UK MAIB Safety Digest 2024 published

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has published its the MAIB Safety Digest 2024 spring edition. It features a varied collection of lessons learned from recent marine accidents involving vessels from the merchant, fishing and recreational sectors. MAIB Safety Digest 2024 draws the attention of the marine community to some of the lessons arising from investigations […]

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2024

Lies, damn lies and shipping statistics – let us celebrate International Women’s Day 2024. The statistics for women in maritime paints a gloomy picture of life at sea. We hear a constant echo of the 2% figure banded about. And while, yes, this figure when viewed globally is correct, it skews the reality that so […]

10 Golden Safety Rules to live by launched

Together in Safety, a consortium of maritime organisations and companies, has launched 10 Golden Safety Rules to help shipping improve its safety performance. The 10 Golden Safety Rules were developed by the Together in Safety Coalition following a review of fatal incident reports across all sectors of the shipping industry. They comprise 10 areas for […]

Explaining ‘kind leadership’ in the Houses of Parliament

As part of the Maritime Professional Council of the UK’s initiative to promote the concept of ‘kind leadership’ within the shipping industry, MPC founder member, Steve Cameron, addressed the All Party Parliamentary Maritime and Ports Group on Monday 4 December. Speaking to parliamentarians Mr Cameron made the point that to comply with International Convention on […]

MCA Workboat Code edition 3 becomes law

Following many months of protracted discussions and consultation earlier this year, Workboat Code edition 3 is set to become law from 13 December 2023. From this date onwards this Code must only be used for new workboats and pilot boats. Existing vessels that are certificated under the Brown Code, its equivalent standard published in the […]

A kinder way to lead at sea

In recent years there has been an increasing interest within the shipping industry in ‘kind leadership’, says the Maritime Professional Council of the UK (MPC). A new MPC report, simply called ‘Kind Leadership’, has found evidence that the adoption of this approach can transform leadership and safety culture, and improve the well-being of individuals. So, […]

Kind leadership is the subject of a new report from the MPC

Kind leadership is the subject of a new 32 page report report published by The Maritime Professional Council (MPC). The maritime industry in recent years has seen an increasing interest in ‘Kind Leadership’, the adoption of which transforms leadership and safety culture, and improves the well-being of individuals. This report sets out the findings of […]