Posts Tagged ‘Safety’

The Human and Economic Costs of Somali Piracy

Somali pirates, the bane of freighters and tankers plying routes south of the Arabian Peninsula, are adopting daring new tactics to counter the effects of a multinational naval crackdown and better-protected merchant ships.

In the first-ever attack on a vessel at anchor in a country’s territorial waters, armed pirates hijacked the chemical tanker Fairchem Bogey within sight the Omani port of Salaleh on August 20, according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). The bureau’s Piracy Reporting Center explained that armed pirates boarded the ship, took its 21 crew hostage and put the vessel on course for Somalia.


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New Port State Control Reporting Obligations

The new PSC Inspection Regime entering into force on 1 January 2011

The New Inspection Regime (NIR) of the Paris MoU on port State control will enter into force on 1 January 2011 for all 27 Member States. Read more »

Shoking drill effect on lifeboat

A need for improving safety training in the operation of on-load release hooks

“SHOCKING” deficiencies in lifeboat training and continuing confusion over the multitude of different lifeboat release hooks being used on board ships are putting seafarers lives at risk. Read more »

Crisis Management: basic concepts

Just like any other business or organization, even shipping companies are forced to face from time to time some kind of unexpected problem or crisis event. Here are a couple of real-life recent examples: Read more »

New amendments to the ISM Code

Adoption of Amendments to the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (International Safety Management (ISM) Code) with Resolution MSC.273(85)

The resolution MSC.273(85) adopted on December 2008 introduces modifications to the ISM Code.

The ISM Code requires vessel operators to implement a safety management system that will help them to achieve incident-free operations.  Read more »

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