marine casualties

HRAS: The safety of cadets from physical abuse has to be a priority

Human Rights At Sea (HRAS) received a report by an engine cadet who got seriously assaulted by a senior crew member. Following this incident, HRAS shares the key issues surrounding this kind of incidents and highlights that “employers have a direct legal and contractual responsibility to protect employees.”

Watch: LPG tanker on fire as oil barge explodes

An Indonesia LPG tanker was on fire after an oil barge exploded very nearby at a local yard in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. According to a video that was published, the barge exploded at he PT Barokah Galangan Perkasa shipyard in close proximity to the moored Grace V, a 1989-built, 2,010 cu m LPG carrier.

Investigation report: Poor bridge management leads to LPG hitting wharf

The National Transportation Safety Board focuses on the importance of proper planning, reporting of an incident that took place in 2019, when an LPG carrier stuck a Washington State wharf, the NTSB cites poor bridge resource management by the pilot, captain, and bridge team, along with complacency that resulted in more than $8 million in damage to the wharf and ship.

NGO Shipbreaking Platform: Greece tops the list of country dumpers in 2020

According to the new data published by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, 630 ocean-going commercial ships and offshore units were sold to the scrap yards in 2020, out of which 446 large tankers, bulkers, floating platforms, cargo- and passenger ships were broken down on three beaches in South Asia, amounting to near 90% of the gross tonnage dismantled globally.

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