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Top Maritime Trends of 2020: Tackling the Scourge of Containership Fires

Dec 09, 2020

The proliferation of serious fires onboard container ships in recent years has shocked the shipping industry. Here we examine the causes and impact of such fires and the urgent efforts being made by a wide variety of stakeholders to solve this seemingly intractable problem.Over the last decade there has been a 70% fall in ship total losses[1]. This has been widely credited to long term improvements in ship safety management and loss prevention programs…

UK Insurers Join Cargo Safety Initiative

Sep 06, 2023

Safetytech Accelerator, a non-profit established by Lloyd’s Register, has confirmed that UK maritime insurers, the UK P&I Club and TT Club, have signed up for its Cargo Fire & Loss Innovation Initiative (CFLII).The Initiative, launched in February 2023…

Marine Insurance: Cargo Fires are a Burning Issue for Shipping

Jun 07, 2022

Commercial insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty released its Safety & Shipping Review, an annual analysis of shipping losses and accidents worldwide.  The 2022 report reveals that the maritime sector continues its long-term positive…

NFPA Certificated Marine Chemists – A Century of Fire Protection and Life Safety

Apr 14, 2022

As the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Gas Hazards votes on the First Draft of the next edition of NFPA 306, Standard for the Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels, the NFPA Certificated Marine Chemist Program…

Maritime Safety: Viking Aquires HydroPen Container FiFi System

May 05, 2021

Viking Life-Saving Equipment has acquired HydroPen, the company behind the unique HydroPen container firefighting solution.  HydroPen, attached to a ship’s hose and raised on a telescopic arm by a single crew member, uses water pressure alone…

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