Safety

What to do when the GPS hits the fan

THE CAPTAIN of a vessel in the Black Sea recently reported how he managed to maintain safe navigation when the vessels GNSS signal failed. ...

Rebuilding safety culture through gamification

YUZURU Goto is very careful when he talks about the incident that led to the sinking of the general cargo ship Flinterstar in the southern N...

MacGregor wins 115 vessel Teekay contract

MacGregor, part of Helsinki-based Cargotec,says it has signed a five-year frame agreement with Teekay Shipping The contract includes sp...

Faulty fire door warning

Shipowners and operators might need to take additional temporary mitigation measures against fire prevention as a result of some COSMO manuf...

The killing doors

At first glance, watertight door safety may not seem like the most riveting topic, but their ability to crush limbs and kill is alarming Wa...

Project for safe Arctic navigation given €6.5m

€6.5m has been set aside by an EU program, Horizon 2020, to help improve Arctic maritime navigation.  Safe maritime operations under...

Safety lessons from the past year

The Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme reports of a number of incidents and near misses at sea.  In the past year, there h...

CHIRP pushes for more near-miss reporting

The Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) has released its latest bulletin, which states that communication is key whe...

8 ways to maximise crew retention

Last week fathom-news reported that the maritime industry is suffering from a shortfall of seafarers, and this is only expected to worsen. ...

The five ways to implement a safety-first culture

Safety in any workplace is paramount and does not cost as much as a serious accident.  IN the last two months, the Marine Accident Inve...

Drones are on the up

OVER 2015 and 2016 there was a flurry of interest in using drones in the maritime and other sectors. There still is (maritime exhibitions ha...

SEA Europe appoints new chair and new goals

SEA Europe, the association of European shipyard associations and marine technology companies has appointed Kjersti Kleven, co-owner of Norw...

USCG top 5 cruise ship deficiencies of 2016

USCG Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) has shared the most common Port State Control inspection deficiencies found in 2016 o...