Tag: Safety

Maritime Cybersecurity

Merchant marine, following the new ‘digital wave’ is modernizing itself by increasing connectivity, interoperability and communications between all entities, resources and systems. Vulnerability of systems and data integrity is everywhere!

A new trend is emerging. Cybersecurity needs to be assured both onboard and ashore within computer rooms, workstations, programming codes, software updates and scada automated procedures. Chief IT/Data Officers need to attain the required certificates from each vendor, supplier and system manufacturer and should carefully scrutinize corporate and country regulations in order to achieve the necessary coverage. Shifting towards ‘Big Data’ and ‘Ship Intelligence’ could leave the maritime industry vulnerable to cyber-crime unless it develops a better awareness of ICT (information, communication technology) security and adopts security best practices.

Risk Assessor

Risk AssessorThe Risk@Assessor is a structured risk assessment program for ships operation covering operational, accident, security and environmental risks with a unified approach. RAP considers risk assessment as an endless procedure utilizing business learning mechanisms based on industry and company previous experiences. An integration approach of hazardous processes risk estimation with evaluation of hazardous events consequences is provided to support:
Risk Assessor estimates risks with accuracy (according to the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen published by MCA, which is based on BS 8800 standard) and Risk Manager implements plan of actions to reduce the consequences or the probability of occurrence (Risk management definition BS 4778).



  • Manual
  • Accidents – Incidents – Near Misses
  • Inspections (Vettings – PreVettings – PSC – Supt Visits…)
  • Drills
  • Safety Meetings
  • Seminars/Trainings
  • Fleet Bulletins – Circulars
  • Audits
  • Management of Change
  • Risk Assessment
    ISM Administrator

The Danaos ISM Application is designed so as to provide the launch platform of the company preparation and certification to ISM requirements. It provides the backbone of the efficient maintenance of the ISM system once the company is certified and ensures continuity of compliance. The degree of automation provided ensures that minimum human intervention is required for application the closed – loop principle of the ISM code.

The basic structure of the ISM Administrator is consistent with the Danaos Ship Management Suite for office and vessel. A complete and integrated safety, quality and information system can be built giving the shipping company the benefits of a unified platform to build its competitiveness.
ISM Manual Administrator: Version Control – Prior and future Version Generator – Distribution control – Document oriented structure – Cross-referencing – Shipboard, Professional and office manual integrated approach – Search capability. (Optional: basic Approved Manual.)
ISM Checklist Administrator: Flexible specification of checklist items – version control – Distribution control – Frequency specification – Dynamic form generation from checklist items. (Optional: Analysis of on board performance of drills and procedures – Monitoring of safety system – Electronic transfer of forms and results).
ISM Training Assistant: Preparation of training sessions – Creation of Company training schemes – Preparation of Quiz – Evaluation of trainees – Multiple choice interactive trainer – Manual Interactive instructor. (Optional: basic ISM training package and quiz.)
ISM Operation:

Accident Reporter: Recording of accidents and near-misses – Conditions, details injuries recording – Statistical evaluations – Near miss correlation analysis – Accident causal analysis – Follow-up of accidents – Documentation control – Corrective action control – Graphical presentation of statistics.
Safety and Audit Inspection: Flexible definition of inspection items – Scheduling of inspections per vessel- Planning of Inspector visits – Archiving of inspections – Recording of Deficiencies. (Optional: Archiving of inspections photos – Comparative/evolutionary item analysis – Quality/Safety deficiency reporting – Internal/Statutory audit follow-up).
Drill Administrator: Preparation of applicable drills per vessel type, flag and trade – scheduling of drills – Record Keeping – Participant recording.
Seminar Administrator: Scheduling of seminars – Allocation of participants – Record keeping for execution and participation.
Danaos can create the entire ISM manuals of the Client into the ISM system with all the checks and version control cleanly maintained. ISM forms are also created and linked into the ISM system.

Superintendent Inspection System

IMG_0083 - CopySuperintendent Inspection software is specially designed for vessel survey and recommendation status monitoring. All surveys are followed up with windowing capability. Checking of survey execution within allowed windows is automated. Technical Department is informed at any stage about vessel’s survey and recommendation status, overdue surveys and surveys due at any future date.
Danaos INSPECTIONS ON THE GO as part of DanaosONE is a mobile application solution for Apple iOS and Android devices. You can work either on the office with WiFi connection to the DANAOS ENTERPRISE database or off line on ship to inspect your vessel. When the tablet connects to the internet it synchronizes all jobs to the current state so your Inspection list is always up to date on shore.


mrv-screenshot2DANAOS SEEMP module encompasses the full spectrum of IMO regulations and guidelines regarding ship efficiency. SEEMP module enables the management to identify the root causes of operational deficiencies and achieve above the competition performance level for each vessel type.

Energy Efficiency Module is a performance monitoring tool in terms in technical, financial & statutory (EEOI, MRV, etc.) terms.

The maritime Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) was made mandatory for new ships and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) for all ships at MEPC 62 (July 2011) with the adoption of amendments to MARPOL Annex VI (resolution MEPC.203(62)), by Parties to MARPOL Annex VI. This was the first legally binding climate change treaty to be adopted since the Kyoto Protocol.

Fleet performance and environmental impact are benchmarked against the optimal level, allowing the shipping company to monitor, improve and report the results in a standardized format. Environmental impact & Fuel consumption are the key concepts behind DANAOS SEEMP module

Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)

The EEDI for new ships is the most important technical measure and aims at promoting the use of more energy efficient (less polluting) equipment and engines. The EEDI requires a minimum energy efficiency level per capacity mile (e.g. tonne mile) for different ship type and size segments. Since 1 January 2013, following an initial two year phase zero, new ship design needs to meet the reference level for their ship type. The level is to be tightened incrementally every five years, and so the EEDI is expected to stimulate continued innovation and technical development of all the components influencing the fuel efficiency of a ship from its design phase.

SEEMP should not play the role of another “paper form” instead, it should be utilized as a valuable toolkit for achieving ship energy optimization, enabling for improved and efficient vessel performance both in terms of fuel consumption and environmental protection.