Amid an increase of container ship fires in the last years, a new guide is published to serve as a route-map for the CTU Code and to assist wider understanding of good packing practices.
Many people believe that an enclosed space is always small, but that’s not true. There are many spaces on board that are considered to be enclosed spaces but they are not limited in space such as ballast tanks. Every year, a significant number of seafarers is injured or die while working/ entering enclosed spaces, mainly due to poor training and knowledge of all related procedures or a disregard of non-visible hazards.
Enclosed spaces are dangerous until proven otherwise. Industry has repeatedly rung the bell on the dangers of enclosed spaces onboard; results from a recent survey by InterManager serves as a reminder on the issues remain to be addressed. Any misconceptions as to what constitutes an enclosed space should be replaced by a zero tolerance culture.
Key industry stakeholders joined forces in a DNV GL-led joint development project (JDP) on managing explosion and fire risks related to lithium-ion maritime battery systems.
Despite small improvement since June 2020, the critically low water levels in the Parana River continue, as the rainfalls in the basin are still expected to be ‘deficient’ during the last quarter of the year.
While most people may view slips, trips and falls as simple accidents, and a fact of life, they can pose a serious danger to the health of crew aboard ships. This time, our special column, in association with The North of England P&I Club, gives emphasis on slips, trips and falls which are the reason for many personal injury claims.
Norwegian Cruise Line contracted marine and technical consultancy Brookes Bell to deliver its software solution SRtP Onboard across its Breakaway Plus class of vessels.
In order to help tackle container-related incidents onboard ships, five international freight transport and cargo handling organisations will cooperate to produce new guidance on packing standards for freight containers and other cargo transport units.
In light of the COVID-19 situation, World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidance in order to protect the seafarers working onboard cargo ships and fishing vessels amid the pandemic.
The Union for Danish Maritime Officers urged the international trade ogranizations to protect seafarers during sea rescues, in light of the Maersk Etienne incident.
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