safety culture

2020 Seafarers Awareness Week focuses on seafarers’ safety

Seafarers UK has coordinated and promoted Seafarers Awareness Week annually since 2010, with the aim of raising awareness in challenging issues that the shipping industry has been facing and support seafarers. 2020’s theme for UK Seafarers Awareness will be “Seafarers Safety.”

6 ways to mitigate external security threats

Currently, all eyes are on cyber security; but let’s not forget that physical security of one organization is equally important. Nevertheless, each organization needs to have proper safeguards in place to prevent a real threat and protect its employs and assets. Physical security refers to all actions taken in order to protect important data, confidential information, networks, software, equipment, facilities, company’s assets, and personnel.

Inspection drones project aims to ensure safety of Danish ships

A new project will develop an intelligent drone, which will capable of recognising over 99% of the possible errors that may take place on vessels when they undergo a Safety Inspection. Innovation Fund Denmark has invested DKK 11.8 million in the project. Drones with Artificial Intelligence aim to deliver more accurate and objective results. 

Key procedures for maintaining personnel ashore and onboard

For the best and safest operation of a vessel, it is vital that both parties have a great cooperation, stresses the industry association Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) in its first guide which sets the basis for safe container ship operations. As such, when it comes to personnel, either shore-based or seagoing, shipping companies need to have procedures in place to ensure effective recruitment, familiarization, training and development.

SeaSense – Expert Thinking on Enclosed Space Entry

This time, our special column, in association with The North of England P&I Club, gives emphasis on enclosed space entry. The dangers of enclosed space entry on board ships is rising as the hidden enemy for crews, with human element failures often considered as a key cause, including; fatigue, complacency and cutting corners. These highlight improper training, insufficient hazard awareness, and perhaps a need for enclosed spacer entry to be reviewed further more. In this regard, we asked global experts to share their views on the following question: Does enclosed space entry need more regulation?

EMSA to ensure safety of Ro-Ros and high-speed passenger vessels

On 24-25 September, EMSA organised a workshop on the implementation of a system of inspections for the safe operation of ro-ro passenger ships and high-speed passenger craft in regular service, entering into force on 20 December. During the workshop, the guidance documentation developed by EMSA for inspectors was finalised, while updates were also given on THETIS for Port State Control as well as on the new module on THETIS EU for Flag States.

Alpha Bulkers Shipmanagement receives SAFETY4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Alpha Bulkers Shipmanagement Inc. has received the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 1st at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference.

North Club receives SAFETY4SEA Initiative Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that The North of England P&I Club has received the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Initiative Award at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 1st at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference.

Case study: Fire on board tanker

Cargo ships carrying liquid cargo is a special category type of ships in respect of firefighting because on board such ships there is a dangerous combination between cargo’s specific features and equipment to support all aspects of vessel’s requirements.

Poll

Does enclosed space entry need more regulation?

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