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Actions toward improving safety and environmental sustainability of shipping

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Forum, Mr. Christopher Saunders, Global Marine Process Manager, RightShip, firstly provided an overview of RightShip’s risk rating to make delegates familiar with the organization’s vetting platform. Then, he moved on to explain how the industry must lead the sustainability charge and operate beyond compliance.

High potential near miss incidents reported in helicopter landing areas

Rightship reported that it has recently seen an alarming increase in the number of High Potential Near Miss reports regarding poor preparation of helicopter landing areas. The majority of the cases have involved loose items of equipment, in particular slack fire hoses. Specifically, loose items of equipment and slack fire hoses will move in an unpredictable manner when exposed to helicopter down-wash.

Watch: Quantifying an organization’s CO2 emissions

Scope 3 emissions, those involved directly in an organizations’ business operations, often represent the largest source of a company’s carbon output. A new animated video issued by RightShip shows how maritime organisations measure and offset their supply chain emissions using a Carbon Accounting tool. 

RightShip appoints new CEO

RightShip, the maritime risk management and environmental assessment organisation, announced it has appointed its new CEO, Martin Crawford-Brunt, who will replace outgoing CEO Warwick Norman. Mr. Crawford-Brunt takes up his new post on 12 March 2018 and will initially be based at RightShip’s London office.

Vetting evolution over the last 20 years

Warwick Norman, CEO, Rightship, talked about the vetting evolution over the last twenty years at the 2017 SAFETY4SEA Conference. Capt. Norman said that the motivation for the creation of RightShip was largely a desire to improve safety standards, in particular around the cape fleet where both BHP & Rio shared a common risk.

RightShip, NI to develop an ISGOTT equivalent for the dry bulk sector

RightShip and The Nautical Institute are now partnering with a number of industry peak bodies in the preparation and peer review of a proposed guide which will feature best practices to raise standards in the marine solid bulk cargo sector. RightShip notes that currently there is no ISGOTT equivalent in the solid bulk cargo sector and believes that this initiative will have a direct and positive influence on safety.

Changes in dry bulk carrier inspection triggers announced

Effective 01 January 2018 RightShip’s age trigger for a bulk carrier inspection for vessels over 8,000 dwt will change from 18 years to 14 years, after which an annual acceptable RightShip inspection will be required, according to the company. The observations of Inspectors feeds back into the vetting process, providing critical control to improve safety.

SSI welcomes new member

RightShip, provider of comprehensive online maritime safety and environmental risk management system, announced that is the latest company to join the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry.

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