Abandon ship is the top challenging situation a mariner could face in his or her career. The risky task is, not only to launch the lifeboat and complete safe embarkation, but also to safely navigate this lifeboat in the high seas until rescued.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented disruption to global maritime trade, and an even bigger crisis is down the road unless global coordinated action is taken. Amid a growing uncertainty, the great dilemma for governments seems to be protecting public health and maintaining trade transport at the same time.
The key green challenges for shipping, emissions reduction measures as we are heading towards 2030 and ways to enhance sustainability were discussed during the last GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, where Mr. Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA, asked industry experts to think of what needs to change to improve current landscape in the maritime industry. Namely, all speakers at the event answered the following question:
From the successive reports of piracy attacks in Gulf of Guinea to the constantly updated news agenda of the coronavirus outbreak, reputation threats are more imminent than ever for shipping companies which have to be extra vigilant on how to handle unexpected situations in the current media environment.
Heavy weather at sea is a deadly serious and always relevant safety issue, as inappropriate manipulations in such conditions may lead to damage of a vessel, threatening the cargo, the environment or, even worse, human life.
Women in workforce and leadership positions remains a hot issue across all business sectors, and maritime included. Since 2015, an EY initiative aims to encourage stakeholders to focus on diversity and inclusion in leadership and workforce, equal compensation and work life balance.
Have you ever considered what does your sitting style or your voice tone say, or what message do you send when you cross your arms? Mastering body language can have an effect not only on social occasions, but also on your brain!
Given the recent Coronavirus outbreak, crew members onboard more than ever need to be aware of the key practices for their safety and protection; routine cleaning, proper disinfection practices and appropriate treatment of waste produced from the COVID-19 are among those practices that can play an essential role in minimizing the spread of the virus in case a suspected case of COVID-19 is found onboard.
In the first issue of its Soft Skills edition focusing on leadership, SAFETY4SEA asked leaders across the shipping industry to answer to the following question: If you had to choose one ‘must-have’ skill for leaders, which would it be and why?
As we are two months into 2020, IMO’s sulphur cap is being implemented worldwide and considering the radicality of the new regulation, its implementation has been smooth so far. However, that does not mean that there are no breaching cases, while the discussion regarding the best way to comply has heated up. What’s more, from March 1st, the regulation will enter the next phase, meaning that the industry has only few days to discharge fuel that has a sulphur content greater than 0.50% m/m.
- Maritime Knowledge
Book of the month: A first of its kind guide to safe navigation of lifeboats07/04/2020
- Maritime Health
Update 07 April: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus07/04/2020
Saudi Arabia buys 8.2% stake in Carnival Corp.07/04/2020
Liberia conducts first ever remote flag inspection07/04/2020
Baltic Exchange: Maritime market highlights 27 Mar - 3 April06/04/2020
USGG sets temporary exemptions concerning TWIC operations06/04/2020
Investigation report: Tanker grounds due to not fully engineered ECDIS06/04/2020
CMA CGM vessel changes route to avoid Suez Canal tolls06/04/2020
COVID-19 impacts fleet development and demand06/04/2020
- Green Shipping
Steel cutting for the world’s largest LNG ro-ro vessel06/04/2020