Safety

#SaferSAR initiative aims for a global incidence database

#SaferSAR initiative aims for a global incidence database

Maritime search and rescue (SAR) processes have evolved significantly in recent years, boosted by cutting-edge technologies such as AI and object recognition software. However, the task of sorting and storing global SAR incident response data in one central hub has proven more vexing. As Caroline Jupe, CEO of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), highlights: […]

RINA evaluating dual-function float-free survival craft initiative

RINA evaluating dual-function float-free survival craft initiative

In the ongoing evolution of maritime safety protocols, a forthcoming project scheduled for 2024 seeks to redefine the standards governing survival and rescue craft on cargo ships. The primary objective of this initiative is the conceptualisation and realisation of a dual-function float-free survival craft or module, engineered to furnish a secure environment for up to […]

Seahaven makes case for evolution in cruise safety

Seahaven makes case for evolution in cruise safety

The sinking of the Titanic was a tragedy that shook the world. The widespread outrage over the disaster led to sweeping changes on the requirements of lifeboats on board a vessel and the establishment in 1914 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) which still governs maritime safety today. It […]

Addressing the growing threat of cargo losses at sea

Addressing the growing threat of cargo losses at sea

With growing container ship capacity and increased numbers of container losses at sea coinciding, classification society ClassNK has published two sets of guidelines to help shipping companies improve cargo safety at sea The recent increase in container ship capacity – a response to the growing demand for freight container transport – has coincided with a […]

Viking steps up to the EV firefighting challenge

Viking steps up to the EV firefighting challenge

Special project on electric vehicle fires leads company to sign distribution agreements for innovations in marine fire safety Fires onboard vessels at sea have become increasingly common in recent times. Many of these are allegedly associated with the carrying of electric vehicles (EVs). The most recent and prominent incident made headlines in July when the […]

Cargo liquefaction is largest cause of deaths in dry bulk sector, according to report

Cargo liquefaction is largest cause of deaths in dry bulk sector, according to report

A report released by Intercargo has found that the biggest contributor to loss of life among mariners in the dry bulk sector is cargo liquefaction.   The recently published Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2013-2022, which was submitted to the International Maritime Organization in May, has just been made public.   The document demonstrates that while overall […]

Lifejackets: fit for purpose?

Lifejackets: fit for purpose?

What goes into producing a high-quality lifejacket? Obviously, there is the selection of suitable, durable materials, components and foam, as well as stringent tests to ensure that the jacket’s performance meets ISO, SOLAS and/or MED standards and helps to keep the wearer alive. Another consideration, though, is customer feedback: the end user’s requirements play a […]

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