club have released a new and improved Port State Control (PSC) checklist app. The app helps ensure that ship personnel are trained in how to inspect, maintain and operate life-saving equipment, and that equipment is ready for use at all times

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Marine Autonomy Challenge (MAChallenge)

This exciting challenge is open to teams of students studying at UK universities. The first phase involves a video submission and the finals take place in November this year. Each qualifying team will be provided with an industry simulator to enable them to build the autonomous behaviours required to achieve a series of challenges.

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