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In focus – Safety

Has the environmental agenda side-lined safety and allowed complacency over relatively low casualty rates to creep back in to the industry’s psyche? Amid growing concerns that flag states are not publishing casualty reports there are several unanswered questions when it comes to maritime safety that Lloyd’s List investigates in this special report.

Time to get serious over reporting casualties

Of the 753 very serious incidents that took place since 2014, 363 accident investigation reports exist, giving a compliance rate of 48%, according to the IMO's GISIS database

International Casualty Safety

Viewpoint: Too clever by half

The sales hype around AI in the shipping industry overlooks complaints from pilots about systems that have a mind of their own and, being digitally interlinked, cause alarm when they decide to intervene when they should not be doing so

Safety Ship operations Technology and Innovation

Salvage, a necessity and an afterthought?

The salvage industry opens up on what has changed — and what has not — as ships get bigger

International Casualty Towage and Salvage

Is there a doctor on board?

According to the European Maritime Safety Agency, as much as €1bn per year is spent on ship deviations for medical care in Europe alone

Safety Technology and Innovation Europe

Accident analysis will show how safe autonomous shipping really is

Increased levels of autonomy on board ships are widely thought to promote greater degrees of safety. However, until there is a track record of autonomous operations to analyse and incidents to investigate, it will be too early to link ‘autonomous’ with ‘safe’

International Casualty Containers

Viewpoint: Clearing up the mess

Salvors face enormous safety concerns in the aftermath of fires on containerships as they rummage in a fearsome cocktail of hazardous debris and they raise serious questions for the industry as boxes are packed ever tighter, goods are misdeclared and architects design vessels with increased teu capacity

Towage and Salvage Casualty Safety

Bigger ships, bigger losses

Analysis based on 471,326 corporate insurance claims from 206 countries and territories, with total value of $66.5bn. Marine losses make up 15% of value of all commercial losses, but 49% by number

International Containers Insurance

Set Alert for Safety

Latest From Safety

The Lloyd's List Podcast: Containers, shipmanagement and the casualty code

In this week’s review of the stories shaping shipping, our containers kingpins James Baker and Linton Nightingale discuss the peak season that never was and why flexibility trumps size, our chief correspondent Richard Clayton offers up the key lessons he’s learned from talking to the leading shipmanagment executives and Nidaa Bakhsh explains why governments are considering their options when it comes to casualty reporting

Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast Containers

Registry calls for review of IMO’s casualty investigation code

Liberian registry’s chief operating officer Alfonso Castillero says blame should not be aimed squarely at flags or owners for failing to meet safety rules. It is up to all stakeholders to provide full and proper information to ensure safety, thereby helping to prevent future incidents, including reviewing the quality of training

International Crewing

Ulsan ban on dangerous goods cargo continues at several terminals

The measure is effective for several terminals located under the Ulsan bridge, including Terminal 9, where the Stolt-Nielsen chemical tanker Stolt Groenland exploded and caught fire on September 29

South Korea Tankers and Gas

Bodies from sunken Bourbon Rhode found as Shipowners’ Club confirms cover

‘Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones who are grieving over this dramatic event’ — chief executive Gaël Bodénès

France Offshore

Veniamis: ‘It’s not too late to avoid anarchy on the oceans’

Others need to speak up on a ‘potentially catastrophic’ implementation of sulphur cap, says Greek shipowners’ leader

International Greece

Gard confirms cover for Ulsan explosion ships

Club says vessels Stolt Groenland and Bow Dalian are entered for P&I cover and have H&M insurance at Gard

Asia Pacific South Korea
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