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Drewry: Crude tanker freight rates to drop in 2018

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Although tonnage supply growth in the crude tanker market is expected to be low next year after surging in 2017, this will not be enough to push tonnage utilisation rates higher as demand growth is expected to be sluggish, Drewry notes. A slowdown in global oil demand growth and a likely decline in China’s stocking activity will keep growth in the crude oil trade moderate next year.

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Fatigue can potentially be proven fatal

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In the latest issue of its Safety Digest, UK MAIB describes how a deck officer lost his life after falling from a container bay hold hatch cover. UK MAIB provides a description of what happened and important lessons learned to prevent similar accidents in the future.

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Remaining vigilant is crucial when using any form of control

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In the latest issue of its Safety Digest, UK MAIB describes how a Ro-Ro ship blacked out and lost propulsion, when a crewman accidentally knocked the main CO2 distribution valve, after disconnecting the air hose. UK MAIB provides a description of what happened and important lessons learned to prevent similar accidents in the future.

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EMSA issues annual overview of marine casualties

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During 2016, there were 106 reported fatalities, 957 persons injured, 26 ships lost and 123 investigations launched, EMSA reveals. A significant decrease of fatalities was noted in 2016, reaching the lowest level of 2012. Also, the number of ships lost has reduced by 50% since 2014.

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The real story of automation

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Automation of oil rigs means that one rig can do more with fewer workers, according to writer Scott Santens. Namely, the application of new technologies to oil drilling means that of the 440,000 jobs lost in the global downturn, as many as 220,000 of those jobs may never come back, he notes.

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