Bangladesh is faced with another fatal accident at one of its shipbreaking yards. Two workers lost their lives while another five were injured in an explosion on a tanker vessel, writes Shipbreaking Platform.
Several Norwegian political parties criticize Viking Ocean Cruises' owner for paying too little domestic tax, writes media NKR. This criticism has prompted a flood of tweets from the Norwegian Shipowners Association – resulting in a range of comments.
Seven employees lost their lives while on the job for Maersk in 2018, and the frequency of severe accidents has not improved in recent years. According to CEO Søren Skou, the company has introduced "a different approach to safety and a new safety organization."
The number of shipping casualties declined four percent globally in 2017, which is the second-lowest level in a decade. A new report examines the major shipping accidents of last year and flags challenges for the industry ahead.
Since Thorco Cloud's dramatic shipwreck over one year ago, the accident report has still not been completed, meaning that the question of liability and compensation cannot be addressed. The Danish carrier has criticized delays in the process, which falls under the responsibility of the flag states and the Indonesian authorities.
London P&I Club and two partners have issued new guidelines for sailings with dangerous cargo which can become liquefied if humidity levels are too high. Last Friday, Stellar Daisy was shipwrecked after sailing with category A cargo.
Statoil has just completed a report related to a well accident in the Troll field and a hydrogen leakage at production facility Mongstad. The company acknowledges that the two incidents could have resulted in fatalities.
The comprehensive focus on cost reductions at Statoil could be detrimental to safety at the oil company which, in the past two months, has suffered eight serious incidents, writes Norwegian daily Aftenposten.
Authorities have withdrawn its criticism that COSL Drilling Europe violated safety regulations, initially detailed in an accident report after the rig COSL Innovator was hit by a huge wave in the North Sea. The accident caused the death of one employee.
Whether a ship is big is not necessarily the key factor deciding the scope of an accident shipwreck occurs, explains one of the world's leading global consulting firms, LOC, in an interview with ShippingWatch. The biggest threat lies elsewhere, says the firm.