New Measures to Improve Seafarer Safety during Mooring
Mooring a ship still often results in accidents and unsafe work situations. The International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has now approved measures intended to improve safety during mooring operations.
The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) met in London between 5 and 14 June to discuss current issues related to the safety and security of global shipping. Part of the agenda was dedicated to the draft measures for safe mooring operations as prepared by the sub-committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC) based on proposals originally submitted by Denmark.
The measures approved by the Committee entail amended SOLAS regulation and guidelines. The measures will now be circulated to member states with a view to adoption at the next Committee meeting in 2020.