Maritime experts reveal their top safety concerns for 2020
Industry forecast 2020
Seafarers endured a wide breadth of safety incidents in 2019. Many were enduring risks, such as collisions, groundings, and shipboard fires. Others were facing newer or evolving threats, for example, targeted cyber attacks to vessels and crews becoming embroiled in the fallout of US-imposed sanctions on Iran.
The question is, which issues should the shipping industry prepare for this year. Will it be more of the same or are there other areas that we should turn our attention to?
The main safety issue that was brought up, by all industry figures interviewed by SAS, was the implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) 2020 sulphur cap. Concerns that arose, associated with this legislation, included the emergence of new alternative fuels on the market.
Have a safe and happy New Year!
This is the final newsletter from the SAS editorial team in 2019. The weekly newsletter will resume on 7 January 2020.