Investing in security

‘Buy cheap, buy twice’ is one expression that has followed me around all my life. From shoe purchases, where that all-important cost per wear can be used to justify an eye-watering price tag, to more […]

Frozen out of the Arctic

As Maersk was signing off in late July on final voyage plans for a historic transit of the North Sea Route – the first attempt by a large container ship to use the Arctic shortcut […]

Fires happen: it’s time to act

At sea, fire poses one the of biggest threats to ships. According to Lloyd’s List, almost 10% of total losses at sea in the past 10 years have been caused by fire. Unlike shore-based workers, […]

Looking to a holistic view of safety

On 6 January 2018, the vessels Sanchi and CF Crystal were involved in a widely publicised collision resulting in the loss of 32 lives. We don’t know yet what led to this tragic event but we […]