Risk Focus – Car Carriers, Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax Ship Safety – A Guide for Crew

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This publication highlights some of the issues specific to car carriers, how those risks can be addressed, and provides helpful and practical advice for all seafarers and ship operators, or managers working with these ships. There have been a number of serious incidents involving car carriers and other Ro-Ro passenger ships over the years. These incidents were the catalyst…

UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Safety Digest 2/2017

  (http://www.Maritimecyprus.com) The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board UK vessels worldwide, and other vessels in UK territorial waters. This Safety Digest is a compendium of anonymous articles involving vessels from the merchant, fishing and small craft sector which draws the attention of the marine…

BIMCO practical guidance on safe launching and recovery of lifeboats

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), aiming to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries.   The ‘Avoid Lifeboat Accidents’ pamphlet gives clear guidance on how to prevent accidents with lifeboats and rescue boats equipped with on-load release systems.…

New IMO guidelines will help reduce accidents during Lifeboat drills

  (www.MaritimeCyprus.com) IMO has agreed new guidelines developed by shipowner organisations to tackle the problem of lifeboat accidents. Proposals put forward by Intertanko and others to IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) should reduce the risks faced by seafarers during lifeboat drills. In fairly quick succession, MSC’s 97th meeting in November last year, followed by the…

USA: NTSB Safer Seas Digest 2016

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members impacted by major transportation disasters.  …

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…