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Do’s and Dont’s to ensure zero accidents onboard

As the shipping industry is striving to improve safety, major representatives from the sector agreed to the industry’s Golden Safety Rules, along with other ideas as well regarding how these measures can be applied. This is part of the ‘Together in Safety’ initiative, which aims to achieve a zero-incident industry, and the agreement took place during the Global Maritime Forum 2019 in Singapore.

IMO promotes vessel safety in Central and South America

Last week, IMO organized a regional training course on non-SOLAS ship inspections in San Salvador, El Salvador, aiming to help in enhancing safety of such ships in the region of Central and South America. Participants coming from Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua attended the training on how to combine national criteria on maritime safety, security and further on how to prevent pollution.

Tips for right anchoring

Setting an anchor correctly with confidence and knowing that your boat will be safe in a well-secured anchorage, gives you a sense of relaxation without concerning to rely on mooring and marinas when cruising. Keep in mind that anchoring plays an intense role in boat handling skills.

Preventing stowaways on board

Panama’s Ship Registry provides guidance on operators regarding ways to implement the necessary security measures to prevent stowaway’s access either at sea or on arrival. As the guidance says, when a stowaway is discovered, this is an indication of a failure in the implementation of the Ship Security Plan.

Human error is not a root cause

Alvin Forster Deputy Director (Loss Prevention) of North P&I Club focuses on today’s common thought that 80% of accidents are caused by human error, highlighting that the industry has to further investigate behind the human error and see why someone did something wrong.

Safety Management 2.0: A Sea Change in Approach

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Athens Conference, Mr. John Southam, Loss Prevention Executive at North Club, focused on a new safety approach called Safety Management 2.0. This highlights a current problem in shipping where company’s management systems are mainly based on complex procedures alone often forgetting the human element.

Together in Safety: 9 Golden Safety Rules for shipping

On the occasion of Global Maritime Forum 2019 underway in Singapore, maritime leaders reiterated their common ambition to make the maritime industry safer, agreeing the industry Golden Safety Rules and ideas on how they could be implemented and used, as part of the ‘Together in Safety’ initiative.

Improved weather forecast systems will decrease marine casualties

IMO and the World Meteorological Organization conducted their first joint Symposium on Extreme Maritime Weather, focusing on the challenging weather conditions and how they affect the shipping industry, where WMO discussed the best practices and enhanced services for safety and risk reduction, emergency response, sustainable shipping practices and greater collection and sharing of ship observations. 

Maritime NZ: Boating fatalities highly linked to inadequate communication

With respect to the recent figures on boating safety, Maritime NZ stressed that waterproof communications can save a life: An estimated 59% of recreational boating fatalities involve inadequate communications, and only 40% of boaties report having two ways to call for help every time they go on the water.

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