There are a number of factors that need to be considered in order to effectively reduce the risks associated with enclosed spaces, notes Capt. Akshat Arora, Standard Club’s Senior Surveyor of Loss Prevention. Although the regulatory requirements are well laid out, and safety standards should be improving, the increasing trend of enclosed space related casualty statistics highlight the importance of training.
As Capt. Akshat Arora, Senior Surveyor at the Standard P&I said, the Club regularly receives questions regarding the carriage of dangerous cargoes in packaged form. As of 1 January 2018, the 2016 edition of the IMDG code is in effect, and Mr. Arora reminds the requirements of this code.
In an exclusive interview with GREEN4SEA, Capt. Akshat Arora, Standard P&I Club, discusses what the implementation of the BWM Convention this September means for the shipping industry from the P&I perspective. Capt. Arora notes that industry is looking forward to the forthcoming MEPC71 for clarifications regarding D-2 standards and reminds operators to ensure compliance with current BW requirements in order to avoid fines.
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