The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) informed of a claim, highlighting the need for shipping agents to respond promptly to shippers’ requests or encounter financial risks. The case regarded a container of frozen beef carried on a liner service between Australia and China.
The shipping industry has witnessed many fire incidents on container ships this year, some of which have resulted to fatalities and others to economic losses; Thus, IUMI, in a recent forum, took the chance to alert on the situation and call the shipping industry to improve its existent onboard firefighting systems and seafarers’ training, as both seem to lack of efficiency in these challenging times.
The Norwegian Maritime Authority issues an alert concerning a small fire that erupted in the battery room onboard Ytterøyningen passenger ferry and provides recommendations on dealing with unsafe situations onboard vessels.
North P&I Club alerts of the situation in Haiti following the continuous riots and civil disorders that affect the ports’ operations and cause disruptions. The Club advises all shipowners to follow up the updates in order to know how to proceed with their operations.
Cargo theft is a global challenge with a major negative impact on supply chains and the world’s economy. To put this into context, cargo crime has costed an estimated US$22.6 billion in 2015, while the top five natural disasters costed a collective $33 billion, research has indicated.
Between 2005 and 2018, the TSB received reports of 26 girding situations resulting in 21 capsizings. Girding occurs when a vessel is pulled broadside by a towline force and is unable to manoeuver out of this position. The TSB created this video to illustrate the factors leading to girding and the recovery methods.
The 2019 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum successfully concluded on Wednesday 2nd of October, in Eugenides Foundation, Athens, attracting 650 delegates from 260 organizations. Discussions varied among key safety challenges affecting the industry, as well as the hot issue of sustainable shipping.
While poor watchkeeping, over reliance on GPS, fatigue, commercial pressure and distractions remain as major causes of shipping accidents, new technology inevitably leads to new ways to have accidents, argues David Patraiko, Director of Projects, The Nautical Institute, in the new issue of ‘The Navigator’.
The Swedish Club issued a loss prevention brochure focusing on the important role of the Master, explaining the steps to be taken when an issue arises and providing Masters with advice relating to a casualty from the underwriter’s point of view.
The research project Prepare Ships, led by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, will develop a navigation system that foresees the positions of other ships through machine learning. This limits the risk of collisions and enables more efficient navigation. The project has recently received funding through the ‘European GNSS Agency’, GSA.
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2020 Seafarers Awareness Week focuses on seafarers' safety21/10/2019
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Hudson supports anti-scrubber group21/10/2019
Singapore to use its LNG terminal to develop data center cooling technology21/10/2019
Russia wants to attract shippers to Arctic, competing Suez21/10/2019
Container vessel capsizes in Vietnam21/10/2019
RMI: Crew fatality from failure of extension platform21/10/2019
UK leads the 30by30 initiative in protection of the ocean21/10/2019
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