According to IMCA, glow sticks when are not properly stored and exposed to high temperatures may break open. The chemical substance which makes them glow could be released from the stick and lead to chemical accidents. In combination with manufacture issues, the risk of such an accident could escalate even more.
Ukraine has acceded to the 1988 Protocol relating to the International Convention on Load Lines. On Wednesday, November 5, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, agreed with IMO to deposit the instruments of accession. The 1988 Load lines Protocol now has 110 Contracting States, representing more than 97% of world merchant shipping tonnage.
On the occasion of the opening of MSC 100, the IMO issued a short film reviewing its basic activities in the area of shipping safety. IMO’s MSC 100 started for its milestone 100th session on 3 December, with a busy agenda encompassing maritime autonomous surface ships, fatigue guidance for seafarers, polar shipping, goal-based standards and other agenda items.
Logistics insurer TT Club and BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions announced the launch of the first joint 2018 semi-annual Global Cargo Theft Intelligence and Advisory Report, highlighting how cargo theft affects the global supply chain. The first edition of the new regular report reveals that violent truck hijackings account for 24% of cargo theft incidents globally.
A new maritime rescue training center was inaugurated on November 15, at the ma-co maritime training center in Hamburg. The center aims to train seafarers, offshore wind and oil operations personnel, according to international standards. The new training centre will also expand to provide training for cruise companies, regarding safety and security.
In its latest Maritime Safety video, CHIRP highlights the dangerous practice of fishermen of not wearing lifejackets and discussing the possible tragic consequences in overboard incidents. The report advises that all fishermen should take their personal safety into account by conducting a (dynamic) risk assessment into the possibility of falling overboard.
Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced that more than $2.5 million has been awarded to four coastal communities in British Columbia to develop, test and evaluate a new maritime awareness information system in Canada.
According to IMCA, seamen made a complaint to the Chief Officer regarding the quality of the grinding discs. Namely, the discs only grinded one spot before disintegrating and pieces were flying. The discs looked like a normal grinding disc, but also bore the text ‘cutting’, leading to the conclusion that they were cutting discs.
In commemoration of World AIDS Day today, marking its 30th anniversary, we prepared an article-feature to spread awareness and help curb the rising cases of HIV infection and correct the stigma and discrimination that afflicts those living in this medical condition, and especially those working onboard. World AIDS Day 2018 theme encourages everyone to know their HIV status!
APM Terminals collaborated with non-profit group TwoBillionEyes Foundation to offer free eye tests and corrective glasses for truck drivers. The move seeks to create new employment opportunities and improves terminals’ cargo shipping. As explained, truck drivers’ unclear vision affects safety of the people and the efficient operation of the terminals.
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