safety measures

UK MAIB issues its first 2020 Safety Digest

The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published its first Safety Digest for 2020, including cases detailing accidents involving vessels from the merchant, fishing and recreational sectors. 

Precautions for vessels sailing in and around Ningbo-Zhoushan, China

Given that the fishing season in the Ningbo-Zhoushan Port area will start soon, the Liberian Registry issued guidance of shipping stakeholders to assist Liberian flagged vessels and provide additional information to assist Master’s in safely navigating highly congested waters off Ningbo-Zhoushan in the East China Sea.

How to safely walk the stairs on ships

Gard warns about the dangers of walking up or down stairs at ships. As it says, seafarers should always apply the old adage of ‘one hand for yourself and one for the ship’ and keep one hand free to grasp the handrail.

Port of Gothenburg follows safety guidelines amid COVID-19

Following the COVID-19 oubreak, Port of Gothenburg announced that continues its freight operations as normal. Although, due to the large amount of passengers and crewmembers within the cruises’ arrivals, the port has set several safety measures to avoid the spread of the disease.

Port of Zeebrugge sets measures against COVID-19

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, Port of Zeebrugge authorities announced that set several safety measures. Specifically, the port  will continue its operations and shipping movements as long as the situation allows to.

Celestyal Cruises stops cruises due to COVID-19

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, the Athens-based cruise company, Celestyal Cruises, informed that will cancel its cruise operations until 1st of May 2020 to avoid the spread of the disease.

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