Safety at Sea

Dutch funds to help salvage FSO Safer

2022-09-23

The Netherlands is to release an additional €7.5 million (USD 7.4 million) for salvage operations to secure the FSO Safer currently off the coast of Yemen. The additional funds, when added to others, including Canada, the US and middle Eastern countries will mean that the UN can remediate the immediate danger from the Safer.

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New SOLAS requirements for safe mooring

2022-09-16

To reduce serious and fatal accidents relating to handling mooring lines, an amended version of SOLAS II-I Reg 3-8 enters into force on 1 January 2024. Masters and crew are alerted to two new guidelines published to support of the new requirements.

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Safety alert issued for Lithium batteries

2022-09-16

The Maltese Marine Safety Investigation Unit (MSIU) is alerting vessels to the potential fire hazards associated with Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries. The safety alert was issued after the MSIU had been notified of several fires onboard yachts associated with Li-Ion batteries.

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