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Five Common Causes of Crane Failure

By Chris Dyson 2017-07-09 19:41:56

Although each ship’s crane failure is unique, there are often similarities between them, right across the global shipping industry, such that many of the incidents could have been avoided.   Based on Brookes Bell’s experience, the number of major on-vessel crane casualties would appear to be decreasing. However, the incidents that still occur can result in far-reaching consequences for shipowners, operators, stevedores and seafarers. These consequences not only include...

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Protecting Against MARPOL Annex I Breaches

By Chris Dyson 2016-06-26 21:02:37

MARPOL Annex 1 represents one of the biggest potentially uninsured liabilities in today’s shipping industry. Chris Dyson, a senior partner and marine engineer at Brookes Bell, advises shipowners and operators on the most effective strategy to minimize risk: MARPOL Annex I is a key regulatory driver supporting the delivery of the shipping industry’s sustainability transition. As efforts continue to ‘clean up’ vessel performance, so too will work to clamp down on polluters.  The majority of the shipping industry strives for...

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