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Interview with Clay Maitland, NAMEPA

SAFETY4SEA Team met Clay Maitland, Managing Partner, Founding Chairman, NAMEPA at Posidonia 2016, June 6-10, Metropolitan Expo, Athens for an interview regarding major safety challenges in shipping industry

NAMEPA Challenges in Shipping today

-   As a starting point, could you outline the main goals of the Association? The chief aims of NAMEPA, which draws its name from the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA) - which was the first such...

Shipping faces some grim realities

_ Attend any given conference on shipping, particularly maritime finance, and you will hear, and see, many presentations, accompanied by PowerPoint, predicting a recovery some time in 2013. Read some articles in the trade press,...

Prosperity is not around the corner

European crisis and shipping economy My eye was caught by a recent article: "Tanker Sector May Be Over the Worst", quoting a Norwegian bank's analysis that the tanker market, including VLCCs, suezmaxes, aframaxes, panamaxes and...

The old lifejacket dilemma

Lifoboat safety - safe ships IMO's Maritime Safety Committee has concluded its 90th session, its delegates having worked their way through the usual fearsome agenda. Not surprisingly, the discussions involving the reactions to...

Changing the Rules of Engagement

Changing the Rules of Engagement Piracy is expanding to West Africa; nine attacks were reported in February, double the number in the month before. Piracy is also well-entrenched in Southeast Asia, which recorded 31.5% of all...

Lessons learned again?

Each casualty is a 'learning experience' April is said to be the cruelest month. It is memorable for disasters, from the Titanic to Texas City, Deepwater Horizon and so on. Of course, there are eleven other months in the...

Costa Concordia Lessons

Passengership safety remains an important issue As we approach the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic this coming April, passengership safety remains an important issue. Between 1990 and 2000, the cruise market...

Another hazardous cargo, another sinking

Cargo liquefaction danger hasn't gone away On Christmas day, the bulk carrier Vinalines Queen, carrying a cargo of nickel ore from Morowali, Indonesia, to China, went missing. The ship and its crew of 22 must now be considered...
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