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Press Article: Safety at Sea - Safety focus 2020

01 February 2020

With the new year beginning, SAS talks to industry figures and investigates what they believe should be the top three issues on shipping’s safety agenda in 2020 and what can be done to mitigate the risks

Seafarers endured a wide breadth of safety incidents in 2019. Many were enduring risks, such as collisions, groundings, and shipboard fires. Others were facing newer or evolving threats, for example, targeted cyber attacks to vessels and crews becoming embroiled in the fallout of US-imposed sanctions on Iran. The question is, which issues should the shipping industry prepare for this year. Will it be more of the same or are there other areas that we should turn our attention to?

Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention at Standard club, shares his opinion on what he believes is to be the biggest issues for the shipping industry to tackle in 2020, and his concerns around crew safety awareness.

The article is available on the right, and on the Safety at Sea website here.