SAFETY4SEA Log Issue 62 - September 2021

ISSUE 62 I September 2021 I SAFETY4SEA Log I 63 REPORTS Reports library at Paris MoU Annual PSC Report 2020 Publisher: Par- is MoU The Paris MoU is- sued its annual PSC report record- ing a 27% decrease in the number of in- spections in 2020: from almost 18,000 in recent years to 13,148. OCIMF Annual Report 2021 Publisher: OCIMF OCIMF published its annual report for 2021, outlining its work during the year. The Committee heard updates on the ap- proved strategic pro- jects and will roll out new Secretariat and Committee structures. Preventing the loss of containers at sea Publisher: Swedish Club Swedish Club issued a paper focusing on the importance of securing the containers correct- ly, highlighting the proper use of equipment such as turnbuckles, lashing bars and different types of twistlocks. Seafarers Happiness Index Publisher: Mission to Seafarers The latest Seafarers Happiness Index from the Mission to Seafar- ers depicts “a harrowing picture”, as seafarers are becoming more and more frustrated due to being constantly in the same environment. Guidance on Gas Carrier and Terminal Gang- way Interface Publisher: SIGTTO The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Op- erators shared guidance on design considerations for the gangway landing areas on ships and the gangway system for terminals. Vessel strikes threaten North Atlantic right whales Publisher: Oceana A new report by Oceana identified up to 90% non- compliance of ships in mandatory speed zones and 85% in voluntary areas established by NOAA.