Toumanidis Elias

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OCIMF Mooring Equipment Guidelines (MEG4) – An Update

The fourth edition has been extensively updated and addresses: Lessons learned from incidents, most notably from failures of HMSF mooring lines; Human centred mooring designs and human factors in mooring operations; New and in-development regulations and guidance from the IMO on the safety of mooring; Alternative mooring technologies and how they can be incorporated safely into the design of mooring systems both for ships and terminals.

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How plastic pollution harms marine life

One of the most concerning problems that our oceans are facing nowadays – if not the most important – is plastic pollution. Plastics are the cause of increasing ocean pollution, which in turn affects marine life, and consequently humans as well. However, there are easy steps that everyone can follow, in order to eliminate this matter.

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Life below water: Addressing ocean sustainability

Oceans, seas and coastal areas cover the vast majority of our planet’s surface, as two-thirds of the planet is water. Oceans are a life-giving force considering the fact that our drinking water, weather, climate, food, and oxygen, are driven by the sea. For this reason, it is of vital importance to protect the seas through enhanced ocean conservation and sustainable practices. Protecting Life Below Water Over three billion people depend their livelihood on marine and coastal resources, as they provide food security and can ensure human health. The oceans are also regulating the global climate, supplying us with water and oxygen, and are accommodating a vast variety of biodiversity. Taking all these factors into consideration, it is easy to understand why a careful management of this vital global resource is key to ensure a sustainable future. Despite its importance however, currently we observe a constant deterioration of coastal waters due to pollution and ocean acidification, which are impacting the ecosystems and biodiversity. In order to put a stop on this concerning situation, the UN has included a specific target on its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, addressing Life Below Water. This Goal aims to reduce marine pollution and eventually establish a...

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New requirement for fire fighter’s communication

A new requirement for the carriage of two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus of explosion proof or intrinsically safe type for firefighter’s communication is effective from July 1st, 2018 according to SOLAS regulation II-2/10.10.4 The purpose of these fire-fighter radios is to provide a dedicated means of communication between a team of fire fighters entering the space, and the crew member located outside the space who is assigned to control this team.

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