DNV Urges Increased Safety Focus in Shipping

MarineLink.com
Monday, June 03, 2013
Tor Svensen, Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific and President DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas

Increased focus on ship safety is DNV’s main priority when identifying critical issues in shipping. An extended focus on risk-based rules, safety barriers and identifying high-risk areas are means to enhance safer shipping. “Together with GL, we will have the power to take the lead in heading for these targets,” said Tor Svensen, Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific and President DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas.


The merger between DNV and GL was announced in December last year. Through the power of 17,000 employees, 5,600 of whom are dedicated to the shipping industry and its presence in 100 countries, DNV-GL will be a leading class society. The integration-planning process is ongoing in both companies, and the competition filing is in progress globally.
 


Serious accident trends – as for example penetration of hull and immobilization of main engine - have worsened over the last decade. During these years, the frequency of serious accidents has in average been almost twice as high as it was at the start of this millennium. On the positive side the number of life lost has not followed that trend, but stayed quite constant over time if we look at all ship types.



Another issue is the safety variations between various ship segments. Offshore supply vessels are among the most technically advanced vessels and are often used for some of the most complicated operations. Nevertheless, the safety performance of offshore supply vessels is better than that of any other ship segment.
 


“The achievements within the offshore segment are good. Through a technology-focused proactive risk management and barrier approach, safety has been improved step by step,” Mr. Svensen said. “Learning through experience exchange between ship segments is essential to improve overall safety. Together, DNV and GL will be in a better position to share and develop knowledge to the benefit of the whole shipping industry.”



Another key enabler for safer shipping is research and innovation. The merged class society will invest 5% of its turnover in R&I. Mr. Svensen added, “We’re convinced that investing in R&I will be a catalyst for innovation and technology development, leading to safer and more cost-efficient shipping.



“Class has to make the continuous drive to improve safety a number one priority. This means that we have to drive the agenda for improved risk management. We have to be the frontrunner, leading the industry on technology and innovation by investing significantly in R&I and technological skills.”

Maritime Today


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

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

Technology

Voice-data Communications and HDTV in One System

PDQ’s OneSource System provides long range cell, wi-fi and high definition TV in one system for mobile users.   San Diego wireless company PDQ Connect has developed

Cavotec, ABB Partner on Shore-to-ship Power

Cavotec and ABB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly offer complete shore-to-ship power solutions globally. Such solutions allow vessels to plug

Ulstein Verft's First Wind Service Vessel Launched

Shipbuilder Ulstein Verft has launched its first vessel within the renewable energy segment, and also the first with the newly-developed X-STERN hull line design.

Energy

Singapore Revokes Two Bunker Licenses

Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) have revoked two bunker suppliers' license to operate in the world's top bunker port.    The two companies have,

Subsea 7 Profits Dip in Q1

Subsea 7 S.A. announced its financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2016, reporting revenues of $746 million, down 37 percent from the prior year period.

India Instructs Disputed Tanker to Await UN Orders

India has instructed an Indian-flagged oil tanker that has been blacklisted by the U.N. not to discharge its cargo of crude oil from Libya's rival eastern government

Maritime Safety

Entrance to Port of Santos Reopens

The entrance to Brazil's largest  reopened on Thursday, after rough seas prevented ships from entering or leaving for more than 30 hours during peak soy export season.

Fishing Crew Missing off Wales

The U.K. Coastguard is searching for the crew of a sunken fishing vessel near St David’s Head, Pembrokeshire.   The Coastguard said it received a 999 call from

Dangers Arising from Carriage of Indonesian Coal

The London P&I Club has issued a warning about continued problems associated with the carriage of Indonesian thermal or ‘steam’ coal, following a number of recent

Vessels

ECSA Looks Forward to Improvement of Shipping Conditions in Arctic

European shipowners believe that the three priority areas of the new EU Arctic Policy Communication published by the Commission this week address all topical Arctic matters.

India Instructs Disputed Tanker to Await UN Orders

India has instructed an Indian-flagged oil tanker that has been blacklisted by the U.N. not to discharge its cargo of crude oil from Libya's rival eastern government

Englishman: 11th Humber Tug Bears the Name

Humber tugboat operator SMS Towage has drawn on an old name for the latest addition to its fleet. The new Englishman is the 11th Humber tug to bear the title, in

Classification Societies

ABS Reflects on Strong 2015 Performance

153rd meeting of the classification society highlights class-centric strategy and vision for the future of class   ABS held its Annual Meeting on April 26, 2016 in New York,

New ClassNK Guidelines for Gas-fueled Ships

Classification society ClassNK has released the fourth version of its Guidelines for Gas Fueled Ships.   With the introduction of increasingly strict environmental regulations,

IRClass Enhances Services to Indian Navy

IRClass, the Indian Register of Shipping, today announced an increase in the range and level of services it provides to the Indian Navy, with the advent of naval

 
 
Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
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: 0.0772 sec (13 req/sec)