SAFETY & SECURITY AT SEA


The development of the technology it’s  one of the main reason of the lack of security and safety in the sea, in the ports, of the ships and people (passengers and staffs). The ships and the vessels are growing tons and volume and our ports are still the same from several years, The members of IBLA spend a lot of money to train the personnel and keep high level of professionalism and specialization. The personnel involved in mooring, unmooring operations but also boatman who transport thousand of people every day, have to be absolutely specialized, professional, ceertified, by attending governatives and not governatiives schools who give the basic knowledge. 
The accidents that happened untill now underline that misses of a straight guideline of the STANDARDS that all the personnel of the world should follow for a better quality of life. It has always been recognized that the best way of improving safety at sea is by developing international regulations that are followed by all the nationts  and decided by all the protagonists. Safety & Security is a 360″ discussion that involves ports, infrastructures, personnel, passegers, cargo ships so it concerns all the sectors of our Job. 

WHO NEEDS SAFETY AND SECURITY AT SEA:

 

  • Professionals in charge of maritime safety, including:
  • Ship Owners, Managers, Operators, Charterers
  • Fleet managers
  • Superintendents
  • Safety & Training officers
  • Captains & Senior officers
  • Technical and Marine Equipment Firms
  • Designated Ashore Personnel
  • Maritime Organizations and Class Societies
  • Technicians
  • Maritime legislators and authorities 

BENEFITS OF HIGHER STANDARDS:

 

  • To learn the best practices for ensuring safety at sea and to mitigate operational risks
  • To stay apprised of legislative and regulatory developments
  • To keep abreast of the latest safety designs, equipment, technologies and systems
  • To keep high quality services and be strong in the market 
  • To prevent accidents and preserve human life

FAMOUS SEA DISASTERS

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Sewol Sinking

 

Sewol – The South Korean ferry capsized on 16 April 2014. It was carrying 476 people, mostly secondary school students from Ansan’s Danwon High School who were travelling from Incheon to Jeju.

MS Herald of Free Enterprise, Zeebrugge Port

 

MS Herald of Free Enterprise was a roll-on roll-off (RORO) ferry which capsized moments after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge on the night of 6 March 1987, killing 193 passengers and crew. When the ship left harbour with her bow-door open, the sea immediately flooded the decks, and within minutes she was lying on her side in shallow water. The immediate cause of the sinking was found to be negligence by the assistant boatswain, asleep in his cabin when he should have been closing the bow-door. But the official inquiry placed more blame on his supervisors and a general culture of poor communication on the ferry has been underlined. 

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MS Costa Concordia Sinking

 

On 13 January 2012 at about 9:45 p.m., in calm seas and overcast weather, under command of Captain Francesco Schettino, Costa Concordia struck a rock in the Tyrrhenian Sea just off the eastern shore of Isola del Giglio, on the western coast of Italy about 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Rome. This tore a 50 m (160 ft) gash on the port side of her hull, which soon flooded parts of the engine room resulting in power loss to her propulsion and electrical systems. With water flooding in and listing, the ship drifted back to Giglio Island where she grounded 500 m (550 yd) north of the village of Giglio Porto, resting on her starboard side in shallow waters with most of her starboard side under water. Despite the gradual sinking of the ship, its complete loss of power, and its proximity to shore in calm seas, an order to abandon ship was not issued until over an hour after the initial impact. Although international maritime law requires all passengers to be evacuated within 30 minutes of an order to abandon ship, the evacuation of Costa Concordia took over six hours and not all passengers were evacuated. Of the 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew known to have been aboard, 32 died.