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Managing alien stowaways

In this article, Charles Anderson, Senior Vice President, Head of Skuld New York, provides a brief guide to US Ballast Water Regulations, the Vessel General Permit and the 2018 Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act.

Fatalities in Confined Spaces: do we have tunnel vision?

Confined space work remains one of the most frequent, yet dangerous work-related activities undertaken. Thus, Lloyd’s Register James Pomeroy, the expert on Health and Safety asks if we have tunnel vision regarding confined spaces.

Digitalization and greening are the next key industry’s challenges

On the sidelines of EUROPORT, we were pleased to host an interview with Dr-Ing Orestis Schinas Professor of Shipping and Ship Finance, Head of Department of Maritime and Logistics of Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) which was the winner for a 2019 CAREER4SEA- EUROPORT award alongside a number of other distinguished nominees.

Safe working on CO2 systems

David Patterson, Loss Prevention Executive, North P&I Club discusses of a recent incident that resulted with the loss of ten people onboard a vessel, highlighting what the dangers are when not fully-understanding the operation of fixed CO2 systems.

The changing face of e-navigation

During his presentation at 2019 SAFETY4SEA Hamburg Forum, Capt. Mark Bull, Director, Trafalgar Navigation, gave an insight concerning e-navigation, pointing out that we are on the threshold of a major change in our industry; it has already started and it is now picking up speed.

Addressing training requirements on LNG fueled ships

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Stavros Niotis, Principal Engineer OEP, ABS, discusses the STCW requirements of seafarers’ training, noting the three training types and the importance of seafarer competency and knowledge of people onboard the sea.

Unravelling the myth behind cyber security

During the SAFETY4SEA Hamburg Forum, Chronis Kapalidis, Cyber Expert, HudsonAnalytix, referred to myths behind cyber security. He stressed that the narrative about cybersecurity, when talking to industry stakeholders should focus on cyber risk and cyber resilience instead of cybersecurity.

IHMs for ships: An urgent but forgotten matter?

During the last SAFETY4SEA Hamburg Forum, Gunther Zeitzmann, Ship Recycling Engineer and member of the International HazMat Association (IHMA), highlighted the importance of preparation, certification and maintenance of an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for compliance with the requirements of Hong Kong Convention and EU-Ship Recycling Regulation. He further referred to key steps for effective development of IHM and certification; the operations and maintenance of the IHM and the importance of control with flags, classes and PSC.

Lessons learned from emergency response incidents

During the last SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Elias Psyllos, Vice President Commercial and Risk Management, T&T Salvage, shared lessons learned from his experience in emergency response incidents. Beginning his presentation with key salvage concepts, he provided the main first steps operators need to follow in the initial phase of a response. Experts’ presence on site, a proper salvage plan and salvage engineering are vital, he stressed, to verify what savors are doing is right.

Bringing PortCDM to implementation

During the SAFETY4SEA Hamburg Forum, Mathias Karlsson, Researcher, RISE Viktoria, talked about Port Collaborative Decision Making and how digitalization can improve operations at ports. PortCDM aims to improve efficiency and effectiveness of activities in any port by providing a framework for data sharing and enhanced collaboration, thus making their operations more efficient.

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