Forum To Tackle Maritime Fatality Crisis


Following the recent incident involving the death of 22 people along the Yangtze River, China, and another involving the death of 13 fisherman in the Gulf of Suez, a leading international maritime consultancy group, LOC, is set to host a forum aimed at producing a practical response to the current crises in maritime casualty management.

Among the topics to be discussed are the challenges facing the maritime industry, including the cost of salvage, wreckage removal, and the salvage of megaships.

LOC believes the industry must tackle issues such as places of refuge for vessels and improved casualty management.

Shipping Director of LOC Group, Nick Haslam, who is leading the event, said: “There has never been a more crucial moment for the industry to get to grips with the issues facing it today.

“The entire process of maritime casualty management, salvage and wreck removal has changed and demands specific attention from all parts of the industry. Initiatives being

developed to improve casualty management and create a better understanding between the parties must be heard, debated and positively supported.”

LOC hopes the gathering will issue an action plan for industry reform in a bid to bring about positive changes and a better understanding of industry issues.

The forum will be held on April 23-24, 2015 at Singapore’s Fullerton Hotel.

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