The Panama Ship Registry joined the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) becoming part of the world’s largest group of maritime companies fighting for a better and corruption-free business environment.
INTERCARGO, The Standard Club and DNV GL jointly announced the launch of a new ventilation guide, highlighting the importance of proper ventilation for enhanced safety onboard bulk cargoes and the different ventilation requirements that exist. The guide covers the main aspects on how and when to ventilate to control of humidity and to remove flammable and toxic gases released from cargoes.
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) launched a new Beta version of its Seabed Mapping Service, which provides detailed data on the bathymetry and any potential barriers.
Following the pandemic and its travel bans, fumigators are unable to sail with the vessel. Therefore, ship operators and crew, who do not have the necessary expertise to handle toxic materials, are exposed to a risky operational environment, Standard Club noted.
A vessel was sailing to the Port Hedland and located approximately 1850 km off the WA coast in the Indian Ocean, when the seafarer sustained serious burns. AMSA successfully conducted the medical evacuation of a seafarer who sustained serious injuries during an on board accident.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) established a National Safety Committee, bringing together a network of peak bodies and industry representatives from across the maritime sector to focus on improving safety outcomes nationally.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the threat to seafarers entering toxic enclosed spaces is being compounded, as Standard Club has warned.
Singapore’s Information Fusion Centre (IFC) reports of an increase of sea theft and attempts of robbery along the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme in the Singapore Strait from October 1st to November 9th, 2020 with nine incidents (three sea thefts and six attempted actions).
Oil major BP has deployed Boston Dynamics’ robot ‘Spot’ on one of its oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, to enhance safety of operations by reducing the number of people onboard.
Ship to ship (STS) transfer is the transfer of crude oil, petroleum products, liquid bulk chemicals and liquefied gas between sea-going tankers. However, in order for this procedure to be carried out safely, certain measures must be taken.
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