Ship Regulations all Fleets Must Comply with

All ships must undergo thorough checks and adhere to strict regulations before they start their voyage. This requirement helps to protect the condition of the boat, the environment and the safety of the crew. These regulations are outlined in The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels Regulations (1987), and failure to comply with them could result in fines or prosecutions being handed down, so let’s have a look at some of the rules that all fleets must comply with. Continue reading “Ship Regulations all Fleets Must Comply with”

Why Health and Safety Should Never be Ignored on a Ship

Did you know that 3,025 marine incidents were reported to the European Maritime Safety Agency in 2014? These incidents caused injuries to 1,075 persons and 136 fatalities. Marine casualties cover a wide scope, but they encompass the death, loss or serious injury to a crew member, loss or abandonment of a ship, serious damage caused to the environment as a result of the incident, and material damage to marine infrastructure. Continue reading “Why Health and Safety Should Never be Ignored on a Ship”