AMSA received a total of 12,349 marine incident reports in the period 2016 to 2019, according to the first marine incident annual report for regulated Australian and foreign flagged commercial vessels in Australian waters. The data suggests a significant upward trend in serious incidents between 2018 and 2019, demonstrating the need for a concerted effort on improving safety.
The 2019 annual report presents an analysis of marine incidents including fatalities reported to AMSA. The vast majority of incidents are of a technical nature (78.4%).
Accelerated by disruption; shipping’s digital revolution in the pandemic era.
It has been a year of disruption for shipping. With COVID-19 altering supply chains and exerting unexpected pressures on our operations, the industry now finds itself at a turning point, caught between mitigating current challenges and thinking about how to build back better in the new normal we face.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published Marine Accident Report 20-34 detailing the findings of its investigation involving the explosion of a barge at the Illinois Marine Towing Heritage Slip on the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal, Illinois on the 4 November 2019.
As Amendment 05-19 of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code comes into force on 1 January 2021, here are some of the changes outlined in more detail. The IMSBC Code amendments happen every two years to reflect the changes in the nature and variety of solid bulk cargoes presented for shipment. In June 2019, IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee adopted Resolution MSC.462 (101) specifying forthcoming IMSBC Code amendments (05-19).