Following the loss of a New York pilot on December 30, the American Pilots’ Association issued a notice to the marine community advising of the dangers of some accommodation ladder/ pilot ladder combination arrangements with integrated embarking platforms.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority recently announced its collaboration with the industry education which aims to advance the safety of commercial fishing operations at the Far North Queensland’s remote areas.
The Seafarers International House announced that they are joining the Dangerous Ladders campaign, after the death of a veteran Sandy Hook ship pilot, who fell from an accommodation ladder. The Seafarers International House stated that it is taking part in the campaign to pressure the International Maritime Organization to solve the issue of dangerous ladders and build a safer environment for ship pilots.
Maritime New Zealand officially announced that the Buller District Council joined the national compliance “No Excuses” campaign. Specifically, the campaign focuses on recreational boaties not carrying or wearing lifejackets and those who speed on the water.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority announced a collaboration with the Queensland Police Service and Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol to raise awareness on marine safety, via a safety campaign which will promote education and regulations concerning commercial dory fishing operations.
As part of the newly-launched Dangerous Ladders campaign, a global initiative to improve the safety of pilot transfer arrangements and in particular the safe rigging of pilot ladders, Fidra Films has developed a series of informational and educational films to illustrate the dangers and also best practice.
Japanese shipping company MOL announced that its annual safety campaign will begin on 15 July, targeting all MOL Group-operated and owned vessels. This is aligned with the company’s commitment to become world leader in safe operations.
TT Club, an international transport and logistics insurer, launched the Cargo Integrity campaign due to the increase of container ship fires and in favour of the safety of the seafarers. Taking the maritime segment of global supply chain, it is estimated that a major container ship fire at sea occurs on average every 60 days, albeit that there have already been four major cargo-related fire incidents in 2019.
Maritime NZ, New Zealand’s marine safety regulatory agency, 13 councils and the Lake Taupo Harbourmaster announced beginning of an extended ‘No Excuses’ campaign for recreational boaties not carrying or wearing lifejackets and those who speed on the water.
Maritime New Zealand issued its Ipsos 2018 Recreational Boating Survey, revealing that recreational boaties seem to behaving more safely, with a steady lifejacket wearing behaviour, more weather checking, taking two ways to call for help, and avoiding alcohol when going out on the water.
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