US Bans Imports From Chinese Fishing Company Citing Seafarer Welfare
By David Lawder (Reuters) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Friday imposed a new import ban on seafood from a Chinese fishing fleet that the agency says is using...
The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released their annual report for 2013, summarizing all reports of accidents across a range of vessels as well as investigation reports and recommendations from throughout the year.
It was a fairly busy year for the Branch. In all, 2013 saw 1,332 reported accidents, including both vessel casualties and incidents, involving 1,459 vessels.
Seventy of these accidents involved only non-commercial vessels, 420 were considered occupational accidents that did not involve any actual or potential casualty to a vessel. Meanwhile there were 842 accidents involving 927 vessels that involved actual or potential casualties to ships.
Have a look at the infographic below for some more statistics or you can find the full report HERE.
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