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SAFETY4SEA Crew Wellness Survey: How happy are seafarers onboard?

Life onboard has its own unique characteristics but is a demanding task for those who opt for it. As soon as the industry realized that crew wellness affects safety and efficiency of operations, maritime stakeholders have shed their focus on finding ways to address the issue. In this context, SAFETY4SEA conducted a survey aiming to assess the five key aspects of wellness for people working onboard: Social, Emotional, Physical, Intellectual and Spiritual.

BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO aim to identify potential fuel oil problems

The IMO 2020 global sulphur limit for marine fuel oil has now been in force for over one month. For this reason, BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO are calling on fleet- and vessel managers, as well as technical superintendents, to share their insight and experiences with the new IMO 2020 compliant fuels.

Benefits of internet access onboard outweigh safety concerns, survey shows

A new survey from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) presents that internet access for seafarers for personal use on board ships is more widespread and available than previously imagined. In addition, the survey shows the positive benefits related with this access, which outweigh the feared safety concerns regarding the technology.

Shippers not satisfied with surcharges and transit times, survey says

The level of satisfaction regarding container carriers among exporters, importers, and freight forwarders reduced marginally, according to the third annual shipper satisfaction survey of Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council. The 249 shippers and forwarders who participated in the survey rated the service of container shipping lines with a score of 3.1 on average.

RIMS BV receives certifications to use drones for enclosed spaces surveys

RIMS BV have received two certifications from DNV GL and the Indian Class Register, to use Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces. New regulations that IACS issued, want to ensure a certain quality standard to service suppliers who want to use drone technology during close surveys. RIMS can showcase that drone technology with skilled pilots, is able to reduce the safety risks.

Japan Club informs of navigational warnings in China

The Japan P&I Club obtained navigation warnings of the China Waters issued by China MSA. The warnings will take place because of maintenance operation of channels of Yangtze Estuary, well exploration operation, 3d seismic data acquisition project, and survey on the submarine cable from Zhenhai and Dapengshan Island.

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