Press Article: Threat to seafarers in enclosed spaces rises in Covid-19 crisis

News & Insights 17 November 2020


Capt. Yves Vandenborn and Capt. Akshat Arora are interviewed by Tradewinds, voicing their concerns that the threat to seafarers entering toxic enclosed spaces is being compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The threat to seafarers entering toxic enclosed spaces is being compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Standard Club has warned.

Deaths in enclosed spaces have been a major issue in shipping for decades. But the number of incidents and fatalities caused by toxic gases or oxygen depletion has not decreased since the International Maritime Organization introduced measures in 2012 to tackle the problem.

The Standard Club’s loss-prevention team believes the pandemic has led to an increased threat to seafarers in the dry bulk trades.

Read the full article here.

Categories: Loss Prevention

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