The Wreck Removal Convention Enters Into Force

April 15, 2015

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks enters into force on Tuesday (14 April 2015). The Convention places strict liability on owners for locating, marking and removing wrecks deemed to be a hazard and makes State certification of insurance, or other form of financial security for such liability, compulsory for ships of 300… Continue Reading »


Working with hazardous substances in marine terminals

March 28, 2015

It’s a simple question, but one that can affect shipping operations: what are you transporting? Hazardous cargo needs to be assessed and verified before shipping operations begin, and employers need to make sure that all contents are secure and prevented from breaking, spilling or falling while being moved around a marine terminal. The Occupational Safety &… Continue Reading »


OSHA guidelines for working in dangerous shipyard conditions

March 13, 2015

Shipyards are potentially dangerous places if not inspected and safeguarded properly, and it is crucial that operators promote safety standards that could reduce risks. An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instructional document from the United States Department of Labor, published in 2011, specifically concerns the way that enclosed or confined spaces in shipyard facilities should be… Continue Reading »


Environmental Activists Target Flaring Of Natural Gas

February 24, 2015

This opinion piece presents the opinions of the author. It does not necessarily reflect the views of Rigzone. Flaring of natural gas has become a target of environmental activists, who have tried to use it as another weapon in their attempts to ban the use of fossil fuels in the future. In fact, the Sierra… Continue Reading »


Are you considering a career in diving?

December 5, 2014

Diving is a high hazard activity and there are specific regulations on diving at work to control the risks. These are The Diving at Work Regulations 1997 (DWR). The regulations The DWR cover all dives when one or more divers are AT WORK in the diving industry whether employed or self-employed. The regulations apply to… Continue Reading »

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