Safety compliance: carrot or stick?

Penalisation is the among the most effective tools to raise organisational safety compliance, participants at a recent Safety at Sea roundtable agreed.   IHS Markit data on Port State Control (PSC) inspections presented at the […]

Ship collisions and the war over fish

Depleted seafood catches and the need to feed North Korea’s growing population have encouraged illegal fishing in Japanese waters. As coastguards go all out to enforce boundaries, collisions between patrol vessels and fishing trawlers are inevitable. […]

CSSF publishes guide to safe container ship operations

The Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) has published a new, free guide that sets out practices and procedures associated with safe container ship operations.  The 54-page guide covers safety-relevant aspects such as navigation and bridge management, mooring, anchoring and towing […]