safety measures

Watch: How to ensure a safe boarding

The American P&I Club’s Loss Prevention published a video, in which Danielle Centeno – Vice President, Loss Prevention/Survey Compliance – discusses three keys to safe boarding.

Watch: Tips to protect yourself against COVID-19

WHO has issued a video sharing tips on how we can protect from the COVID-19 outbreak. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by coronavirus and spread from person to person, mainly through the droplets produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes. 

Watch: When and how to wear medical masks amid COVID-19?

The stress associated with the global COVID-19 outbreak has triggered many everyday people to wear medical masks. However, if you do not have any respiratory symptoms, such as fever, cough, or runny nose, you do not need to wear a medical mask, WHO noted. 

Watch: USCG airlifts crew from grounded fishing vessel

On February 7, Friday, a USCG helicopter aircrew came to the rescue and airlifted four men after their fishing vessel ran aground near Shackleford Banks, North Carolina, a few miles from Cape Lookout. Overall, there have been no injuries reported or any signs of pollution. Yet, the USCG will closely monitor the grounded vessel and conduct salvage operations. 

Watch: IMO 2019 awards ceremony

IMO launched a video focusing on its 2019 Awards, where the Organization awarded major personalities of the shipping industry, with each one of the winners playing a crucial part in the maritime world of today.

Watch: Container ship runs aground in Bosphorus

The Liberian-flagged cargo ship “Songa Iridium” experienced engine failure while voyaging south in the Bosphorus, which lead to the vessel running aground ashore in Istanbul, Turkey. Specifically, the incident took place on Friday, December 27. During that time, the vessel had 19 crewmembers onboard, as well as a pilot. 

Watch: Tips to stay safe in, on and around the water

With Pacific people coming second in the list of the highest drowning fatalities amount in Auckland, Tagata Pacifika published the video below, presenting tips to remain safe in the water. Specifically, Tagata Pacifika’s reporter John Pulu talked with water-safety experts, which shared their tips to prevent drowning accidents.

Watch: AR navigation system to support safe watchkeeping

Japanese shipping company MOL and electronics firm Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. made a joint presentation of their advanced augmented reality (AR)-based Navigation System. The system provides visual support to crew members during their watch-keeping and ship operations by using AR technology.

Watch: Factors and recovering methods for girding incidents

Between 2005 and 2018, the TSB received reports of 26 girding situations resulting in 21 capsizings. Girding occurs when a vessel is pulled broadside by a towline force and is unable to manoeuver out of this position. The TSB created this video to illustrate the factors leading to girding and the recovery methods.

Watch: Partners test robots for quays’ inspection

The port authority of Rotterdam and North Sea Port conducted tests using an underwater robot that will be used to inspect quays, given that inspections are still being conducted by divers; The partners aim to replace the divers with robots for safety reasons.

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