The role of the ‘lookout’ on board ships is currently more important than ever, considering the increasing traffic volumes at sea and the more complex equipment used in bridge systems. A watchkeeper must understand the equipment available and determine the risk of collision.
CHIRP released its latest video, in which it focuses on reports about dangerous practices when working aloft, and others referring to leisure vessels and ship design, as well as problems faced by pilots during their duties. Namely, in the video, CHIRP presents three cases.
A news study, commissioned by Clear Seas and produced by Nuka Research and Planning Group, focuses on how ship routing combined with the location and availability of Emergency Tow Vessels or rescue tugs, can affect the possibility of a disabled vessel drifting aground along the Pacific coast of Canada.
Fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the UK. This hazardous job is made difficult by the 100,000 kilometres of cables and pipelines and 4,000 surface and subsea structures that lie off the coast of the UK and northern Europe. These obstacles are dangerous for fishing vessels, as the compromise fishing gear or lead to collisions.
The new scenario on the Surface Warfare Officer School bridge simulator takes radar data, ship tracks and other open source information and recreates for SWOS students the experience of being on the bridge of the destroyer when it collided with ACX Crystal.
Motivated by the catastrophic fire which occurred on board the Crew Transfer Vessel Umoe Ventus on December 23rd, 2015, the Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology, issued the project “New Fire Strategies in the Wake of Umoe Ventus” to increase the level of safety on board vessels.
Although shipping industry has seen developments regarding safety, accidents involving dangerous goods continue to happen. For this reason, the UK P&I Club released a guide to support operators who pack dangerous goods into cargo units for sea transportation.
For further safety awareness regarding the transport of Ammonium Nitrate Based Fertilizer in bulk and the risks posed by such a cargo, IMO issued a circular describing the safety principles for this cargo.
Liberia Maritime Authority issued a Marine Advisory to provide guidance for safe transport of bauxite, including the accurate declaration on cargoes. It also presents the potential risks regarding the carriage of certain Group A bauxite in bulk due to its potential to undergo dynamic separation.
A working group comprising members of the Cargo Incident Notification System issued guidelines for the carriage of cocoa butter in freight containers, under the principles set out in the IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code).
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