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Standard Safety Bulletin, October 2014

24 October 2014

MARPOL Annex 1 – Get it right first time, every time

Fines as a result of MARPOL Annex 1 violations are increasing, so this article looks at the problems facing shipowners and seafarers regarding the MARPOL Annex 1 requirements and how zero violations can be achieved. Read more


Breaking the error chain, part 1

This article looks at collisions which occurred while entering or leaving a traffic separation scheme (TSS) and considers the human element as part of the error chain. Read more



Cargo wet damage – back-flow through the bilge system

It is essential that ships’ officers are fully aware of how the bilge system functions to avoid issues of damaged cargo. Read more



Release and retrieval systems – a recap

A number of accidents have reduced confidence in release and retrieval systems. New requirements were published by the IMO on 1 January 2013 and this article looks at the fall prevention devices which are vital for safety in the interim. Read more