DNVGL – DMA: Safety analysis provides offshore support vessels with new insight

New safety analysis can be used to harmonise safety on board offshore vessels carrying wind turbine technicians. The normal operations of this vessel type have resulted in a risk scenario considerably different from that of both ordinary cargo ships and passenger ships. Major risks are related to: fire hull and accommodation integrity stability man-over-board incorrect…

Flashback in history: Ro-Ro Princess Victoria sinking, claiming 133 lives, 31 Jan 1953 (Video)

MV Princess Victoria was one of the earliest roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) ferries. Built in 1947, she operated from Stranraer to Larne. During a severe European windstorm on 31 January 1953, she sank in the North Channel with the loss of 133 lives. This was then the deadliest maritime disaster in United Kingdom waters since World War…

SOLAS requirements coming up for Fire Fighter radios

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), adopted the following amendment to SOLAS regulation II-2/10 regarding fire fighters’ communication: “For ships constructed on or after 1 July 2014, a minimum of two two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus for each fire party for fire-fighter’s communication shall be carried on board. Those two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus shall be of…