Submitted by Nina Waaddegaard on Fri, 2013-05-24 15:22
There are more and more rules, conventions and legislation in shipping but Capt. Jan Eliassen of CT Offshore does not feel it makes his job more difficult given that the company provides backing and helps to get the rules understood
Submitted by Nina Waaddegaard on Tue, 2013-03-19 12:22
Do a good risk assessment before you operate the winch, urges SEAHEALTH.
The aim of the guidance is to motivate crew to do a risk assessment before starting mooring operations. Think before putting on your gloves - which says Søren Bøge, a senior consultant at SEAHEALTH, is the main message in new guidance drawn up by SEAHEALTH in conjunction with the industry.
Submitted by Nina Waaddegaard on Mon, 2013-02-18 10:49
Dennis Rudinas, Master, has 26 years of experience at sea. For most of these years – from 1990 to 2006 – he was employed by a Norwegian company so he knows about the Scandinavian approach to health and safety.
Submitted by Nina Waaddegaard on Wed, 2013-01-02 13:21
If you have ever opened the packaging of a wine box, you will know that it contains an airtight bag or balloon where the wine is stored under vacuum so that it does not lose taste or bouquet or evaporate through the packaging. If this principle could be transferred to chemical tankers and freighters by way of so called Vacu- Big-Bags with chemicals being transported under vacuum in the vessel’s tanks, it could prevent evaporation of volatile organic compounds, VOCs. These substances are, or can be, carcinogenic. They can also cause environmental damage.