safety measures

6 tips for safe mooring operations

Mooring and unmooring operations hide a number of risks for those who get involved, many times leading to a fatal accident or a collision; Thus, it is of a great importance when conducting any mooring operation to follow specific steps to ensure the safety of all those conducting the operation.

Do you know when to abandon a ship?

In the unlikely event of a life-threatening situation onboard, it may be time for vessel abandonment, ordered by the Master. Abandoning the ship needs to take place at the right time, followed by specific steps and procedures, as the decision to leave the vessel and fall into the sea comes with great risk.

SAFETY Watch: What would you change for a safer shipping?

Our special column asked from the winners of the first SAFETY4SEA – EUROPORT Awards, which were announced in early November on the sidelines of EUROPORT, to assess the safety status of the shipping industry and suggest ways to move forward and change the path toward a safer working environment onboard and ashore.

SAFETY Watch: How can shipping industry enhance safety culture?

Our special column asked from the winners of the first SAFETY4SEA – EUROPORT Awards, which were announced in early November on the sidelines of EUROPORT, to assess the safety status of the shipping industry and suggest ways to move forward and change the path toward a safer working environment onboard and ashore. 

Enhancing ship security onboard: Six equipment related measures

Ship hardening measures are all physical security measures taken with the aim to improve vessel’s integrity in security threats which can be achieved through three defense layers; either with the implementation of operational measures (1st defense layer) i.e. watchkeeping, maneuvering, speed, armed security contractors, or with equipment related measures (2nd defense layer or with citadels onboard (3rd defense layer).

6 ways to mitigate external security threats

Currently, all eyes are on cyber security; but let’s not forget that physical security of one organization is equally important. Nevertheless, each organization needs to have proper safeguards in place to prevent a real threat and protect its employs and assets. Physical security refers to all actions taken in order to protect important data, confidential information, networks, software, equipment, facilities, company’s assets, and personnel.

Safe enclosed space entry: More regulations or just less complacency?

The shipping industry does not need more regulation, but a more thorough understanding of the current regulations and a more efficient safety culture to implement the existing regulatory framework, especially when it comes to enclosed space entry, was a key message by shipping experts in the latest SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum.

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