Marine Safety News


Two Days After Deadly Blasts, Bangladesh Container Depot Still Burns

Jun 06, 2022

Firefighters battled for a third day on Monday to control a huge fire that killed dozens when it triggered explosions at a Bangladesh container depot, as officials warned of the risk of further blasts if the flames spread to chemicals stored nearby.Drone footage from the BM Container Depot at Sitakunda, 40 km (25 miles) from the southeastern port city of Chittagong, showed thick columns of smoke still rising from burnt-out containers some 46 hours after the blaze broke out…

Five Tips to Keep Workers Safe in 2024

Feb 19, 2024

The maritime industry accounts for more than 90% of global trade and employs over 3 million people in the United States, and like other modes of transportation, our industry encounters unique risks. Waterfront workers are exposed to various hazards such as heavy machinery…

Maritime Safety Finds a Future in the Cloud

Nov 01, 2023

Orca AI, headquartered in Israel and founded in 2018, has a simple yet complex premise: develop and deliver an intelligent safety platform for the maritime industry to prevent collisions. To date it has attracted attention and business globally…

Enclosed Spaces: Engineering Solutions

Oct 03, 2023

If you think the human element is the only cause of enclosed space deaths, think again.Enclosed space incidents are cited as the largest cause of on-duty fatalities in commercial shipping. The risks can’t simply be engineered out, but there’s a powerful coalition wanting action nonetheless…

New Zealand Ends Livestock Exports by Sea

Apr 21, 2023

New Zealand's last exports of livestock by sea have been completed and live exports have ceased, its agriculture minister said on Friday, as it fully implemented a ban on export shipments of animals on the grounds of their welfare.The government announced in 2021 that shipping animals offshore…

Firefighting at Sea – Towards a Safe Ship Concept

Nov 14, 2022

The most important of all international maritime safety conventions is the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). The first version was adopted at a conference in London in 1914. The catalyst for this conference was…

Russian Missiles Hit Ukraine Port

Jul 25, 2022

Russian missiles hit Ukraine's southern port of Odesa on Saturday, the Ukrainian military said, threatening a deal signed just a day earlier to unblock grain exports from Black Sea ports and ease global food shortages caused by the war.Ukrainian…

Marine Insurers Extend High-risk Area to All Russian Waters

Apr 04, 2022

London’s marine insurance market on Monday added all of Russia’s waters to its list of areas deemed high risk, an advisory showed.Guidance from the Joint War Committee, which comprises syndicate members from the Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA)…

Stevedoring Company Fined for Dropping Excavator Overboard

Feb 09, 2022

A stevedoring company based in Tauranga, New Zealand has been ordered to pay a $90,000 fine and $20,000 in costs for safety failings that led to an excavator being dropped overboard from a logging ship in 2018.C3 Limited had previously pleaded…

New Device Aims to Improve Docking Safety

Dec 23, 2021

A new innovative device has been engineered to improve docking safety.Designed to be installed on quay walls, the Dynamic Protective Barrier features a novel mechanism to dissipate energy for short duration impact caused by docking vessels.Matthew Czerniatewicz…

USMMA Set to Resume at Sea Training

Dec 16, 2021

Students from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) are set to resume at sea training with new safety measures in place following a temporary pause due to sexual assault and harassment concerns. The U.S. federal maritime academy’s Sea Year training program…

USCG Says Sexual Assault Offenders Will Be Held Accountable

Dec 08, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday issued a statement expressing its commitment to crack down on sexual assault offenders in the maritime industry.The statement comes as the Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration…

New Bill Aims to Address Sexual Misconduct in the Merchant Marine

Nov 09, 2021

A group of U.S. Senators has introduced new legislation aiming to strengthen sexual assault/sexual harassment (SASH) prevention, response, investigation and accountability in the maritime industry and provide additional safeguards for the Midshipmen…

OCIMF Issues Guidance on Hiring Private Maritime Security Guards

Oct 21, 2021

A new information paper from the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) provides guidance on hiring private maritime security companies (PMSCs). The use of PMSCs onboard merchant ships is widely accepted as one of the measures which…

Lack of Signalman Led to Bulker Crane’s Contact with Grain Facility - NTSB

Oct 13, 2021

The absence of a dedicated signalman likely led to a bulk carrier’s crane striking a grain facility in Convent, La., in 2020, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found.The contact occurred on November 11, while the bulk vessel GH…

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