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Safety regulation overview

Skilled seafarers almost always mean safer ships and it is appropriate that within the IMO, both training and the various…

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Regulation changes - 2017/2018

Safety is something that shipping needs to continually monitor and adapt to as new challenges arise. One of the new challenges…

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2010 - The Manila Amendments

A second comprehensive review of the Convention and Code was initiated by the IMO in 2007 and at a special conference held in…


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Specialist safety codes

Even the best trained crew can only work with what is provided on board and SOLAS has plenty to say in this regard. Not all of…

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General safety on board

With regard to general safety, there are four areas that regularly feature as the causes of accidents on board ships that have…

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Fire and gas detection basics

Modern ships may not be made of easily flammable wood but fire is still one of the most feared events onboard a ship. Although…

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Shipboard fire-fighting systems

Over time, new technologies have improved the arsenal of weapons that ship crews have in the battle against fire but fighting…

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Fires on container ships

Cargo is a common source of fire on ships. Some precautions can be taken if cargoes are known to have a particular issue…

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Lifeboat overview

Important as lifeboats and liferafts are, most crew and passengers on ships would rather they remained unused. However, they…

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Personal Protective Equipment

Training, experience and good practices are the frontline against accident and injury at sea just as in any other industry.…

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Emergency signalling and response

Over the centuries, the ways in which ships can signal a need for assistance have changed. This process has been a slow journey…

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