David Patterson, Loss Prevention Executive, North P&I Club discusses of a recent incident that resulted with the loss of ten people onboard a vessel, highlighting what the dangers are when not fully-understanding the operation of fixed CO2 systems.
During the last SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Rod Lingard, the Club Manager of Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association (Bermuda) Limited, looked at key war risks trends, including sanctions and the recent advice from OFAC on sanctions compliance programmes; developments in the Arabian Gulf; the status of piracy in both the Gulf of Guinea and the Western Indian Ocean.
Container fires may now be occurring on a weekly basis and in Gard’s experience most are associated with cargo misdeclaration. However just as with tackling the fire itself, tackling misdeclaration is a significant industry challenge. Thus, Mark Russell, Vice President, Head of Cargo Claims in London and Charmaine Chu, Claims Executive in Hong Kong discuss the severity of cargo misdeclaration and the impact it has in the shipping market.
In this article, Capt Charis Kanellopoulos shares his thoughts on safety. As he says safety can be use several time during our everyday lives, however it can present a variety on how the word it is interpreted. Without doubt, safety starts from us and ends back with us, consequently we become recipients of our own actions whether these are effective or ineffective.
During the 2019 Hellenic American Maritime Forum in Athens, Mrs. Panagiota Chrysanthi, DDPA/EMR, Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltd, provided her opinion on safety challenges in the shipping industry, and the crucial role that human factor plays. As noted, from 2012-2016, 75% accidents were due to human error. She also added that the industry has not done enough to prevent human errors.
Fenna van de Merwe, Principal Consultant, DNV GL, describes how an efficient incident investigation can provide significant benefits. Ms. van de Merwe notes that DNV GL has used human, organizational and technical dimensions in order to help Carnival establish a proper investigation process with outcomes that have greater impact.
During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Cyprus Conference, Mr. David Nichol, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, UK P&I Club, focused on accidents relating to entry into enclosed spaces onboard ships, which ‘continue to blight the shipping industry’. The dangers associated with enclosed spaces are well known – so why the unremitting level of casualties?
During the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference, Joe Walsh, Collier Walsh LLP, briefed delegates on “Myths and Realities” associated with recovery from a cyber incident, highlighting how perceptions may impact a recovery. A cyber incident could cripple your business. You have to work with your insurance brokers to find where the gaps in your insurance are.
Compared to other global industries, shipping is relatively insulated from the general public at large—surprisingly so given its global reach and indispensability. It is not a world where people understand that without shipping, “half the world would starve, while the other half would freeze.”
Although modern satellite systems have reached a landmark for maritime navigation and navigators vastly rely on ECDIS data, safe navigation requires also from mariners to take into consideration the accuracy and reliability of the source hydrographic data, Capt. Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention at Standard P&I Club, highlighted.
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- Cyber Security
The threat of GPS cyber attacks to marine and offshore industries13/11/2019
- Loss Prevention
VHF radio communication crucial to avoid marine accidents13/11/2019