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Security Measures: A brief review of ISPS Code implementation

As an act to defeat one of the most challenging dangers of nowadays, IMO, under SOLAS Convention Chapter XI-2, developed the International Ship and Port Facility Code – the ISPS Code, a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities.

Accidents related to ISM Code failures: What we have learned so far

A major benefit of the ISM Code is that it encourages lessons to be learned from incidents. Thus, we have compiled a list of accidents related to ISM Code failures to highlight lessons learned. Besides, by learning lessons, safety procedures can be reviewed and amended to reduce risk of occurrence.

Safety Management: How to define and measure KPIs effectively

Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs, are measurable indexes that demonstrate how effectively each organization is achieving its key business objectives. At the same time, they provide a clear picture of organization’s performance and detect any inadequacies/ failures, showing the pathway for essential improvements in future.

Safety Management: How post-incident reviews can be a useful tool

When at sea, numerous of safety events often make their appearance either due to wrong decisions or bad manipulations. In essence, post-incident reviews or in other words, incident investigations, may be used as lessons learned to highlight what went wrong and what should have been done to prevent same failures in future.

Padre bulk carrier detention: Crew not scared to speak about their safety

In January 2008, three crew members of the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier ‘Padre’ told a local seafarer’s charity that they feared for their safety onboard. Thorough inspection shortly after identified key safety issues and the ship was detained immediately, while ISM certification was withdrawn.

USCG Guidelines on ISM Code

A series of vessel accidents in the late 1980s linked to human error, suggested a link between the increase in accidents and management faults; subsequently the ISM Code made its appearance, urging for measures on the safe operation of ships and pollution prevention. In response, USCG issued guidelines, concerning compliance with the requirements of the Code for both US-flagged and non US flagged vessels.

Safety Management: Evaluating a Crew Resource Management training

Maritime Crew Resource Management training is of outmost importance for the shipping industry; it focuses on Bridge Resource Management and Engine Room Resource Management including performance monitoring, drills and exercises with simulators or videos and feedback procedures.

Pros and cons of Coriolis Flow Meters: A solution to bunker disputes?

Accurate, on-the-spot measurement of marine bunkering is critical for both cost control and relationship management. In response to accurate measuring, since 2017, Singapore, the world’s largest marine refueling hub, has made the use of MFM compulsory. Mass Flow Metering is based on the Coriolis flow meter theory.


Should BWM training be a mandatory requirement?

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