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Lack of firefighting resources to tackle containership blazes

Containerships that carry thousands of different cargoes, many of them dangerous goods, are ill equipped to fight fires that can break out inside the boxes. Additionally the crew are not trained to meet the challenge of often complex and highly treacherous situations. Read More

Enclosed spaces remain serious safety hazard for seafarers: InterManager

Enclosed Space Entry remains one of the gravest onboard safety hazards facing seafarers today, Capt. Kuba Szymanski, secretary general of trade association InterManager, reiterated to delegates attending the International Shipowning and Shipmanagement Summit at this year’s London International Shipping Week. Read More

Hong Kong and UK strengthen maritime ties

Government officials and maritime business leaders from Hong Kong and the UK have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on closer cooperation during London International Shipping Week.

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