The Port of Rotterdam has issued a market consultation with a view to the use of autonomous/remote controlled floating fire-fighting units. Should the information received confirm such vessels are a good option, it could lead to a tender procedure. The Port of...
You never know where a fire on board a ship may occur or where the crew is at that time. In its latest Mars Report, The Nautical Institute describes how a crew member had to choose an escape route without an emergency escape breathing device, as the other route was...
Self-ignition of a large batch of dangerous cargo is the most likely cause of the huge fire on the Maersk Honam in the Arabian Sea over two years ago. That is the conclusion reached by an investigation team from Singapore, the ship’s flag state. The flag state...
With the MSC Zoe accident investigation reports being published, the safety of container transport is once again a hot topic. SWZ|Maritime’s July/August safety special discusses the MSC Zoe reports in detail and looks at how loss of containers at sea can be...
The number of shipping disasters involving the complete loss of a ship fell to its lowest level ever last year. On the other hand, the growing number of serious fires on container ships is giving insurers sleepless nights. According to the annual Shipping Review of...
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