I would like to steer you towards two very worthwhile safety digests that have been released. Read elsewhere in the bulletin for details about how to access them. The first publication comes from the MAIB – their second digest of the year, which highlights a variety of incidents and safety issues. And just a few days later, the US National Transportation Safety Board published its equivalent version, which gives important information about 31 serious accidents and highlights key lessons learned. I recommend both publications to you.
Maritime regulatory framework seems to be constantly in the news as it evolves. After a protracted and difficult birth, the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency has finally released the new proposed Workboat 3 code for consultation. The aim is to bring several existing codes into one Statutory Instrument and legal document, likely to be ratified by mid-2023 via the UK parliament. There is further information in this bulletin with links to enable you to read the consultation document and details about how you can have your say.