How industry addresses Life Saving Appliances

Lifeboats save lives. Titanic had a limited number of lifeboats onboard because its construction was considered a technological miracle of safety and luxury. And this is why 1,500 out of the 2,200 people onboard perished in what is considered as the world’s most famous maritime disaster.

Cyber security enters SMS: A new era from January 2021

The last couple years, cyber security has become a significant challenge for the maritime industry as well. In this regard, IMO took the decision to embed cyber security into Safety Management Systems; not much time has left for this new requirement and one thing is for sure: from next year, a new era begins for ship operators.

IMO reports progress on contingency planning for FSO SAFER off Yemen

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has reported significant progress with its contingency planning efforts to prepare for a possible oil spill from the floating storage and offloading unit (FSO) SAFER, which has been moored off the coast of Yemen since 1988.

More states designate seafarers as key workers

A total of 45 IMO Member States and one Associate Member have now designated seafarers as key workers, a key step in resolving the ongoing crew change crisis, which has left hundreds of thousands of seafarers stranded onboard ships due to travel restrictions. 

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