Although the industry has repeatedly rung the bell on the dangers of enclosed space entry onboard, this continues to arise as the hidden enemy for crews. In this regard, the Shipowners Club produced a sample risk assessment addressing the various hazards associated with enclosed space entry operations.
The Shipowners Club urged operators to exercise caution when trading to Libya, due to an increased risk of vessel seizure and crew arrests as a result from an increase in the last years of illicit crude oil trade. To eradicate oil smuggling, the Libyan government has implemented strict measures.
The Shipowners Club issued a revised edition of its ‘Drugs and Alcohol at Sea’ booklet, to encourage healthy lifestyle onboard. The guide includes signs to assist operators in identifying drug and alcohol related issues onboard, legal implications, as well as loss prevention advice.
Considering personal injury of crew, passengers and third parties on board vessels, as well as changes under English law to the compensation for these parties, the Shipowners’ Club says that an effective risk assessment not only reduces the possibility of such an incident, but may also prevent an incident from happening.
In its fishing vessel safety guide released earlier this week, the Shipowners Club provides safety tips for fishers to reduce the risk of flooding, one of the most common dangers for commercial fishing. As for the other threats, early detection of flooding is essential for a vessel to be saved.
In the latest release of their seafarers health information series, the Shipowners Club and ISWAN provide useful advice on how to address the causes of stress, as more and more seafarers often find themselves dealing with anxiety due to isolation and big workload.
Fatigue is a key aspect of human error-related maritime casualties and a main area of concern for seafarers who have to deal with shifts impacting their sleeping habits. In the latest edition of their seafarers health series, the Shipowners Club and ISWAN provided advice for seafarers working on shifts to tackle fatigue.
In its Fishing Vessel Safety guide released in conjunction with UK’s Maritime Safety Week, the Shipowners Club provides, among others, best practice advice on fishing vessels’ protection from fire. Fatalities on fishing vessels remain a real threat, making it one of the most dangerous jobs globally.
In the latest release of their seafarers health information series, the Shipowners Club and ISWAN focus on controlled breathing as a means of relaxation from stress. As mental health issues are rising as a key area of concern for seafarers, the guide notes that it is important to recognise stress and take measures to manage it.
Shipowners’ Club in cooperation with ISWAN released an information booklet, aiming to support seafarers’ mental health. Namely, as the report says, managing stress and sleeping well at sea is an integral part of positive health and well-being on board. The guide offers practical to recognise stress and cope effectively.
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