News items in 2021
19 Jan 2021
Article: Carriage of seed cake
Despite the recognised risks, there have been incidents in the past, some significant, resulting from seed cake being shipped without full appreciation of the requirements. This handout addresses the safe and correct carriage of seed cake cargo in bulk.
18 Jan 2021
Article: Container stack collapses – causes and solutions
This article aims to remind ships’ officers and crews of the various factors that can contribute to container stack collapses, and how they can be avoided by taking greater care and attention during loading, securing and passage planning and when underway at sea.
11 Jan 2021
News: Reminder as to the speed limit in the Parana River
Our listed correspondent in Argentina, Pandi Liquidadores SRL, has alerted us that last week the Argentinian Coast Guard commenced administrative enquiries against various vessels for breaching speed limits, mainly in the Rosario port area of the Parana River where the speed limit is currently 9 knots.
8 Jan 2021
News: Saudi Arabia ends blockade of Qatar
The blockade, which restricted port access for ships with a Qatar nexus to and from the quartet of Gulf countries, appears to have been at least partially resolved.
1 Jan 2021
Press Article: Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021
Safety4Sea asked Capt Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, to make an assessment of 2020 from his perspective and share his message for the new year across the global community.
1 Jan 2021
Article: Regulation Update 2020/21
This article provides an overview of some of the important international regulations that will enter into force in end-2020 and 2021, including the European Union (EU) requirement in relation to ship recycling.