China MSA: Regulation on data collection for energy consumption of vessels
According to the new regulation, applicable vessels calling at Chinese ports are to submit to the MSA the 'Data Report Format for Energy Consumption of Ships', and providing information on the last voyage, prior to their departure from the port.
MLC amendments 2016 on crew welfare enter into force
The second set of amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) for improving crew safety and welfare have entered into force, as of 8 January 2019. The amendments, agreed in 2016, are comprised of additions to the guidelines of Regulation 4.3. They cover health and safety protection and accident prevention.
MSC 100: Revised guidelines on fatigue approved
The IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 100) approved revised guidelines on fatigue, which provide comprehensive information on the causes and consequences of fatigue, and the risks it poses to the safety and health of seafarers, operational safety, security and protection of the marine environment.
Career Paths: James Wilkes, Gray Page
Mr. James Wilkes, Managing Director, Gray Page explains how he joined maritime industry and what makes his current role exciting. 'Treat people as you would wish to be treated' is the best advice he has ever heard, reminding him that respect and kindness are the most important elements to step his career forward.
BWMC implementation: The time for delays and denial is over
Mr. Mark Riggio, President of the Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA) talks about the current challenges toward BWMC implementation, highlighting that the deadline for a BWTS installation expires, thus the sooner they start planning, the better.
Shipping of liquefiable bulk cargoes: Lessons from real-life incidents
During the first SAFETY4SEA Conference in Singapore, Mr. Lee Hiok Liang, Naval Architect, T&T Salvage, shared lessons learned from real-life bulk cargo liquefaction accidents.
Lessons learned from loss of control incidents at low speed
The West of England Club informed that it has experienced two claims where, in separate incidents, a container vessel and a tanker inexplicably lost control whilst departing port under pilotage.
Independent check of installation could have prevented explosion in CSV
The Accident Investigation Board of Norway (AIBN) released its report on the work accident on board the Normand Maximus off the coast of Brazil on 21 February 2017. Because of the incident one died, while another one got seriously injured and three persons sustained minor injuries.
Shipping of liquefiable bulk cargoes: lessons from real-life incidents
Mr. Lee Hiok Liang, Naval Architect, T&T Salvage, shared lessons learned from real-life bulk cargo liquefaction accidents, stressing that, apart from transportable moisture limit, sea condition is the other closely related critical parameter that causes high humidity cargoes to be unstable.