Newbuilding orderbooks have reached historically low levels relative to existing fleets, with the dry bulk carrier sector being one of the most extreme examples.
The UK launched the 2020 amendment Code of safe working practices for merchant seafarers focusing on improving the health and safety of the crew primarily on board UK registered ships.
Indian Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways plans to repeal and replace the “Merchant Shipping Act, 1958”, as it has recently issued a draft of the Merchant Shipping Bill, 2020 for public consultation.
Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University released ‘Psychological Wellbeing and Safety in a Global Context: A Rapid Evidence Assessment’. The project aims to develop a greater understanding of the occupational factors that contribute to the mental health crisis, and recommend effective interventions.
UK MAIB publishes the marine accidents statistics for 2019, reporting 1090 accidents to UK vessels or in UK coastal waters.
A study by the International Council on Clean Transportation is suggesting individual governments to take unilateral action to restrict or ban scrubber discharges from both open-loop and closed-loop systems.
INTERCARGO, The Standard Club and DNV GL jointly announced the launch of a new ventilation guide, highlighting the importance of proper ventilation for enhanced safety onboard bulk cargoes and the different ventilation requirements that exist. The guide covers the main aspects on how and when to ventilate to control of humidity and to remove flammable and toxic gases released from cargoes.
Paris MoU issued its official report on the 2019 Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Emergency Systems and Procedures. A total of 48 ships were detained as a direct result of the CIC.
The British Ports Association (BPA) has outlined the case for targeting transport spending on freight-based projects, to unlock growth in the economy and stimulate the economy post-COVID-19.
The 33 incidents of robbery and theft against ships in Singapore Strait during January-November 2020 represent a 43% increase compared to the 23 incidents in January-November 2019, a new special report by ReCAAP ISC warns.
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Map depicts crew abandonment incidents around the world27/11/2020
Norwegian Coastal Administration launches automated ship reporting service27/11/2020
LR, Anemoi and SDARI join forces on rotor-sail equipped vessel designs27/11/2020
Transport Malta investigation: Heavy weather likely contributed to fatal fall from stairway onboard27/11/2020
Newbuilding orderbooks reach historically low levels27/11/2020
Panama Shipping Registry joins MACN fighting corruption27/11/2020
Pirates kidnap 10 seafarers off Gulf of Guinea27/11/2020
EU Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy: Five questions answered27/11/2020
Shipping players support sustainability goal, sending message via yacht race27/11/2020
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