Accidents involving ships’ elevators can be severe, even fatal. Those carrying out maintenance are particularly at risk if safe working practices are not strictly followed.
ESD safety systems works well on gas carriers but would they work on a conventional tanker?
It’s estimated that 720 million twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs) are shipped internationally every year.
New European Union (EU) regulations will require vessels flying the flag of any EU state can only be scrapped in approved ship-recycling facilities.
Contamination problems in the US Gulf and the Far East have affected hundreds of vessels. Special testing can identify the source of the problem but the lack of clarity on what are acceptable limits is causing confusion.
To maintain the improving trend of maritime security incidents, it is vital that each vessel conducts a voyage risk assessment before entering a high risk area.
Much has been said and written about ‘scrubbers’ and whether it is an environmentally sound solution. Industry group EGCSA helps separate myth from fact in a short Q&A.
There are several options open to shipowners to comply with the 2020 sulphur cap. The choice will come down to what is right for the vessel and what is economically viable.
The challenges introduced by the global sulphur cap are not exclusively technical. The new limits are likely to impact contracts and charterparties. Forward planning now could help to avoid painful disputes in the future.
Bunker quantity and quality issues, along with increasingly stringent environmental regulation have led to complex, costly and lengthy claims and legal disputes. To help Members tackle these issues, North has published a new loss prevention guide: Marine …
A total or partial failure of GPS signal can cause serious problems on a vessel.
Oil pollution incidents can lead to expensive claims. But most oil pollution claims do not involve tankers or oil cargoes – pollution caused by the release of bunker fuel is more common.