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Commercial pressures impact safety of vessels, study says

The International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) in collaboration with Dalhousie University issued a study focusing on the complexity of safety onboard given that it is difficult to follow a safety culture between the vessel and the management, affected from a variety of maritime factors as Flag Administrations, commercial pressures and the reluctance of addressing any safety problems.

MPA Singapore conducts ferry emergency exercise

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) conducted a ferry emergency exercise (FEREX) at the Regional Ferry Terminal (RFT) at Harbourfront, to trial the competency of about 250 personnel from 10 government agencies, three ferry operators and Singapore Cruise Centre Pte Ltd in response to ferry mishaps.

Marine safety tips in light of hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian, in line with the forecasts, reached Category 4 designation and is now considered as the strongest storm of the Atlantic hurricane season so far. The Hurricane made landfall near Elbow Cay and then at Marsh Harbour, a yachting destination in the Abaco chain of islands. 

Intercargo urges ‘extreme caution’ when carrying nickel ore

Five days after the Indonesian-flagged bulk carrier ‘Nur Allya’ disappeared off eastern Indonesia along with its 25 crew, Intercargo, the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners, urged all shipowners, operators and seafarers to exercise extreme caution when accepting for carriage nickel ore and other cargoes that have the potential to liquefy.

AMSA: Kapok-filled jackets should be replaced and destroyed

AMSA issued a safety alert to raise awareness of the risks associated with the use of out of date, kapok-filled lifejackets. Kapok filled lifejackets with cotton straps are decades old and have not been manufactured since the 1980s. However, an unknown number are still being used.

Cruise ships change routes to avoid Tropical Storm Dorian

Cruise ships are changing routes in the last few days to avoid the Tropical Storm Dorian which is to affect the Caribbean. The storm is on track to hit the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, an island still struggling to recover after devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017. 

Fishing for safety video: Why SMS is important in fishery

AMSA released ‘Fishing for Safety: Creating a Safety Management System’, a 16-minute video showing easy to understand steps, real-world stories and experiences of why an effective safety management system (SMS) is essential when working in the fishing industry.

Safebridge, the company behind SafeMetrix joins INTERCARGO.

In a strategic step and an effort to extend the benefits of its psychometric assessment provisions to the dry cargo sector, Safebridge, the company behind the SafeMetrix platform joins INTERCARGO – The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners.

Personal protective equipment most critical to crew safety, study shows

Reducing seafarers’ workplace injuries is of great importance to shipping and ship management companies. A new study investigating the causes of these injuries found that injury reduction campaigns focused on personal protective equipment (PPE) would be most effective at reducing risks to workers.


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