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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.
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
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
The salvage industry opens up on what has changed — and what has not — as ships get bigger
According to the European Maritime Safety Agency, as much as €1bn per year is spent on ship deviations for medical care in Europe alone
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’
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
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
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Latest From Safety
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
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
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
‘Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones who are grieving over this dramatic event’ — chief executive Gaël Bodénès
Others need to speak up on a ‘potentially catastrophic’ implementation of sulphur cap, says Greek shipowners’ leader
Club says vessels Stolt Groenland and Bow Dalian are entered for P&I cover and have H&M insurance at Gard
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