EDITORIAL | Despite IMO disinterest, ferry safety consciousness improves

Eleven months ago, returning from twice addressing the International Maritime Organisation’s III Meeting in London, I was quite depressed. My hope in addressing IMO had been that I could persuade its member state delegates of the urgent need for substantial improvement in the safety of domestic ferries. I was well aware that IMO was a member state dominated and led organisation. However, I was not aware of just how dominated by its member states it was. Now I know why it takes so long for anything to be achieved in the hallowed halls of IMO’s magnificent headquarters building beside the River Thames.

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Major collision in Suez Canal

According to Roose and Partners, a collision occurred in the Suez Canal on July 15, 2018, reported to have resulted from an initial mechanical issue that occurred on board the 5,100TEU containership Aeneas, which caused the vessel to run aground.

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