LR announced the launching of its LR SafetyScanner, which combines applied data science and artificial intelligence to improve health, safety and environmental managers see beyond practices, gain greater insights and move to adopting leading-edge systems, ready for the 21st century.
Analysis of AMSA’s Port State Control data indicated that there were 896 maintenance-related deficiencies issued in 2017 and 708 in 2018. This amount represents 13% of the overall deficiencies during 2017-18. A recent study which included 1026 seafarers, identified that over 20% of seafarers reported working more than 69 hours per week with unpredictable working hours.
Hong Kong’s Marine Department held the Navigational Safety Seminar 2019 on January 16, to enhance the awareness of navigational safety among members of the industry. The Deputy Director of Marine, Mr Wong Sai-fat, reminded coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels that they have the responsibility to uphold safety at sea and fully comply with the marine legislation.
IMO MSC 100 completed its milestone 100th session on 7 December. MSC 100 had a busy agenda encompassing maritime autonomous surface ships, fatigue guidance for seafarers, polar shipping, goal-based standards and of course the 2020 sulphur cap.
The ITF issued a report investigating the relationship between captains’ fatigue and the operational safety of the Panama Canal, and the relationship between fatigue and the captains’ physical and mental health, after the Panama Canal’s decision to reduce the number of tugboat crew this year.
Maritime Union of Australia Deputy National Secretary Will Tracey warned that an escalation in hours of work at the site and inadequate manning has led to an unsafe workplace and is calling on Worksafe Victoria to intervene immediately before a worker is killed or seriously injured.
Andrew Russ, Marine Surveyor at Standard P&I Club, addresses the issue of human element and fatigue in shipping. Mr. Russ reflects on research and measures that aim to resolve this issue, as the human element is a major contributor to accidents in the shipping industry.
Ship groundings and collisions still occur with depressing regularity, and are often attributed to errors in navigation. In the UK P&I Club’s latest LookOut, Risk Assessor David Nichol, highlights some of the contributory factors and suggests steps to ensure navigational safety.
AMSA released its 5th edition of the Maritime Safety Awareness Bulletin entitled “Shaping Shipping for People”, which focuses on fatigue as a safety hazard. In this bulletin, AMSA investigates causes and consequences of the fatigue onboard, as well as strategies to help reduce the associated risks.
The National Transportation Safety Board announced that the agency will participate in the International Conference on Managing Fatigue, to be held on 20-23 March in San Diego, which will focus on fatigue, and its impact on safety. In particular, the main discussions will concentrate on the theme “Managing Fatigue to Improve Safety, Wellness, and Effectiveness.”
Amendments related to the IBC Code23/08/2019
Key requirements from the BCH Code amendments23/08/2019
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Lessons learned from fire due to faulty mobile phone charger23/08/2019
Pointe-Noire terminal in Sept-Îles to improve its infrastructure23/08/2019
Port of Vancouver to strengthen resilience to climate change23/08/2019
Port of Hamilton's capacity to increase23/08/2019
Canada fines vessel for breaching speed restriction in Gulf of St. Lawrence23/08/2019
Watch: Vopak Terminal Botlek well underway23/08/2019
JAXPORT records its best ever July for container volumes23/08/2019
Two new dual-fueled tankers using methanol join the Methanol Institute23/08/2019