An increasing number of containership incidents are being caused by poorly stowed, undeclared or misdeclared dangerous cargoes. NCB’s Container Inspection Safety Initiative revealed an alarming number of containers carried by sea including misdeclared cargoes that represent a serious safety risk to crew, vessel and the environment. This White Paper provides a comprehensive, holistic dangerous goods approach to advance our mission of SAFETY OF LIFE AND CARGO AT SEA.
Ian J Lennard, President, NCB explains:
“The link between undeclared, misdeclared or poorly stowed dangerous cargoes and the increased incidence of catastrophic containership fires is hard to ignore. Because of the clear and present risk predominately to safety of life but also to ships, their cargoes and the environment, we are calling for all supply chain participants to work on a solution together.”
The NCB white paper details 12 recommendations as part of their holistic approach ranging from embracing a safety culture for dangerous goods compliance to practical measures for container and vessel inspections and monitoring. Taken together, NCB is confident that its recommendations will be effective in reversing the current trend of increasing containership fires.
Click on Learn more to visit NCB’s Holistic Approach web page. Download the white paper to find out about their comprehensive holistic approach to enhance safety and address the carriage of undeclared, misdeclared and other non-compliant dangerous goods.