Allianz Safety and Shipping Annual Review 2017 (for year 2016)

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has issued its fifth ”Safety and Shipping Review”, a report which focuses on key developments in maritime safety and analyzes shipping losses during the 12 months prior to December 31, 2016. Report Highlights 85 large ships lost worldwide in 2016, down 50% over a decade. Top losses were reported in South China and Southeast Asia; East Mediterranean region is considered…

Risk Focus: Engine Room Fires

Considering the wide range of both sources of fuel and sources of ignition within the engine room, it should come as little surprise that a large proportion of fires onboard ships originate there. Engine room fires are one of the most common fires on ships owing to the presence of a wide range of sources of fuel, sources of…

Loss prevention advice checklist for container operators

This is a quick reference, breaking down of types of incidents that occur to containerized cargo, listing the incidents, the cause of incidents, identifying any documentation needed, and identifying any loss preventative steps that can be taken. Damage to the container and potentially the cargo inside. Damages and losses to cargo inside a sound container. Wet damage to…

ABS Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for On-Deck Cargo Areas of Container Carriers (FOC Guide)

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore and marine industries, has updated the ABS Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for On-Deck Cargo Areas of Container Carriers (FOC Guide), expanding its industry-leading guidance to the existing containership fleet. “ABS is constantly looking at new approaches to expand safety in the industries that…

EMSA overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents 2011-2015

European Maritime safety Agency has issued their Overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents for the years 2011 – 2015. The increase in numbers of casualties and incidents reported has become proportionally smaller each year, indicating that the system is approaching full implementation. Once that stage is reached, the true year on year trends will become more visible. Under-reporting relates…