Bureau Veritas' Boisson Authors Maritime Safety Book

Tuesday, October 05, 1999
Philippe Boisson, communications manager and legal advisor to Bureau Veritas' Marine Division, has recently authored a book, Safety at sea: policies, regulations and international law, focuses on preventing accidents and evaluating safety at sea. Boisson, who has been following safety system developments for more than twenty years, researched recent sea disasters, such as Braer in 1993; Estonia in 1994; and Sea Empress in 1996. The book is the result of five years research that set out to answer a myriad of questions that, according to Boisson, "always arise after the aftermath of an accident." Specifically: Could disasters at sea be prevented? Are safety levels adequate? Are protective measures appropriate? Is the present system obsolete, unable to cope with the upheavals of the modern world? Geared toward seafarers, shore-based shipping company staff, insurers, shippers and transport auxiliaries; the 550-page book reportedly, analyzes all technical and legal regulations affecting shipping. Among other issues are the safety of car ferries, new regulations on bulk carrier structures, the International Safety Management Code (ISM), the Convention on Training and Qualification of Seafarers (STCW), electronic charts, the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), and Vessel Traffic Services (VTS). Boisson sheds light on international maritime safety precautions; strategies and policies adopted by states, organizations, and the maritime industry sector, which all set out to reduce the number of accidents and curtail consequences. Safety at sea is divided into three main sections - the first part of the book lists the sources of international law on safety, its various public and private promoters on both national and international levels, procedures for setting standards, regulations and various legal instruments intended to prevent accidents. The second section deals with actual regulations, determining the administrative, technical, behavioral, and operation requirements that ships must satisfy. Boisson also analyzes worldwide shipping standards, regulations, construction, equipment, operation and navigation. The last section concentrates on establishing policies, surveillance and inspecting, and penalties for breaching regulations. Boisson concludes the book with an assessment of safety at sea and the prospective trends for the millennium. Ten basic trends are examined, including the emergence of IMO auspices, the end of global regulations, and transparency of information on ships.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter February 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

Cautious Optimism on Pacific NorthWest LNG Report

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA)  has ruled that Pacific NorthWest LNG’s project in British Columbia would likely harm harbour porpoises and contribute to climate change,

UPS Oposes CP-NS Merger

UPS, one of North America’s largest intermodal shippers, has told federal regulators that it is against Canadian Pacific Railway's (CP's) proposed acquisition of Norfolk Southern Corp.

SunEdison Restrained from 'Unusual' Asset Transfers

Solar company SunEdison Inc said a U.S. court has restrained the company from making any unusual asset transfers until a hearing in a lawsuit brought on by investors

Shipbuilding

Nordana Sea Delivered to Symphony Shipping

After successful sea trials, M.V. Nordana Sea was delivered to Symphony Shipping on February 11, 2016. Constructed by builder Ferus-Smit in the Netherlands (yard number 419),

James Troop Supplies Engines for 3 Naval Vessels

Liverpool City Region (UK) based ship engine specialist James Troop & Co has won an order to supply Volvo Penta diesel engines for three European naval vessels being built on Merseyside.

OSV Delivered to MC2 in Dubai

Marine Core & Charter LLC (MC2) headquartered in Dubai has taken delivery of the new build PETRA-1, the first of two, 45-meter Fast Offshore Support Vessels in

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0730 sec (14 req/sec)