As Gard informs, the mandatory notification requirement for the carriage of nickel ore loaded in Philippines and Indonesia still applies. This loss prevention initiative was launched in 2012 and allows for early interaction with ship operators and an opportunity to reduce the risks arising by this cargo.
In its annual Shipping and Safety review, Allianz reiterated that human error remains a key safety issue and an underlying factor in many claims, meaning the quality of crew and ship owners’ overall safety culture are of increasing importance to risk assessment.
US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Gulf of Mexico Regional Director Lars Herbst has established two panels to investigate two serious incidents that took place in the Gulf of Mexico last week. Investigation panels will issue reports with their findings regarding the causes and make suggestions on how to improve current safety measures after the investigations are completed.
DNV GL, automation systems vendor Høglund, ferry operator Fjord1, and the Norwegian Maritime Authority have finalized the first testing phase of the ROMAS (Remote Operation of Machinery and Automation Systems) project. The parties presented the results for the first time at the Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo.
Cruise operator RCL, Wärtsilä, and DNV GL announced that Navigator of the Seas will feature the industry’s first fire prevention notation. The class notation F(M-P) identifies key areas for preventing fires in engine rooms based on incident analysis, feedback from surveyors, and best practices from the industry.
The CHIRP Charitable Trust published Maritime Feedback 55. This is the second bulletin of 2019, and it focuses on reports regarding, machinery and technical issues. engine room heat protection, main engine failures, communications and violation of rest hours.
During the Nor-Shipping Conference in Oslo, DNV GL – Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, proposed a five-step process in order to increase the level of safety in the shipping industry, highlighting that ‘regulators have to put safety at the core when they are making new regulations to address the environmental footprint.’
Eradicating maritime casualties remains a top priority for the shipping industry which is struggling to keep fatality and injury rates at low figures. A shipping casualty can bring loss of life, cause irreversible injuries, destroy an ecosystem, lead to major cost claims and damage reputation. The only way to avoid all these is to prevent the accident itself.
During the Nor-Shipping press conference in Oslo, DNV GL’s CEO, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, focused on the class’ commitment to maritime safety. He commented that despite the fact that maritime losses seem to have been mitigated in the last decade, challenging markets, demanding environmental regulations and new technologies get the industry’s attention away from marine safety.
Port State Control inspection records suggest safety standards are improving, but a closer examination reveals areas for improvement, says Paul Stanley, CEO, Global Navigation Solutions. Mr. Stanley believes that enhancing data transparency would play a pivotal role in improving the overall shipping safety.
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