Safety culture and seafarer standards are closely linked
In an exclusive interview, Mr. Colin Gillespie, North Club, notes that the most concerning trend over the last years has been the attitude of those ashore to maritime accidents and incidents and explaines why an efficient culture is vital.
Cyber security library for shipping: Everything you need to know
The world is changing, and with it so is technology. Vessels are progressively using systems relied on digitization, integration and automation. As a result of these, cyber security threats are not only increasing, but they are becoming a part of maritime daily business.
Machine Learning lifts Performance Monitoring to the next level
Taiwan deployed two new electric powered bunker tankers, as the state-supported CPC Corporation launched the two vessels at the port of Kaohsiung. The two ships were built in order for the company to meet the growing demand for more environmentally friendly projects.
2018 SAFETY4SEA Cyprus Conference - Highlights
The inaugural SAFTY4SEA Conference in Cyprus successfully concluded on Tuesday 17th of April, at Columbia Plaza in Limassol, attracting 220 delegates from a total of 115 organizations.
Shipping industry highlights from the Cyprus Flag perspective
Mr. Costas Iacovou, Acting Permanent Secretary, DMS Cyprus, discusses about the key shipping challenges with regards to maritime safety and environmental protection.
Leak by damaged pipe causes fire to Ro-Ro's engine room
While a coastal Ro-Ro passenger vessel was at berth, it was using a auxiliary boiler to provide onboard accommodation heating, while the engines were not operating. After the boiler began working, fire broke out near the boiler, caused by a leak.
Improper tightening of a pipe plug causes fire to vehicle carrier
NTSB released a report about the fire onboard the vehicle carrier Alliance St. Louis. The vessel had began from Port Arthur, Texas, heading to Jacksonville, Florida, when a pipe plug on the fuel pump for the main engine’s no. 6 cylinder came loose, causing fuel spray onto the engine’s hot exhaust gas pipe manifold.
Do's and Don'ts for fire safety on ferries
Cars, lorries and refrigerated containers, all of these have combustible material and their own fire hazards, something which a ship’s crew cannot easily control. The Standard P&I Club issued a master’s guide to raise awareness of fire risks on ferries.