The Dutch Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) and Netherlands Coast Guard are deploying drones to check lashings on board container ships. In 2022, 44 container ships were checked in this new way. Violations were found on eleven ships. To inspect...
In April 2021, Dutch cargo vessel Eemslift Hendrika had to be salvaged after azimuth thrusters in the cargo hold had shifted and punctured an anti-heeling tank and ballastwater tanks. An investigation by the Dutch Safety Board has revealed that the lashing system used...
The Dutch Safety Board has recommended the Panamanian, German and Dutch Government to submit a proposal to the International Maritime Organization to review the technical requirements imposed on container ships. Such a review could help minimise the risk of the loss...
New international requirements are needed for large container ships. This should prevent another disaster such as the one with MSC Zoe almost two years ago north of the Wadden Islands. That is what Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructure and Water Management)...
The discussion about weather dependent lashing has continued both nationally and internationally, including within the IMO, for over 10 years. No consensus was ever reached about a so-called Unified Interpretation of the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Securing (the...
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