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…

US Senate – bill introduced to re-enforce passenger safety on cruise ships

The Cruise Passenger Protection Act (CPPA) was introduced last week in the US, aiming to strengthen passenger safety on cruise ships. The CPPA would build on the passenger safety measures signed into law in the 2010 Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act (CVSSA). The bill strengthens crime reporting and video surveillance requirements, improves medical standards,…

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…