News items in 2018
21 Sep 2018
Web Alert: MCA warns of the hazards of an accidental CO2 release onboard ships
The UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) has released ‘Safety Bulletin 12 – Accidental CO2 releases onboard 2 UK Merchant Vessels’, which was issued in September 2018. The bulletin was produced in response to two serious and potentially fatal accidental CO2 releases on UK flagged ships in the last two years.
20 Sep 2018
Technology Bulletin, September 2018
The pace of technological change in the shipping industry has accelerated exponentially in the last two years. This bulletin explores the impact of technological advancements upon both the shipping and insurance industries.
13 Sep 2018
Web Alert: Constant vigilance is the key to safe sailing
In its latest video, sponsored by The Standard Club, the Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) investigates three recent reports that highlight hazards onboard ships. In each case, a serious incident was avoided by someone raising the issue and resolving it before it was too late.
12 Sep 2018
Press Article: 20 years of the ISM code
Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, reflects on how the ISM code is doing and what still needs to be done in an article for Safety4Sea Log published in September.
11 Sep 2018
Press Article: New technology, new opportunity
Ursula O'Donnell, Divisional Claims Director, takes a look at floating offshore wind energy and sees new opportunities for marine contractors in September's issue of Maritime Risk International
29 Aug 2018
Web Alert: Brazil, Santos Port Worker’s Strike
Workers at Brazil’s Santos port have said they will take strike action after negotiations between workers’ representatives and the Dock Company over pay and conditions broke up without resolution.
21 Aug 2018
Web Alert: Scotland's Decommissioning Challenge Fund
The Scottish Government has recently announced its intention to match the £5m successfully awarded last year and to increase it if demand is demonstrated, to enable Scotland to become a world leader in decommissioning.
14 Aug 2018
Web Alert: Fishery farm claims in China
The club recommends its members to share this information with their ships calling Chinese ports or trading in Chinese waters in order to minimize the risk of breaking into fishery farms.