Working aloft is risky and a supervisor should be appointed to act as a lookout for the crew member who perform such tasks, the Gard P&I Club warned. The Club’s claims database for the last 10 years shows that 5% of all falls from heights have resulted in fatalities and is one of the top 5 leading causes for fatalities onboard.
During the last SAFETY4SEA London Forum, 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.
The challenges arising from the Coronavirus outbreak affect not only seafarers travelling to countries where COVID-19 has been detected, but also the whole shipping market and trade in general resulting to legal issues, when it comes to charter party clauses. So, how can a shipowner navigate into the current environment?
Following the death of a New York pilot back in December 2019, the American Pilots’ Association on behalf of around 1.200 American ship pilots, recently conducted a letter to the US State Pilotage Authorities concerning pilots’ safety.
During the European Shipping Week 2020, shipowners organised an event as part of their ratification campaign of the 2010 International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS Convention).
The Gard P&I Club reported that over a ten year period between 2009-2018, a 25%of all the crew accidents were finger and hand injuries related. Based on the Club’s portofolio, the data presented that ratings are nearly twice as likely to suffer from such injuries in comparison to the officers.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority recently announced its collaboration with the industry education which aims to advance the safety of commercial fishing operations at the Far North Queensland’s remote areas.
The North P&I Club launched three different checklists concerning the “care” of nickel ore, grain and coal, providing details to interested parties on how to deal with this kind of cargo.
The US Coast Guard has recently received several inquiries about the use of safety management systems onboard passenger vessels, so it issued a bulletin to inform the maritime community of helpful resources for those vessels choosing to voluntarily establish a safety management system (SMS).
The USCG Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey ordered the Bouchard Transportation Company to immediately move three tug and fuel barge units which are anchored in the Harbor, for the safety of those navigating there.
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