MPA Singapore conducted a safety analysis and identified that some of the common causal factors contributing to persons falling overboard during transfers between vessels at the anchorages, were due to slips and trips, unsuitable embarking/disembarking arrangements and unfavourable weather conditions.
In a recent webinar, Thomas Miller, TT Club and UK P&I Club discussed factors associated with container casualties to pinpoint key challenges towards safer container ship operations and enhanced security of the container stacks they carry. Attention to numerous factors is needed to avoid repeated casualties insurers noted.
World Shipping Council published its 2020 survey concerning containers lost at sea issue. The report reveals that on average a total of 1.382 containers lost at sea every year.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more than ever maintaining a good housekeeping onboard can help prevent the virus spread. In view of this, the American P&I Club reminds key tips which are important to follow in general for a safe workplace onboard a vessel.
Gard warns about the dangers of walking up or down stairs at ships. As it says, seafarers should always apply the old adage of ‘one hand for yourself and one for the ship’ and keep one hand free to grasp the handrail.
The third SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum successfully concluded on Tuesday 11th of March 2020 at the Columbia Venue Centre of Columbia Plaza, Limassol, Cyprus. The event focused on the main present and future challenges for shipping industry, equally divided to safety and environmental issues.
The US Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance released a work instruction to provide guidance to US Coast Guard marine inspectors for alternative testing methods of overspeed protection on electronically controlled engines.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority issued a safety alerting, highlighting the risks involved when entering and departing a vessel, commenting that it is a legal requirement under the national law to provide safe access to a vessel.
ABS, the American Club, and Lamar University (Lamar) are calling on industry to promote the cause of safety at sea with more comprehensive reporting requirements for injury and near miss reporting. This call comes after an industry-wide project analyzing more than 12,000 injury records.
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.
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