The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has updated its Code of safe working practices for merchant seafarers (COSWP) 2019, which was firstly published on 4 September 2015. The Code of Safe Working Practices (COSWP) Code details the regulatory framework for health and safety on board, safety management and statutory duties underlying the advice in the Code and the areas that should be covered when introducing a recruit to the safety procedures on board.
The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre launched a web portal, concerning the Pacific Region, aiming to bring on the spotlight a variety of Pacific business and human rights challenges, and amplify local and community voices from the region.
ISWAN launched its first annual review for 2018-2019, based on statistics from their international helpline for seafarers and their families, SeafarerHelp, presenting ISWAN’s objectives in helping seafarers while also providing information on the seafarers that contacted in the specific timeframe, their gender, their nationality and the issues affecting them.
In its latest issue for November, CHIRP focuses on the reasons why receiving several reports from marine pilots is a constantly-seen phenomenon. Many of the received reports are based on pilot boarding arrangements or pilotage issues, while CHIRP highlights the facts of this usual situation.
Confined space work remains one of the most frequent, yet dangerous work-related activities undertaken. Thus, Lloyd’s Register James Pomeroy, the expert on Health and Safety asks if we have tunnel vision regarding confined spaces.
Human Rights at Sea launched it 5th annual report ‘Delivering Impact and Influence’ addressing the charity’s activities from June 1 2018 to May 31 2019, highlighting that their goal is transparency in all areas of its national and international work.
Three sailors assigned to the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush lost their lives in off-ship accidents, believed to be suicide. The navy is collaborating with local investigators to examine under which circumstances these incidents took place.
During LISW 2019, Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, Vice President, Shipping & Maritime at Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd, highlighted how important is for the industry to continue its efforts on seafarers’ mental health and wellbeing and shared examples of Shell’s work towards a zero-incident future.
EMSA published its review on Seafarers statistics in the EU for 2017, based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by EU Member States, Iceland and Norway until 31 December 2017 and recorded in the STCW Information system.
Stena Bulk confirms that they communicated with the crew of the Iranian-seized Stena Impero. This follows the company’s decision on asking permission from the Iranian authorities to visit the crew members.
Lessons Learned: Human cost of entering a flooding vessel too great a risk08/12/2019
MSC welcomes the first guests of its private island07/12/2019
Watch: India's four steps to become a shipping force06/12/2019
Port of London and Chiefton's captain not guilty for man's dronwing death06/12/2019
Increasing confidence on second industry meeting for IMO 202006/12/2019
IRClass and FMT agreed on advanced bulk carrier designs06/12/2019
- Green Shipping
Kuwait bans single-use plastic items onboard vessels06/12/2019
Manning, training and certification guidance for the offshore industry06/12/2019
DNV GL approves Hudong-Zhonghua largest gas-fueled vessel design06/12/2019
- Women in shipping
IMO commits on preserving the legacy of World Maritime Theme for 201906/12/2019